Areas of Research 

Stephen Cornish
, PhD (Saskatchewan)

  • Exercise and nutritional immunology
  • Inflamatory response to exercise
  • Exercise and aging, exercise and health
  • Overtraining/over-reaching

Todd Duhamel, PhD (Waterloo)

  • Physical activity and chronic disease prevention: translating knowledge derived from the molecular discoveries made in the laboratory into messages that will improve population health.

Russell Field, PhD (Toronto)

  • Sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity
  • History of sport
  • Global sporting events

Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD (Manitoba)

  • Physiology of exercise under environmental stress
  • Human temperature regulation
  • Hypo- and hyperthermia

Cheryl M. Glazebrook, PhD (McMaster)

  • 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

Joannie Halas, PhD (Alberta)

  • The quality and cultural relevance of physical education, particularly for marginalized youth
  • Cross-cultural pedagogy
  • Access to quality physical education for Aboriginal and other under-represented groups
  • Qualitative/interpretive research methods, including participatory action research

jay johnson, PhD (Toronto)

  • child labour issues and body fascism
  • doping knowledges of elite female triathletes
  • the impact of climatic change on our physical experiences
  • the interface of sport, physical activity and the environment

Steven Passmore, PhD

  • Studying how people move
  • Strive to better measure a patient’s clinical progression throughout a course of treatment
  • Quantify the delivery of manual therapies by clinicians, and perceptual factors that influence performance

Michelle Porter, PhD (Western Ontario)

  • Neuromuscular physiology, function and aging
  • Strength training; functional performance
  • Driving and aging
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Isokinetic dynamometry

A. Elizabeth Ready, PhD (Alberta)

  • Health benefits of physical activity in the elderly
  • Community-based physical activity interventions
  • Role of physical activity in the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  • Population Level Physical Activity Guidelines and Recommendations

Jonathan Singer, PhD

  • Biomechanics/neuromechanics
  • Proactive and reactive stability control
  • Adaptations due to ageing or stroke-related neuromuscular challenges
  • Human locomotion

Leisha Strachan, PhD (Queen's)

  • Sport psychology
  • Positive youth development through sport
  • Developmental uses of imagery
  • Developmental career transitions

Shaelyn Strachan, PhD (Waterloo)

  • Exercise psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Exercise adherence
  • Self and identity and health behaviours
  • Social psychology and health behaviours

Sarah Teetzel, PhD (Western Ontario)

  • Philosophical and ethical issues in sport
  • Gender and sport
  • Olympic studies

Christine M. Van Winkle, PhD (Clemson)

  • Cultural Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Visitors' experiences at special events, cultural sites and parks
  • Learning from tourism experiences and free-choice learning environments
  • Visitors' technology use in free choice environments (i.e. festivals and cultural sites)