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A/Prof Paige Little invited Speaker at Herston Biofab Institute Summer School workshop

The Herston Biofabrication Institute at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane hosted a 5 day intensive course in “Clinically Applied 3D Printing” from Feb 15-19, 2021.  Associate Professor Paige Little from the QUT Biomechanics & Spine Research Group was one of only two invited speakers from QUT to present a session at this workshop. …

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BSRG Spine Surgeon, Dr Simon Gatehouse, awarded Best Clinician Presentation at SSAV 2020

Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Simon Gatehouse (& co-authors Izatt MT, Labrom RD, Askin GN, Grant CA, Pivonka P, Little JP) was awarded the “Alastair Robson Award” by the Spine Society of Australia (SSA). This award is presented annually at the SSA Scientific Meeting for the most outstanding contribution by a clinician in clinical…

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BSRG & Sealy feature at Brisbane Advanced Spine Forum Dec 4, 2020

The Brisbane Advance Spine Forum (BASF) is a clinical education meeting, which brings together the leading Queensland Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and Radiologists to discuss complex clinical cases, topical spine conditions and the latest research in the field. The Forum is held monthly at the Centre for Children’s Health…

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Sealy PhD Student awarded Best Presentation at SSAV 2020

Lionel Rayward (& co-authors Little JP, Pivonka P, Kerr G, Pearcy MJ) was awarded the “Clayton Adam Award” by the Spine Society of Australia (SSA).  This award is presented annually at the SSA Scientific Meeting for the best paper presented by a junior research scientist. The presentation was entitled, “Application of 3D Modelling…

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Bespoke Surgical Support vital for Successful Surgery

Sometimes a child or adult needs spine surgery but the logistics of a complex and very lengthy surgery can cause headaches for the surgical team!  Some patients have health conditions or deformities that result in them being unable to lie prone on a standard operating table for an extended period without creating unacceptable pressure…

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Brisbane Regional Meeting of ANZSB

BSRG members were pleased to present their work at the Brisbane regional meeting for the Australian New Zealand Society of Biomechanics (ANZSB) on December 3, 2020.  Professor Peter Pivonka, President of ANZSB, presented a keynote on the formation of the International Training Centre (ITTC) in Joint Biomechanics at QUT, Brisbane in…

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2020 Children's Health Research Week

The QUT Biomechanics & Spine Research Group was well represented at the annual BDHP Research Week for the Children’s Health Research Precinct. Research Fellow Maria Antico gave a presentation, “Deep Learning-based automatic segmentation for reconstructing vertebral anatomy of Healthy Adolescents, and Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic…

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BSRG Orthopaedic Surgeon awarded QUT Masters degree

In September 2020, Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Simon Gatehouse was awarded his QUT Masters of Philosophy degree for his work entitled, “Spinal deformity correlations with the use of EOS imaging in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients undertaking brace management”.  Dr Gatehouse’s supervisors for his project were: Associate…

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Promotion success for Associate Professor Paige Little

Our own Paige Little was recently awarded a promotion in the 2020 QUT Academic Promotions round to Associate Professor and Principal Fellow in Spine Research. This arduous process ensures that promotion is based on evidence of attainment of the relevant academic performance benchmarks and also focusses on how the applicant’s…

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Dr Madge Martin awarded Best PhD Thesis Prize

Dr Madge Martin has been awarded a prestigious ‘Best PhD Thesis’ prize from the Society of Biomechanics in France, for her thesis entitled “Bone remodeling and mechanomics: bridging organs, tissue and cell scales to understand bone structure and function.” Dr Martin performed this work as a joint PhD between the Queensland University of…

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BSRG Summer VRES Student – Winner of Best Poster Award

The BSRG took on seven Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) students over the summer break to work closely with our researchers.  The seven students were  selected to participate in the programme which gives undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in the QUT research environment for approximately 10 weeks to explore…

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Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) 2019

Dr Paige Little, our Senior Research Fellow met up with 2015 BSRG PhD graduate, Dr Bethany Keenan at the 16th CMBBE conference in New York in August.  Dr Keenan is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in Wales and was an author on four papers presented at the meeting. Dr Little presented a…