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Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, La Trobe University

Dr Luke Wilkins is a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology within the Sport and Exercise Science department. He is subject coordinator for Motor Behaviour in Sport (SPE3MBS) and Talent Identification and Development (SPE3TID). Originally from the United Kingdom, Luke obtained his PhD from The University of Birmingham, where he explored how visual, perceptual, and cognitive skills impact sporting performance. He has held lecturing positions at Newcastle University and Nottingham Trent University, teaching on various modules related to skill acquisition and sports psychology. Between 2018 and 2020 Luke worked in the United States of America for the New York Yankees baseball organization as a sport scientist and lead skill acquisition specialist.

Luke is involved in a number of global research collaborations which include projects exploring the use of the pink ball in cricket, the gaze behaviour of baseball batters, and how virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to enhance sporting performance. He is currently working closely with UK-based VR company ‘Rezzil’ and Premier League football club Aston Villa and is also part of a Department of Defence funded project here at La Trobe.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, La Trobe University


  • 2015 
    La Trobe University, Sport and Exercise Science