Mohsen Shafizadeh teaches motor control and movement analysis on the sport and exercise science related degrees and cover both sport and clinical settings. Current research interests include skill acquisition, movement re-acquisition and using constrained-led approach in practice for rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Mohsen Shafizadeh was appointed to the academic staff of the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity in 2012. He has teaching responsibilities in the areas of skill acquisition and performance analysis and he has role as module leader for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
His research expertise lies mainly in the acquisition and re-acquisition of motor skills and analysis performance in both healthy population and people with long-term neurological conditions. Another area is application of theories of ecological-dynamic in practice for talent development and skill refinement.
Before he came to Sheffield Hallam University, he had a postdoc research position in University College London on a funded project in low-back pain and physical activity and he was responsible to record muscle activity using wireless EMG systems in different types of movement patterns. He graduated in 2004 in motor behaviour and his PhD dissertation was about attentional focus and learning bimanual coordination skills in anticipatory tasks.
Specialist areas of interest
Movement rehabilitation, movement analysis, motor control and learning, performance analysis
Health And Wellbeing
Perception-action coupling in real contexts
Motor variability in people with stroke during walking Motor control in people with long-term neurological conditions
Gait re-education in people with stroke Dual-tasking and task constraints in rehabilitation of motor disorders
Sport and Exercise Science
Motor control, performance analysis
Balali, M., Parvinpour, S., & Shafizadeh, M. (2020). Effect of motor development levels on kinematic synergies during two-hand catching in children. Motor Control, 24 (4), 543-557. http://doi.org/10.1123/mc.2019-0120
Shafizadeh, M., Manson, J., Fowler-Davis, S., Ali, K., Lowe, A.C., Stevenson, J., ... Davids, K. (2020). Effects of Enriched Physical Activity Environments on Balance and Fall Prevention in Older Adults: A Scoping Review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. http://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2019-0395
Shafizadeh, M., Bonner, S., Barnes, A., & Fraser, J. (2019). Effects of task and environmental constraints on axial kinematic synergies during the tennis service in expert players. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. http://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1701093
Shafizadeh, M., Sharifnezhad, A., & Wheat, J. (2019). Age-related changes to motor synergies in multi-joint and multi-finger manipulative skills: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119 (10), 2349-2362. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04216-4
Parvinpour, S., Shafizadeh, M., Balali, M., Abbasi, A., Wheat, J., & Davids, K. (2019). Effects of a developmental task constraints intervention on kinematic synergies during two-hand catching in children with developmental delays. Journal of Motor Behavior. http://doi.org/10.1080/00222895.2019.1649998
Shafizadeh, M., Theis, N., & Davids, K. (2019). Locomotor adaptations during RaceRunning in people with neurological motor disorders. Adapted physical activity quarterly. http://doi.org/10.1123/apaq.2018-0155
Shafizadeh, M., Wheat, J., Kelley, J., & Nourian, R. (2019). Stroke survivors exhibit stronger lower extremity synergies in more challenging walking conditions. Experimental Brain Research. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-019-05560-9
Shafizadeh, M., Crowther, R., Wheat, J., & Davids, K. (2019). Effects of personal and task constraints on limb coordination during walking: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Biomechanics, 61, 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.10.024
Shafizadeh, M., Bonner, S., Fraser, J., & Barnes, A. (2018). Effect of environmental constraints on multi-segment coordination patterns during the tennis service in expert performers. Journal of sports sciences, 37 (9), 1011-1020. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1538691
Wang, C., Redgrave, J., Shafizadehkenari, M., Majid, A., Kilner, K., & Ali, A.N. (2018). Aerobic exercise interventions reduce blood pressure in patients after stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-098903
Shafizadehkenari, M., Crowther, R., Ali, A., & Davids, K. (2017). Effects of dual task constraints on intra-limb coordination during treadmill walking in people with chronic stroke. Clinical Kinesiology, 71 (2), 8-18. http://www.clinicalkinesiology.net/
Shafizadehkenari, M., Wheat, J., Davids, K., Ansari, N.N., Ali, A., & Samira, G. (2017). Constraints on perception of information from obstacles during foot clearance in people with chronic stroke. Experimental Brain Research, 235 (6), 1665-1676. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-4920-9
Shafizadehkenari, M. (2016). Movement coordination during Sit-to-Stand in low back persons. Human Movement, 17 (2), 107-111. http://doi.org/10.1515/humo-2016-0012
Shafizadehkenari, M., Davids, K., Correia, V., Wheat, J., & Hizan, H. (2015). Informational constraints on interceptive actions of elite football goalkeepers in 1 v1 dyads during competitive performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (17), 1596-1601. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1125011
Shafizadehkenari, M., Hasanzadeh, H., Akhondi, O., Ghasami, M., & Rashidzadeh, P. (2015). The effect of cognitive dual-tasking under task constraint on spatiotemporal gait parameters in people with long-term neurological condition. Journal of Physical Therapy.
Shafizadehkenari, M., Lago-Penas, C., Gridley, A., & Platt, G.K. (2014). Temporal analysis of losing possession of the ball leading to conceding a goal : a study of the incidence of perturbation in soccer. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 (4), 627-636. http://doi.org/10.1260/1747-95220.127.116.117
Scholes, R., & Shafizadeh, M. (2014). Prediction of successful performance from fielding indicators in cricket : Champions League T20 tournament. Sports Technology, 7 (1-2), 62-68. http://doi.org/10.1080/19346182.2014.893349
Shafizadehkenari, M., & Taylor, M. (2013). Performance Consistency of International Soccer Teams in Euro 2012: a Time Series Analysis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 38, 169-177.
Shafizadehkenari, M., Watson, P.J., & Mohammadi, B. (2013). Intra-limb coordination in gait pattern in healthy peopleand multiple sclerosis patients. Clinical Kinesiology, 67 (3), 32-38.
Shafizadehkenari, M., Platt, G.K., & Bahram, A. (2013). Effects of focus of attention and types of practice on learning and self-efficacy in dart throwing. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 117 (1), 182-192. http://doi.org/10.2466/25.30.PMS.117x12z5
Shafizadehkenari, M., Platt, G.K., & Mohammadi, B. (2013). Effects of different focus of attention rehabilitative training on gait performance in Multiple Sclerosis patients. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17 (1), 28-34. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.04.005
Shafizadehkenari, M., & Platt, G.K. (2012). Effect of verbal cueing on trajectory anticipation in the penalty kick among novice football goalkeepers1. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 114 (1), 174-184. http://doi.org/10.2466/05.23.25.PMS.114.1.174-184
Shafizadehkenari, M., Abolfazli, R., & Platt, G.K. (2012). Effect of visual force biofeedback on balance control in people with Multiple Sclerosis- a Pilot Quasi-experimental study. Journal of Physical Therapy, 6 (1), 21-27. http://www.scopemed.org/fulltextpdf.php?mno=32045
Shafizadehkenari, M. (2012). An exploratory analysis of losing possession in professional soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 14-23.
Shafizadehkenari, M., McMorris, T., & Sproule, J. (2011). Effect of different external attention of focus instruction on learning of golf putting skill. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113 (2), 662-670. http://doi.org/10.2466/05.23.25.PMS.113.5.662-670
Shafizadehkenari, M., & Gray, S. (2011). Development of a behavioural assessment system for achievement motivation in soccer matches. Journal of quantitative analysis in sports, 7 (3). http://doi.org/10.2202/1559-0410.1288
Shafizadehkenari, M., & Mehdizadeh, M. (2009). Relationship between maternal distress with fetus growth rate: mediator role of heart rate. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9 (1), 193-196. http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/display/814190
Akbari, H., Abdoli, B., Shafizadehkenari, M., Khalaji, H., Hajihosseini, S., & Ziaee, V. (2009). The effect of traditional games in fundamental motor skilldevelopment in 7-9 year old boys. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 19 (2), 123-129. http://journals.tums.ac.ir/abs.aspx?segment=en&issue_id=1495&culture_var=en&journal_id=4&org_id=59&manuscript_id=13004
Shafizadehkenari, M. (2008). Qualitative analysis of aggressive behaviors in the adolescent, youth and adult soccer world cups. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 8 (3), 40-48.
Shafizadeh, M., Shahab, P., Marzie, B., & Mohsen, S. (n.d.). Effects of age and task difficulty on postural sway, variability and complexity. Adaptive Behavior.
Shafizadeh, M., Wheat, J., Kelley, J., & Davids, K. (2017). Effects of different walking constraints on motor synergy in people with chronic stroke. In European Society of Biomechanics Conference, 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017.
Shafizadehkenari, M., & Platt, G. (2013). Motor control and variability in human gait pattern. In Lopez, M., & Gillingham, A. (Eds.) Treadmills: Kinematic Variability, Uses in Therapy & Effects on Muscle Activity. (pp. 1-42). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publisher: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=36045
Platt, G.K., Shafizadehkenari, M., & Revolta, G. (2012). Children and handedness: making the right choices. Nova Publisher. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=30559&osCsid=b