Researcher Profile

J Kevin Shoemaker

J Kevin Shoemaker


BMI Associate Member

School of Kinesiology, Physiology & Pharmacology


Associated Websites:

J Kevin Shoemaker

Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x85759
AHB 2G24

Research Areas

Clinical neuroscience

Motivation, emotion and arousal

Perception and action


He is a Distinguished University Professor at Western, professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Canada Research Chair in the Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health.

Kevin is a Principal investigator with the Bone and Joint Institute, and an Associate investigator at the Brain and Mind Institute and the Lawson Health Research Institute. In 2017, he was elected a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Kevin is a Physiologist by training with emphases on neural control of the circulation, organ blood flow regulation, and neural strategies of communication within the sympathetic nervous system. His studies focus on human health and disease prevention with emphasis on the impact of physical activity on neurovascular coupling, and the associated mechanisms.

He also has taken an active role in advancing student mental health at Western. Holding funding from each of the tri-agencies, Kevin's research is uniquely interdisciplinary and team-based, with many international partners.