Laura Diamond, PhD, MASc, BEng

Griffith University

Senior Lecturer and Research Leader

Dr Laura Diamond is a Research Leader in Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Griffith University, and holds an honorary Research Fellow position in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland. She is a trained biomedical engineer (Dalhousie University, Canada) leading a research program focused on development and application of novel technologies to understand the biomechanical mechanisms that underlie hip and knee osteoarthritis. In 5 years since her PhD conferral (University of Melbourne, Australia), she has attracted >AU$7 million in research funding including an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellowship, published >60 scientific papers, and co-invented 1 patent. Laura has received numerous awards for research excellence and engagement, including a Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (2021). Laura manages and mentors a cross-disciplinary research group, has an extensive community engagement portfolio, and is an advocate for participation of schoolgirls/women in STEM.