Élvio Rúbio Quintal Gouveia

Penteada University Campus , Floor 1, Office 1.57


(+351) 291 705 313 / 5313

Biographical Notes

Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (ERG) is Vice-President of the Institute of Interactive Technologies of the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems and The Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Madeira, where he is an Assistant Professor. ERG also collaborates with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva, Switzerland. In the last five years, he has successfully supervised two doctoral theses and is currently co-supervising six. He supervised or co-supervised more than 40 master's theses at the University of Madeira and the Escola Superior de Enfermagem São José de Cluny. ERG holds a Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, Bachelor and Master in Physical Education and Sports, all from the University of Madeira (2011, 2007, 2003).
ERG has participated in the last five years as principal investigator in 3 funded projects and five as a research team member and has selected more than 30 candidates for research grants. ERG has been working on developing and evaluating strategies to promote physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in children, adults, and elderly adults. With the main focus on promoting healthy aging, her research is based on multidisciplinary approaches focused on several dimensions that affect the health status of the community. Recently, he has been carrying out research in the area of Sports Performance Optimization and Applied Technologies, specifically in 3 main topics: Monitoring the physiological response to training and competition; (2) Development of technological solutions in the field of physical and cognitive rehabilitation; and (3) Pedagogy of the training exercise focusing on Small sided Games.


- A Dança na Educação Física - O movimento expressivo com instrumento de coesão social, Correia, A., Gouveia, E.R., Rodrigues, A., Antunes, H., Lopes, H., XVII Colóquio CIE-UMa - Educação e Desenvolvimento Comunitário, 2022

- A Escola e a Educação Física na promoção de uma comunidade inclusiva, Rodrigues, A., Alves, R., Lopes, h., Gouveia, E.R., Antunes H., XVII Colóquio CIE-UMa - Educação e Desenvolvimento Comunitário, 2022

- A Escola e a Integração no Meio ? A Educação Física como instrumento de atuação, Lopes, H., Gouveia, E.R., Rodrigues, A., Correia, A., Antunes H., XVII Colóquio CIE-UMa - Educação e Desenvolvimento Comunitário, 2022

- A frequência dos Jogos Reduzidos no processo de gestão do treino dos Treinadores de Futebol Portugueses, Sousa H., Gouveia, E.R., Clemente F., Lopes H. & Sarmento H., Seminário Desporto e Ciência 2022, 2022

- A intensidade das aulas de educação físia na promoção da aptidão cardiorrespiratória, Peralta, M., Gouveia, E. R., Catunda, R., Martins, J., Sarmento, H., & Marques, A., 2022 1

- A kinematic analysis of the basketball shot performance: impact of distance variation to the basket., França, C., Gouveia, E.R, Coelho-e-Silva, M.J., & Gomes M., Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 2022

- A Kinematic Analysis of the Basketball Shot Performed with Different Ball Sizes., França, C., Gouveia, É.R., Coelho-e-Silva, M.J., & Gomes, BB., Applied Sciences., 2022

- Adaptation of the behavioural regulation in active commuting to school (BR-ACS) questionnaire in Portuguese youth., Marques, A., Santos, T., Demetriou, Y., Schönbach, D. M. I., Peralta, M., Lagestad, P., Martins, J., Kleszczewska, D., Dzielska, A., & Gouveia, É. R., Children, 2022

- Association between the Duration of the Active Commuting to and from School, and Cognitive Performance in Urban Portuguese Adolescents, Rodrigues, A., Antunes, H., Alves, R., Correia, A.L., Lopes, H., Sabino, B., Marques, A., Ihle, A., & Gouveia, É.R., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022, 1

- Associations between Age, Body Composition, Balance, and Other Physical Fitness Parameters in Youth Soccer, França, C., Martins, F., Marques, A., Nascimento, M.d.M., Ihle, A., Przednowek, K., Gouveia, É.R., Sustainability, 2022

Academic Qualifications

- PhD in Ciências do Desporto, 2011, University of Madeira

- Master Degree in Educação Física e Desporto, 2007, University of Madeira

- Undergraduate Degree in Educação Física e Desporto, 2003, University of Madeira

Current Duties

- Coordenação of the na