Patrick Meyer Higgins
Doctoral Student
Corpus Christi College
+44 (0)1865 271217
Research interests: 

I am interested in the biomechanics and physiology of avian flight, and my project focusses on the kinematics of wild birds in "unperturbed" flight. I am investigating how birds are adapted for flying, including how their kinematics vary with wing morphology, and how kinematics are modulated when prioritising different performance objectives in different flight modes (e.g. cruising or in ground effect). I will also investigate intermittent flight and stability.