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Dr Irene Di Giulio

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Neuroscience

Biography

Dr Irene Di Giulio is a biomedical engineer and obtained her PhD in human biomechanics and motor control from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, under the supervision of Professors Ian D Loram, Constantinos N Maganaris and Vasilios Baltzopoulos. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University and then at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, under the supervision of Professor Brian L Day.

Irene joined the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences at King’s College London in 2017. She is a lecturer in Anatomy and Biomechanics and leads the Biomechanics laboratory. Irene is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of The Phsyiological Society and The Anatomical Society

Irene’s research focuses on human biomechanics and motor control. She tries to understand how the brain controls movement, in order to develop innovative tools and technologies to support individuals with neuromuscular disorders. Irene also has an interest for the aerospace field and she works in the area of inclusive space travel.

    Research

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    Neural Control of Human Movement

    The Neural Control of Human Movement Research Group investigates the relationship between neurophysiological function and human movement.

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    Aerospace Medicine & Physiology Research Group

    Understanding physiological responses to aviation and space flight and their medical implications.

    News

    King's researcher wins bid for new European Space Agency team

    The pan-European team will investigate the physiological foundations for sending parastronauts – astronauts with a physical disability – into space.

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    Features

    Parastronauts in space: what a new space programme can tell us about the way we think of disability

    The European Space Agency has been pioneering a new programme for sending parastronauts – astronauts with a physical disability – into space. In support of...

    space - desktop

      Research

      Leap thumbnail
      Neural Control of Human Movement

      The Neural Control of Human Movement Research Group investigates the relationship between neurophysiological function and human movement.

      aerospace-herofixed
      Aerospace Medicine & Physiology Research Group

      Understanding physiological responses to aviation and space flight and their medical implications.

      News

      King's researcher wins bid for new European Space Agency team

      The pan-European team will investigate the physiological foundations for sending parastronauts – astronauts with a physical disability – into space.

      astronaut space station 780x450

      Features

      Parastronauts in space: what a new space programme can tell us about the way we think of disability

      The European Space Agency has been pioneering a new programme for sending parastronauts – astronauts with a physical disability – into space. In support of...

      space - desktop