Da Cunha Belchior Patricia

Ph.D.
Patricia Da Cunha Belchior

Contact information

McGill University 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler (Drummond) Montréal, Québec Canada H3G 1Y5 Bureau : 203
(514) 398-4400 #00675
patricia.belchior@mcgill.ca

Biography

Patrícia Belchior is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Dom Bosco Catholic University in Brazil. She completed a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Florida in the Occupational Therapy department. The focus of her Ph.D. was smart technology, aging and cognition. Lastly, her postdoctoral work focused on cognitive aging and was also completed at the University of Florida, department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

Research interests

Les intérêts de recherche de Patrícia Belchior se centrent sur le vieillissement, la cognition et la technologie. Spécifiquement, sa recherche consiste en l’utilisation des jeux informatiques/vidéo pour l’amélioration des compétences cognitives chez les individus atteints de troubles cognitifs légers. Elle est particulièrement intéressée à comprendre la portée d’un tel entraînement dans la vie de tous les jours des personnes concernées. Un autre aspect de sa recherche consiste en l’examen de la façon dont l’incapacité fonctionnelle est évaluée chez les personnes atteintes de troubles cognitifs légers. Plus particulièrement, elle souhaite comprendre à quel moment l’incapacité fonctionnelle est considérée pathologique.

Links of interest

Patrícia Belchior’s research focuses on aging, cognition and technology. Specifically her research involves the use of computer/video games to improve cognitive skills in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of such training in the everyday life. Another aspect of her research involves the examination of how functional impairment has been assessed in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. More specifically, she wants to understand when functional impairment becomes pathological.