Dr Hooshang Izadi

Senior Lecturer


Hooshang obtained a BSc from the University of Tehran and an MSc from the National University of Iran. After moving to the UK, he studied in an MSc programme at Essex University, where he also completed his PhD. He was a lecturer at Lancaster University and Queen’s University Belfast before joining Oxford Brookes in 1998.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • Applied Probability
  • Statistical Inference
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Design of Experiment
  • Sampling & Surveys
  • Advanced Statistical Methods

Postgraduate (MSc Medical Statistics)

  • Statistical Modelling Using SAS

Research Interests

Hooshang’s Research interests include both theory and application of Statistics. In particular, he works in the areas of Time Series Analysis, Frequency and time domain, as well as Multi-level Models and Linear and Nonlinear Mixed Models. He has mainly been involved with research projects of the Movement Science Group in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.


  • Estimating a Generalised Censored Regression Model: A New Method. (Economics Letters 39,1992, 19-22).
  • On the Incomplete Moments of Pearson Distributions and Evaluation of the Asymptotic Covariance Matrix of the Estimators in a Generalised Censored Regression Model. (Lancaster University Discussion Paper EC 7/92).
  • A Cluster Analysis of Economic Development of Non-Metropolitan District Councils in England and Wales, 1980-1992. (Lancaster University Discussion Paper EC 1/93), with H Armstrong.
  • The Evaluation of Economic Development Initiatives of Non-Metropolitan District Councils in England and Wales, 1980-1992. (International Regional Science Review, Vol 17, No 1, 1994), with H Armstrong.
  • A Comparison of the Economic Development Policies of County, Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan District Councils, 1990-1992. (Applied Economics, Vol 26,1994, 1007-1020) , with H. Armstrong.
  • The 1992 Research Assessment Exercise, Outcomes, Outputs and Inputs in Economics and Econometrics. (Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol 48, No 1, 1996), with J Taylor.
  • Stochastic Frontier Estimation of a CES Cost Function: The Case of Higher Education in Britain. (Economics of Education Review, Vol 21, No 1, 2002), with G Johnes et al.
  • A Pilot Study To Investigate Explosive Leg Extensor Power And Walking Performance After Stroke. (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 4 (4), 2005, 556-562), with H Dawes et al.
  • Treadmill Training for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Randomised Trial. (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 77(4), 531-3, 2006), with M Van den Berg et al.
  • A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Home Based Exercise Programme Aimed at Improving Endurance and Function in Adults With Neuromuscular Disorders (NMD).
  • (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 77, 959-962, 2006), with H Dwes et al.
  • Oxygen Cost During Walking at Different Speeds with Hip and Knee Immbilised. (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5, 640-645, 2006), with C Elsworth et al.
  • Anomalous Centre of Mass Energy Fluctuations During Treadmill Walking in Healthy Individuals.(Gait and Posture 26(3), 400-6, 2007), with J Collett et al.
  • Can Aerobic Treadmill Training Reduce the Effort of Walking and Fatigue in People with Multiple Sclerosis?: A Pilot Study.(Multiple Sclerosis, 13 (1), 113-9, 2007), with M A Newman et al.
  • Walking Performance and Its Recovery in Chronic Stroke in Relation to Extent of Lesion Overlap with the Descending Motor Tract. (Experimental Brain Research, 186 (2), 325-333, 2008), with H Dawes et al.
  • Cortical Degeneration in Chronic Striatal-Capsular Stroke. (NeuroImage 01/2009; 47) with E Zareh et al.
  • Mental Techniques During Manual Stretching in Spasticity: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.(Clinical Rehabilitation, 23, 137-145, 2009), with T J H Bovend'Eerdt et al.
  • A study of Perceived Facilitators to Physical Activity in Neurological Conditions. (International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16, 17-23, 2009), with C Elsworth et al.
  • Fast Walking Under Cognitive Motor Interference Conditions in Chronic Stroke. (Brain Research, 1287, 104-110, 2009), with A Dennis et al.
  • Gait Adaptation to Simultaneous Cognitive and mechanical Constraints. (Experimental Brain Research. 199(1):39-48, 2009 Oct), with E Al-Yahya et al.
  • Increased Profrontal Cortex Activation During Dual-Task Walking in Patients withChronic Stroke. (Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, valume 16, Feb 2010), with E Al-Yahya et al.
  • Muscle contractile characteristics: relationship to high-intensity exercise. (European Journal of Applied Physiology, 05/2010, 110(2): 295-300), with M G Morris et al.
  • An Integrated Motor Imagery Program to Improve Functional Task Performance in Neurorehabilitation: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 2010, Vol. 91, Issue 6, 939-946) with), with T J H Bovend'Eerdt et al.
  • Agreement between two different scoring procedures for goal attainment scaling is (Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2011 Jan; 43(1):46-9), with T J H Bovend'Eerdt et al.
  • Exercise for multiple sclerosis: a single-blind randomized trial comparing three exercise intensities. (Multiple Sclerosis, 2011 May;17(5):594-603), with J Collett et al.
  • Supported community exercise in people with long-term neurological conditions: a phase II randomized controlled trial. (Clinical Rehabilitation, July, 2011; vol. 25 no. 7: 588-598), with C Elsworth et al.
  • Alterations in peripheral muscle contractile characteristics following high and low intensity bouts of exercise. (European Journal of Applied Physiology. 05/2011; 112(1):337-343) with M G Morris et al.
  • Weekly exercise does not improve fatigue levels in Parkinson's disease. (Movement Disorders. 2012 Jan;27(1):143-6), with C Winward et al.
  • Cardiovascular adaptation in people with multiple sclerosis following a twelve week exercise programme suggest deconditioning rather than autonomic dysfunction caused by the disease. Results from a randomized controlled trial. (European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine) 07/2013,49, 1-10 with M G Feltham et al.
  • Delayed Recovery of Leg Fatigue Symptoms Following a Maximal Exercise Session in People With Multiple Sclerosis. (Neurorehabilitation and neural repair 09/2013), with Helen Dawes et al.
  • Altered submaximal exercise response in people with Huntington’s Disease: Implication for exercise prescription. (Clinical Rehabilitation 2.92 Feb 2015). With Helen Dawes et al.
  • Brookes Inertial Gait (BIG) database: Gait changes and its relation to anthropometric dimorphic traits. (Gait and Posture). Submitted on 22/7/2014. With Patrick Esser et al.
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Hooshang Izadi


Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus
United Kingdom