falkinghamWelcome to the Falkingham lab webpage

I’m Dr Peter Falkingham, a Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. My primary research focus is on animal motion, as well as how such motion is preserved in the fossil record.

My primary research incorporates data from extant taxa using XROMM techniques to study the sub-surface motion of the foot during locomotion. This can then be tied to understanding footprint formation, and ultimately how extinct animals moved.

In addition to my work on locomotion and footprints, I’m also involved in other research areas including biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and development of digitsation and motion capture techniques and applications.  I collaborate with a global network of colleagues from the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, China, and South America.