Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Simon Walker

University Academic Fellow in Biomechanics
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact:  Garstang 5.55e, +44(0) 113 34 33821, email address for  

Modules taught

SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II

Bomphrey RJ, Nakata T, Phillips N, Walker SM Smart wing rotation and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency mosquito flight Nature 544 92-95, 2017
DOI:10.1038/nature21727

Bomphrey RJ, Nakata T, Phillips N, Walker SM Mosquitoes Show Evidence for a New Lifting Mechanism in Insect Flight, 2017

Phillips N, Nakata T, Walker SM, Bomphrey RJ Aerodynamic Imaging by Nocturnal Mosquitoes, 2017

Hofhuis H, Moulton D, Lessinnes T, Routier-Kierzkowska A-L, Bomphrey RJ, Mosca G, Reinhardt H, Sarchet P, Gan X, Tsiantis M, Ventikos Y, Walker S, Goriely A, Smith R, Hay A Morphomechanical Innovation Drives Explosive Seed Dispersal Cell 166 222-233, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.002
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Page JW, Walker SM Reassessing the Gear Change Mechanism in Dipteran Flight, 2016

Dawson IL, Taylor GK, Walker SM Torsion and Twist in Drosophila melanogaster Flight, 2016

Bomphrey RJ, Nakata T, Dawson IL, Walker SM Behavioural clustering and the kinematic modes used by Drosophila in flight, 2015

Mokso R, Schwyn DA, Walker SM, Doube M, Wicklein M, Müller T, Stampanoni M, Taylor GK, Krapp HG Four-dimensional in vivo X-ray microscopy with projection-guided gating Scientific Reports 5 -, 2015
DOI:10.1038/srep08727
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Walker SM, Schwyn DA, Mokso R, Wicklein M, Müller T, Doube M, Stampanoni M, Krapp HG, Taylor GK In Vivo Time-Resolved Microtomography Reveals the Mechanics of the Blowfly Flight Motor PLoS Biology 12 -, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001823
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Walker SM, Taylor GK Unravelling the insect flight motor using in vivo time-resolved x-ray tomography, 2014

Schwyn DA, Mokso R, Walker SM, Doube M, Wicklein M, Taylor GK, Stampanoni M, Krapp HG High-Speed X-ray Imaging on the Fly Synchrotron Radiation News 26 4-10, 2013
DOI:10.1080/08940886.2013.771064
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Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Operation of the alula as an indicator of gear change in hoverflies Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9 1194-1207, 2012
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2011.0617
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Walker SM, Taylor GK The control of saccades in hoverflies, 2012

Taylor GK, Carruthers AC, Hubel TY, Walker SM Wing Morphing in Insects, Birds and Bats: Mechanism and Function In Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures , 2012
DOI:10.1002/9781119964032.ch2

Carruthers AC, Thomas ALR, Walker SM, Taylor GK Mechanics and aerodynamics of perching manoeuvres in a large bird of prey, 2010
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Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Kinematics and control in free-flying hoverflies, 2010

Carruthers AC, Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Aerodynamics of aerofoil sections measured on a free-flying bird Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering 224 855-864, 2010
DOI:10.1243/09544100JAERO737
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Bomphrey RJ, Walker SM, Taylor GK The typical flight performance of blowflies: Measuring the normal performance envelope of Calliphora vicina using a novel corner-cube arena PLoS ONE 4 -, 2009
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0007852
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Young J, Walker SM, Bomphrey RJ, Taylor GK, Thomas ALR Details of insect wing design and deformation enhance aerodynamic function and flight efficiency Science 325 1549-1552, 2009
DOI:10.1126/science.1175928
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Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Deformable wing kinematics in the desert locust: How and why do camber, twist and topography vary through the stroke? Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6 735-747, 2009
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2008.0435
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Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Deformable wing kinematics in free-flying hoverflies Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7 131-142, 2009
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2009.0120
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Carruthers AC, Thomas AL, Walker SM, Taylor GK Aerofoil sections from a Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis in free flight: Wind tunnel and computational testing, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.198

Walker SM, Thomas ALR, Taylor GK Photogrammetric reconstruction of high-resolution surface topographies and deformable wing kinematics of tethered locusts and free-flying hoverflies Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6 351-366, 2009
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2008.0245
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Walker SM, Taylor GK, Thomas ALR 3D reconstruction of the wing and body kinematics of hoverflies during free-flight, 2008
DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.125

Young J, Walker SM, Taylor GK, Thomas ALR Numerical simulation of the aerodynamics of a desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) in forward flight, 2008
DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.126

Taylor GK, Bacic M, Bomphrey RJ, Carruthers AC, Gillies J, Walker SM, Thomas ALR New experimental approaches to the biology of flight control systems, 2008
DOI:10.1242/jeb.012625
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Carruthers AC, Taylor GK, Walker SM, Thomas ALR Use and function of a leading edge flap on the wings of eagles, 2007
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