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Dr Adam Cocks
Lecturer in Sport Health and Exercise Sciences


Adam is a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Psychology). Following the completion of his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees at the University of Central Lancashire, Adam joined Brunel University London as a PhD student on the Isambard Scholarship Scheme in October 2012. His PhD research focussed on applying theories relating to anxiety and performance to novel dynamic domains. This included investigating how anxiety influences anticipation judgements during sport as well as fall-risk-related behaviours in older adults. After being awarded his PhD, and completing a short term Research Assistant post in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel, he began his current role in November 2017.

Newest selected publications

Cocks, A., Young, W., Ellmers, T., Jackson, R. and Williams, AM. (2021) 'Concern about falling is associated with segmental control when turning in older adults'. Gait and Posture, 88 (July 2021). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0966-6362 Open Access Link

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Ellmers, T., Cocks, A., Kal, E. and Young, W. (2020) 'Conscious movement processing, fall-related anxiety, and the visuomotor control of locomotion in older adults'. Journals of Gerontology, Series B, 75 (9). pp. 1911 - 1920. ISSN: 1079-5014 Open Access Link

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Young, W., Ellmers, T., Kinrade, N., Cossar, J. and Cocks, A. (2020) 'Re-evaluating the measurement and influence of conscious movement processing on gait performance in older adults: development of the Gait-Specific Attentional Profile.'. Gait and Posture, 81. pp. 73 - 77. ISSN: 0966-6362 Open Access Link

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Ellmers, TJ., Cocks, AJ. and Young, WR. (2019) 'Evidence of a link between fall-related anxiety and high-risk patterns of visual search in older adults during adaptive locomotion'. Journals of Gerontology, Series A, 75 (5). pp. 961 - 967. ISSN: 1079-5006 Open Access Link

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Ellmers, T., Cocks, A. and Young, W. (2019) 'Exploring attentional focus of older adult fallers during heightened postural threat'. Psychological Research, in press (7). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0340-0727 Open Access Link

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