David Lloyd (Musculoskeletal research)

David Lloyd is Professor in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University and is an internationally renowned neuromusculoskeletal biomechanist whose research has focused on the causes and prevention of musculoskeletal disease (e.g. osteoarthritis) and injury.

He specialises in computational biomechanical modelling and simulation, particularly EMG-driven neuromusculoskeletal modelling, which is currently being incorporated into wearables. He is currently an invited member of international consortia including to further refine and develop these computational methods to define the loading of metal and tissue engineered implants, control wearable robotic devices, and provide real-time biofeedback of musculoskeletal tissue loading. These computer models are now integrating medical imaging, such as MRI and ultrasound, to create digital models of patients and athletes for surgical planning and injury prevention.