Open to PhD applications in
- Investigating sensory integration for balance control in young and older adults using fNIRS
- The 15 minute city: Speed and gait characteristics in city walking
- Balance control and sensory integration in autism
- Walking in the city in people living with Parkinson's
Current Research Opportunities
- Measuring effects of ageing on cortical activity during sensory integration and posture-cognitive multitasking using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS).
- Multisensory integration in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Investigating general vs task specific sensory processing deficits.
Public outreach & key achievements
Our work in the media: Improving balance through dance in Parkinson’s disease
We regularly present our work in the local community including: The University of the Third age (U3A)
Parkinson’s UK Belfast meeting
Video: Dance for people with Parkinson's in Belfast
Alumni: Where are they now
Anna Carapellotti 2018-2022, PhD in Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast.
Title: From Effects to Affect: The Multidimensional Impact of Dancing with Parkinson’s. Now a postdoctoral fellow working on an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account on Developing a participatory Parkinson’s research network in Northern Ireland.
Chesney Craig, 2013-2016, PhD in Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast.
Title: Sensory integration and compensatory mechanisms in older adults’ postural control. Now, Senior Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University. https://www.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-centres/mssm/staff/profile/dr-chesney-elizabeth-craig
Caroline Smolders, 2006-2010, PhD in Psychology, KU Leuven.
Title: Life-Span Development of Posture: The Role of Sensory Information and Expertise. Now working at the Royal Military School, Belgium. https://be.linkedin.com/in/caroline-smolders-93898a28
- Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science
- School of Psychology
- Perception and Action Research Group