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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1. Movement control in autistic adults.
2. Postural control and fall prevention in older adults

20052024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Interests

My research focuses on the way sensory information (visual, vestibular and proprioceptive) and cognitive resources are used to control movement. My current work focuses on balance control by assesing sensory integration and cognitive resource allocation in this process in neurotypical, atypical and clinical populations including young and older adults, adults with autism, Parkinson's disease and major depression. The methods I use include posturography, motion capture (Qualisys and xsens), brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) and neuroimaging (fNIRS).

Open to PhD applications in

1. Investigating sensory integration for balance control in young and older adults using fNIRS
2. The 15 minute city: Speed and gait characteristics in city walking
3. Balance control and sensory integration in autism
4. Walking in the city in people living with Parkinson's

Teaching

I teach in two undergraduate modules and I supervise Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students

PSY2064 Perception and Psychobiology

PSY3098 Ageing: Mind, Brain and Behaviour

 

Other

Programme Director, MSc in Psychological Science (Conversion) 

I supervise the following PhD students

Primary Supervisor

Charlotte Hennah

Olivia Blundell

Andrea Bianca Visser (DClin trainee)

Second supervisor

Theofilos Valkanidis

Ceri Welsh

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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