Catherine M. Capio, PhD, PT

I have recently joined the faculty of the Institute of Human Performance in the University of Hong Kong, where I also completed my doctoral degree in 2012. I have previously worked for the University of the Philippines Manila as a senior lecturer in rehabilitation sciences, and as a clinical instructor for physiotherapy interns. I was also a researcher for the National Institutes of Health – Philippines where I completed a project on the motor development of Filipino children with Down Syndrome.

I am a physiotherapist, and I was engaged in pediatric clinical practice for many years prior to focusing on research. This influenced my research directions, such that I tend to get interested in projects that are likely to have clinical applications for persons of different abilities. I am particularly interested in applying contemporary motor learning approaches for programs that cater to individuals in the tail-ends of the lifespan (i.e. elderly and children) and those with movement impairments (e.g. cerebral palsy, stroke), and examining physical activity engagement outcomes.