Research Program

The ENRU research group brings together expertise from neurophysiology (neuromuscular control) and motor behaviour (learning and control) to explore the role of the human nervous system in the control and acquisition of movement. The research focus is primarily centred upon the neurophysiological mechanism of how non-invasive brain stimulation and exercise improve the cortical control of movement across the lifespan in health and disease.

This research program explores the corticospinal, reticulospinal and neuromuscular responses to the interrelated issues of exercise and functional reorganization of the primary motor cortex following strength training, high-intensity interval training, musculoskeletal injury (tendinopathy and immobilisation) and neurological disease (stroke and Parkinson’s Disease). Our research program integrates topics related to the learning and control of movement by considering how the nervous system controls and modulates movement.