The main purpose of the Research Centre for Movement Science is to reinforce research in the field of movement science within the university and search for collaboration among institutes and corporations outside it. The research centre holds regular seminars on subjects connected to movement science.
The research centres executive board:
- Árni Árnason, associate professor
- Kristín Briem, professor and chairman
- Sólveig Ása Árnadóttir, associate professor
About the research centre
The Research Centre of Movement Science was established on the 1st of sepember 2003. It is a scientific research centre and part of the Department of Physical Therapy in the University of Iceland. Movement sciences involves all sciences that are connected to the movement of the human body in one way or another. It is a place for knowledge sharing, research and development in all fields of movement science and physical therapy.
The role of the research centre and its staff are:
- to be a scientific research centre in movement science and related subjects
- to provide teachers in physical therapy with facilities for movement science research and reinforce their research
- to supervise graduate studies in the department in collaboration with the faculty dean and department administrator
- to provide students in research based studies with facilities and equipment for research
- to provide students with training and experience in scientific practices by giving them the opportunity to conduct research
- to create research facilities for guest teachers, specialists and young scientists as is possible
- to promote conferences, courses, seminars and all kinds of activity within the academic field
- to take care of service projects in the academic field of the department
- to provide assistance and service for publication of books, f.e. in collaboration with the University of Iceland Press
- to collaborate with other research institutes and laboratories in health sciences or related subject
Members of the Research Centre of Movement Science are: professors, associate professors, assistant professors at the Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine. Also others that the executive board has provided with facilities, such as guest teachers, specialists, post docs and graduate students.
All members take part in the ideological development of the centers operation and academic policymaking along with the chairman and the executive board. In addition, other academics, within or outside the university, can connect with the centre. Such connections do not automatically include membership though.