Teaching & Research
Dan predominantly acts as one of the course team for the Sport and Exercise Science degree, but occasionally delivers on other programmes. His undergraduate and postgraduate teaching revolves around his specialist areas of Biomechanics, Motor Control and Human Movement, spilling over into performance analysis and strength and conditioning applications.
Level 4 (1st Year Undergraduate)
Introductory and foundational modules relating to:
- Motor Learning and Control
- Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise
Level 5 (2nd Year Undergraduate)
Theoretical and practical competency modules focusing on the areas of:
- Sports Performance (Biomechanics)
- Motor Control and Performance
- Strength and Conditioning
Level 6 (3rd Year Undergraduate)
Specialist modules in:
- Biomechanical Analysis
- Independent Project and Dissertation Coordinator
- Supervision of Independent Projects
Dan's research predominantly involves perception, action and movement control. His current interests revolve around how the Central Nervous System controls muscular force production at both a conscious and subconscious level in relation to visual and other perceptual information. He is also involved in research into alternative training modalities such as the use of minimalist footwear.
- Perception and action
- Perceptual determinants of muscular force production
- Movement volition
- Barefoot training and minimalist footwear
Ramsey, R., Cumming, J., Eastough, D., and Edwards, M. G. (2010) Incongruent imagery interferes with action initiation. Brain and Cognition, 74, 249-254.
Eastough, D. and Edwards, M.G. (2007) Movement kinematics in prehension are affected by grasping objects of different mass, Experimental Brain Research, 176: 193-198.
Griffiths, L., Eastough, D., Gravestock, H., Thomas, G., Mizen, R. and Horne, S. (2014) The effect of habitual walking in minimalist shoes on dynamic balance and lower limb strength. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science Book of Abstracts.
Gravestock, H., Griffiths, L., Corbett, M., Thomas, G., Mizen, R. and Eastough, D. (2014) Musculoskeletal and spatio-temporal gait changes in walking after an eight weeks minimalist footwear intervention. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science Book of Abstracts.
Eastough, Hardwick and Edwards (2006) Extrinsic and intrinsic feature labelling have surprising effects on movement kinematics in prehension. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 28: S60-S60.
Eastough and Edwards (2006) Movement kinematics in prehension are affected by grasping objects of different weight, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 28: S59-S60.
Castle, P., Roberts, C. M., Hughes, C., Eastough, D. and Gerrett, N. (comp.) (2013) Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science. McGraw-Hill Education, UK.
Harris, A. and Eastough, D. (2011) ‘Mathletes’, Men’s Health (October), p 132-134