Dr. Paul Stapley
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Associate Professor Stapley's interests are in the coordination of human posture and movement. He runs the Neural Control of Movement Lab at the University of Wollongong. His current work focuses on characterising predictive models of postural control during voluntary movement and their central nervous control, the learning of balance adjustments for voluntary movement, the interaction between feed-forward and feedback modes of postural control and the effects of balance constraints upon eye movements during visuomotor tasks.
He originally trained under Prof Thierry Pozzo (INSERM U1093) in Dijon, France before undertaking post doctoral studies with Dr Jane Macpherson (OHSU, Oregon) and Dr Trevor Drew (Université de Montréal). He was Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University between 2004-2011, before moving to Australia (University of Wollongong) in July, 2011. His lab is an integral part of the Neuromechanics Research Hub (NEM) led by Dr Jon Shemmell and which also incorporates the Biomechanics Research Lab (Prof Julie Steele).