Joyce Fung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Researcher, Feil Oberfeld/CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital Research Centre, CISSS de Laval

Phone: 450 688-9550 (84167)

Fax: 450 688-3673



  • B.Sc., Physiotherapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, 1982
  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, McGill University, 1992
  • Postdoctorate, Neuroscience and Motor Control, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR, USA, 1992-94
  • Postdoctorate, Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR, USA, 1995

Research interests

Balance and locomotion, postural control during standing and walking

Research laboratory

Sensorymotor Control for Balance and Locomotor Rehabilitation Lab

Selected publications

Gangwani, R., Dusane, S., Wang, S., Kannan, L., Wang, E., Fung, J. & Bhatt, T. (2020). Slip-fall predictors in community-dwelling, ambulatory stroke survivors. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 44(4), 248-255. [doi]

Oates, A.R., Awdhan, A., Arnold, C., Fung, J. & Lanovaz, J.L. (2020). Adding light touch while walking in older adults: Biomechanical and neuromotor effects. Journal of Aging and Physical Activities, 28(5), 680-685. [doi]

Dannenbaum, E., Chilingarian, G. & Fung, J. (2019). Validity and responsiveness of the visual vertigo analogue scale. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 43(2), 117-121. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Keshner, E.A. & Fung, J. (2019). Editorial: Current state of postural research – beyond automatic behavior. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1160. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Darekar, A., Goussev, V., McFadyen, B.J., Lamontagne, A. & Fung, J. (2018). Modeling spatial navigation in the presence of dynamic obstacles: A differential games approach. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119(3), 990-1004. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2: Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation