Role

Kayla assists in the design of quality assurance tools for programming at The Centre, and assists in delivering these evaluation measures.  Kayla also works with her colleagues and other faculty members in creating and executing teaching and learning research projects.

Biography

Kayla completed her studies at the University of Manitoba as a student-athlete for the varsity women’s hockey team.  During her time studying at the U of M, Kayla completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters of Science from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.  Kayla earned numerous scholarships and grants to support her throughout her academic career.

Kayla’s focus of attention throughout her studies began with exploring strength and conditioning in young and older athletes and later progressed to exploring motor learning and control in typically developing and inclusive populations in school age children to young adults. Kayla merged the foundational concepts of strength and conditioning, motor learning and control, and therapeutic techniques used with inclusive populations, and created a unique program as a Kinesiologist serving students and staff.  Kayla has since stepped away from her position as a Kinesiologist and is currently involved in a series of collaborative research projects with a colleague at the University of Manitoba regarding the short and long term impacts of a Kinesiologist on health and wellness at the middle school and high school level.

She also is an active member of the Winnipeg School Division Research Advisory Committee.

Outside of work, Kayla continues to enjoy playing hockey with other former university players, and has taken up coaching female minor hockey players in Winnipeg.  Aside from hockey, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.

Education

B. Kin, M.Sc.

Publications

Parsons, J. L., Webber, S. C., & Duna. K. (2019) Girls in the school weight room: effect on health-related physical fitness and physical self-perception. Physical Education Matters, 14(2), 69-72

Duna, K., Glazebrook, CM., Passmore, S., & Wittmeier, K. (2017) Auditory and visual cues in sequence learning: comparing typically developing children and adults. Presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference. San Diego, USA

Glazebrook, C. M., Zheng, R., Duna, K., Gysel, A., & Passmore, S. R. (2013). Optimizing movement performance with altered sensation. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport (SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository)45(1), 18-18.