The team at the Developmental Neuromotor & Cognition Lab have broad research interests in the development of executive function, dual-task processing and motor control, especially the effects of multitasking on gait control and impact on cognitive and social skills in children with typical and atypical development.

We explore these interests using a range of motor, gait, posture and neuroimaging technologies in several neurodevelopmental disorders including Williams and Down syndromes, autism spectrum disorder, and fragile X premutation.

Another line of research focuses on the development of low-cost virtual reality and motion capture systems for automatic, non-invasive extraction of whole-body movement for assessment and intervention in autism and developmental disabilities.

Working with us

If you are interested in working in the lab as a research assistant, honours student, PhD student or postdoctoral fellow, please contact Dr Darren Hocking by email: d.hocking@latrobe.edu.au.