Dr CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid   
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 7636
Fax No: (852) 2948 7160
Email: ccapio@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-1698-5740
Phone
(852) 2948 7636
Fax
(852) 2948 7160
Email
ccapio@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
36129570400
Research Interest
  • Motor development and motor learning
  • Physical activity and movement behaviours
  • Fundamental movement skills of children with and without disabilities
  • Evidence-based practice and implementation science approach

Teaching Interest
  • Promoting children's fitness, health, and wellbeing
  • Supporting children with diverse needs
External Appointment
  • Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Editorial Board Member, Information and Learning Science
  • Editorial Board Member, Physiotherapy Reviews
Professional Profile

Catherine is interested in utilising the intersecting areas of motor development, physical activity, and health in promoting better outcomes that start in early childhood. She comes from a background of practice, research, and government policy. Prior to joining The Education University of Hong Kong, she served as a Senior Research Advisor in a New Zealand Crown agency, where she focused on using research to inform government policies. She was also a Research Fellow in the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and was an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health in the University of Hong Kong. Catherine practiced paediatric physiotherapy prior to completing her PhD in HKU, and was an International Scholar in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium in the area of psychomotor therapy. Her clinical background is one of the main drivers for her interest in applied research.

Research Interest

  • Motor development and motor learning
  • Physical activity and movement behaviours
  • Fundamental movement skills of children with and without disabilities
  • Evidence-based practice and implementation science approach

Teaching Interest

  • Promoting children's fitness, health, and wellbeing
  • Supporting children with diverse needs
External Appointment

  • Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Editorial Board Member, Information and Learning Science
  • Editorial Board Member, Physiotherapy Reviews
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Capio, C.M., Sit, C.H.P. (2021). Women and sport in Hong Kong. López de D’Amico, R., Jahromi, M.K., Guinto, M.L.M., Women and sport in Asia (47-57). United Kingdom: Routledge.

Journal Publications
Capio, C. M., Lee, K., Jones, R. A., Masters, R (2021). Examining the antecedent role of movement proficiency in child development: study protocol. Frontiers in Psychology, accepted, Online, accepted.
Capio, C. M., & Eguia, K. F. (2021). Movement skills, perception, and physical activity of young children: A mediation analysis. Pediatrics International, 63 (4), 442-447.
Hoskens, M., Uiga, L., Cooke, A., Capio, C.M., Masters, R.S.W. (2021). The effects of unilateral hand contractions on conscious control in early motor learning. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 5 (1), 21-31.
Kam, K.K.W., Uiga, L., Lam, W.K., Capio, C.M. (2021). The colour we wear: Impact on self-predicted and actual motor performance. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 5 (1), 32-38.
Mak, T. C. T., Chan, D. K. C., & Capio, C. M. (2021). Strategies for teachers to promote physical activity in early childhood education settings: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 867.
Capio, C.M., Uiga, L., Lee, M.H., & Masters, R.S.W. (2020). Application of Analogy Learning in Softball Batting: Comparing Novice and Intermediate Players. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9(3), 357-370.
Uiga, L., Poolton, J. M., Capio, C. M., Wilson, M. R., Ryu, D., & Masters, R. S. W. (2020). The role of conscious processing of movements during balance by young and older adults. Human Movement Science, 70, 102566.
Uiga, L., Capio, C.M., Ryu, D., Young, W.R., Wilson, M.R., Wong, T.W., Tse, A.C. and Masters, R.S. (2020). The role of movement-specific reinvestment in visuomotor control of walking by older adults. Journals of Gerontology Series B, 75(2), 282-292.
Chan, D. C. L., Wong, T. W. L., Zhu, F. F., Lam, C. C., Young, W. R., Capio, C. M., Masters, R. S. W. (2019). Investigating changes in real-time conscious postural processing by older adults during different stance positions using electroencephalography coherence. Experimental Aging Research, 45 (5), 410-423.
Sit, C. H.-P., Yu, J. J., Wong, S. H.-S., Capio, C. M., & Masters, R. (2019). A school-based physical activity intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 89, 1-9.
Van Ginneken, W. F., Poolton, J. M., Capio, C. M., Van Der Kamp, J., Choi, C. S. Y., & Masters, R. S. W. (2018). Conscious control is associated with freezing of mechanical degrees of freedom during motor learning. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(4), 436-456.
Masters, R., Capio, C., Poolton, J., & Uiga, L. (2018). Perceptual modification of the built environment to influence behavior associated with physical activity: Quasi-experimental field studies of a stair banister illusion. Sports Medicine, 48(6), 1505-1511.
Capio, C. M., Mak, T. C. T., Tse, M. A., & Masters, R. S. W. (2018). Fundamental movement skills and balance of children with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(3), 225-236.
Rotor, E. R., & Capio, C. M. (2018). Clinical reasoning of Filipino physical therapists: Experiences in a developing nation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 34(3), 181-193.
Uiga, L., Capio, C. M., Ryu, D., Wilson, M. R., & Masters, R. S. W. (2018). The role of conscious control in maintaining stable posture. Human Movement Science, 57, 442-450.
Capio, C. M., Uiga, L., Malhotra, N., Eguia, K. F., & Masters, R. S. W. (2018). Propensity for movement specific reinvestment by physiotherapists: Implications for education. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 34 (12), 926-930.
Capio, C. M., Poolton, J. M., Eguia, K. F., Choi, C. S. Y., & Masters, R. S. W. (2017). Movement pattern components and mastery of an object control skill with error-reduced learning. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 20(3), 179-183.
Lam, W.-K., Kam, K., Qu, Y., & Capio, C. M. (2017). Influence of shoe colour on perceived and actual jumping performance. Footwear Science, 9(sup1), S3-S5.
Maxwell, J. P., Capio, C. M., & Masters, R. S. W. (2017). Interaction between motor ability and skill learning in children: Application of implicit and explicit approaches. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(4), 407-416.
Van Ginneken, W. F., Poolton, J. M., Masters, R. S. W., Capio, C. M., Kal, E. C., & van der Kamp, J. (2017). Comparing the effects of conscious monitoring and conscious control on motor performance. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 30, 145-152.
Capio, C. M., Eguia, K. F., & Simons, J. (2016). Test of gross motor development-2 for Filipino children with intellectual disability: Validity and reliability. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(1), 10-17.
Man, H. S., Lam, W. K., Lee, J., Capio, C. M., & Leung, A. K. L. (2016). Is passive metatarsophalangeal joint stiffness related to leg stiffness, vertical stiffness and running economy during sub-maximal running?. Gait and Posture, 49, 303-308.
Yu, J., Sit, C. H. P., Burnett, A., Capio, C. M., Ha, A. S. C., & Huang, W. Y. J. (2016). Effects of fundamental movement skills training on children with developmental coordination disorder. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33(2), 134-155.
Yu, J., Sit, C. H. P., Capio, C. M., Burnett, A. B., Ha, A. S. C., & Huang, W. Y. J. (2016). Fundamental movement skills proficiency in children with developmental coordination disorder: Does physical self-concept matter?. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(1), 45-51.
Eguia, K. F., Capio, C. M., & Simons, J. (2015). Object control skills influence the physical activity of children with intellectual disability in a developing country: The Philippines. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(3), 265-274.
Uiga, L., Cheng, K. C., Wilson, M. R., Masters, R. S. W., & Capio, C. M. (2015). Acquiring visual information for locomotion by older adults: A systematic review. Ageing Research Reviews, 20, 24-34.

Conference Papers
Choi, C.S.Y., Capio, C.M., Wong, T.W.L.., Masters, R.S.W. (2021, April). The effect of working memory capacity and propensity for movement specific reinvestment on motor performance of older adults. World Physiotherapy Congress 2021, Virtual.
Capio, C.M., Eguia, K.F. (2020, October). Does working memory have a role in object control skills development of young children?. International Motor Development Research Consortium, USA (online).
Capio, C.M., Ho, D.C.W., Ho, H.C.M., Chan, C.C.Y. (2020, October). Physical literacy: conceptualisation and integration in Hong Kong kindergartens. 25th Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Virtual.
Capio, C.M. Kam, K.K.W., Lam, G.W.K., & Uiga, L. (2019, July). The Colour We Wear: Impact on Perceived and Actual Performance. Paper presented at the 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Muenster, Germany.
Capio, C.M., & Eguai, K.F. (2019, July). Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Self-concept: Direct and Indirect Effects on Physical Activity of Young Children. Paper presented at the 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Muenster, Germany.

Project

The antecedent role of movement proficiency in child development: evidence from a group-randomised controlled trial of a motor skills training programme for young children
The study builds on evidence in motor learning and development. Previous work on error-reduced motor learning provides the framework for an intervention program; outcomes will explore the cognitive and social domains of development.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
An Implementation Science Approach to Adapting Healthy Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Hong Kong Preschool-aged Children
This health research takes an implementation science approach to promoting healthy movement guidelines in Hong Kong kindergartens.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Examining Conscious Motor Processing and the Effect of Single-task, Dual-task and Analogy Training on Walking during Rehabilitation by Older Adults at Risk of Falling in Hong Kong: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Kids Move HK: transforming evidence to enable physical wellbeing of young children
This project aims to develop an evidence-based and fit for context online platform to enhance the knowledge and competencies of Hong Kong early childhood educators in promoting physical activity in young children. The project includes a scoping review (published), surveys of teachers, and process evaluation of the online platform.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Physical Activity and Numeracy: Co-design, Support, and Evaluation
This project explores the impact of active numeracy lessons in kindergarten
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Physical Literacy: Evidence and Conceptualisation in Early Childhood Education
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Well-being of Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Public Policy Priority for the Future (在港菲律賓籍家庭傭工的福祉:未來公共政策的優先事項)
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): KING RONNEL BORNASAL 龔仁崇 (CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
A Multi-disciplinary Research Programme in Child Development
This research programme is directed at research that seeks to improve key child developmental outcomes (physical and psychological well-being, numeracy, literacy, cognitive and socio-emotional skills), and research designed to understand how these outcomes develop. The project that is the subject of this application is the first phase of a longitudinal study. It will examine the interplay between children’s psychological and physical characteristics and how they interact with their experiences i . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Kerry 李敬廉 (CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Co-design of a Motor Skills Training Programme for Preschool Children
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Examining Conscious Motor Processing and the Effect of Single-task, Dual-task and Analogy Training on Walking during Rehabilitation by Older Adults at Risk of Falling in Hong Kong: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Examination of the effect of instructional approaches on gait rehabilitation of older adults at risk of falling.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid
 
Preliminary Implementation of a Co-Designed Motor Skills Training Programme for Kindergarten Children
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CAPIO, Catherine Mamaid