The International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC) was established in 2015 as a way to bring together an international body of researchers at various points in their career and from a variety of countries and research backgrounds. Our purpose is to increase visibility and impact of Motor Development research over the next decade through meaningful collaborations.


The Fifth Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium will take place in Komotini, Greece in September 2021! The School of Physical Education and Sport Science at the Democritus University of Thrace will be hosting - mark your calendars to join us in Greece!

The Fourth Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium was co-hosted with CIAPSE (Congres International sur I'Activite Physique e le Sport chez l"Enfant) in Verona, Italy from September 11-14, 2019. Pictures and details from this conference will be available shortly on the Fourth Assembly page.



Check out the Research link to get information on recent publications of I-MDRC members, an Essential Reading list compiled by leaders in the Motor Development field, and our Featured Researcher,  Dr. Jane Clark.

Doctoral Student Funding Opportunity at USC


Full-Time Doctoral (Ph.D.) Graduate Assistant in Physical Education Pedagogy  or Motor Behavior (up to 3 years)

  • 20 hours per week
  • Department of Physical Education (ranked #1 in the nation)
  • College of Education
  • University of South Carolina
  • Please send expressions of interest to Dr. Ali Brian (abrian@sc.edu) or Dr. David Stodden (stodden@mailbox.sc.edu)

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