Staff profile

Dr Callum Osler

Lecturer in Human and Exercise Physiology / Programme Leader for MRes Sport and Exercise

Dr Callum Osler


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am involved in teaching, student supervision and research within the Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science area. I teach mainly physiology and also provide supervision to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students. My research has primarily focused on understanding the control of human balance.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

My main research interests lie within the field of human balance control.

I am interested in how we use our senses to maintain upright posture. My work has predominantly used electrical vestibular stimulation to investigate balance and orientation reflexes. I recently used this technique in older adults to investigate whether the vestibular control of balance is affected by ageing. In addition to studying the vestibular system, I have conducted research examining the effect of light touch and interpersonal contact on the control of balance.

I am also interested in the interaction between exercise and balance control. This includes investigating how exercise programmes can be used to reduce fall risk in older adults.

Enquiries from prospective postgraduate researchers are welcome at any time.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

International experience

I have presented my research findings at a number of international conferences:

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications