Rebecca Mellifont is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Science (Anatomy) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She completed her postdoctoral studies at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town, and in 2011 completed a Graduate Certificate of Professional Learning. Rebecca’s interests have developed from her PhD research in comparative anatomy, and her current research interests lie in the study of the biomechanics and three-dimensional gait analysis in children and sport applications, particularly swimming technique (and race analysis).

Rebecca has been a biomechanist and sport scientist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team, and has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and developing ways to improve the delivery and uptake of material (lecture and practical) in a higher education setting.