Frederico Faria, PhD., has a major in Physical Education, Master’s degree in Kinesiology, and PhD. in Psychology (cognitive neuroscience). Currently, he works as Postdoctoral Associate at Western University, Canada. Over the last 10 years he has investigated the intertwined relationship between complex gait situations, cognition, and risk of falls. As an ONDRI scholar he is focusing on understanding associations between gait and cognitive performances, as well as the underlying mechanisms of such associations, across neurodegenerative diseases. His ultimate research goal in ONDRI is to investigate whether gait can be used as a common marker of progression of pathology in neurodegenerative diseases.