Introducing our senior management team

Professor Paul Holmes

Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Paul is Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and a Research Professor.

From 2008, Paul was Research Institute Director for the Institute for Performance Research and co-led the University's successful REF submission in Allied Health. He has also been a Programme Lead at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

His research interests include motor cognition in human performance and movement rehabilitation where he has published widely on both subjects focusing on motor imagery and action observation mechanisms. Current clinical projects include apps for stroke patients, TMS and eye-gaze studies to optimise visuomotor interventions, and validating physiotherapy techniques in therapies for children with cerebral palsy. As part of the Motor Cognition Research Group within the Centre for Health, Exercise and Active Living (HEAL), Paul collaborates with colleagues at Victoria University, Melbourne where he holds an Adjunct Professorship in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience. Paul is an associate editor for four journals and regularly reviews for over twenty high impact factor journals.

Paul has also worked as a sport psychologist in high performance sport for over 25 years travelling with teams to major championships across the World. He works primarily with individuals and target sport but also has experience across a range of other sports and has recently taken a post with GB Orienteering who have their sport science base at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has been an active runner since the age of 9 and still tries to get out for 5-6 mile runs 3-4 times a week.


To get in touch with Professor Paul Holmes, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 5657

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