Name: Dr Luca Laudani

Highest qualification: PhD and MSc Movement Science

Job title: Lecturer in Biomechanics, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Job role: Researching, teaching assistance, Supervising students


Phone: +44 (0)1524 592869

Luca completed his MSc and PhD degrees in Movement Science. He was awarded the John Basmajian Student Investigator Award from the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology in 2006. His research involves neural control mechanisms underlying posture and movement and neuromuscular adaptations to exercise and rehabilitation interventions in young and old people as well as in injured or disabled populations.

See Luca's Google Scholar profile.

Academic interests

  • Human movement
  • Motor control
  • Biomechanics

Recent external roles

  • Collaborator with University of Cumbria for the AARG
  • Exercise Physiologist at Villa Stuart Sport Clinic -FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Rome, Italy

Current projects

  • Relationship between head position, visual focus and balance during walking as a risk factor of falls in older age

  • Early anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments following ACL reconstruction

  • Effects of whole-body vibration training on voluntary and reflex muscle activity

Selected outputs

A full list of publications can be found on Google Scholar.