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A/PROF Helen M.S. Davies


  • Biomechanics and responses to exercise in the distal forelimb of horses (bone and hoof responses to exercise)
  • Bone responses to loading in vivo (bone loading,)
  • Fascial anatomy and function (fascia)
  • Functional anatomy of the locomotory and nervous systems (behaviour, gait, form and function)
  • Improving teaching and learning in veterinary anatomy
  • Lameness diagnosis
  • Measurement methods
  • Motor learning
  • Preventing breakdown in sport horses
  • Strain measurement in vivo



Member of

  • Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. ordinary member 2005 -
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners. ordinary member 2004 -
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. ordinary member 1998 -
  • Australian Equine Veternary Association. ordinary member 1982 -
  • Australian Veterinary Association. ordinary member 1982 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BVSc, The University of Queensland 1986
  • MAgrSc, The University of Queensland 1985
  • BAgSci, University of Leeds 1977

Awards and honors

  • Reginald Pascoe Senior Clinical Prize, Australian Equine Veterinary Association, 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y