Dr Rachel Coats


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Summary: Rachel Coats' research interests include motor control and motor learning, particularly in older adults, and the importance of vision for action.

Location: G.11, Psychology building


Rachel Coats has a BA(Hons) degree (2004) in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, and an MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Psychology from the University of Reading. She completed several years working as a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University, USA and then in Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds, before joining the School of Psychology in 2014.  Her current research focus is on motor control and learning across the lifespan, particularly in older adults. She examines the similarities and differences between younger and older adults and the circumstances under which differences are most apparent; important for product design, therapy, and creating environments best suited to older adults.  She is a member of the Perception, Action, and Cognition Lab.