PhD Candidate in Public Health and Community Medicine (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) March 2016 - ongoing.
Supervisors: Scientia Professor Stephen R. Lord and Dr Jasmine C. Menant.
Field of study – Investigating balance disorders and falls risk in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Funded by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (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.
Field of study – Impact of Parkinson’s disease on kinetic and kinematic features of the sit-to-walk task in fallers and non-fallers.
Funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil).
Postgraduate (Lato Sensu) Certificate in Motor Learning (University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil) 2012.
Supervisor: Professor Luis A. Teixeira.
Field of Study – Kinetic analysis during sit-to-walk movement in older and young people.
BPT Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Anhanguera College, Rio Claro, Brazil) 2010.
Supervisor: Dr. Marcelo Pinto Pereira.
Field of study – Effects of a general physical activity program on dynamic balance and functional mobility in Parkinson’s disease patients.
Funded by Programa Universidade Para Todos – PROUNI (Brazil).
Paulo is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (UNSW) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Paulo is a physiotherapist who undertakes interdisciplinary research at the intersection of physiotherapy, medical science and public health, with a main focus on ageing and Parkinson's disease. Currently, Paulo is working on cortical activity analysis to understand: (i) the neural correlates of posture and gait on falls risk in older people and people with Parkinson's disease; (ii) effects of exercises on modulating cortical activity.