Dr Kayleigh Rose
Lecturer in Biosciences
Room: Academic Office - 131D
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal locomotion
  • Biomechanics
  • Respirometry
  • Comparative morphology


  1. & Locomotion pattern and foot pressure adjustments during gentle turns in healthy subjects. Journal of Biomechanics 60, 65-71.
  2. & Differential sex-specific walking kinematics in leghorn chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) selectively bred for different body size. The Journal of Experimental Biology 219(16), 2525-2533.
  3. & Ontogeny of sex differences in the energetics and kinematics of terrestrial locomotion in leghorn chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Scientific Reports 6(1)
  4. & Variety, sex and ontogenetic differences in the pelvic limb muscle architectural properties of leghorn chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) and their links with locomotor performance. Journal of Anatomy 228(6), 952-964.
  5. & Sex differences in gait utilization and energy metabolism during terrestrial locomotion in two varieties of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) selected for different body size. Biology Open 4(10), 1306-1315.

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  • BIO229 Tetrapod Evolution

    This module follows on from the introduction to vertebrates in the Level 4 Animal Diversity, Form and Function module, providing detail on form and function in vertebrates that spend all or part of their life cycle on land. Aspects of tetrapod behaviour, morphology and physiology will be considered in terms of adaptation and evolutionary constraint. Practicals will provide an introduction to the anatomy of birds and mammals by means of dissection, inference of the phylogenetic relationships between avian species, and an exploration of how beak morphology affects ecological niche in birds. Overall, students will gain an appreciation of the diversity of tetrapod types and an insight into the fundamental importance of metabolic rate in animals.