Professor Winston Byblow
Director, Movement Neuroscience Laboratory
Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
Professor Winston Byblow is an internationally acclaimed leader in movement neuroscience who conducts pioneering work in stroke rehabilitation and the brain mechanisms underlying movement control. The Movement Neuroscience Laboratory he established within the Department of Sport and Exercise Science is a magnet for international scholars and a central component of the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research.
Professor Byblow’s research is published in the leading journals of Neurology and Neuroscience including: Brain; Stroke; Cerebral Cortex; Journal of Physiology; and Journal of Neurophysiology. He has contributed to the professional literature through several book chapters, proceedings, edited volumes and technical reports and is frequently invited to deliver keynote lectures to specialist, professional and public audiences.
Professor Byblow’s leadership is exemplified through many senior management roles at the University of Auckland including as an Associate Dean of Science. He is a frequent grant and manuscript reviewer with several editorial responsibilities for academic journals. He has examined PhD theses from leading universities in New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and Canada, mentored postdoctoral fellows and supervised more than 20 doctoral and Masters research students. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation, a founding member of the International Society for Motor Control, and an International Fellow in the US National Academy of Kinesiology.