Diar Abdlkarim

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Following his MSc in computational neuroscience and robotics Diar Abdlkarim started his doctoral research in the area of upper limb rehabilitation using robotic guidance and motion capture as an assessment and training tool to correlate to clinical outcome measures.


BSc in neurosciences, MSc in computational neuroscience and robotics


Diar Abdlkarim completed his undergraduate neuroscience degree in Manchester followed by a computational neuroscience masters programme at the University of Birmingham. For the previous two years before his PhD Diar worked as a research associate looking at quantifying manual task performance at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with industry.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Assessment and rehabilitation to retrain upper limb function
Professor Chris Miall and Dr Joseph Galea


Research interests

Neuroplasticity, robotic and virtual rehabilitation, stroke, peripheral nerve injury

Other activities

Diar is the co-founder of a UK based technology company that looks at the application of autonomous vehicles for industrial surveying applications in construction and mining. Diar is currently co-supervising an MSc student with a final year project in developing a mobile ground-air autonomous system.


Novel grip-force device for the assessment of patients with Carpal tunnel syndrome (in progress)