Exercise scientist wins sports safety award

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Australian Catholic University (ACU) lecturer Dr David Greene has been awarded the FE Johnson Memorial Fellowship in this year’s NSW Sports Safety Awards.

Valued at $20,000, the prize is for outstanding research contribution to injury prevention in sport – and was awarded for the first time in four years.

David GreeneDr David Greene

Dr Greene, from the School of Exercise Science at the Strathfield Campus, was recognised for his work on musculoskeletal health in active young populations.
He reviewed more than 500 bone scans to identify markers of injury risk in young athletes by examining tibial and radial bone characteristics and nutrition levels.

Dr Greene is one of the first researchers in Australia to look at bone strength using three-dimensional bone-imaging technology.

He said he felt privileged to receive the award considering the high caliber of previous recipients.

“The award provides valuable funds to explore research opportunities overseas and I look forward to furthering collaborations internationally,” he said.

“I would like to acknowledge the wonderful mentorship of Professor Geraldine Naughton over the years, without whom this award would not be possible.”
“The NSW Sporting Injuries Committee remains committed to research into sports injuries and should be acknowledged for this great initiative.”