Human Movement Science

The movement science group seeks to improve understanding of factors influencing human movement, focusing on two key themes – the cognitive and psychophysiological determinants of human performance and the mechanisms by which pathologies of the lower limb develop. We are interested in optimising sports performance and helping people with impaired functioning.  As such we take a multi-disciplinary approach to examining the control, organisation and learning of human movement (including the perceptual support of movement) and the mechanisms for development of impaired functioning through injury or disease.

Research specialisms:

Cognitive and psychophysiological determinants of human performance

Our research in this area examines the cognitive processes underlying the optimal learning and skilled performance of visually guided tasks, and how these processes might break down.
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Mechanisms of lower limb injury and disease

Our research in this area aims to improve understanding of mechanisms by which impaired functioning occurs in the lower extremity.
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