Dr Marco Arkesteijn PhD in Sport and Exercise Science & Sport Therapy (2012) MSc and BSc in Human Movement Sciences (2009)
I currently teach on various modules related to human and animal health and performance, including Sport and Exercise Science. My research activities focus on promoting functional ability in older adults. I'm also on the National Task Force for Falls Prevention in Wales, and the Sport Wales Advisory Group.
I received my MSc in Human Movement Sciences from the Free University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I subsequently started his PhD at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. The PhD focused on the role of pedalling technique on cycling efficiency, investigating the relationship between biomechanics and physiology. I've joined Aberystwyth University in 2012.
- SS21120 - Biomechanical Analysis
- SS25310 - Applied & Integrated Studies 1
- BR31110 - Equine Exercise Physiology
- BR14010 - Client Assessment
- SS31120 - Advanced Biomechanics
- BR21520 - Equine and Human Exercise Physiology
Teaching areas include the biomechanics and physiology of human performance in both healthy ageing and sport.
Roles include Deputy Director of Student Experience in IBERS, Senior Tutor in IBERS, and library resources manager.
Research focuses on the multi-disciplinary approach to the various aspects of frailty, including a biomechanical analysis of physical functioning such as gait and postural control, quantifying physical activity and behaviour attitudes, and diet.
Research projects include developing an understanding the mechanisms of ageing, such as the relationship between muscle wasting (sarcopenia) and muscle strength, or the impact of fatigue on daily functioning, but also on community based monitoring of frailty, and specific interventions to prevent frailty (e.g. diet, functional foods, exercise).
Future research is envisaged to incorporate: - Investigating the factors playing a role in falls and frailty of elderly people and developing training programs to promote functional ability. - Educating professionals and the general public about maintaining functional ability across the lifespan.
- Diet, Exercise, and Health
Effectiveness of exercise interventions to improve postural control in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analyses of centre of pressure measurements. Sports Medicine 47 (1) pp. 101-112. 10.1007/s40279-016-0559-0 Cadair2017.
The acute effects of integrated myofascial techniques on lumbar paraspinal blood flow compared with kinesio-taping: A pilot study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.08.012 Other Cadair2016.
Effects of prolonged walking on postural control of older adults. 22nd European Society of Biomechanics Congress, Lyon, France.. Cadair2016.
Calculation of coactivation indices during walking gait. 22nd European Society of Biomechanics Congress, Lyon, France.. Cadair2016.
Change in posture following a fatiguing task in older females. 22nd European Society of Biomechanics Congress, Lyon, France.. Cadair2016.
The relationship between muscle quality and postural control in older adults. 25th congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, UK. Cadair2015.
Visual search behaviour in skilled field-hockey goalkeepers. International Journal of Sport Psychology 41 (4) pp. 327-339. Cadair2010.