Celeste Coltman


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Dr Celeste Coltman is an Assistant 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 inaugral Early Career Research Representative for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Wollongong

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2013 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Does breast size affect how women participate in physical activity?

COLTMAN, C., Steele, J. & McGhee, D., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 3, p. 324-329 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Effect of Breast Size on Upper Torso Musculoskeletal Structure and Function: A Cross-Sectional Study

Coltman, C. E., Steele, J. R. & McGhee, D. E., Mar 2019, In : Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143, 3, p. 686-695 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Musculoskeletal Pain
Cross-Sectional Studies
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Musculoskeletal Pain

Effects of obesity on upper torso musculoskeletal pain and shoulder range of motion in women

Coltman, C., Steele, J. R. & McGhee, D., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Poster

Bra band size measurements derived from three-dimensional scans are not accurate in women with large, ptotic breasts

McGhee, D. E., Ramsay, L. G., Coltman, C. E., Gho, S. A. & Steele, J. R., 4 Mar 2018, In : Ergonomics. 61, 3, p. 464-472 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle