Nick Kitchen

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Nick Kitchen

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of PhD: Optimizing Individualized Practice for Age-Related Sensory and Motor Deficits

Supervisors: Chris Miall, Alan Wing, Michael Grey

The project is targeted at developing a method of robot-assisted practice which is optimised according to individual performances in an elderly population. The aim is to achieve this by looking at sensory perception and basic physiological differences between older and younger adults to develop causal relationships with motor performance. Using the knowledge gained from these experiments, it will then be possible to modify training interventions to target the areas of greatest weakness and maximise recovery.

Qualifications

1st Class Hons Degree Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Birmingham)

MSc by Research in the field of Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplastcity (University of Birmingham)

Biography

I originally studied undergraduate Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham with an interest in the nervous system and neural adaptations to training. Following this I completed an MSc by Research with Michael Grey in the Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation labs in the same school before I was successfully accepted onto a PhD program in the School of Psychology with Chris Miall.

Research

Research interests

Motor control, learning and skill acquisition, neurorehabilitation

Other activities

1st team Captain and 2nd team Coach for the University Mens Basketball team, enjoy snowboarding and playing the drums as well.

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