|Please join us in welcoming Dr. Charmayne Hughes to the Health Equity Institute
Dr. Hughes (pictured above) will be joining our team as Health Equity Institute Associate Professor of Kinesiology, starting Fall 2015. Dr. Hughes was hired as part of a new faculty cluster focused on Violence, Trauma, and Health.
About Dr. Hughes: Dr. Hughes is a senior post-doctoral fellow in the Robotics Research Centre in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Dr. Hughes completed her PhD in motor behavior with a specialization in motor control from Purdue University in 2010. She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Neurocognition and Action Research Group, Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences at Bielefeld University. She also held joint appointments with the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (COR-Lab), and the Center of Excellence: Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), both within Bielefeld University.
Her research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms underlying motor planning and control during goal-directed movements in neurologically healthy adults and children. In addition, she examines aspects of motor control in individuals with neurological deficits (e.g., stroke) and applies these results to the development of robotic devices that can improve their rehabilitation trajectories.
Learn more about Dr. Hughes and her current research. Learn more about the Violence, Trauma, and Health cluster.