Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Prof Simon Bennett

Prof Simon Bennett

Telephone: 0151 904 6257

Biography

Prof Bennett has published over 100 peer-review journal articles, and 4 books in the areas of Sensorimotor Neuroscience, and Motor Control and Learning. He received his Ph.D. from the Dept. of Sport & Exercise Science at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996, where he continued his post-doctoral research and then became a full-time member of academic staff. In 2001, he moved to the University of Manchester to work as an MRC-funded Research Fellow, after which he joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2005. The main aim of his research is to study atypical and typical human motor behaviour, with the goal to better understand and thereby enhance performance of everyday activities. Central to this work is the detailed analysis of human upper limb and eye movement while performing in habitual, novel or perturbed conditions. His research interests have been funded by Economic and Social Research Council, British Council, Royal Society, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Nike Plc.

Degrees

1996, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD, Motor Behaviour
1993, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, BSc (hons) 1st, Sport Science

Publications

Highlighted publications

Bennett SJ, Benguigui N. 2013. Is acceleration used for ocular pursuit and spatial estimation during prediction motion? PLoS One, 8 :e63382 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, O'Donnell D, Hansen S, Barnes GR. 2012. Facilitation of ocular pursuit during transient occlusion of externally-generated target motion by concurrent upper limb movement. J Vis, 12 :1-16 >DOI >Link

Elliott D, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ. 2012. 125 years of perceptual-motor skill research. Am J Psychol, 125 :9-23 >Link

Bennett SJ, Orban de Xivry J-J, Lefèvre P, Barnes GR. 2010. Oculomotor prediction of accelerative target motion during occlusion: long-term and short-term effects. Exp Brain Res, 204 :493-504 >DOI >Link

Benguigui N, Bennett SJ. 2010. Ocular pursuit and the estimation of time-to-contact with accelerating objects in prediction motion are controlled independently based on first-order estimates EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 202 :327-339 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Orban de Xivry J-J, Barnes GR, Lefèvre P. 2007. Target acceleration can be extracted and represented within the predictive drive to ocular pursuit. J Neurophysiol, 98 :1405-1414 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2004. Predictive smooth ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of a visual target. J Neurophysiol, 92 :578-590 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2003. Human ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of a visual target. J Neurophysiol, 90 :2504-2520 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Barrett BT, Flavell JC, Bennett SJ, Cruickshank AG, Mankowska A, Harris JM, Buckley JG. 2017. Vision and Visual History in Elite/Near-Elite-Level Cricketers and Rugby-League Players. Sports Med Open, 3 :39 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Andrew M, Foster NC, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ. 2017. Sensorimotor learning and associated visual perception are intact but unrelated in autism spectrum disorder Autism Research, >DOI

Roberts JW, Strudwick AJ, Bennett SJ. 2017. Visual function of English Premier League soccer players Science and Medicine in Football, 1 :178-182 >DOI

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Hayes SJ. 2017. Impression or expression? The influence of self-monitoring on the social modulation of motor contagion. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), :1-32 >DOI >Link

Elliott D, Lyons J, Hayes SJ, Burkitt JJ, Roberts JW, Grierson LEM, Hansen S, Bennett SJ. 2017. The multiple process model of goal-directed reaching revisited Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 72 :95-110 >DOI

Causer J, Hayes SJ, Hooper JM, Bennett SJ. 2017. Quiet eye facilitates sensorimotor preprograming and online control of precision aiming in golf putting Cognitive Processing, 18 :47-54 >DOI

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Welsh TN, Elliott D, Lyons J, Hayes SJ. 2017. The influence of environmental context in interpersonal observation–execution Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70 :154-162 >DOI

Bennett SJ, Benguigui N. 2016. Spatial estimation of accelerated stimuli is based on a linear extrapolation of first-order information Experimental Psychology, 63 :98-106 >DOI

Andrew M, Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Hayes SJ. 2016. Complimentary lower-level and higher-order systems underpin imitation learning BRAIN AND COGNITION, 104 :25-33 >DOI >Link

Roberts JW, Elliott D, Lyons JL, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ. 2016. Common vs. independent limb control in sequential vertical aiming: The cost of potential errors during extensions and reversals Acta Psychologica, 163 :27-37 >DOI

Hayes SJ, Dutoy CA, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ. 2016. Atypical biological motion kinematics are represented by complementary lower-level and top-down processes during imitation learning Acta Psychologica, 163 :10-16 >DOI

Bennett SJ. 2016. Gaze-orientation during transient occlusion Movement and Sports Sciences - Science et Motricite, 89 :29-42 >DOI

Hayes SJ, Andrew M, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ. 2016. Low Fidelity Imitation of Atypical Biological Kinematics in Autism Spectrum Disorders Is Modulated by Self-Generated Selective Attention JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 46 :502-513 >DOI >Link

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Hayes SJ. 2016. Top-down social modulation of interpersonal observation–execution Psychological Research, 80 :487-495 >DOI

Llorens F, Sanabria D, Huertas F, Molina E, Bennett S. 2015. Intense Physical Exercise Reduces Overt Attentional Capture JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 37 :559-564 >DOI >Link

Beebe N, Flavell J, Cruickshank A, Bennett S, Buckley J, Harris J, Barrett B. 2015. Visuo-motor delay in fast and slow ball sports PERCEPTION, 44 :248-248 >Link

Cruickshank AG, Flavell JC, Beebe NC, Buckley JG, Bennett SJ, Harris JM, Barrett BT. 2015. Relationship between reaction time and ball catching in vision-restricted conditions in elite sportspeople PERCEPTION, 44 :244-244 >Link

Cruikshank A, Harris J, Buckley J, Bennett S, Flavell J, Beebe N, Barrett B. 2015. A visual test battery: Comparing elite cricketers and non-cricketers PERCEPTION, 44 :455-456 >Link

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Hayes SJ. 2015. Motion trajectory information and agency influence motor learning during observational practice ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 159 :76-84 >DOI >Link

Baures R, Bennett SJ, Causer J. 2015. Temporal estimation with two moving objects: overt and covert pursuit EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 233 :253-261 >DOI >Link

Roberts JW, Hayes SJ, Uji M, Bennett SJ. 2015. Motor contagion: the contribution of trajectory and end-points PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, 79 :621-629 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Hawken MB, Poole I, Sparks A, Bennett S, Drust B, Morton J, Close GL. 2014. Rapid weight-loss impairs simulated riding performance and strength in jockeys: implications for making-weight. J Sports Sci, 32 :383-391 >DOI >Link

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Hayes SJ. 2014. Top-down and bottom-up processes during observation: Implications for motor learning EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14 :S250-S256 >DOI >Link

Elliott D, Dutoy C, Andrew M, Burkitt JJ, Grierson LEM, Lyons JL, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ. 2014. The Influence of Visual Feedback and Prior Knowledge About Feedback on Vertical Aiming Strategies JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 46 :433-443 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Roberts JW, Elliott D, Bennett SJ. 2014. Top-Down Attentional Processes Modulate the Coding of Atypical Biological Motion Kinematics in the Absence of Motor Signals JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 40 :1641-1653 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Elliott D, Hayes SJ, Barton GJ, Bennett SJ. 2014. Primary and submovement control of aiming in C6 tetraplegics following posterior deltoid transfer JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, 11 >DOI >Link

Martinez De Quel O, Bennett SJ. 2014. Kinematics of self-initiated and reactive karate punches Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 :117-123 >DOI

Roberts JW, Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Hayes SJ. 2014. Top-down and bottom-up processes during observation: Implications for motor learning EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14 :S250-S256 >DOI >Link

Sánchez García R, Hayes SJ, Williams AM, Bennett SJ. 2013. Multisensory Perception and Action in 3-Ball Cascade Juggling Journal of Motor Behavior,

Tijtgat P, Vanrenterghem J, Bennett SJ, De Clercq D, Savelsbergh G JP, Lenoir M. 2013. Postural adjustments in catching: on the interplay between segment stabilization and equilibrium control. Motor Control, 17 :48-61 >Link

Savelsbergh G, Davids K, van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ. 2013. Preface Development of movement Co-Ordination in Children: Applications in the Fields of Ergonomics, Health Sciences and Sport, :Xii-Xiii >DOI

Savelsbergh G, Davids K, van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ. 2013. Development of movement co-ordination in children: Applications in the fields of ergonomics, health sciences and sport Development of movement Co-Ordination in Children: Applications in the Fields of Ergonomics, Health Sciences and Sport, :1-274 >DOI

Savelsbergh G, Davids K, van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ. 2013. Theoretical perspectives on the development of movement co-ordination in children :1-14 >DOI

Savelsbergh G, Davids K, van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ. 2013. Preface Development of movement Co-Ordination in Children: Applications in the Fields of Ergonomics, Health Sciences and Sport, 9780203389669 :Xii-Xiii >DOI

Rieken A, Savelsbergh G, Bennett SJ. 2013. Degrees offreedom, movement co-ordination and interceptive action of children with and without cerebral palsy :213-224 >DOI

Sánchez García R, Hayes SJ, Williams AM, Bennett SJ. 2013. Multisensory perception and action in 3-ball cascade juggling Journal of Motor Behavior, 45 :29-36 >DOI

Bourne M, Bennett SJ, Hayes SJ, Smeeton NJ, Williams AM. 2013. Information underpinning anticipation of goal-directed throwing. Atten Percept Psychophys, 75 :1559-1569 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Elliott D, Bennett SJ. 2013. Visual online control processes are acquired during observational practice. Acta Psychol (Amst), 143 :298-302 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Benguigui N. 2013. Is acceleration used for ocular pursuit and spatial estimation during prediction motion? PLoS One, 8 :e63382 >DOI >Link

Tijtgat P, Vanrenterghem J, Bennett SJ, De Clercq D, Savelsbergh GJP, Lenoir M. 2013. Postural adjustments in catching: on the interplay between segment stabilization and equilibrium control. Motor Control, 17 :48-61 >Link

Hansen S, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ. 2013. Integration of alternating monocular samples during goal-directed aiming. Motor Control, 17 :95-104 >Link

Tijtgat P, Vanrenterghem J, Bennett SJ, De Clercq D, Savelsbergh GJP, Lenoir M. 2012. Implicit advance knowledge effects on the interplay between arm movements and postural adjustments in catching. Neurosci Lett, 518 :117-121 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, O'Donnell D, Hansen S, Barnes GR. 2012. Facilitation of ocular pursuit during transient occlusion of externally-generated target motion by concurrent upper limb movement. J Vis, 12 :1-16 >DOI >Link

Tijtgat P, Vanrenterghem J, Bennett SJ, De Clercq D, Savelsbergh GJP, Lenoir M. 2012. Implicit advance knowledge effects on the interplay between arm movements and postural adjustments in catching Neuroscience Letters, 518 :117-121 >DOI

Elliott D, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ. 2012. 125 years of perceptual-motor skill research. Am J Psychol, 125 :9-23 >Link

Hayes SJ, Andrew M, Elliott D, Roberts JW, Bennett SJ. 2012. Dissociable contributions of motor-execution and action-observation to intermanual transfer. Neurosci Lett, 506 :346-350 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Rodacki A. 2012. Movement strategies in vertical aiming of older adults. Exp Brain Res, 216 :445-455 >DOI >Link

Tijtgat P, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP, De Clercq D, Lenoir M. 2011. To know or not to know: influence of explicit advance knowledge of occlusion on interceptive actions. Exp Brain Res, 214 :483-490 >DOI >Link

Deconinck FJA, van Polanen V, Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ. 2011. The relative timing between eye and hand in rapid sequential pointing is affected by time pressure, but not by advance knowledge. Exp Brain Res, 213 :99-109 >DOI >Link

Hansen S, Hayes S, Bennett SJ. 2011. Inter-ocular and intra-ocular integration during prehension NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 487 :17-21 >DOI >Link

Bourne M, Bennett SJ, Hayes SJ, Williams AM. 2011. The dynamical structure of handball penalty shots as a function of target location. Hum Mov Sci, 30 :40-55 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Orban de Xivry J-J, Lefèvre P, Barnes GR. 2010. Oculomotor prediction of accelerative target motion during occlusion: long-term and short-term effects Experimental Brain Research, :1-12

Elliott D, Hansen S, Grierson LEM, Lyons J, Bennett SJ, Hayes SJ. 2010. Goal-directed aiming: two components but multiple processes. Psychol Bull, 136 :1023-1044 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Baures R, Hecht H, Benguigui N. 2010. Eye movements influence estimation of time-to-contact in prediction motion. Exp Brain Res, 206 :399-407 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ, Barton GJ, Elliott D. 2010. Sensory-motor equivalence: manual aiming in C6 tetraplegics following musculotendinous transfer surgery at the elbow. Exp Brain Res, 206 :81-91 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Orban de Xivry J-J, Lefèvre P, Barnes GR. 2010. Oculomotor prediction of accelerative target motion during occlusion: long-term and short-term effects. Exp Brain Res, 204 :493-504 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Elliott D, Bennett SJ. 2010. General motor representations are developed during action-observation. Exp Brain Res, 204 :199-206 >DOI >Link

Benguigui N, Bennett SJ. 2010. Ocular pursuit and the estimation of time-to-contact with accelerating objects in prediction motion are controlled independently based on first-order estimates EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 202 :327-339 >DOI >Link

Tijtgat P, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP, De Clercq D, Lenoir M. 2010. Advance knowledge effects on kinematics of one-handed catching EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 201 :875-884 >DOI >Link

Feltham MG, Ledebt A, Bennett SJ, Deconinck FJA, Verheul MHG, Savelsbergh GJP. 2010. The "Mirror Box" Illusion: Effect of Visual Information on Bimanual Coordination in Children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy MOTOR CONTROL, 14 :68-82 >Link

Causer J, Bennett SJ, Holmes PS, Janelle CM, Williams AM. 2010. Quiet eye duration and gun motion in elite shotgun shooting. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 42 :1599-1608 >DOI >Link

Ashford D, Davids K, Bennett SJ. 2009. Difference-based meta-analytic procedures for between-participant and/or within-participant designs: A tutorial review for sports and exercise scientists JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 27 :237-255 >DOI >Link

Timmis MA, Bennett SJ, Buckley JG. 2009. Visuomotor control of step descent: evidence of specialised role of the lower visual field EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 195 :219-227 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Timmis MA, Bennett SJ. 2009. Eye movements are not a prerequisite for learning movement sequence timing through observation. Acta Psychol (Amst), 131 :202-208 >DOI >Link

Bennett S. 2008. Ventral and dorsal contribution to visual anticipation in fast ball sports - Introduction INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 39 :97-99 >Link

Buckley JG, MacLellan MJ, Tucker MW, Scally AJ, Bennett SJ. 2008. Visual guidance of landing behaviour when stepping down to a new level EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 184 :223-232 >DOI >Link

Hayes SJ, Ashford D, Bennett SJ. 2008. Goal-directed imitation: the means to an end. Acta Psychol (Amst), 127 :407-415 >DOI >Link

Gill KP, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP, van Dieen JH. 2007. Regional changes in spine posture at lift onset with changes in lift distance and lift style SPINE, 32 :1599-1604 >DOI >Link

Ashford D, Davids K, Bennett SJ. 2007. Developmental effects influencing observational modelling: A meta-analysis JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 25 :547-558 >DOI >Link

Ricken AXC, Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ. 2007. Interception of moving objects while walking in children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 29 :69-77 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Orban de Xivry J-J, Barnes GR, Lefèvre P. 2007. Target acceleration can be extracted and represented within the predictive drive to ocular pursuit. J Neurophysiol, 98 :1405-1414 >DOI >Link

de Xivry JJO, Bennett SJ, Lefevre P, Barnes GR. 2006. Evidence for synergy between saccades and smooth pursuit during transient target disappearance JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 95 :418-427 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2006. Combined smooth and saccadic ocular pursuit during the transient occlusion of a moving visual object. Exp Brain Res, 168 :313-321 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Ashford D, Rioja N, Coull J, Elliott D. 2006. Integration of intermittent visual samples over time and between the eyes. J Mot Behav, 38 :439-450 >DOI >Link

Ricken AXC, Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ. 2006. External timing constraints facilitate performance of everyday interceptive actions in children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 410 :187-192 >DOI >Link

Ashford D, Bennett SJ, Davids K. 2006. Observational modeling effects for movement dynamics and movement outcome measures across differing task constraints: A meta-analysis JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 38 :185-205 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2006. Smooth ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of an accelerating visual target: the role of reflexive and voluntary control. Exp Brain Res, 175 :1-10 >DOI >Link

Angelakopoulos GT, Davids K, Bennett SJ, Tsorbatzoudis H, Grouios G. 2005. Postural stability and hand preference as constraints on one-handed catching performance in children. J Mot Behav, 37 :377-385 >DOI >Link

Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ, Angelakopoulos GT, Davids K. 2005. Perceptual-motor organization of children's catching behaviour under different postural constraints NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 373 :153-158 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2005. Timing the anticipatory recovery in smooth ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of a visual target. Exp Brain Res, 163 :198-203 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Ashford D, Rioja N, Elliott D. 2004. Intermittent vision and one-handed catching: the effect of general and specific task experience. J Mot Behav, 36 :442-449 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Rioja N, Ashford D, Elliott D. 2004. Intermittent vision and one-handed catching: The effect of general and specific task experience JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 36 :442-449 >DOI >Link

Ricken AXC, Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ. 2004. Coordinating degrees of freedom during interceptive actions in children EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 156 :415-421 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2004. Predictive smooth ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of a visual target. J Neurophysiol, 92 :578-590 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Ashford D, Elliott D. 2003. Intermittent vision and one-handed catching: the temporal limits of binocular and monocular integration. Motor Control, 7 :378-387 >Link

Bennett S, Ashford D, Elliott D. 2003. Intermittent vision and one-handed catching: The temporal limits of binocular and monocular integration MOTOR CONTROL, 7 :378-387 >Link

Bennett SJ, Elliott D, Weeks DJ, Keil D. 2003. The effects of intermittent vision on prehension under binocular and monocular viewing MOTOR CONTROL, 7 :46-56 >Link

Lark SD, Buckley JG, Bennett S, Jones D, Sargeant AJ. 2003. Joint torques and dynamic joint stiffness in elderly and young men during stepping down. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 18 :848-855 >Link

Bennett SJ, Barnes GR. 2003. Human ocular pursuit during the transient disappearance of a visual target. J Neurophysiol, 90 :2504-2520 >DOI >Link

Al-Abood SA, Bennett SJ, Hernandez FM, Ashford D, Davids K. 2002. Effect of verbal instructions and image size on visual search strategies in basketball free throw shooting JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 20 :271-278 >DOI >Link

Button C, Davids K, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP. 2002. Anticipatory responses to perturbation of co-ordination in one-handed catching ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 109 :75-93 >DOI >Link

Buckley JG, O'Driscoll D, Bennett SJ. 2002. Postural sway and active balance performance in highly active lower-limb amputees. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 81 :13-20 >Link

Rodacki ALF, Fowler NE, Bennett SJ. 2002. Vertical jump coordination: fatigue effects. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 34 :105-116 >Link

Court MLJ, Bennett SJ, Williams AM, Davids K. 2002. Local stability in coordinated rhythmic movements: fluctuations and relaxation times. Hum Mov Sci, 21 :39-60 >Link

Ward P, Williams AM, Bennett SJ. 2002. Visual search and biological motion perception in tennis. Res Q Exerc Sport, 73 :107-112 >DOI >Link

Button C, Bennett S, Davids K. 2001. Grasping a better understanding of the intrinsic dynamics of rhythmical and discrete prehension JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 33 :27-36 >Link

Rodacki ALF, Fowler NE, Bennett S. 2001. The effect of postural variations in movement co-ordination during plyometric rebound exercises JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMECHANICS, 17 :14-27 >Link

Mullineaux DR, Bartlett RM, Bennett S. 2001. Research design and statistics in biomechanics and motor control JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 19 :739-760 >DOI >Link

Al-Abood SA, Davids KF, Bennett SJ. 2001. Specificity of task constraints and effects of visual demonstrations and verbal instructions in directing learners' search during skill acquisition. J Mot Behav, 33 :295-305 >DOI >Link

Al-Abood SA, Davids K, Bennett SJ, Ashford D, Martinez Marin M. 2001. Effects of manipulating relative and absolute motion information during observational learning of an aiming task. J Sports Sci, 19 :507-520 >DOI >Link

Rodacki AL, Fowler NE, Bennett SJ. 2001. Multi-segment coordination: fatigue effects. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 33 :1157-1167 >Link

Davids K, Kingsbury D, Bennett S, Handford C. 2001. Information--movement coupling: implications for the organization of research and practice during acquisition of self-paced extrinsic timing skills. J Sports Sci, 19 :117-127 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ. 2000. Implicit learning: Should it be used in practice? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 31 :542-546 >Link

Bennett SJ, van der Kamp J, Savelsbergh GJ, Davids K. 2000. Discriminating the role of binocular information in the timing of a one-handed catch. The effects of telestereoscopic viewing and ball size. Exp Brain Res, 135 :341-347 >Link

Scott K, Kingsbury D, Bennett S, Davids K, Langley M. 2000. Effects of cricket ball colour and illuminance levels on catching behaviour in professional cricketers. Ergonomics, 43 :1681-1688 >DOI >Link

Button C, Davids K, Bennett SJ, Taylor MA. 2000. Mechanical perturbation of the wrist during one-handed catching. Acta Psychol (Amst), 105 :9-30 >Link

Keil D, Holmes P, Bennett S, Davids K, Smith N. 2000. Theory and practice in sport psychology and motor behaviour needs to be constrained by integrative modelling of brain and behaviour. J Sports Sci, 18 :433-443 >DOI >Link

Davids K, Bennett S, Kingsbury D, Jolley L, Brain T. 2000. Effects of postural constraints on children's catching behavior. Res Q Exerc Sport, 71 :69-73 >DOI >Link

Davids K, Bennett S, Handford C, Jones B. 1999. Acquiring coordination in self-paced, extrinsic timing tasks: A constraints-led perspective INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 30 :437-461 >Link

van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP, Davids K. 1999. Timing a one-handed catch II. Adaptation to telestereoscopic viewing EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 129 :369-377 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Davids K, Woodcock J. 1999. Structural Organization of Practice: Effects of Practicing Under Different Informational Constraints on the Acquisition of One-Handed Catching Skill. J Mot Behav, 31 :3-9 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, van der Kamp J, Savelsbergh GJ, Davids K. 1999. Timing a one-handed catch. I. Effects of telestereoscopic viewing. Exp Brain Res, 129 :362-368 >Link

Bennett S, Button C, Kingsbury D, Davids K. 1999. Manipulating visual informational constraints during practice enhances the acquisition of catching skill in children. Res Q Exerc Sport, 70 :220-232 >DOI >Link

Bennett S, Davids K, Craig T. 1999. The effect of temporal and informational constraints on one-handed catching performance. Res Q Exerc Sport, 70 :206-211 >DOI >Link

van der Kamp J, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP, Davids K. 1998. Adaptation to telestereoscopic viewing in timing an one-handed catch JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 20 :S117-S117

Davids K, Bennett SJ. 1998. The dynamical hypothesis: The role of biological constraints on cognition Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21 :636-644

Button C, Bennett SJ, Davids K. 1998. Coordination dynamics of rhythmical and discrete prehension movements: Implications of the scanning procedure and individual differences Human Movement Science, 17 :801-820

Bennett SJ, Davids K. 1998. Manipulating peripheral visual information in manual aiming: exploring the notion of specificity of learning Human Movement Science, 17 :261-287

Handford C, Davids K, Bennett S, Button C. 1997. Skill acquisition in sport: some applications of an evolving practice ecology. J Sports Sci, 15 :621-640 >DOI >Link

Bennett SJ, Davids K. 1997. The effect of task constraints on the manipulation of visual information and the implications for the specificity of learning hypothesis Human Movement Science, 16 :379-390

Bennett S, Davids K. 1996. Does the removal or addition of vision during practice enhance skill acquisition? A test of the specificity of learning hypothesis Journal of Sports Sciences, 14 :19-20

Bennett S, Davids K, Button C. 1996. The specificity of learning hypothesis and one-handed catching Journal of Sports Sciences, 14 :20-21

Bennett S, Davids K. 1995. The manipulation of vision during the powerlift squat: exploring the boundaries of the specificity of learning hypothesis. Res Q Exerc Sport, 66 :210-218 >DOI >Link

Ballester R, Huertas F, Uji M, Bennett SJ. Stroboscopic vision and sustained attention during coincidence-anticipation Scientific Reports,

Foster N, Bennett SJ, Causer J, Bird G, Andrew M, Hayes S. Atypical biological kinematics are represented during observational practice Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,

Bennett SJ, Davids K. The manipulation of vision during the powerlift squat: Exploring the boundaries of the specificity of learning hypothesis Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 3 :210-218

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Robinson MA, Hayes S, Bennett S, Barton G, Elliott D. 2010. Sensory motor equivalence: Manual aiming in tetraplegic patients following tendon transfer surgery 11th International Multisensory Research Forum

Ricken AXC, Bennett SJ, Savelsbergh GJP. 2005. Coordination of reaching in children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy under different task demands MOTOR CONTROL, International Workshop on Advances in Motor Research in Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy 9 :357-371 >Link

Kingsbury D, Bennett S, Davids K. 2003. An analysis of movement behaviour in novices: re-exploring the 'degrees-of-freedom' problem JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 12th Commonwealth International Sport Conference 21 :242-243 >Link

Kingsbury D, Davids K, Bennett S. 2002. Developing coordination in the overhand volleyball float serve: a constraints-led perspective JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 20 :11-12 >Link

Beak S, Davids K, Bennett S. 1999. Perception of affordances of haptic information in children and adults STUDIES IN PERCEPTION AND ACTION V, 5 :215-218 >Link

Bennett S, Elliott D. 1999. Effects of intermittent vision on prehension under binocular and monocular viewing. STUDIES IN PERCEPTION AND ACTION V, 5 :140-143 >Link

Books

Davids K, Button C, Bennett SJ. 2008. Dynamics of skill acquisition Human Kinetics Publishers 9780736036863

Davids K, Bennett S, Newell KM. 2006. Movement system variability Human Kinetics Publishers 9780736044820

Savelsbergh GJP, Davids K, van der Kamp JG, Bennett SJ. 2003. Development of movement co-ordination in children Psychology Press 9780415247375

Davids K, Savelsbergh GJP, Bennett SJ, van der Kamp JG. 2002. Interceptive actions in sport: Information and Movement Psychology Press 9780415241533

Theses / Dissertations

Bennett SJ. 1996. Exploring the Boundaries of the Specificity of Learning Hypothesis Davids K.

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Award:

Award title: Ghent University Starting Grant. A sum of 213,000 Euros has been awarded to Dr Frederik Deconinck (Promotor) and Prof Simon Bennett (Co-Promotor), Awarding body: Ghent University

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2015/151207-n-testing-england-cricketers-performance-vision/, Media coverage: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) award to explore the links between vision and elite sport publicised on the BBSRC website under Health News section.

Research Grants Awarded:

BBSRC (High Performance Sport), Linking Perception to Action in Sport: Does superior visual perception explain why good players make it look easy?, Barrett (Bradford), Buckley (Bradford), Harriss (Newcastle), Grant value (£): 636,789, Duration of research project: 2

Professional activities

Award:

Award title: Ghent University Starting Grant. A sum of 213,000 Euros has been awarded to Dr Frederik Deconinck (Promotor) and Prof Simon Bennett (Co-Promotor), Awarding body: Ghent University

Award title: International Short Visit Grant, Awarding body: Royal Society

Award title: Canada Post-Doctoral supervisor, Awarding body: National Science and Engineering Research Council

Award title: International Exchange Programme(JRP560, Awarding body: British Council

Award title: ROPA (RO22250173), Awarding body: Economic and Social Research Council

Editorial boards:

Publication: International Journal of Sport Psychology (2008), 39(2), Position: Guest editor of special edition

Publication: Journal of Sports Sciences, Position: Psychology Advisory Board

External collaboration:

URL: http://www.ugr.es/~daniel/styled/index.html, Institution: Mind, Brain & Behavior Research Center, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, Collaborator: Daniel Sanbria

Institution: Universidade Federal de Paraná, Brazil, Collaborator: Prof A Rodacki

Institution: Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Collaborator: Prof N Benguigui

Institution: University of Manchester, Collaborator: Dr E Gowen

Institution: University of Bradford, UK, Collaborator: Dr J Buckley

External committees:

Committee name: External panel member for professorial promotion, Organisation: University of Exeter

Committee name: External panel member for Senior Lecturer promotion, Organisation: Brunel University London

Committee name: External panel member for Senior Lecturer promotion, Organisation: University of Manchester

Committee name: External panel member for professorial promotion, Organisation: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Committee name: Professorial Recruitment Panel, Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University, Position: External Panel Member

Committee name: Local Scientific Committee, Organisation: European College of Sport Science

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Birmingham, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Vision Testing and Visual Training in Sport

Name of University: Otago, New Zealand, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Free University Amsterdam, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Free University Amsterdam, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: University of Ghent, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Free University Amsterdam, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Wales, Bangor, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Birmingham, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Wales, Bangor, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Leeds, Award student examined for: PhD

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: Bradford, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Ghent, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: Free University Amsterdam, Award gained by the student: PhD

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Invited Professor, Organisation: Universidade Federal de Paraná (UFPR), Brazil

Fellowship title: Invited Professor, Organisation: University Paris-Sud

Fellowship title: Visiting Foreign Researcher, Organisation: Ghent University

Fellowship title: Visiting Research Fellow, Organisation: University of Otago, New Zealand

Industrial connections:

Company: Nike Inc, Position or project: PI on project examining Nike SPARQ Sensory Performance Station.

Media Coverage:

Links #2: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/814650/Premier-League-footballers-eyesight-better-public-average, Links #1: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170608202153.htm, Links #3: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4587622/Could-explain-Wayne-Rooney-scores-goals.html, Media coverage: Findings of Nike and Man Utd project have been published in article entitled “Visual Function of English Premier League Soccer Players”, which was covered across international media including Science Daily The Daily Express The Daily Mail Eurek Alert Optician Online Health Day and Let’s Run.

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34204551, Media coverage: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) award to explore the links between vision and elite sport publicised on the BBC website following British Science Festival.

Links #1: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2015/151207-n-testing-england-cricketers-performance-vision/, Media coverage: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) award to explore the links between vision and elite sport publicised on the BBSRC website under Health News section.

Links #2: http://www.arvo.org/About_ARVO/Press_Room/Emerging_trends_and_hot_topics__Presented_Sunday,_May_1_at_the_ARVO_Annual_Meeting/, Links #1: http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=710753, Media coverage: Findings from BBSRC project to explore the links between vision and elite sport were recognised as a “hot topic” at the 2016 ARVO annual meeting, and publicised in web media.

Links #2: http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/32239-Sporting-ability-could-matter-brain-over-brawn.html, Links #1: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/academics-test-whether-top-cricketers-have-20-20-vision-1-4929656, Links #3: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/9933738.Bradford_scientists_are_ready_to_study_to_see_if_sports_stars_have_exceptional_vision/, Media coverage: Award of £521k from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for a project to explore the links between vision and sport was publicised in several national newspapers and university websites.

Membership of professional bodies:

Associate member, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Associate member, British Psychological Association

Associate member, Society for Neuroscience

Associate member, Behavioural Brain Sciences

Research Grants Awarded:

BBSRC (High Performance Sport), Linking Perception to Action in Sport: Does superior visual perception explain why good players make it look easy?, Barrett (Bradford), Buckley (Bradford), Harriss (Newcastle), Grant value (£): 636,789, Duration of research project: 2