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School Of Health and Human Performance


Name:  David Gaul BSc MSc

Contact phone number:  01 700 7441

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Qualification of Study:  Ph.D

Research Title:  The Effect of Obesity on Motor Development                              

Year commenced: 2014

Anticipated year of completion: 2017

Supervisor:   Dr Johann Issartel

Research summary

My research centres on the effect of age, gender and weight status on the coordination and motor skill ability of individuals. A particular focus of my research is to uncover the potential role of individual’s perception/action ability in the obesity problem. Other research areas include: Fine Motor Skill ability in Children, Interpersonal Coordination, and Multisensory Coordination.




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This study is funded by the Irish Research Council through the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme