Cheryl M Glazebrook PHD

Cheryl Glazebrook photo 

Acting Associate Dean Research


Dr. Glazebrook’s research program seeks to understand how the nervous system integrates information from different senses (e.g., sight, sound) to perform precise movements. She manipulates the accuracy and availability of visual, auditory, and somatosensory information in order to develop principles for using multisensory information to improve motor skill learning and performance. She is particularly interested in understanding the processes of multisensory-motor integration to develop an understanding of perceptual-motor performance in individuals with developmental disorders as well as neurological disorders and injuries.

  • Motor control and learning
  • Motor skill assessment and movement performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Relationships between perception and action in typical and clinical populations
  • Influence of multisensory stimuli on movement performance
  • Eye-hand coordination


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Action & Attention Lab (Dr. Timothy Welsh), Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto (2009-2010)
  • M.Sc. (Physical Therapy), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto (2009)
  • PhD (Kinesiology), Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University (2007)
  • Hon. B.Kin., Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University (2003)

Selected Publications

Passmore, S.R., Johnson, M., Pelleck, V., Ramos, E., Amad, Y., Glazebrook, C.M. (in press). Lumbar spinal stenosis and lower limb motor control: the impact of walking induced strain on a performance-based outcome measure. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

Glazebrook, C.M, & Wright, F.V. (2014). Measuring advanced motor skills in children with cerebral palsy: Further development of the Challenge Module. Pediatric Physical Therapy 26, 201-213.

Gonzalez, D.A., Glazebrook, C.M., Studenka, B.E., & Lyons, J.L. (2013). Motor interactions with another person: do individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder plan ahead? Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00023 (Invited).

Michalski, A., Glazebrook, C.M., Martin, A.J., Wong, W.W.N., Kim, A.J.W., Salbach, N.M., Torres-Moreno, R., Moody, K. & Zabjek, K.F. (in press). Assessment of the postural control strategies used to play two Wii FitTM videogames. Gait & Posture. 36(3), 449-453.

Gonzalez, D.A., Studenka, B.E., Glazebrook, C.M. & Lyons, J.L. (2011). Extending end-state comfort effect: Do we consider the beginning state comfort of another? Acta Psychologica, 136(3),347-353.

Glazebrook, C.M., Gonzalez, C., Lyons, J., & Elliott, D. (2010). Temporal judgments of immediate and delayed consequences of self-initiated movements. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 102-106.

Nazarali, N., Glazebrook, C.M., & Elliott, D. (2009). The challenges of re-programming manual aiming movements for young adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1401-1411.

Glazebrook, C.M., Gonzalez, D., Hansen, S., & Elliott, D. (2009). The role of vision for online control of manual aiming movements in persons with autism spectrum disorders. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 13, 411-433.

Glazebrook, C.M., Elliott, D., & Lyons, J. (2008). Temporal judgements of internal and external events in persons with and without autism. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 203-209.

Glazebrook, C.M., Elliott, D., & Szatmari, P. (2008). How do individuals with autism plan their movements? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 114-126.

Keetch, K.M., Glazebrook, C.M., Lyons, J., Lam, M.Y., Weeks, D.J., & Elliott, D. (2006). The effect of response uncertainty on illusory biases of perception and action. Neuroscience Letters, 406, 117-121.

Glazebrook, C.M., Elliott, D., & Lyons, J.L. (2006). A kinematic analysis of how young adults with and without autism plan and control goal-directed movements. Motor Control, 10, 244-264.

Glazebrook, C.M., Dhillon, V.P., Keetch, K.M., Lyons, J., Amazeen, E., Weeks, D.J., Elliott, D. (2005). Perception-action and the Muller-Lyer illusion: amplitude or endpoint bias? Experimental Brain Research, 160: 71-78.




University of Manitoba

115 Frank Kennedy
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
Dr. Glazebrook's Office: 204-474-8773


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