Dr Paulo Silva Pelicioni
Senior Lecturer

Dr Paulo Silva Pelicioni

PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine (University of New South Wales) 2020.

Supervisors: Scientia Professor Stephen R. Lord and Dr Jasmine C. Menant.

Funded by Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education (Brazil) and Neuroscience Research Australia, Supplementary Scholarship.

 

MSc (by research thesis) in Human Movement Science (São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil) 2014.

Supervisor: Professor Lilian T. B. Gobbi.

Funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (Brazil).

 

Postgraduate (Lato Sensu) Certificate in Motor Learning (University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil) 2012.

 

BPT Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Anhanguera College, Rio Claro, Brazil) 2010.

Supervisor: Dr. Marcelo Pinto Pereira.

Funded by the Program "University for everyone" Brazilian Federal Government.

Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

Paulo conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of physiotherapy, human movement sciences and neuroscience, focused on preventing falls in people with neurological disorders. His fields of expertise and current areas of interest include: understanding the mechanisms of falls in older people and people with Parkinson’s disease; developing and optimising clinical tools for neurological assessments and neurorehabilitation; indigenous health; equity in Parkinson’s care, and understanding the function of healthy and pathological brains.

  • Book Chapters | 2017
    Gobbi LTB; Lahr J; Jaimes DAR; Pestana MB; Pelicioni PHS, 2017, 'Effects of physical activity on walking in individuals with Parkinson's disease', in Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders, pp. 177 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48980-3_12
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Gobbi LTB; Barbieri FA; Vitrio R; Pereira MP; Teixeira-Arroyo C; Santos PCR; Morais LC; Pelicioni PHS; Simieli L; Orcioli-Silva D; Lahr J; Hamanaka AYY; Salles AC; Alves APT; Takaki CB; Lirani- Silva E; Cezar FA; Stella F; Ferreira MDTO; Caetano MJD; M. Rinaldi N; Formaggio PM; Batistela RA; Raile V, 2014, 'Long-Term Multimodal Exercise Program Improves Motor and Non-Motor Parameters of People with Parkinson’s Disease', in A Synopsis of Parkinson's Disease, InTech, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/57104
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Gobbi LTB; Barbieri FA; Vitorio R; Pereira MP; of the PROPARKI Group CT-AOB, 2011, 'Effects of a Multimodal Exercise Program on Clinical, Functional Mobility and Cognitive Parameters of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Patients', in Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Parkinson's Disease, InTech, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/17693
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR; Okubo Y; Menant JC, 2022, 'Cortical activation during gait adaptability in people with Parkinson's disease', Gait and Posture, vol. 91, pp. 247 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.10.038
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pelicioni PHS; Waters DL; Still A; Hale L, 2022, 'A pilot investigation of reliability and validity of balance and gait assessments using telehealth with healthy older adults', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2022.111747
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gobbi LTB; Pelicioni PHS; Lahr J; Lirani-Silva E; Teixeira-Arroyo C; Santos PCRD, 2021, 'Effect of different types of exercises on psychological and cognitive features in people with Parkinson's disease: A randomized controlled trial', Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2020.05.011
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL; Halmy B; Menant JC, 2021, 'Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity During Cognitively Demanding Stepping Tasks in Older People at Low and High Risk of Falling', Frontiers in Medicine, vol. 8, pp. 554231, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2021.554231
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pelicioni PHS; Menant JC; Henderson EJ; Latt MD; Brodie MA; Lord SR, 2021, 'Mild and marked executive dysfunction and falls in people with Parkinson's disease', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 25, pp. 437 - 443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.11.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pelicioni PHS; Pereira MP; Lahr J; Dos Santos PCR; Gobbi LTB, 2021, 'Assessment of force production in parkinson’s disease subtypes', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910044
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pelicioni PHS; Santos AD; Tako KV; Santos PCR, 2021, 'COVID-19 and its impact on human motor control', Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, vol. 15, pp. 9 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.196
    Journal articles | 2021
    Perracini MR; de Amorim JSC; Lima CA; da Silva A; Trombini-Souza F; Pereira DS; Pelicioni PHS; Duim E; Batista PP; dos Santos RB; de Lima MDCC; Carlos AG; Santos AD; da Silva Fittipaldi EO; Campos H; Gazzola JM; Moreira M; Ferreira MB; de Oliveira Cirino NT; Dantas RO; dos Ramos Varanda R; de Moraes SA; de Alvarenga GM; Ribeiro da Silva CC; Bandeira Felipe SG; Lustosa LP, 2021, 'Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Life-Space Mobility of Older Adults Living in Brazil: REMOBILIZE Study', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.643640
    Journal articles | 2020
    Menant JC; Maidan I; Alcock L; Al-Yahya E; Cerasa A; Clark DJ; de Bruin E; Fraser S; Gramigna V; Hamacher D; Herold F; Holtzer R; Izzetoglu M; Lim S; Pantall A; Pelicioni P; Peters S; Rosso AL; St George R; Stuart S; Vasta R; Vitorio R; Mirelman A, 2020, 'A consensus guide to using functional near-infrared spectroscopy in posture and gait research', Gait and Posture, vol. 82, pp. 254 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.09.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR, 2020, 'COVID-19 will severely impact older people's lives, and in many more ways than you think!', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 24, pp. 293 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR; Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2020, 'People With Parkinson’s Disease Exhibit Reduced Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity When Undertaking Complex Stepping Tasks Requiring Inhibitory Control', Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, vol. 34, pp. 1088 - 1098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1545968320969943
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pelicioni PHS; Pereira MP; Lahr J; Rodrigues MML; Gobbi LTB, 2020, 'Biomechanical analysis of sit-to-walk in different Parkinson's disease subtypes', Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2020.105010
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pelicioni PHS; Schulz-Moore JS; Hale L; Canning CG; Lord SR, 2020, 'Lockdown During COVID-19 and the Increase of Frailty in People With Neurological Conditions', Frontiers in Neurology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.604299
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pelicioni PHS; Menant JC; Latt MD; Lord SR, 2019, 'Falls in parkinson’s disease subtypes: Risk factors, locations and circumstances', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122216
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pelicioni PHS; Pereira MP; Lahr J; Rodrigues MML; de Morais LC; Moraes R; Gobbi LTB, 2019, 'Motor adjustments during time-constrained sit-to-walk in people with Parkinson's disease', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2019.110654
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pelicioni PHS; Tijsma M; Lord SR; Menant J, 2019, 'Prefrontal cortical activation measured by fNIRS during walking: Effects of age, disease and secondary task', PeerJ, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/PEERJ.6833
    Journal articles | 2018
    Caetano MJD; Lord SR; Brodie MA; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2018, 'Executive functioning, concern about falling and quadriceps strength mediate the relationship between impaired gait adaptability and fall risk in older people', Gait and Posture, vol. 59, pp. 188 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.10.017
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lahr J; Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Batistela RA; Gobbi LTB, 2018, 'lado de início da doença influencia a destreza manual de pacientes com doença de Parkinson', Revista de Terapia Ocupacional da Universidade de São Paulo, vol. 29, pp. 223 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2238-6149.v29i3p223-229
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pelicioni PHS; Brodie MA; Latt MD; Menant JC; Menz HB; Fung VSC; Lord SR, 2018, 'Head and trunk stability during gait before and after levodopa intake in Parkinson's disease subtypes', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 111, pp. 78 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.06.031
    Journal articles | 2017
    Caetano MJD; Menant JC; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2017, 'Sensorimotor and Cognitive Predictors of Impaired Gait Adaptability in Older People', The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 72, pp. 1257 - 1263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw171
    Journal articles | 2017
    Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Gobbi LTB, 2017, 'RCVibro System: full description of a custom-made vibratory system and its reliability', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 21, pp. 440 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.09.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    de Morais LC; Pereira MP; Lahr J; Pelicioni PHS; Rinaldi NM; Gobbi LTB, 2017, 'Predictors of the functional reach test in people with Parkinson's disease', Journal of Physical Education (Maringa), vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.4025/jphyseduc.v28i1.2846
    Journal articles | 2016
    Caetano MJD; Lord SR; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2016, 'Age-related changes in gait adaptability in response to unpredictable obstacles and stepping targets', Gait and Posture, vol. 46, pp. 35 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.02.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Gobbi LTB, 2016, 'Manipulating vibratory devices’ orientation and position enhances proprioceptive disturbance during upright stance', Somatosensory and Motor Research, vol. 33, pp. 86 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08990220.2016.1182015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lahr J; Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; de Morais LC; Gobbi LTB, 2015, 'Parkinson's disease patients with dominant hemibody affected by the disease rely more on vision to maintain upright postural control', Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 121, pp. 923 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/15.PMS.121c26x0
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pelicioni PHS; Pereira MP; Lahr J; Gobbi LTB, 2015, 'Kinetic and kinematic analysis of sit to walk task in young and elderly people', Revista Brasileira de Ciencias do Esporte, vol. 37, pp. 237 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbce.2013.05.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Gobbi LTB, 2015, 'The Role of Proprioception in the Sagittal Setting of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments During Gait Initiation', Human Movement, vol. 16, pp. 206 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/humo-2015-0049
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Lahr J; Gobbi LTB, 2015, 'Does proprioceptive system stimulation improve sit-to-walk performance in healthy young adults?', Journal of Physical Therapy Science, vol. 27, pp. 1113 - 1116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1589/jpts.27.1113
    Journal articles | 2013
    Pereira MP; Pelicioni PHS; Gobbi LTB, 2013, 'Parkinson's disease severity and motor subtype influence physical capacity components', Motriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica, vol. 19, pp. 605 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742013000300011
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Huang X; Pelicioni P; Latt M; Brodie M; Khushi M; Lord S; Loy C; Poon SK, 2021, 'A multi-view classification framework for falls prediction: Multiple-domain assessments in Parkinson's disease', in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 3398 - 3406, presented at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.24251/hicss.2021.413

2022: Michael J Fox Foundation grant (USD 373,076.1) as co-Primary Investigator for the project “Understanding the progression of motor and non-motor symptoms and functional mobility of Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa, New Zealand”.

2021: HRC Activation grant (NZD 29,227) as Primary Investigator for the project “Investigating Parkinson’s disease among Māori and Pacific peoples”.

2021: University of Otago Research Grants (NZD 14,967) as Named Investigator for the project “Experiences of stroke survivors, people with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease with assessment and management of urinary incontinence”.

2021: Research project funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (BRL 51,138.89) as Named Investigator for the project “Telerehabilitation as an alternative to COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on functional capacity, mental health and quality of life of older people with Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized controlled trial”.

2020: Brain Research New Zealand – Strategic short-term project grant (NZD 68,750) as Co-Primary Investigator for the project “Telehealth clinical tools: testing the feasibility, safety, and validity of remote assessments for people with neurological disorders”.

2020: Division of Human Sciences, University of Otago Fellowship (2 years).

2022: Impact and Engagement awards, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago (NZD 4,000) as Primary Investigator to meet with stakeholders and researchers in Auckland to increase engagement with Pacific communities.

2021: School of Physiotherapy Research Fund, University of Otago, Grant-in-aid award (NZD 1,975) as the primary investigator for the project “Telehealth tools: testing the reliability and validity of remote assessments for people with neurological disorders”.

2020: Division of Human Sciences, University of Otago Fellowship (2 years).

2019: The Helen & Emanuel Poteris Award (AUD 2,000) - To participate in Academic appointments at the German Sport University (Cologne, Germany) and to present my research findings at the International Society of Posture and Gait Research World Congress (Edinburgh, Scotland).

2017: De Luca Foundation Student Travel grant (USD 500) - To present at the International Society of Biomechanics Conference (Brisbane, Australia).

2014: São Paulo State University Travel grant (BRL 500) – To present at the XIX Latin-American Physiotherapy and Kinesiology Conference (São Paulo, Brazil).

2013: São Paulo State University Travel grant (BRL 750) - To present at the 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (Barcelona, Spain).

Current:

  • Understanding Parkinson’s disease among Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Telehealth clinical tools: testing the feasibility, safety, and validity of remote assessments for people with neurological disorders.
  • Telerehabilitation as an alternative to COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on functional capacity, mental health and quality of life of older people with Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized controlled trial.
  • Experiences of stroke survivors, people with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease with assessment and management of urinary incontinence.

My Teaching

HESC 4551 - Research Project (Term 3 2022) - Exercise Physiology