Tim Carroll, PhD

BSc (Hons 1), PhD (Neuroscience) (Qld)
  • Associate Professor in Motor Control
  • Director of the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance (CSP)
  • Program Convenor, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Contact details

Room: 533, level 5, School of Human Movement Studies building (26B)
Phone: (+61) 7 3365 6380
Fax: (+61) 7 3365 6877


Dr Carroll completed his doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Queensland in 2001. He was awarded an Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Alberta in 2002, before accepting a position as a Lecturer in Human Motor Control at the University of New South Wales in 2003. He joined the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences as a Senior Lecturer in July 2007.

Teaching interests

  • Motor control and learning

Research Interests

  • Sensorimotor adaptation
  • Transfer of skill between limbs
  • Computational models of muscle coordination

Key Research Projects

Revealing how the human brain coordinates body movements for applications in health and technology. Carroll TJ. Australian Research Council Future Fellowship: 2012-2016 ($701, 527)

Brain mechanisms of learning in visually-guided movement. Riek SP, Carroll TJ, de Rugy A. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant: 2012-2014 ($315, 000)

The Role of Attention in Modifying Neural Plasticity in the Adult Human Cortex. Mattingley J, Riek SP, Carroll TJ, Kamke M, Sale M. NHMRC Project Grant: 2012-2014 ($378,510)

Neural mechanisms underlying interlateral transfer of ballistic motor skill. Carroll TJ, Riek SP. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant: 2010-2013 ($328, 000)

For more information about Tim Carroll's research projects, see the School's Centre for Sensorimotor Performance (CSP)


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