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.


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship (Neuromotor control), Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Sunnybrook Research Institute (2015)
  • PhD (Biomechanics), University of Waterloo (2012)


  • Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology (with Dr. R. Field) (PERS 1500)
  • Biomechanics (KIN 2330)
  • Advanced Biomechanics (KIN 4330)


Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D., McIlroy, W.E. (2019). Exploring the role of applied force eccentricity after foot-contact in managing anterior instability among older adults during compensatory stepping responses. Gait and Posture, 73, 161-167.

Singer, J.C., Prentice, S.D., McIlroy, W.E. (2016). Age-related challenges in reactive control of mediolateral stability during compensatory stepping: a focus on the dynamics of restabilisation. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(5), 749-755.

Singer, J.C., Nishihara, K., Mochizuki, G. (2016). Does post-stroke lower limb spasticity influence the recovery of standing balance control? A multilevel growth model of stability control measures over two years. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30(7), 626-634.

Singer, J.C., Mochizuki, G. (2014). Post-Stroke Lower Limb Spasticity Alters the Interlimb Temporal Synchronisation of Centre of Pressure Displacements Across Multiple Timescales. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

Singer, J.C., Noble, J.W., Prentice, S.D. (2011). Locomotor strategies associated with altered lower limb segmental mechanical properties. Human Movement Science, 30(6), 1199-1209.