Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Neil Thomas

Dr Neil Thomas



Neil Thomas is a Research Fellow in Biomechanics and Brain & Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University. He works primarily in the study of how environmental factors influence staircase negotiation in young and older adults, with an aim to reduce the risk of falling and fall-related injuries.


Lancaster University, UK, PhD


Journal article

Thomas N, Skervin T, Foster R, O'Brien T, carpenter M, Maganaris C, Baltzopoulos V, Lees C, Hollands M. 2020. Optimal lighting levels for stair safety: influence of lightbulb type and brightness on confidence, dynamic balance and stepping characteristics Experimental Gerontology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Thomas NM, Donovan T, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2018. Visually fixating or tracking another person decreases balance control in young and older females walking in a real-world scenario NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 677 :78-83 DOI Author Url

Thomas NM, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM, Donovan T, Macaluso A, Vannozzi G. 2017. Smooth pursuits decrease balance control during locomotion in young and older healthy females. Exp Brain Res, 235 :2661-2668 DOI Author Url

Thomas NM, Bampouras TM, Donovan T, Dewhurst S. 2016. Eye Movements Affect Postural Control in Young and Older Females FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE, 8 DOI Author Url

Thomas NM, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2015. Homogeneity of fascicle architecture following repeated contractions in the human gastrocnemius medialis JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, 25 :870-875 DOI Author Url

Celik HK, Kose O, Ulmeanu M-E, Rennie AEW, Abram TN, Akinci I. Design and Additive Manufacturing of Medical Face Shield for Healthcare Workers Battling Coronavirus (COVID-19) International Journal of Bioprinting, 6 DOI