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David Lloyd is a Professor of Biomechanical Engineering in the School of Allied Health Sciences and director of the Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. GCORE is an alliance between Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital and other hospitals on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. David was also co-founder of and a Professor in Griffith’s new Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADaPT), and leads ADaPT’s Medical Devices Domain. David is a mechanical engineer who first worked in the aeronautical industry, but then completed a PhD and post-doctoral training in computational biomechanics and neurophysiology at the premier Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern Medical School. After a long career in biomechanical engineering he is now an elected Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics, recipient of the 2020 Geoffrey Dyson Award by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, and named 2019 Field Leader in Biophysics in Australia. David and team have developed computer-simulation methods to study the causes, prevention, and management of various neuromusculoskeletal conditions, with these methods now being adopted in the orthopaedics and neurorehabilitation industries. David and team are currently developing accurate personalised digital twins of humans with real-time capabilities by combining data from laboratory-based instrumentation, multimodal medical imaging and wireless wearable devices. These technologies are being applied to a range of medical diagnostics and devices including personalised surgical planning, implant design and manufacture, and assistive devices. David and team work with hospitals, and sporting organisations, and medical imaging, orthopaedic, and wearable device companies. David has published more than 240 full refereed scientific articles, in excess of 320 refereed conference abstracts, which have attracted over 13925 citations with a H index of 61 (Google Scholar). David and team have been awarded over $AUD26M in funding, with extensive national and international collaborations with University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne, Sydney University, Monash University, Flinders University, Murdoch University, Latrobe University in Australia, Rice University, Stanford University, Mayo Clinic and University of Delaware (USA), University of Auckland (NZ), University of Twente and TU Delft (The Netherlands), University of Eastern Finland (Finland) and University of Padua (Italy).


  • Director
    Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE), Australia2 Nov 2015
  • Leader - Medical Devices
    Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADaPT), Gold Coast, Australia1 Jan 2018
  • Member
    Disability & Rehabilitation1 Jan 2018


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of New South Wales
  • BSc Eng Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
    University of New South Wales


  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Chicago, United States8 Oct 1992 - 8 Oct 1995
    Computational Neuromusculoskeletal BiomechanicsPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Buchanan TS