I specialise in the field of Biomechanics and also lecture on a number of modules across the Sport and Exercise Science, and Sport, Coaching and Physical Education undergraduate degree programmes and supervise a number of postgraduate research students. My research focuses on the biomechanics and neuromotor control of gait and posture in healthy and clinical populations.
Areas of expertise
- Motor control
Teaching and supervision
- Sport, Physical Activity and Health Promotion (BSc (Hons), DipHE, CertHE)
- Sport and Exercise Science (BSc (Hons))
- Sport, Coaching and Physical Education (BSc (Hons))
- Introduction to Biomechanics
- Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
- Interdisciplinary Project/Dissertation
I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate research students with interests within the field of sport and exercise biomechanics and motor control.
Example of student research title include:
- The effects of opposed and unopposed practice environments on skill acquisition and transfer, with specific reference to non-dominant foot kicking (MSc by Research)
- Analysis of falls risk and home-based power training with the aim of falls prevention in adults over 65 years (MPhil/PhD)
|Zoe Taylor||Power training for fall rehabilitation and prevention in over 56s and comparisons of recovery mechanisms for loss of balance between fallers and non-fallers||Active|
My research focuses on the control of human movement, with a particular focus on the effect of ageing and clinical conditions on the control of gait and posture. This work utilises a variety of biomechanical, musculoskeletal and neurophysiological measurement techniques to understand the causes and control mechanisms for human movement to detect, identify and counteract the effects of againg and clinical conditions on gait and posture. In addition to this work I also investigate factors associated with injury risk in athletic populations and strategies to minimise these risks.
Centres and institutes
Walsh GS, Delextrat A, Bibbey A, 'The comparative effect of exercise interventions on balance in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trials'
Maturitas: An international journal of midlife health and beyond 175 (2023)
ISSN: 0378-5122 eISSN: 1873-4111Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Snowball J, 'Cognitive and visual task effects on gaze behaviour and gait of younger and older adults.'
Experimental Brain Research 241 (2023) pp.1623-1631
ISSN: 0014-4819 eISSN: 1432-1106Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Sancese A, Taylor L, Walsh G, Byrd E, Delextrat A, 'Effects of sprint versus strength training on risk factors for hamstring injury in football players'
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 63 (4) (2023)
ISSN: 0022-4707 eISSN: 1827-1928Abstract Published here
Low DC, Walsh GS, 'The minimal important change for measures of balance and postural control in older adults: A systematic review.'
Age and Ageing 51 (12) (2022) pp.1-10
ISSN: 0002-0729 eISSN: 1468-2834Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Taylor ANW, Low DC, Walsh GS, Holt N, 'The impact of anxiety on postural control: CO2 challenge model'
Psychophysiology Online first (2022)
ISSN: 0048-5772 eISSN: 1469-8986Abstract Published here
Taylor Z, Walsh GS, Hawkins H, Inacio M, Esser P
, 'Perturbations during gait: a systematic review of methodologies and outcomes'
Sensors 22 (15) (2022)
ISSN: 1424-8220 eISSN: 1424-8220Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Low DC, Arkesteijn M, 'The relationship between postural control and muscle quality in older adults'
Journal of Motor Behavior 54 (3) (2021) pp.363-371
ISSN: 0022-2895 eISSN: 1940-1027Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Harrison I, 'Gait and neuromuscular dynamics during level and uphill walking carrying military loads.'
European Journal of Sport Science 22 (9) (2021) pp.1364-1373
ISSN: 1746-1391 eISSN: 1536-7290Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, 'Visuomotor control dynamics of quiet standing under single and dual task conditions in younger and older adults'
Neuroscience Letters 761 (2021)
ISSN: 0304-3940Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, 'Dynamics of modular neuromotor control of walking and running during single and dual task conditions'
Neuroscience 465 (2021) pp.1-10
ISSN: 0306-4522 eISSN: 0306-4522Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Low DC, 'Military load carriage effects on the gait of military personnel: A systematic review'
Applied Ergonomics: Human Factors in Technology and Society 93 (2021)
ISSN: 0003-6870 eISSN: 1872-9126Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh G, Low D, Arkesteijn M, 'Stable and unstable load carriage effects on the postural control of older adults.'
Journal of Applied Biomechanics 36 (3) (2020) pp.178-185
ISSN: 1065-8483Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Taylor Z, 'Complexity, symmetry and variability of forward and backward walking at different speeds and transfer effects on forward walking: implications for neural control'
Journal of Biomechanics 97 (2019)
ISSN: 0021-9290 eISSN: 1873-2380Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Low DC, Arkesteijn M, 'Effect of stable and unstable load carriage on walking gait variability, dynamic stability and muscle activity of older adults'
Journal of Biomechanics 73 (May 17, 2018) (2018) pp.18-23
ISSN: 0021-9290Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, Low DC, Arkesteijn M, 'The effect of prolonged level and uphill walking on the postural control of older adults'
Journal of Biomechanics 69 (2018) pp.19-25
ISSN: 0021-9290Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walsh GS, 'Effect of static and dynamic muscle stretching as part of warm up procedures on knee joint proprioception and strength'
Human Movement Science 55 (2017) pp.189-195
ISSN: 0167-9457Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Low D, Walsh G, Arkesteijn A, 'Effectiveness of Exercise Interventions to Improve Postural Control in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of Centre of Pressure Measurements'
Sports Medicine 47 (1) (2017) pp.101-112
ISSN: 0112-1642 eISSN: 1179-2035Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Memberships of professional bodies
- Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Accademy)