Jodie Cochrane Wilkie

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Edith Cowan University

Dr Jodie Cochrane Wilkie graduated with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (with 1st Class Honours) in 1998 and a PhD (Biomechanics) from the University of Western Australia in 2007. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Edith Cowan University (ECU) where she teaches on sports biomechanics and applied kinesiology courses. Prior to her appointment at ECU, Dr Cochrane Wilkie was a Senior Biomechanist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 5 years and then a Senior Talent Identification and Development Coordinator at the Australian Sports Commission for several years, working with elite and developing athletes in kayaking, netball, football, gymnastics, boxing, skeleton, pistol shooting, taekwondo and badminton. Dr Wilkie was the Sport Scientist at the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, for the Australian Taekwondo Team, and she was the Sport Scientist and Coordinator for the Australian Skeleton Team in the preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, Vancouver. She is currently the High Performance and Pathway Consultant for Badminton Australia. Dr Cochrane Wilkie’s research focuses on sport biomechanics, neuromuscular training and injury prevention. She has many publications (under maiden name of Cochrane) and conference presentations in the area of biomechanics including co-author publication of two book chapters. She received the New Investigator Award at the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport in 2006, other awards at conferences for her papers, as well as her research group also receiving an Australian Football League Research Award in recognition of outstanding research.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Edith Cowan University