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)


  • PERS 1500: Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology (with Dr. R. Field) 
  • KIN 2330: Biomechanics
  • KIN 4330: Advanced Biomechanics 
  • KPER 7202: Instrumentation and Signal Processing in Human Movement Science 
  • KPER 7004: Quantitative Methods and Research Design 


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Biomechanics of Balance and Mobility Lab

The Biomechanics of Balance and Mobility Lab aims to understand how individuals control and maintain dynamic stability during normal activities of daily living and under situations that pose a considerable balance challenge. We use this information to identify the biomechanical factors that may lead to increased fall-risk among clinical populations, such as older adults and stroke survivors. 

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