Clinical Ageing Research Unit

Staff Profiles

Dr Lisa Alcock

Research Associate and Gait Laboratory Manager (Clinical Ageing Research Unit)



Research Associate
   Brain and Movement Research Group) 
   Translational and Clinical Research Institute
   Faculty of Medical Sciences 
   Newcastle University 

Gait Laboratory Manager
   Clinical Ageing Research Unit
   Campus for Ageing and Vitality

Area of expertise

Clinical gait analysis in healthy and patient groups
Sensorimotor control of locomotion in neurodegenerative disorders
Development of interventions to optimise locomotor safety in people at risk of trips and falls


2020              Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Newcastle University, UK) 
2019-2020     PGCert Advanced Studies in Academic Practise (Newcastle University, UK)
2008-2013     PhD Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (University of Hull, UK)
2008-2012     PGDip Research Training (University of Hull, UK)
2005-2008     BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (University of Hull, UK)

Google scholar profile






My research interests include: (i) characterising the functional (visual, cognitive and motor) demand of activities of daily living in ageing and disease, (ii) to understand the relative task demand in falling and non-falling cohorts to inform falls risk and (iii) inform the development of interventions designed to optimise locomotor safety.