Dr Desney Gordon Greybe

BSc(Hons)

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Research Fellow

Biography

Desney completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Auckland in 2007, double majoring in Sport and Exercise Science and Psychology. He received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Auckland in 2008. His Honours dissertation used motion analysis to investigate whether particular psychological interventions altered golf-swing kinematics. In 2015, Desney completed a PhD at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. His doctoral research used a detailed, finite element model of the forearm to study pronation-supination kinematics and distal radioulnar joint contact mechanics. In 2016, Desney was awarded a Lottery Health Research post-doctoral fellowship to continue his research at the Institute in Forearm Mechanics.

Research | Current

Forearm Mechanics

Desney’s research involves finite element modelling of the distal radioulnar joint. He is building a large population of radius and ulna bone models, based on healthy and pathological joints. Those models will be used to predict optimal surgical interventions for common forearm injuries and disorders. He will also implement statistical approaches to characterise upper limb bone morphology and relate it to joint mechanics. His goal is to improve patient outcomes by improving our understanding of forearm biomechanics

 

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Musculo-skeletal Modelling
 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bader, J., Boland, M. R., Greybe, D., Nitz, A., Uhl, T., & Pienkowski, D. (2017). Muscle activity during maximal isometric forearm rotation using a power grip. Journal of biomechanics10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.12.011
  • Oldfield, C. E., Boland, M. R., Greybe, D., & Hing, W. (2017). Ultrasound imaging of the distal radioulnar joint: a new method to assess ulnar radial translation in forearm rotation. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 42 (4), 389-394. 10.1177/1753193416640464
  • Greybe, D., Boland, M. R., Wu, T., & Mithraratne, K. (2017). A finite element model to investigate the effect of ulnar variance on distal radioulnar joint mechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 33 (2)10.1002/cnm.2790
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33692
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kumar Mithraratne
  • Greybe, D., Troupis, J., Hislop-Jambrich, J., & Besier, T. (2017). A 4D CT study of ulnar variance during dynamic, in vivo forearm rotation. Paper presented at XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia. 23 July - 27 July 2017. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Thor Besier
  • Greybe, D., Boland, M. R., Wu, T., & Mithraratne, K. (2016). Examining the influence of distal radius orientation on distal radioulnar joint contact using a finite element model. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 32 (11)10.1002/cnm.2766
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kumar Mithraratne
  • Greybe, D., Boland, M. R., & Mithraratne, K. (2016). Vector-based forearm rotation moment arms - A sensitivity analysis. Medical Engineering and Physics, 38 (10), 1109-1114. 10.1016/j.medengphy.2016.07.012
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33690
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kumar Mithraratne
  • Greybe, D. G., Boland, M. R., & Mithraratne, P. (2016). Forearm kinematics and its consequence for muscle moment arms. Paper presented at 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, Melbourne, Australia. 13 October - 15 October 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kumar Mithraratne
  • Greybe, D., Boland, M. R., Wu, T., & Mithraratne, K. (10/9/2015). Distal radius malunion and distal radioulnar joint contact pressure. Poster presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seattle, USA.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kumar Mithraratne

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Level 1, Room 117
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AUCKLAND 1010
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