Vera Moniz Pereira da Silva

Academic degree

  • PhD in Human Kinetics – speciality in Biomechanics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Degree in Sports Sciences – minor in Exercise and Health, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current position

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

  • Biomechanics (under and post-graduate courses)
  • Exercise, Aging and Health (master course)
  • Women and Exercise (master course)

Research interests

  • Application of dynamic analysis and simulations to estimate the effects of mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system, particularly on lower limb segments.
  • Three dimensional gait patterns in special populations, namely the elderly.
  • Identification of risk factors for falling in the elderly population