Craig Smith

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: The Online Sensory Control of Reaching

Supervisors: Dr Raymond Reynolds and Professor Chris Miall

Craig Smith is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham. His research is focused on the sensory control of reaching movements in humans.


BSc (Hons) Human Biology, Loughborough University
MSc Space Physiology & Health, King’s College London.


After obtaining his BSc in Human Biology at Loughborough University, Craig completed an MSc in Space Physiology & Health at King’s College London. During his MSc Craig conducted research at the German Aerospace Centre (Cologne) in partnership with the European Space Agency, investigation brain activity and oxygenation during hypergravity exposure in humans. Craig started his PhD as part of the BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership in October 2012 at the University of Birmingham.


Schneider S, Robinson R, Smith C, von der Wiesche M, Goswami N (2014). Gender specific changes in cortical activation patterns during exposure to artificial gravity. Acta Astronautica, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.03.003.

Smith C, Goswami N, Robinson R, von der Wiesche M, Schneider S (2013). The relationship between brain cortical activity and brain oxygenation in the prefrontal cortex during hypergravity exposure. Journal of Applied Physiology 114(7): 905-910.

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