Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Mark Hollands

Dr Mark Hollands

Telephone: 0151 904 6254

Biography

I am currently a Reader in Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Assistant Head of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Background

I completed my undergraduate Physiology degree at the University of Bristol and stayed to undertake post-graduate research as a member of David Armstrong's Motor Control Group. After receiving my PhD in 1997, I was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Prize International Travelling Research Fellowship to study Biomechanics techniques with the late Professor Aftab Patla in the Gait and Posture Lab, in the Kinesiology Department at Waterloo. On returning to the UK in 2001, I spent one year studying patients with balance disorders working in collaboration with Professor Adolfo Bronstein at Charing Cross Hospital (Imperial College, London). In 2002 I was appointed a Lectureship (UK equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham and moved to LJMU as a Reader in Sensorimotor Neuroscience in April 2012.
My main research goals are: first, to determine the mechanisms underlying the sensory motor transformations serving locomotion and how they are adversely affected by the aging process and disease and second, to apply knowledge of these mechanisms to the development of novel diagnostic tests, technologies and rehabilitation techniques for improving functional mobility and preventing falls in frail individuals.

Languages

French
German

Degrees

1997, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, PhD
1993, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, BSc

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wright RL, Peters DM, Robinson PD, Sitch AJ, Watt TN, Hollands MA. 2012. Differences in axial segment reorientation during standing turns predict multiple falls in older adults. Gait Posture, 36 :541-545 >DOI >Link

Young WR, Hollands MA. 2010. Can telling older adults where to look reduce falls? Evidence for a causal link between inappropriate visual sampling and suboptimal stepping performance. Exp Brain Res, 204 :103-113 >DOI >Link

Chapman GJ, Hollands MA. 2010. Age-related differences in visual sampling requirements during adaptive locomotion. Exp Brain Res, 201 :467-478 >DOI >Link

Anastasopoulos D, Ziavra N, Hollands M, Bronstein A. 2009. Gaze displacement and inter-segmental coordination during large whole body voluntary rotations Exp.Brain Res., 193 :323-336 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Robins RK, Hollands MA. 2017. The effects of constraining vision and eye movements on whole-body coordination during standing turns Experimental Brain Research, 235 :3593-3603 >DOI

Schofield AJ, Curzon-Jones B, Hollands MA. 2017. Reduced sensitivity for visual textures affects judgments of shape-from-shading and step-climbing behaviour in older adults Experimental Brain Research, 235 :573-583 >DOI

Jimenez S, Hollands M, Palmisano S, Kim J, Markoulli M, McAndrew D, Stamenkovic A, Walsh J, Bos S, Stapley PJ. 2016. Age-related effects of increasing postural challenge on eye movement onset latencies to visual targets EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 234 :1599-1609 >DOI >Link

Hollands KL, Pelton TA, van der Veen S, Alharbi S, Hollands MA. 2016. A novel and simple test of gait adaptability predicts gold standard measures of functional mobility in stroke survivors. Gait & posture, 43 :170-175

Wright RL, Peters DM, Robinson PD, Watt TN, Hollands MA. 2015. Older adults who have previously fallen due to a trip walk differently than those who have fallen due to a slip GAIT & POSTURE, 41 :164-169 >DOI >Link

Stanley J, Hollands M. 2014. A novel video-based paradigm to study the mechanisms underlying age- and falls risk- related differences in gaze behaviour during walking Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34 :459-469 >DOI

Reed-Jones JG, Reed-Jones RJ, Hollands MA. 2014. Is the size of the useful field of view affected by postural demands associated with standing and stepping? Neuroscience Letters, 566 :27-31 >DOI

Young WR, Hollands MA. 2012. Newly acquired fear of falling leads to altered eye movement patterns and reduced stepping safety: a case study. PLoS One, 7 :e49765 >DOI >Link

Wright RL, Peters DM, Robinson PD, Sitch AJ, Watt TN, Hollands MA. 2012. Differences in axial segment reorientation during standing turns predict multiple falls in older adults. Gait Posture, 36 :541-545 >DOI >Link

Young WR, Hollands MA. 2012. Evidence for age-related decline in visuomotor function and reactive stepping adjustments. Gait Posture, 36 :477-481 >DOI >Link

Young WR, Wing AM, Hollands MA. 2012. Influences of state anxiety on gaze behavior and stepping accuracy in older adults during adaptive locomotion Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67 B :43-51 >DOI

ó Hartaigh B, Loerbroks A, Thomas GN, Engeland CG, Hollands MA, Fischer JE, Bosch JA. 2012. Age-dependent and -independent associations between depression, anxiety, DHEAS, and cortisol: from the MIPH Industrial Cohort Studies (MICS). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37 :929-936 >DOI >Link

Hollands KL, Pelton TA, Tyson SF, Hollands MA, van Vliet PM. 2012. Interventions for coordination of walking following stroke: systematic review. Gait Posture, 35 :349-359 >DOI >Link

Zietz D, Johannsen L, Hollands M. 2011. Stepping characteristics and Centre of Mass control during stair descent: Effects of age, fall risk and visual factors Gait.Posture., 34 :279-284 >DOI >Link

Young WR, Hollands MA. 2010. Can telling older adults where to look reduce falls? Evidence for a causal link between inappropriate visual sampling and suboptimal stepping performance. Exp Brain Res, 204 :103-113 >DOI >Link

Hollands KL, van Vliet P, Zietz D, Wing A, Wright C, Hollands MA. 2010. Stroke-related differences in axial body segment coordination during preplanned and reactive changes in walking direction. Exp Brain Res, 202 :591-604 >DOI >Link

Chapman GJ, Hollands MA. 2010. Age-related differences in visual sampling requirements during adaptive locomotion. Exp Brain Res, 201 :467-478 >DOI >Link

Hollands KL, Hollands MA, Zietz D, Wing AM, Wright C, van Vliet P. 2010. Kinematics of turning 180 degrees during the timed up and go in stroke survivors with and without falls history. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 24 :358-367 >DOI >Link

Zietz D, Hollands M. 2009. Gaze behavior of young and older adults during stair walking J.Mot.Behav., 41 :357-365 >DOI >Link

Reed-Jones R, Reed-Jones J, Vallis LA, Hollands M. 2009. The effects of constraining eye movements on visually evoked steering responses during walking in a virtual environment Exp.Brain Res., 197 :357-367 >DOI >Link

Heneghan NR, Hall A, Hollands M, Balanos GM. 2009. Stability and intra-tester reliability of an in vivo measurement of thoracic axial rotation using an innovative methodology Man.Ther., 14 :452-455 >DOI >Link

Anastasopoulos D, Ziavra N, Hollands M, Bronstein A. 2009. Gaze displacement and inter-segmental coordination during large whole body voluntary rotations Exp.Brain Res., 193 :323-336 >DOI >Link

Reed-Jones RJ, Hollands MA, Reed-Jones JG, Vallis LA. 2009. Visually evoked whole-body turning responses during stepping in place in a virtual environment. Gait Posture, 30 :317-321 >DOI >Link

Sklavos S, Anastasopoulos D, Ziavra N, Hollands MA, Bronstein AM. 2008. Foot rotation contribution to trunk and gaze stability during whole-body mediated gaze shifts: a principal component analysis study. Prog Brain Res, 171 :347-351 >DOI >Link

Chapman GJ, Hollands MA. 2007. Evidence that older adult fallers prioritise the planning of future stepping actions over the accurate execution of ongoing steps during complex locomotor tasks. Gait Posture, 26 :59-67 >DOI >Link

Chapman GJ, Hollands MA. 2006. Age-related differences in stepping performance during step cycle-related removal of vision. Exp Brain Res, 174 :613-621 >DOI >Link

Chapman GJ, Hollands MA. 2006. Evidence for a link between changes to gaze behaviour and risk of falling in older adults during adaptive locomotion. Gait Posture, 24 :288-294 >DOI >Link

Hollands MA, Ziavra NV, Bronstein AM. 2004. A new paradigm to investigate the roles of head and eye movements in the coordination of whole-body movements. Exp Brain Res, 154 :261-266 >DOI >Link

Sorensen KL, Hollands MA, Patla E. 2002. The effects of human ankle muscle vibration on posture and balance during adaptive locomotion. Exp Brain Res, 143 :24-34 >DOI >Link

Hollands MA, Patla AE, Vickers JN. 2002. "Look where you're going!": gaze behaviour associated with maintaining and changing the direction of locomotion. Exp Brain Res, 143 :221-230 >DOI >Link

Hollands MA, Sorensen KL, Patla AE. 2001. Effects of head immobilization on the coordination and control of head and body reorientation and translation during steering. Exp Brain Res, 140 :223-233 >DOI >Link

Hollands MA, Marple-Horvat DE. 2001. Coordination of eye and leg movements during visually guided stepping. J Mot Behav, 33 :205-216 >DOI >Link

Hollands MA, Sorensen KL, Patla AE. 2000. The effects of head immobilization on the co-ordination and control of head, trunk and com reorientation during a direction change task Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 108 :38

Crowdy KA, Hollands MA, Ferguson IT, Marple-Horvat DE. 2000. Evidence for interactive locomotor and oculomotor deficits in cerebellar patients during visually guided stepping. Exp Brain Res, 135 :437-454 >Link

Garwicz M, Marple-Horvat DE, Hollands MA, Armstrong DM. 1998. Receptive fields and neuronal discharge patterns of mossy fibres and Purkinje cells in cat cerebellar C3 zone during forelimb reaching EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 10 :304-304 >Link

Marple-Horvat DE, Hollands MA, Crowdy KA, Criado JM, Armstrong DM. 1998. Role of the cerebellum in visually guided stepping JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 509P :29S-29S >Link

MarpleHorvat DE, Garwicz M, Hollands MA, Criado JM, Armstrong DM. 1997. Neuronal activity in microzones of the cerebellar c3 zone in the cat during a visually guided reach-retrieval task. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 504P :P64-P65 >Link

MarpleHorvat DE, Criado JM, Hollands MA, Armstrong DM. 1996. The lateral cerebellum and visually guided stepping JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 493P :S9-S9 >Link

Marple-Horvat DE, Gilbey SL, Hollands MA. 1996. A method for automatic identification of saccades from eye movement recordings. J Neurosci Methods, 67 :191-195 >Link

Hollands MA, Marple-Horvat DE. 1996. Visually guided stepping under conditions of step cycle-related denial of visual information. Exp Brain Res, 109 :343-356 >Link

Hollands MA, Marple-Horvat DE, Henkes S, Rowan AK. 1995. Human Eye Movements During Visually Guided Stepping. J Mot Behav, 27 :155-163 >DOI >Link

MARPLEHORVAT DE, GARWICZ M, CRIADO JM, HOLLANDS MA, ARMSTRONG DM. 1994. NEURONAL-ACTIVITY IN INTERMEDIATE CEREBELLUM OF THE CAT DURING PERTURBATION OF SKILLED LOCOMOTION JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 476P :P35-P36 >Link

Chapters

Hollands M, Hollands K, Rietdyk S. 2017. Visual control of adaptive locomotion and changes due to natural ageing Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders :55-72 9783319489803 >DOI

Hollands MA, hollands K, rietdyk S. 2017. Visual Control of Adaptive Locomotion and Changes Due to Natural Ageing barbieri F, vitorio R. Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders :55-72 Springer 9783319489803 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Conference name: World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Position: Meeting co-chair, URL: http://ispgr.org/cpages/seville-2015

External committees:

Committee name: College of Reviewers, Organisation: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Position: Panel member

Committee name: Board of directors, Organisation: International Society of Posture and Gait Research, Position: Vice-President, URL: http://www.ispgr.org/cpages/board-of-directors

Committee name: Executive board, Organisation: International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Position: Treasurer, URL: http://ispgr.org/cpages/homepage

Committee name: Executive Board, Organisation: International Society for Posture and Gait Research

Research Grants Awarded:

Dunhill Medical Trust, Looking in the right places to prevent stair falls in older adults, Costis Maganaris, Vasilios Balzopoulos, Thomas O'Brien, Caroline Lees, Grant value (£): £134,797, Duration of research project: 3 years

National Institute for Health Research Stroke Research Network, Grant Development, NIHR Efficacy and Mechanisms Evaluation grant application writing group, Kristen Hollands, Richard Baker (Salforld University(, Sara RTyson (Manchester Unibersity), Grant value (£): 2500

International progressive MS alliance, The effects of oculomotor retraining on upper and lower limb function in progressive MS. A proof of concept study., Jonathan Marsden, Peter Feys,, Grant value (£): 55000, Duration of research project: 1 year