Mentor Carroll inspires early researchers
The ability to create an "inspirational research environment"
Professor Timothy Carroll's recent commendation by the Faculty of Health and Behavioural
Dr Carroll was recognised in the category of Research
Mentorship, following years of nurturing early career staff (ECR)
in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition
His nomination referenced his two-year role chairing ECR staff
development meetings and in developing a HMNS Strategic Grant
"The panel pairs senior researchers with ECRs to provide
mentorship and advice on medium-to-long-term strategies for future
funding success," the nomination read.
"Dr Carroll never discounts new ideas - no matter how
far-fetched they may be - and he constantly motivates us to push
the boundaries in our scientific pursuits."
"Having such a mentor directly benefits our productivity and
development, and creates an inspirational research
An Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, Dr Carroll
has a specific interest in neural control of movement and broader
topics across integrative human physiology.
One of the most interesting aspects of his work is determining
how the central nervous system is reorganised as a result of motor
learning and exercise.
His previous accolades include being awarded a UQ Foundation
Research Excellence Award, as well as a Trinity College (Cambridge)
Visiting Scholar Grant, and an Isaac Walton Killam Memorial
Scholarship to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of
Dr Carroll has published more than 60 papers and one book
chapter, with a commendable average of more than 20 citations per
The Australian Institute of Sport has utilised Dr Carroll's
research findings for two professional development workshops for