Dr Lisa James is an Ergonomics Consultant with a PhD in biomechanics and a Bachelor of Applied Science, with Honours, in Human Movement.

Lisa’s PhD investigated the effect of distractions on tripping risk in elderly populations. During her post-doctoral research, she investigated the effect of fatigue and other factors leading to increased tripping risk in elderly and neurological patients. She has also examined the use of various methods to reduce tripping risk, such as visual biofeedback and hybrid assisted limb (HAL) ankle exoskeleton. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on these research areas.

Lisa has years of clinical experience as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She is also an experienced academic educator, teaching biomechanics, anatomy and other subjects in clinical exercise and sport science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Some examples of Lisa’s previous work include:

  • Biomechanical gait analysis using 3D motion capture
  • Tripping risk assessment in the elderly and people with neurological impairment
  • Functional assessments, needs assessments and work capacity assessments and developing appropriate plans accordingly.
  • Design and implement training in healthcare
  • Project coordinator of a randomised control trial investigating the effect of visual biofeedback on minimum foot clearance and tripping risk in stroke patients

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys cycling and is an AusCycling accredited instructor. She also enjoys travelling, beach walks and generally being active outdoors.

With her research experience into tripping risks and her background in biomechanics, Lisa is a valuable member of the Dohrmann consulting team. We are thrilled to have Dr Lisa James as the newest member of the team and are excited to see the knowledge and insights she can share with us.

Awards and Achievements

  • Australian Post graduate award
  • ACHPER Outstanding graduate award

Memberships, Societies and Associations


Tel: (03) 9376 1844