Dr. Jonathan Singer

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
310 Max Bell Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8469
Fax: (204) 474-7634
E-mail: jonathan.singer@umanitoba.ca


- Post-doctoral Fellowship (Neuromotor control) - Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Sunnybrook Research Institute - 2015

- PhD (Biomechanics) - University of Waterloo - 2012

Research Interests:

My research aims to: (1) advance knowledge of the specific neuromechanical mechanisms by which humans maintain stability, and (2) understand why clinical populations, such as older adults and stroke survivors, experience challenges with stability control. The long-term goal of this research is to enable the development of targeted interventions and technologies to help individuals maintain or regain independent mobility and reduce the risk of falls.

Relevant Publications:

  1. Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D., McIlroy, W.E. (submitted, 2015). Age-related challenges in reactive control of mediolateral stability during compensatory stepping: a focus on the dynamics of restabilisation. J Biomech.
  2. Singer, J.C.,Nishihara, K., Mochizuki, G. (submitted, 2015). Does post-stroke lower limb spasticity influence the recovery of standing balance control? A multilevel growth model of stability control measures over two years. Neurorehab Neural Rep.
  3. Noble, J.W., Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D (accepted, 2015). Control of standing balance while using construction stilts: Comparison of expert and novice users. Ergonomics.
  4. Singer, J.C., McIlroy, W.E., Prentice, S.D. (2014). Kinetic measures of restabilisation during volitional stepping reveal age-related alterations in the control of mediolateral dynamic stability. J Biomech, 47(14), 3539-3545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.08.022
  5. Singer, J.C., Mochizuki, G. (Accepted, 2014). Post-Stroke Lower Limb Spasticity Alters the Interlimb Temporal Synchronisation of Centre of Pressure Displacements Across Multiple Timescales. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2353636
  6. Singer, J.C., Mansfield, A., Danells, C.J., McIlroy, W.E. Mochizuki, G. (2013). The effect of lower-limb spasticity on the control of standing balance: inter-limb spatial and temporal synchronization of centres of pressure. Clin Biomech, 28(8), 921-926. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.07.010
  7. Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D., McIlroy, W.E (2013). Age-related changes in mediolateral dynamic stability control during volitional stepping. Gait Posture, 38(4), 679-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.03.003
  8. Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D., McIlroy, W.E. (2012). Dynamic stability control during volitional stepping: a focus on the restabilisation phase at movement termination. Gait Posture, 35(1), 106-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.08.018
  9. Singer, J.C., Noble, J.W., Prentice, S.D. (2011). Locomotor strategies associated with altered lower limb segmental mechanical properties. Hum Mov Sci, 30(6), 1199-1209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2010.09.004

Honours and Awards:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation, Focus on Stroke Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2014
  • Kenneth G. Murray Graduate Scholarship in Aging, Health and Well-Being - 2010
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology - 2010
  • University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship - 2005-2008
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship - 2005-2008
  • NSERC – Postgraduate Scholarship, Doctoral - 2005-2008

Courses Taught:

PERS 1500 - Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology (with Dr. R. Field)

KIN 2330 - Biomechanics

KIN 4330 - Advanced Biomechanics

Key Words:
Ageing; biomechanics; balance control; dynamic stability; electromyography; gait; inverse dynamics; kinematics; stroke

Jonathan Singer University of Manitoba