Dr Julie Choisne

MSc Paris, PhD in Biomechanics ODU

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Dr. Choisne has a Master degree in Mechancal Engineering from Paris in France, and a PhD in biomechanics from Old Dominion University. After a 2 years post-doc at the Human biomechanic Institut Georges Charpak working on spine biomechanics, she decided to join the Auckland Bioengineering Institute to work with Associate Professor Thor Besier and Dr. Justin Fernandez to complement her research on musculoskeletal modelling.

Research | Current

The focus of Julie's research is to assess the effects of biological processes and tissue damage on the human body using experimental methods, imaging and computational modelling. Her work is committed to use engineering principal and methods to answer specific clinical questions with the overarching goal of improving early diagnosis for better recovery. Julie's research is concentrated in three areas: 1) Spine disorders, 2) foot and ankle biomechanics and 3) modelling of the musculoskeletal system.

Current projects

  • Spine modelling for improved clinical outcomes in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery
  • Musculoskeletal modelling of children with Cerebral Palsy

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal modeling
  • Joint kinematics and kinetics
  • Assistive technologies

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Amabile, C., Choisne, J., Nérot A, Pillet, H., & Skalli, W. (2016). Determination of a new uniform thorax density representative of the living population from 3D external body shape modeling. Journal of Biomechanics, 49 (7), 1162-1169. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.03.006
  • Nérot A, Choisne, J., Amabile, C., Travert, C., Pillet, H., Wang, X., & Skalli, W. (2015). A 3D reconstruction method of the body envelope from biplanar X-rays: Evaluation of its accuracy and reliability. Journal of Biomechanics, 48 (16), 4322-4326. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.10.044
  • Choisne, J., Valiadis, J. M., Travert, C., Kolta, S., Roux, C., & Skalli, W. (2015). Vertebral strength prediction under anterior compressive force using a finite element model for osteoporosis assessment. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 18 (Suppl 1), 1900-1901. 10.1080/10255842.2015.1069562
  • Choisne, J., Hoch, M. C., Bawab, S., Alexander, I., & Ringleb, S. I. (2013). The effects of a semi-rigid ankle brace on a simulated isolated subtalar joint instability. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 31 (12), 1869-1875. 10.1002/jor.22468
  • Choisne, J., Ringleb, S. I., Samaan, M. A., Bawab, S. Y., Naik, D., & Anderson, C. D. (2012). Influence of kinematic analysis methods on detecting ankle and subtalar joint instability. Journal of biomechanics, 45 (1), 46-52. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.10.015


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Primary office location

Level 8, Room 801
New Zealand

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