Staff profile

Dr Callum Osler

Senior Lecturer in Physiology


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I teach physiology and provide supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students within the Sport and Exercise Science discipline area. I am also a researcher in the Human Sciences Research Centre; my research has primarily focused on understanding the control of human balance.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

I am interested in the control of human balance and how this is influenced by ageing. This involves studying 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 how balance control is influenced by cognitive and emotive factors.

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
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