Dr Luke Kelly

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56240


Luke is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow within the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance in the School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences. Luke’s research examines how the brain and spinal cord integrate sensory feedback to adapt the mechanical function of the foot during locomotion

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the Foot and Lower Limb
    Research exploring how the central nervous system controls the mechanical function of the foot and leg during locomotion
  • Cricket Biomechanics
    Luke is the Biomechanics consultant to Cricket Australia


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry), Queensland University of Technology


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lichtwark, Glen, Dominic Farris, Kelly, Luke and Nicholas A.T. Brown (2014). Lower limb biomechanics and muscle function. In: Be Active 2014, Canberra, Australia, (e128). 15-18 October 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.11.106

  • Kelly, L., Lichtwark< G. and Cresswell, A. (2013). Dynamic function of the plantar intrinsic foot muscles during walking and running. In: The 2013 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: abstracts. The 2013 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Phuket, Thailand, (e4-e4). 22 -25 October 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2013.10.012

  • Kelly, Luke A., Kuitunen, Sami, Racinais, Sebastien and Cresswell, Andrew G. (2011). Recruitment of the plantar intrinsic foot muscles with increasing postural demand. In: Veronique Feipel and Serge Van Sint Jan, ISB2011 Brussels. XXIIIrd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brussels, Belgium, (70-70). 3-7 July 2011.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.