Dr Kylie Steel

Research Program: Multisensory CommunicationKylie Steel


As a sport scientist, Kylie's research focuses on: the visual perception of biological motion in applied settings, observational learning based on modelling of self, and the cognitive and motor processes involved in movement and perceptual development.

Kylie's research concerns a number of areas including the perceptual and cognitive processes involved in visual biological motion perception in constrained environments (sport and the military).  The use of various technologies for the improvement of skilled performance in sport and rehabilitation settings, e.g., compression garments and video. Further, her research involves the development of skill-based talent identification methods and the application of implicit learning methods in movement settings.

Research Interests

  • The visual perception of biological motion in applied settings
  • The visual cues used in learning form self-observational sources

Qualifications and Honours

  • PhD, Sydney University
  • Master of Sport and Exercise Science, Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, University of New England
  • Diploma of Teaching (Inf/Pri), University of New England


  • Academic Course Advisor Health Science Honours (2011/2014)
  • Acting Head of Program (HPE), 2010 (Semester 2)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology


For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Kylie

Email k.steel@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone +61 2 4736 0589
Location Western Sydney University Kingswood Campus
Room K.G.06