Chief Technical Officer (Specialist), Physiology
David Fletcher is a Computer Science graduate with a first class honours degree in Management Information Systems (2004; TCD) and was awarded his M.Sc. in Management Information Systems in 2006 (TCD). David is also an Electronic Engineering graduate (AIT, 1993).
David was appointed to the technical staff panel in the Department of Physiology, TCD, in 2000. David's current role is Chief Technical Officer (Specialist)
The role encompasses research, design and development in the discipline of physiology, from human performance testing to motor neuron recruitment and measurements The role applies advances in electronic, mechanical, and software engineering technologies for the design of more practical and functional, non-intrusive, non-invasive instrumentation devices, and the acquisition of data from local and remote low powered smart sensors for both lab and field base research on humans.
The role involves mentoring PhD, MSc and BSc students.
The role facilitates the procurement of goods and services, teaching, publishing academic research, and administration.
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Karok,S., Fletcher, D., Witney, A.G., Task-specificity of unilateral anodal and dual-M1 tDCS effects on motor learning, Neuropsychologia, 94, 2017, p84 - 95
Sophia Karok, David Fletcher, Alice Witney, Single session of tDCS transiently enhances movement speed in a motor task for the whole lower limb, Brain Stimulation, 01/03/2015, 2015
Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, David Fletcher, Nich Mahony, A Biomechanical Assessment Of Ergometer Task Specificity In Elite Flatwater Kayakers, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2012, (11), 2012, p16 - 25
Neil Flemming, Bernard Donne and David Fletcher, Effect of kayak ergometer elastic tension on upper limb EMG activity and 3D kinematics, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 2012, p430 - 437
Bernard Donne, Mark Jordan, David Fletcher, Energy Expenditure during "exergaming"; Comparison with common sub-maximal exercise modes., 15th Annual Congress of European College od Sport Science, Antalaya, Turkey, 23 - 27 June, 2010
Mark Jordan . Bernard Donne . David Fletcher, Only lower limb controlled interactive computer gaming enables an effective increase in energy expenditure, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2010, 2010
Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, David Fletcher, A Biomechanical Assessment of Kayak Ergormeter Task Specificity, 15th Annual ECSS-Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 23 - 27 June, 2010
David Fletcher, Cathal Walsh, Adrian Parkinson, James A. Redmond. , The design and implementation of a prototype web-based route navigation simulator embedded with a test of cognitive style, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network, ELSIN XIII Style and cultural differences: how can organisations, regions and countries take advantage of style differences?, Gent, Belgium, June 23-25, 2008, edited by Eva Cools, Hermann Van den Broeck, Carol Evans and Tony Redmond , (ISBN: 9789078858164), Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Gent, Belgium, 2008, pp417 - 436