Dr Julie Choisne

MSc Paris, PhD in Biomechanics ODU

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Research Fellow - Aotearoa 12L


I have a Master degree in Mechancal Engineering from Paris in France, and a PhD in biomechanics from Old Dominion University in the USA. After a 2 years post-doc at the Human biomechanic Institut Georges Charpak working on spine biomechanics, I decided to join the Auckland Bioengineering Institute as a research fellow to work on musculoskeletal modelling in children with Cerebral Palsy and spine disorders.

Research | Current

The focus of my research is to assess the effects of biological processes and tissue damage on the human body using experimental methods, medical imaging and computational modelling. My 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. My research is concentrated in three areas: 1) modelling of the musculoskeletal system in children with Cerebral Palsy, 2) lumbar spine disorders and 3) assistive technologies. Since I joined the ABI 4 years ago, I was awarded multiple grants from Medical Technologies Center of Research Excellence, Science for Technological Innovation challenge and Health Research Council.

Current projects

  • Wearable sensors for gait assessment in lower extremity disability population
  • Prediction of the form-function musculoskeletal system in paediatric population
  • Spine modelling for improved clinical outcomes in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal modeling
  • Joint kinematics and kinetics
  • Assistive technologies

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Choisne, J., McNally, A., Hoch, M. C., & Ringleb, S. I. (2019). Effect of simulated joint instability and bracing on ankle and subtalar joint flexibility. Journal of biomechanics, 82, 234-243. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.10.033
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46761
  • Choisne, J., Valiadis, J. M., Travert, C., Kolta, S., Roux, C., & Skalli, W. (2018). Vertebral strength prediction from Bi-Planar dual energy X-ray absorptiometry under anterior compressive force using a finite element model: An in vitro study. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 87, 190-196. 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.07.026
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46885
  • Choisne, J., Travert, C., Valiadis, J. M., Follet, H., & Skalli, W. (2017). A new method to determine volumetric bone mineral density from bi-planar dual energy radiographs using a finite element model: An ex-vivo study. Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 20 (3)10.1142/S0218957717500038
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42557
  • Choisne, J., Hoch, M. C., Alexander, I., & Ringleb, S. I. (2017). Effect of direct ligament repair and tenodesis reconstruction on simulated subtalar joint instability. Foot and Ankle International, 38 (3), 324-330. 10.1177/1071100716674997
  • 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
  • Amabile, C., Nérot A, Choisne, J., Pillet, H., Lafage, V., & Skalli, W. (2015). Alignment of centers of mass of body segments with the gravity line. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering10.1080/10255842.2015.1069547


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Primary office location

Level 8, Room 801
New Zealand

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