Élvio Rúbio Gouveia

University of Madeira

Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (ERG) has a degree in Physical Education, a Master in Physical Education and a PhD in Sport Sciences all by University of Madeira. Currently, ERG is Assistant Professor of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Madeira (UMa), and Vice-President of Interactive Technologies Institute, a research unit from the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS). ERG collaborates with the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva, Switzerland. ERG has been working on the development and evaluation of strategies to promote physical activity, fitness and quality of life in children, adults and older adults. With a primary focus on promoting healthy aging, his research is based on multidisciplinary approaches centred on several dimensions that affect the health status of older people. In the last 5 years, ERG participated in 4 financed research projects, published 28 papers in Q1 and 8 papers in Q2.