Belinda R. Beck

Griffith University, Australia


Belinda R. Beck holds the B.S. degree from University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Oregon, USA. She also received a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Stanford University School of Medicine, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus. Her work, related to the effects of mechanical loading on bone, has involved both animal and human models, from basic to clinical research and has included the examination of mechanical load signal transduction, osteoporosis drug intervention and biomarkers, whole body vibration therapy, bone ultrasonometry, electric field stimulation for stress fracture healing, radiology grading systems for stress fracture, novel exercise interventions for the prevention of osteoporosis and fracture in adolescents, young to middle age women and postmenopausal women, and development of methodological instruments to assess the effects of physical activity on the skeleton, side dominance, and calcium consumption. She has a developing interest in multisystem exercise interventions for the promotion of a comprehensive fitness profile and prevention of overweight in children and adolescents. She has expertise in the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials. Her technical skills include the examination of bone, muscle, and fat mass using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for humans and animals, peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT), and quantitative bone ultrasonometry.

Biography Updated on 13 December 2012

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