Dr. Silva is currently on research leave until December 31, 2021.


My research program is dedicated to understanding the determinants of successful mobility in naturally challenging conditions with a focus on the visual perception and executive mechanisms underlying the control of posture and locomotion. This research is valuable as it reveals factors linked to safe and independent mobility, and it relates to the problem of falls that is a leading cause of injuries, disability and economic burden.

Research areas

  • Gait and Posture
  • Mobility
  • Visual attention
  • Aging
  • Falls


  • PhD Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M.Sc. Human Movement Sciences, University of São Paulo State, Rio Claro, Brazil
  • B.Ph.Ed., University of São Paulo State, Rio Claro, Brazil


  • Academic Skills in Kinesiology and Recreation Management (KPER 2120 A01)
  • Academic Skills in Kinesiology  & Recreation Management (KPER 2120)
  • Biomechanics (KPER 2330)


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