Celeste Coltman


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Dr Celeste Coltman is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra (UC) and an academic member of the UC Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). Celeste completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong in the area of Breast Biomechanics. Her thesis examined the breast characteristics of Australian women in order to develop evidence-based recommendations to improve sports bra fit and breast support. Celeste has an interest in the development of products and technologies that improve women's health and has undergone extensive medical devices commercialisation training. Celeste incorporates biomechanics, human factors, ergonomics and design into her research practices, with a current focus on fit, form and function of personal protective equipment for women. She is a current Defence Science and Technology Group Research Fellow and the inaugural Early Career Research Representative for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Breast Characteristics of Australian Women, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 23 May 2018

External positions

Early Career Representative, Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics

31 May 2019 → …


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