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Natalie Richer

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Kinesiology and Applied Health


  • Aging
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports/Exercise

Areas of Expertise:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Motor Control
  • Postural Control and Balance

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Natalie Richer's research focuses on postural control and balance in healthy aging.

As people age, sensory and motor changes cause an inevitable decline in balance and an increased rate of falls. These falls lead to injuries, loss of independence, and sometimes death. Dr. Richer’s objective is to find a way to reduce the occurrence of falls.

With the help of high-density electroencephalography, she examines how the brain is involved in standing and walking. By understanding how brain activity changes with healthy aging, she hopes to suggest ways to train balance in older adults to reduce this decline in balance and improve quality of life.

Media and Research Expert