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Dr Simon Harrison

Principal Research Scientist and Team Leader


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Dr Simon Harrison completed his PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from UWA in 2007 and subsequently held a post doc position focused on equine biomechanics with Marcus Pandy at The University of Melbourne. Since 2011 Simon has worked as a research scientist in CSIRO Data61’s Computational Modelling group combining mesh-free particle methods with musculoskeletal models in computational simulations to problems in the areas of human performance, injury, food digestion, and health. Since 2017 Simon has led the Digital Human Initiative, a team with a focus on improving human performance and health using computational simulation and analysis.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008

    The University of Western Australia

  • 1999

    B Eng (Hons)
    The University of Western Australia

  • 1997

    B Sc
    The University of Western Australia

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    Victorian State iAward for Research and Development project of the year (Dive Mechanic)

Other highlights

  • 2014

    My chewing modelling work was featured on Channel 10's Scope:

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