Dr Andrew Claus

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 52095


Andrew's research focusses on how the brain controls posture and movement. This has included studies of sitting, standing, stepping, squatting, pushing and most recently the development of a new method for assessing upright postural control with sudden release of load on the shoulders. Post-doctoral collaborations include projects in the Children's Motor Control Research Collaborative (headed by Dr Leanne Johnston), occupational health, sporting and artistic clinical applications, but the primary focus of his research remains postural control of the trunk. In collaboration forged with colleagues at the Lübeck University, Curtin University and the UQ Schools of ITEE (Dr Pauline Pounds) and SBMS (Dr Kylie Tucker), Andrew's current research pursues two streams of study i) for basic scientific understanding upright postural control, and ii) the contribution of neuromuscular control and other variables affecting idiopathic spinal deformity (scoliosis).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours Class 2B, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Andrew Claus (2008). Physiology of Sitting PhD Thesis, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor