Dr. Lee Walsh trained at Monash University in electrical engineering and human physiology and then completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales.
Dr Walsh works in the field of sensorimotor control, so his research focusses on how the brain controls the muscles and how it uses information from the body to help it do so. He is a specialist in the sense of proprioception, which is how the brain monitors the position, movement and forces of the limbs.
Recently he has begun to focus on the stored maps and images that the brain uses to track the body’s position, size, shape as well as which things are part of the body.
Dr Walsh is also involved in teaching science to school students and their teachers. He has been involved in the Scientists in Schools Program since 2008 and participated in the Australian pilot of I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of here.
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