Melissa Louey joins the Bionics Institute as a Research Fellow working within the Neurobionics team. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team developing novel methods to assess and support people with Parkinson’s disease. Before joining the Bionics Institute, she was a biomedical engineer at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, working in clinical gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy.

Melissa was recently awarded her PhD with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Her project focused on uncontrollable movements in the upper limb shown in children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. Melissa is an alumna of The University of Melbourne and is a Bachelor of Biomedicine and a Master of Engineering.

Email: [email protected]

ORCID: 0000-0001-5582-1904


Research projects:

Improved diagnosis of Parkinsons disease (BiRD device)




  • Mudge, A. J., Sangeux, M., Wojciechowski, E. A., Louey, M. G., McKay, M. J., Baldwin, J. N., Dwan, L. N., Axt, M. W., & Burns, J. (2020). Can pedobarography predict the occurrence of heel rocker in children with lower limb spasticity? Clinical Biomechanics, 71.10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.10.022
  • Louey, M. G. Y., Mudge, A., Wojciechowski, E., & Sangeux, M. (2017). A model to calculate the progression of the centre of pressure under the foot during gait analysis. Gait & Posture, 57, 147–153.
  • Louey, M. G. Y., & Sangeux, M. (2016). Shod wear and foot alignment in clinical gait analysis. Gait and Posture, 49.