Kirsty Brock

MSc, BSc (Hons), FHEA – Lecturer in Motor Learning and Motor Control

Kirsty is a Lecturer in Motor Learning and Motor Control in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Winchester investigating the use of dual-tasks to aid learning and performance.

Biography

Kirsty is a Lecturer in Motor Learning and Motor Control in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Winchester investigating the use of dual-tasks to aid learning and performance. Kirsty is also undertaking work as part of her PhD to assess the validity and reliability of single position near infra-red spectroscopy for assessing cognitive function at rest and during exercise.
In addition to her PhD Kirsty also taught at the University of Winchester over the last 3 years and is involved in ongoing research projects outside of her PhD research.

Current Activity

Kirsty is module leader for Research Methods and Motor Learning and Biomechanics on the Sport, Exercise and Health Science courses.

Areas of Interest

Dual-tasks, skill acquisition, motor learning, motor control, neuro-rehabilitation, psychophysiological measurements.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Coaching Science (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • MSc Sport and Health Science (University of Exeter)
  • PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of Winchester)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Research

Kirsty’s main research interests include:

  • The use of dual-tasks in skill acquisition
  • Psychophysiological measurements
  • Neuro-rehabilitation, in particular stroke rehabilitation
  • The use of exercise as a tool for preventing disease progression
  • The role of play in the development of movement skills

View/download Kirsty Brock's research in the AECC University College Research Repository.

Publications (Previous 5 years)

Peer reviewed articles:
Brock, K., Antonellis, P., Black, M.I., DiMenna, F.J., Vanhatalo, A., Jones, A.M. and Bailey, S.J., 2018. Improvement of oxygen-uptake kinetics and cycling performance with combined prior exercise and fast start. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(3), 305-312.
Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2016). Task matters: the effect of a dual-task on performance of a novel skill is dependent on task type. Journal of Sport Sciences, 34(supplement 1), 69.


Conference presentations:
Brock, K., Felton, M., Stone, K., Fryer, S., Brown, H., Cotterill, S. and Faulkner, J. (2018, August). Within day reliability of single position near infra-red spectroscopy probes varies dependent on position. Poster presentation at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference, Liverpool, UK.

Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2018, July). Dual-task interference is not determined by mental effort. Oral presentation at the Movement, Brain, Body and Cognition Conference, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.
 
Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2016, November). Task matters: the effect of a dual-task on performance of a novel skill is dependent on task type. Poster presentation at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, Nottingham, UK.
 
Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2016, December). Implicit learning is not dependent on trial repetition. Poster presentation at the British Psychological Association: Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Cardiff, UK.
 
Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2016, April). Exploring the Use of Dual-Task Protocols to Enhance Learning. Oral presentation at the University of Winchester PGR symposium, Winchester, UK.
 
Brock, K., Cotterill, S., Brown, H. and Faulkner, J. (2016, March). An Exploration of Dual-Task Protocols to Enhance Learning in Healthy Younger Adults. Poster presentation at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference. Bangor, UK.
 
Brock, K. Bailey, S. (2014). The influence of prior exercise and pacing strategy on cycling performance. Oral presentation at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference. Portsmouth, UK.