Professor Julie Steele, PhD, is a Senior Professor in Biomechanics, School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Australia (since 1983). She is also founder and current Director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory and Breast Research Australia, also known as “BRA”. Her research has focused on developing innovative strategies, based on rigorous applied biomechanics research, to decrease injury potential and optimize quality of life for individuals across the age spectrum. Julie has been actively involved in researching lower limb injuries in landings; the effects of obesity and ageing on lower limb structure and function with implications for footwear design to promote physical activity and reduce falls in the elderly; developing wearable technologies to enhance quality of life; and breast health biomechanics. Julie has also been the recipient of numerous national and international research awards and fellowships, including the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year. A current member of the World Council of Biomechanics, Julie has also served as President of the International Society of Biomechanics and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Biomechanics, and is currently Censor for the Fellows of Australian Sports Medicine Federation.