Charmayne Mary Lee Hughes, PhD

Dr. Charmayne Mary Lee Hughes is a Health Equity Institute (HEI) Associate Professor of Kinesiology and a faculty member of the Violence, Trauma and Health cluster.

Dr. Hughes completed her PhD in motor behavior with a specialization in motor control from Purdue University in 2010. She previously worked as a senior post-doctoral fellow in the Robotics Research Centre in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), a postdoctoral Researcher in the Neurocognition and Action Research Group, Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences at Bielefeld University. She also held joint appointments with the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (COR-Lab), and the Center of Excellence: Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), both within Bielefeld University.

Her research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms underlying motor planning and control during goal-directed movements in neurologically healthy adults and children. In addition, she examines aspects of motor control in individuals with neurological deficits (e.g., stroke) and applies these results to the development of robotic devices that can improve their rehabilitation trajectories.

Dr. Hughes’ work has been widely published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Frontiers in Neuroscience: Neural Technology, IEEE Transactions in Haptics, Brain & Behavior, and Experimental Brain Research.

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Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury after Intimate Partner Violence
  • Motor Assessment and Rehabilitation after Neurological Insult
  • Motor Planning across the lifespan
  • Haptic Robotics