About us

The Movement Science Group (MSG) uses fundamental and applied research to evaluate factors affecting optimal human performance in health and disease.The group is based in the Movement Science Laboratories, is multidisciplinary and has excellent clinical links with the Oxford Centre for Enablement, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford Centre for Functional Imaging of the Brain and the Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford.

Who we are

  • Group Leader: Professor Helen Dawes
  • Manager: Dr Ken Howells


Visiting Researchers

  • Dr Jane Culpan – Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy, University of East London
  • Jame Freebody – Specialist Physiotherapist, Neuromuscular disorders, Dept of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford and Advisor, National Paralympic Organisation
  • Dr Andy Soundy – University of Birmingham
  • Dr Charlotte Elseworth
  • Dr Emad Al-yahya
  • Dr Thamar Bovendeerdt
  • Dr Andrea Dennis
  • Loretta Davies

Postgraduate Students

  • Beatrice Bathe
  • Anique Driessen
  • James Bateman
  • Marloes Franssen
  • Dax Steins
  • Carly Wheeler
  • Eman Abu Seer
  • Wala' Mahmoud
  • Bryony Sheridan
  • Meredith Newman
  • Daan Meester
  • Tom O'Leary


Professor Helen Dawes
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