Dr Patricio Pincheira Miranda

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Patricio is a physiotherapist who is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance and at the Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury & Health. During his Masters, he focused on understanding individual leg muscle contributions to the cost of walking. During his doctoral studies, he studied the neuromechanical factors underlying exercise-induced muscle damage in the human gastrocnemius muscle. His current research focuses on understanding the structural and neural determinants of stress and strain in human muscle and on exploring new technologies to quantify muscle composition from ultrasound images.

Research Interests

  • Muscle neuromechanics
  • Ultrasound image analysis
  • Signal processing and Machine Learning in biomechanics
  • Exercise induced muscle damage
  • Clinical biomechanics


  • Master of Sports Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Sport Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor