KinesiologyWestern Health Sciences

Faculty Members

Faculty members in the School of Kinesiology are engaged in impactful research across a number of areas related to human movement. Click on a faculty member's name to view their full profile and learn more about their research.

Research Supervisors Research Interests

Alcock, Greg

  • Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Outcome Measures
  • Lower Extremity Injuries

Barney, Bob

  • History of the Modern Olympic Games
  • History of Olympic Commercialism
  • Canadian "nation-bulding" through the Olympic Games

Belfry, Glen

  • Physiology and biochemistry of exercise training
  • Exercise and testing protocols to enhance body composition in youth

Birmingham, Trevor

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Clinical Biomechanics

Bryant, Dianne

  • Health promotion
  • Development/evaluation of novel study designs to overcome barriers to conducting research in clinical settings
  • Evaluation of rehabilitative and surgical interventions
  • Development/evaluation of measurement instruments/quality of life

Buckolz, Eric

  • Cognitive Inhibition
  • Inhibition in special population (developmental coordination disorder in children, Parkinson's disease, aging population) and in any health-related problem arising from inhibitory dysfunction

Danylchuk, Karen

  • Sport marketing
  • Internationalization in education and sport management
  • Sport management curriculum
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Women in sport
  • Participation in sport

Dickey, Jim

  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue mechanics
  • Joint mechanics
  • Joint injury
  • In-vivo studies of whole-body vibration (exercise platforms and occupational exposures)

Doherty, Alison

  • Management of non-profit and voluntary sport, particularly at the community level
  • Volunteerism in sport organizations and sport events
  • Group and non-profit sport board dynamics
  • Organizational capacity

Doherty, Tim

  • Health promotion
  • Neuromuscular function in health, disease and aging
  • Rehabilitation of neurological disorders

Forsyth, Janice

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • Sport, recreation, and health at Canadian Indian Residential Schools
  • Access and equity issues in Canadian sport
  • Aboriginal sport and health

Hall, Craig

  • Sport, exercise and rehabilitation psychology
  • Imagery, self-efficacy, motivation, self-presentation and exercise identity

Heath, Matthew

  • The neural mechanisms regulating eye and limb movements
  • Multisensory interactions between visual and proprioceptoin information
  • Cerebral laterality and movement dysfunction arising from neurodegenerative disease and genetic disorders

Heine, Michael

  • Discourse Analysis of Olympic spaces
  • Discourse Analysis of economic processes and commodification in sports
  • Aboriginal Games Documentation in sub-Arctic and Arctic Canada

Humphreys, Dave

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Post Concussion Rehabilitation

Jenkyn, Tom

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Advanced medical imaging
  • Musculoskeletal computational modeling
  • Injury causation biomechanics
  • Sport science

Kimpinski, Kurt

  • Autonomic Nervous System in health and aging
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension and other disorders of postural normotension
  • Diseases of peripheral nerves

Kowalchuk, John

  • Integrative human physiology
  • Exercise metabolism
  • Cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory adjustments and their control during exercise
  • Aging and cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercise

Legros, Alexandre

  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Electroencephalography
  • Therapeutic Brain Stimulation

Lemon, Peter

  • Macronutrient (CHO, FAT, PRO) ingestion timing and exercise performance
  • Food supplements and health and/or exercise performance
  • Training and exercise performance
  • Exercise and body composition changes

Marsh, Greg

  • Control of Oxidative Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle
  • Muscle Sarcopenia in Aging
  • Bone Geometry and Osteopenia
  • Application of MRI and MRS in Exercise Physiology

Melling, Jamie

  • Neural mechanisms regulating hepatic glucose secretion during exercise
  • Intracellular mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular disease/complications in Type I Diabetes
  • The impact of different exercise modalities on cardiovascular health and hypoglycemia risk in Type I Diabetes

Misener, Laura

  • Social impacts of sporting events
  • Sport and events as tools for increasing sport participation
  • Policy analyses and cross-cultural comparative politics of sport and leisure
  • Intersections of sport, physical activity, and health promotion

Mitchell, Marc

  • Financial health incentives and behavioral economics
  • Physical activity promotion and health behavior change
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • eHealth, mHealth and public health interventions

Montero-Odasso, Manuel

  • The relationship between cognition and mobility in the elderly
  • Gait as an early predictor of frailty and dementia
  • Falls prevention in older people with cognitive impairment

Morrow, Don

  • Health promotion; specifically motivational interviewing/coaching as an intervention for health issues such as weight management, physical inactivity
  • Autoethnography
  • Sport history; particularly the impact of narrative method/s
  • Sport literature
  • Sport, exercise, health, medicine and the body in Western culture
  • Alternative/complementary health and medicine

Mottola, Michelle

  • Effects of maternal exercise on carbohydrate metabolism and fetal outcome
  • Effects of nutritional intake and maternal exercise on gestational diabetes
  • Prevention of childhood obesity through early intervention during pregnancy and post delivery
  • Nutrition & Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP) for overweight and obese pregnant women
  • Be Healthy In Pregnancy (B-HIP) with Nutrition and Exercise (with McMaster University)
  • Stroller walking program for postpartum women for safe weight loss after delivery
  • Effects of a bed-rest-exercise intervention on hospitalized high risk pregnant women

Nagamatsu, Lindsay

  • Effects of exercise on cognitive function and neural plasticity
  • Cognitive risk factors for falls
  • Functional neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI)
  • Healthy aging

Noble, Earl

  • Heat shock proteins as transducers of exercise induced protection in skeletal muscle, the myocardium and the brain
  • The impact of exercise on vascular responsiveness to diabetes
  • The effect of ginseng and exercise on inflammation
  • The mechanisms underlying the protective effects of exercise on the nerve

Nolte, Volker

  • Biomechanics of high performance sport (emphasis on rowing)
  • Coaching
  • Sport engineering
  • Sport equipment
  • Feedback Equipment in Sport Biomechanics
  • Training Techniques

Paterson, Don

  • Integrative human physiology
  • Cardiorespiratory, cardivascular and metabolic responses to exercise
  • Exercise responses and limitations in older adults
  • The relationships of physical activity and fitness to health and overall well-being of older adults

Petrella, Rob

  • Laboratory and community-based study of:
    • Healthy aging and mobility
    • Cardiovascular risk factor prevention, management and control

Prapavessis, Harry

  • Determinants of physical activity
  • Exercise as a therapy to improve health
  • The role of psychological factors in the prediction, prevention and recovery of injury

Rice, Charles

  • Human neuromuscular physiology and anatomy
  • Muscle strength, fatigue and exercise
  • Neuromuscular aspects of adult aging

Salmoni, Al

  • Falls in seniors
  • Causes and prevention of falls
  • Factors influencing prevention activities (e.g. safety culture)
  • Physical activity and safety in children

Schneider, Angela

  • Genetic Doping in Sport
  • Olympic Studies
  • Women and Sport and Embodiment
  • Philosophy of Sport
  • Sport Medicine Ethics

Shoemaker, Kevin

  • Neural discharge patterns and their impact on neurotransmitter release and vascular control
  • Reflex cardiovascular control in integrated systems
  • Forebrain modification of autonomic and cardiovascular regulation
  • Regulation of blood flow to nerves
  • Impact of vascular disease on neural (e.g., brain and peripheral nerves) blood flow, structure and function
  • Exercise and neuroprotection

Takahashi, Ray

  • Coaching
  • Martial Arts
  • Judo
  • Wrestling

Wamsley, Kevin

  • The Olympic Games - history; politics of hosting; organization of gender
  • Canadian sport history; violence, masculinity, sport and the state
  • Boys' involvement in physical education
  • Curling and rural women's health

Weese, Jim

  • Sport Leadership
  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Higher education

Wilson, Tim

  • Development of novo digital anatomical learning objects from human and animal volumetric data
  • Evaluation of digital learning objects as they pertain to the study of education practices
  • Advancing the knowledge base concerning human perception, training and education creating models for future pedagogic practice