Dr Catherine M. Capio

Catherine Capio

Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD, MSc (Ergonomics), BSc (Physical Therapy)

About Catherine

Catherine practiced paediatric physiotherapy prior to focusing on research. She completed her PhD in the University of Hong Kong, where she examined the intersecting areas of motor control, physical activity, and health in children. During her doctoral studies, Catherine was an International Scholar in the University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium, where she engaged in research and practice in psychomotor therapy for children and youth with mental health conditions. She also had specialised trainings in neuroscience (International Brain Research Organisation) and physical activity measurement (Medical Research Council, UK).

Research Interests

The overarching aim of Catherine's research is to promote physical activity and health across the lifespan through movement-based approaches. Primarily, she focuses on developing and measuring fundamental movement skills and physical activity of children, both typically developing and with disabilities. Ultimately, Catherine’s research is geared towards contributing to evidence-based practice. A secondary research interest is the interaction of perception and action, as applied to health promotion and falls prevention among older adults.

Recent Publications

  • Chan, D. C. L., Wong, T. W. L., Zhu, F. F., Cheng Lam, C., Young, W. R., Capio, C. M., & Masters, R. S. W. (2019). Investigating Changes in Real-time Conscious Postural Processing by Older Adults during Different Stance Positions Using Electroencephalography Coherence. Experimental Aging Research, 45(5), 410-423. doi:10.1080/0361073X.2019.1664450

  • Sit, C. H. P., Yu, J. J., Wong, S. H. S., Capio, C. M., & Masters, R. (2019). A school-based physical activity intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 89, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2019.03.004

  • Masters, R., Capio, C., Poolton, J., & Uiga, L. (2018). Perceptual modification of the built environment to influence behavior associated with physical ‎activity: quasi-experimental field studies of a stair banister illusion‎. Sports Medicine, 48(6), 1505-1511. doi:10.1007/s40279-018-0869-5

  • Rotor, E. R., & Capio, C. M. (2018). Clinical reasoning of Filipino physical therapists: Experiences in a developing nation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 34(3), 181-193. doi:10.1080/09593985.2017.1390802

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Ageing; Children; Disabilities; Health; Sport Science; Youth