Dr David Greene - School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


David completed a Bachelor of Human Movement degree and Diploma in Education at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 1994 and a Master of Sport Science degree from University of New South Wales in 1998. After 7 years of teaching (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education), David was awarded a fulltime scholarship to commence his PhD. David was based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead where he investigated the musculoskeletal health of elite, adolescent middle-distance runners. During his PhD, David completed sessional teaching in the Bachelor of Exercise Science program at ACU. In 2003, David was awarded the John Sutton Award for Best Young Investigator (Basic Science) at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. He was also awarded the New South Wales Most Outstanding New Research Talent in Applied Sports Medicine at the New South Wales Sport Safety Awards in 2003. Having graduated in 2005, David commenced full time employment in the School of Exercise Science. David was recently awarded the F.E.Johnson Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement by an established NSW researcher in the field of Sports Medicine at the annual NSW Sport Safety Awards. David has fulfilled the role of Course Co-ordinator, Assistant Head of School (NSW) and is currently the Deputy Head of School.


Phone :(02) 9701 4377 (Strathfield)
Email :david.greene@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Musculoskeletal analysis, bone strength, pQCT, DXA ; Adolescents, ;

Methods Expertise

bone densitometry ; musculsoskeletal analysis ; three-dimensional image analysis using pQCT ; BoneJ ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Mechanical loading with or without weight-bearing activity: Influence on bone strength in elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field, in Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

Skeletal Adaptations Associated with Pre-Pubertal Gymnastics Participation as determined by DXA and pQCT: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis., in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport


Skeletal differences at the ulna and radius between pre-pubertal non-elite female gymnasts and non-gymnasts., in Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions

Randomized Controlled Trial of Whole Body Vibration Exposure on Markers of Bone Turnover in Postmenopausal Women, in Journal of Osteoporosis

Calcium and vitamin-D supplementation on bone structural properties in peripubertal female identical twins: A randomized controlled trial. , in Osteoporosis International

Non-elite gymnastics participation is associated with greater bone strength, muscle size and function in pre-and early pubertal girls, in Osteoporosis International

The assessment of adolescent female athletes using standing and reactive long jumps., in Sports Biomechanics


Whole body vibration for preventing and treating osteoporosis (protocol), in Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews

Jump kinetics, bone health and nutrition in elite adolescent female athletes, in Proceedings of the 28th conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports


Influence of Drop-Landing Exercises on Bone Geometry and Biomechanical Properties in Prepubertal Girls: A Randomized Controlled Study, in Calcified Tissue International (print version)


Explosive and reactive horizontal jump assessment - Reliability and validity for athletic populations, in The XXVI International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports Proceedings


Effect of a six-month training programme on the physical capacities of Romanian Schoolchildren, in Acta Pediatrica

A challenge to fitness testing in primary schools, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Assessment of bone strength at differentially-loaded skeletal regions in adolescent middle-distance runners, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Adaptive skeletal responses to mechanical loading during adolescence, in Sport Medicine


Bone strength index in adolescent girls: does physical activity make a difference?, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Bone and muscle geometry in female adolescent middle-distance runners, in Paediatric Exercise Science


Musculoskeletal health in elite male adolescent middle-distance runners. , in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport