Imperial College London

Dr Shin-Yi Chiou (Chloe)

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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Dr Chloe Chiou joined the MSK lab, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, as a research associate in April 2013.

Chloe completed her PhD in the Neurorehabilitation laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. She studied neurophysiological mechanisms of crossed facilitation in humans using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and MRI-diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and whether the residual crossed facilitation observed in individuals with stroke could be used to clarify motor recovery.

After joining the MSK lab, Chloe has focused on investigating motor control in trunk muscles in health and disease such as people with low back pain and spinal cord injury. She investigates normal neurophysiology of trunk muscles and how these alterations observed in patients with low back pain/ spinal cord injury link to clinical symptoms. Her research interest is to understand changes in function and structure of nervous system in patients and explore interventions which are able to specifically target on those changes.  



Ma W, Nemdharry S, Cancino EE, et al., 2023, Influence of coil orientation on corticospinal excitability of trunk muscles during postural and volitional tasks in healthy adults, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol:17, ISSN:1662-5161

van Helden JFL, Martinez-Valdes E, Strutton PH, et al., 2022, Reliability of high-density surface electromyography for assessing characteristics of the thoracic erector spinae during static and dynamic tasks, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol:67, ISSN:1050-6411

Jones EJ, Chiou S-Y, Atherton PJ, et al., 2022, Ageing and exercise-induced motor unit remodelling, Journal of Physiology-london, Vol:600, ISSN:0022-3751, Pages:1839-1849

Chiou SY, Clarke E, Lam C, et al., 2022, Effects of Arm-Crank Exercise on Fitness and Health in Adults With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review, Frontiers in Physiology, Vol:13

Rowland RS, Jenkinson N, Chiou S-Y, 2021, Age-Related Differences in Corticospinal Excitability and Anticipatory Postural Adjustments of the Trunk, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Vol:13, ISSN:1663-4365

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