Anita Christie, PhD

Associate Professor

Room 4183, TH
519 661-2111 x80984
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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • PhD (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • MSc (Brock)
  • BSc (Brock)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Integrative Biosciences MSc | PhD

Research In Profile

In our lab we study how the nervous system controls force production. In addition to healthy function, we also examine how neuromuscular function is acutely and chronically impacted by advanced age, mild traumatic brain injury, and fatigue.

Featured Publications and Projects

Chapters and Reports

  • Kent-Braun, J.A., Fitts, R., Christie, A.D. (2012). Skeletal muscle fatigue. In K. Baldwin (Ed.), Comprehensive Physiology (997-1044). Wiley.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Marsala MJ, Belfry S, Orange JB, Christie AD. Sex-related differences in functional fitness outcomes in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, epub ahead of print, 2022.
  • Kowalski KL, Tierney BC, Christie AD. Mental fatigue does not substantially alter neuromuscular function in young, healthy males and females. Physiology & Behavior, epub ahead of print, 2022.
  • Carter KM, Pauhl AN, Christie AD. The role of active rehabilitation in concussion management: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53: 1835-1845, 2021.
  • Morris AJ, Christie AD. The effect of a mentally fatiguing task on postural balance control in young and older women. Experimental Gerontology, 132:1-8, 2020.
  • Yasen AL, Smith J, Christie AD. Glutamate and GABA concentrations following mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120: 1318-1322, 2018.
  • Edwards EK, Christie AD. Assessment of motor cortex excitability and inhibition during a cognitive task in a concussed population. Brain Injury, 31: 1348-1355, 2017.

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Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • Associate Member, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
  • Associate Member, Western Institute of Neuroscience