Professor Riek holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; and undertook postdoctoral research at The University of Queensland and Northwestern University. He re-joined UQ as an ARC QEII Research Fellow in 2003 and was promoted to Professor in 2013. Professor Riek has been published in more than 80 publications in the area of sensorimotor neuroscience and his work has been underpinned by grant support from ARC, NHMRC and Queensland Health.
Professor Riek brings a wealth of experience to the Graduate School. He has been the Principal Advisor of six students who have completed their PhD and has served as Postgraduate Coordinator in the School of Human Movement Studies since 2009.