Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Luke Wilkins

Teaching Fellow

Background

I have been a teaching fellow in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Newcastle University since September 2016. Prior to that I was in the same role for two years at The University of Birmingham. I have a PhD in Sports and Exercise Science, with my thesis focusing on how our visual, perceptual, and cognitive skills impact on our sporting performance.

Research

My research primarily centres around visual testing and visual training. In particular I have published and continue to work in the area of stroboscopic visual training - a training tool that uses eyewear which flickers between clear and opaque states in order to help athletes improve skills such as anticipation, reaction time, and focus. Currently I am working with Newcastle United F.C. Academy goalkeepers to explore this further with an elite population.

Teaching

ESC1002: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

ESC2002: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Publications