Dr Gavin Buckingham
Senior Lecturer


Gavin Buckingham’s research examines how cognitive factors influence perception, sensorimotor control, and the learning of new motor skills. He measures upper-limb kinematics with high-resolution motion tracking cameras, fingertip forces with portable strain gauge sensors, and sensory perception with various psychophysical techniques. His work has implications for the treatment and understanding of movement disorders which affect the upper limbs, as well as understanding how humans can effectivly use tools for robotic-assisted surgery tools, upper-limb prosthetic devices.


PhD Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology 


Gavin Buckingham is a senior lecturer in sensorimotor control at Exeter. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen (UK) in 2008, examining attention in the context of hand preferences. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he moved to Canada to take up a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in Canada working with Prof. Mel Goodale. His work in Canada mostly focused on how we perceive weight and interact with objects in the world around us, for which he was awarded an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. In January 2013, he was appointed to his first faculty position as a lecturer in the Psychology Department at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he stayed for 3 years. In February 2016, he joined Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter where, he leads the Object Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/obintlab).


Contact details

Internal tel4812
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724812
AddressRichard's Building
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road
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