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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 25, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Quincy Almeida

Dr. Quincy J. Almeida

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education Director, MDRC

Contact Information
Email: qalmeida@wlu.ca | mdrc@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2840   |  lab 519-884-0710 ext.3924 (for MDRC inquiries)
Fax: MDRC 519-884 3577
Office Location: NC123, Northdale Campus
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background

BSc, MSc (McMaster University), PhD (University of Waterloo)

Biography

My research interests are aimed at understanding the neurocognitive and neuromotor mechanisms underlying how movements are planned, learned and controlled, with specific interest in basal ganglia dysfunction. My approach involves examining those primarily with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson.

MANUSCRIPTS (Peer Reviewed)

(*) = student supervised at Research Centre by Quincy Almeida

*Bhatt, H., *Pieruccini-Faria, F., Almeida, Q.J. (In Press) Dynamics of Turning Sharpness Influences Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders.

*Crizzle, A.M., Almeida, Q.J., Myers, A.M. (In Press) Self-regulatory practices of drivers with Parkinson’s disease: Accuracy of patient reports. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 

Almeida, Q.J. (In Press) Guidelines for exercise in Canadian’s living with Parkinson’s disease. Health and Fitness Journal of Canada.

*Carlsen, A.N., Almeida, Q.J., Franks, I.M. (2013) Using a startling acoustic stimulus to investigate underlying mechanisms of bradykinesia. Neuropsychologia 51(3):392-399.

*Sage, M.D., Bryden, P.J., Roy, E.A., Almeida, Q.J. (2012)   The Relationship Between the Grooved Pegboard Test and Clinical Motor Symptom Evaluation Across the Spectrum of Parkinson’s Disease Severity. ). Journal of Parkinson’s disease 2(3):207-213.

*Crizzle, A.M., Almeida, Q.J., Myers, A.M. (2012) Drivers  with Parkinson’s disease:  Who Participates in Research Studies.  Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 18(7):833-836.

*Ehgoetz-Martens, K., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Dissociating between sensory and perceptual deficits in Parkinson's disease: More than simply a motor deficit. Movement Disorders.27(3):387-392.

*Carlsen, A.N., Almeida, Q.J., Franks, I.M. (2012) Startle Decreases Reaction Time to  Active Inhibition. Experimental Brain Research 217(1):7-14.

MANUSCRIPTS (Non Peer Reviewed)

Invited Book Chapters:

Almeida, Q.J., Rahimi, F., Wang, D., Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2013) Dopaminergic Influences on Rest and Action Tremors and Emerging Therapies for Tremor. In M. Manto & G. Grimaldi (Eds.), Mechanisms and Emerging Therapies of Tremor Disorders. Springer Publishing. (Chpt 26: 463-475)

Almeida, Q.J., (2012) Timing Control in Parkinson’s disease. In J. Dushanova (Ed.), Mechanisms in Parkinson's Disease – Models and Treatment. In Tech Open Access Publishers (Volume 2(2);39-56.

Invited Manuscripts/Articles:

Almeida, Q.J. (In Press). Best practices in clinical exercise rehabilitation for persons living with Parkinson disease. Public Health Agency of Canada: Commissioned Systematic Review “Risks of exercising in clinical populations”

Almeida, Q.J. (In Press). Neuropsychological contributions to movement control in Parkinson’s disease. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior.

Almeida, Q.J. (In Press).  Considerations in exercise rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Almeida, Q.J.  (2012) Festination – a common but often confusing symptom of Parkinson’s.  The Parkinson’s Update.  56:9

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (Peer Reviewed)

Published Abstracts:
(*) = student supervised at Research Centre by Quincy Almeida

*Boehm, R. L., *Pieruccini-Faria, F., *Knobl, P.E., *Ehgoetz Martens, K.A., Silveira, C.R.A, Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Contributions of symptom Laterality and Hand Doinance on Proprioception in Parkinson’s Disease. SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

*Silveira, C.R.A., *Bell-Boucher, D., Roy, E.A.., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Does Side Affected in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Contribute to Visually Guided Locomotor Tasks?  SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)

 *Sacheli, M.A., *Silveira, C., *Pieruccini-Faria, F., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) The Combination of Aerobic and Sensory Attention Focused Exercise: Enhanced Treatment for Motor and Gait Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease? SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)*Ehgoetz Martens,

K. A., Ellard, C.G., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Perception of Distance Estimation Does Not Differ in PD Freezers and Non-Freezers: A Relationship To Disease Severity. SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)

*Pinkerton, J.L., *Pieruccini-Faria, F., Almeida, Q.J., (2012) Assessing Turning Ability in Subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease. SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)

*Pieruccini-Faria, F., Almeida, Q.J., Jones, JA., (2012) Attentional Modulation of Foot Placements When Approaching an Obstacle in Parkinson’s Patients with Freezing of Gait.  SCAPPS. Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)

*Silveira C.R.A., Almeida Q.J., *Boucher D.B., *Witzel S., Roy E.A. (2012) On-line processing demands of narrow corridors on gait in Parkinson’s freezers and non-freezers. 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In Movement Disorders.  Dublin, Ireland. (Abstract)

*Pieruccini-Faria, F., Jones, J., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Influence of dual task and freezing of gait on obstacle crossing behaviour of patients with Parkinson’s disease. 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In Movement Disorders. Dublin, Ireland. (Abstract)

*Ehgoetz Martens, K.A., Ellard, C.G., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Dopaminergic contributions to distance estimation: A perceptual or sensorimotor deficit? 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In Movement Disorders. Dublin, Ireland. (Abstract)

*Sacheli, M., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Addition of Aerobic or Resistance Training to Sensory Attention Focused Exercise: A Holistic Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease? 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In Movement Disorders. Dublin, Ireland. (Abstract)

*Boehm, R., Almeida, Q.J. (2012) Measuring functional progression of Parkinson's disease. 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In Movement Disorders. Dublin, Ireland. (Abstract)

*Silveira C.R.A., Almeida, Q.J.,  Roy, E.A. *Witzel, S.,* Boucher, D.B. (2012) Perception of aperture size at the end of a corridor is impaired in Parkinson’s disease patients with freezing of gait (PD-FOG). International Society for Gait and Posture Research, Tronheim, Norway. (Abstract).

*Pieruccini-Faria, Almeida, Q.J.  (2012) What visual information is most important for toe clearance and stability regulation during obstacle crossing? International Society for Gait and Posture Research, Tronheim, Norway. (Abstract).

*Ehgoetz-Martens, K.A., Almeida, Q.J., Boehm, R.  (2012) Effects of supramaximal dopaminergic replacement on freezing of gait when passing through doorways in Parkinson’s disease. International Society for Gait and Posture Research, Tronheim, Norway. (Abstract).

*Pieruccini-Faria, F., Jones, J., Almeida, Q.J.  (2012) Motor planning is affected by cognitive load in Parkinson’s patients with freezing of gait when approaching obstacles.3nd Annual International Congress on Gait & Mental Function. Tronheim, Norway. (Abstract)

Almeida, Q.J., *Tan, T.,*Pieruccini-Faria F.  (2012) Differential effects of clutter during gait in Parkinson's freezers and non-freezers. In Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.  Honolulu, United States. (Abstract)

*Brown, M., Almeida, Q.J., Rahimi, F. (2012) The relationship between motor severity and coordination in a novel upper limb coordination task in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. In Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.  Honolulu, United States. (Abstract)

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (Non Peer Reviewed)

International Keynotes & Symposia (Invited):

2011  15th International Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
         “Physical Therapy in Gait Disorders” in the Teaching Symposium entitled “Update on Gait Disorders” for the Movement Disorders Society. Toronto, Canada. Almeida, Q.J.
 
2010  Congresso Brasileiro de Comportamento Motor (Invited Inaugural Keynote Address) “Neuropsychological Contributions to Movement Control in Parkinson’s disease” Londrina, Brazil. Almeida, Q.J

International Guest Lectures/Presentations (Invited):

2012  Universidade de Brasilia (Invited Guest Lecture) “Parkinson’s disease: A Canadian Approach to Understanding and Treating Motor Dysfunction” Almeida, Q.J.

2012   Universidade Estadual Paulista (University-Wide Lecture, Invited Guest Lecture), Rio Claro, Brazil.  “Exercise & Brain Function” Almeida, Q.J.

2012   Universidade Estadual Paulista (Department of Graduate Studies, Invited Guest Lecture), Rio Claro, Brazil.  “Parkinson’s Disease: Mechanisms, Modelling & Mobility” Almeida, Q.J.

National/Regional Keynotes & Symposia (Invited):

2012  British Columbia Society for Exercise Physiology (Invited Keynote), Vancouver, British Columbia. “Bridging the gap between movement science and exercise in Parkinson's disease” Q.J. Almeida

2012  Central & Northern Ontario Region, Parkinson Society Canada. One-Stop Parkinson's Event, Clarington, Ontario. “Perception, Freezing and Therapies for Parkinson’s disease” Q.J. Almeida

In the News

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Additional Information

Courses Taught

2006 to Present - KP 361 Motor Control and Learning

2004 to Present - KP 464 Movement Disorders & Clinical Aspects of Neural Control