Professor in Physiotherapy and in Gerontology
Institution: Universidade Cidade de São Paulo and Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Primary Research Interests
Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect
Monica is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group, which supports the work of the Global Bone Health Initiative through providing independent expert advice, including specific help with the development of the ACT Assess and Connect tool for bone health features. The Group is chaired by Professor Finbarr Martin.
more about Monica perracini
Monica graduated in Physiotherapy at the Universidade de São Paulo – USP (1987), obtained his master’s degree in Education at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP (1994) within the field of Developmental Psychology – Gerontology and took her PhD degree in Rehabilitation Sciences at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP (2000).
Monica did a post doctoral fellowship at the George Institute for Global Health, Sydney University, Australia (2012). In 1992 she participated in the Short Course Implications on Ageing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London with a grant from the British Council. She is currently a professor in the Master’s and Doctorate Program in Physiotherapy at the University of São Paulo-UNICID. She is a collaborator professor in the Master and Doctorate program in Gerontology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UNICAMP. She is member of the Board of the Fragility Fracture Network and collaborator of ILC-Brasil. She has experience in Physiotherapy, with an emphasis on Gerontology, acting mainly on the following themes: aging, fragility, functionality, and falls.
Monica is currently a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Global Network on Long-term care (GNLTC) linked to the WHO Global strategy and action plan on Aging and Health Program. She is coordinating a national research network to study the impact of Covi-19 on mobility of older people – Research Network Remobilize.