Dr. Flávia Porto is a Professor of Physical Education, with a PhD in Biomedical Gerontology and postdoc in the area of Biomechanics and Neuromodulation, specifically, using the Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) technique. Flávia co-created and co-coordinated the Aerospace Biomechanics Laboratory (2003-2008) at the Microgravity Center of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).
She is currently a permanent professor for the Postgraduate Program in Exercise and Sports Science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, Brazil), and has extensive academic experience in the areas of teaching (Graduation, Specialisation, Master's and Doctorate), research and extension courses focused on physical activity and health promotion, and sport. Flávia has comprehensive experience in Biomechanical analysis instruments, Exercise Physiology and tDCS. She acts as a reviewer for 9 scientific journals, has authored more than 40 scientific articles, 4 book chapters, and hundreds of congress papers, among other works. She currently coordinates the university extension program - The Elderly in Movement: Maintaining Autonomy [Idosos em Movimento: Mantendo a Autonomia (IMMA)], one of the longest-running projects in Brazil, created in 1989, which offers free physical exercise to people over 60 years of age.