Psychology of movement

The Psychology of movement group includes research on expressive movements such as gestures, infant sign, and dance.

The gestures subgroup investigates gestures in developmental and forensic settings and has led to the rolling out of an infant-sign programme to low-income families in Hertfordshire Sure Start centres.

The Movement group also includes our unique Dance psychology subgroup which carries out research on health and biological factors in dance. Among other things, the Dance subgroup works with Parkinson’s Disease patients on the impact of dance on mood and movement.