Chua, Romeo

Professor | Deputy Director


Phone: 604 822 1624

Lab Website: Perceptual-Motor Dynamics Laboratory

Office: Osborne Centre Unit 2, Room 205 | 6108 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3

Publications: Google Scholar


Simon Fraser University, 1995, PhD, (Kinesiology)

McMaster University, 1992, MSc, (Human Biodynamics)

Simon Fraser University, 1991, BSc, (Kinesiology)

Courses Taught

KIN 211 Human Motor Behaviour I

KIN 311 Sensorimotor Control of Human Movement

KIN 419 Laboratory Investigations in Neuromechanical Kinesiology

KIN 568 Seminar in Human Sensorimotor Control

Research Area


See Google Scholar for an up-to-date list of publications.

Research and Teaching

My research focus is centered on the study of human perceptual-motor control. The long-term objective of this research program is to understand the neurobehavioural mechanisms underlying the sensory and perceptual contributions to the preparation and execution of goal-directed actions. The research program is motivated by longstanding interests in issues pertaining to 1) the volitional and automatic control of visually-guided action, 2) the mechanisms underlying motor preparation, and 3) the processes underlying sensorimotor adaptation and learning. A current objective of my research is to investigate the principles that govern the sensorimotor adaptation of goal-directed actions in the face of systematic perturbations to the sensory/perceptual environment and/or the effector machinery. The capacity of our sensorimotor system to adapt – to detect and correct movement error, to refine our actions and adjust to changing conditions in the environment and/or neuromuscular system – is important to act upon and interact with the world. The aim of this research to further our understanding of sensorimotor adaptation.