Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics

Affiliate Society of the International Society of Biomechanics


Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics.

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ABC10 is now accepting Abstracts with a closing date of they 20th of June.  Visit for more details.

ANZSB Publication of the Year Award

There were six papers nominated for the award.  Four finalist were selected by non-conflicted members of the executive committee which were then sent to two senior independent assessors in the field of Biomechanics with no conflicts of interest, one national and one international. Both commented that all papers were of high quality and the decision was difficult.  However the result was unanimous with the inaugural winning being

Pizzolato, C., Lloyd, D. G., Sartori, M., Ceseracciu, E., Besier, T. F., Fregly, B. J., & Reggiani, M. (2015). CEINMS: A toolbox to investigate the influence of different neural control solutions on the prediction of muscle excitation and joint moments during dynamic motor tasks. J Biomech, 48(14), 3929-3936. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.09.021

Congratulations to all authors but in particular the ANZSB member Claudio Pizzolato and David Lloyd from Griffith University and Thor Besier from the University of Auckland

 The paper is Open Access

ANZSB Travel Awards

We are now calling for application for travel awards for students presenting at one of the following confrences

International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
American Society of Biomechanics
European Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology

For full details please vist the Grants page

Credit Card

Credit card facilities are now availible via the membership page of the website

Social Media

We have a twitter account @ANZSB and a Facebook page Please give us a like or a follow.

We also have a Facebook group for members only available at If you are a member please visit the group and request to become a member.  It is a great place to interact with other members and for the executive to contact all members easily.

Membership Update

All memberships of the ANZSB expired at the end of 2014. Only people who have paid their subscription fees this year are current members of the ANZSB. If you are unsure about whether your membership is current email Rob Herbert, Secretary/Treasurer of ANZSB, at

Some changes have been made to procedures for joining the ANZSB. Starting in 2015, a term of membership is two years rather than just one. So people who become members in 2015 will receive membership for 2015 and 2016. Join now to get the best value for your membership fees! Membership for two years is AUD $100 for full membership and $50 for student membership.

ANZSB Travel Awards

Congratulations to Gillian Weir from UWA for winning the travel award to help attend the 2015 ASICS SMA Confrence to present "Injury prevention and athletic performance are not mutually exclusive: An anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention training program"

Upcoming ABC Meeting

ABC10 Website coming soon.

ABC10 Flyer

Previous ABC Meeting


Host Institution

University of Wollongong, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

ISB 2017

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ANZSB is proud to be one of the partner associations for ISB2017 in Brisbane. Visit the website at