Faculty Research Areas and Potential Supervisors
It is very important to speak with faculty members prior to applying to the MSc program. Here is a list of faculty that are willing to supervise students (beginning September 2013). A description of each faculty members area of interest is described. Please feel free to email potential supervisors using the email addresses provided.
Dr. Pam Bryden - Motor Control (Email; Phone x4213)
Research interests include lateral preference and performance, development of hand preference in children, and skilled upper-limb motor performance
Dr. Mike Cinelli - Motor control (Email, Phone x4217)
Research interests stem from the idea that vision guides action and how people use vision to avoid collisions with objects and other people. Currently Dr. Cinelli is interested in determining how individuals' behaviours change over a life span and what effect concussions have on individuals' balance control and cognitive processing.
Dr. Dawn Guthrie - Health and Aging (Email, Phone x2590)
Research interests include the evaluation of health services for older adults(e.g., palliative care, home care), the use of quality indicators, falls prevention and the service needs of individuals who have losses in both vision and hearing.
Dr. Kim Dawson - Sport & Exercise Psychology (Email, Phone x4155)
Research interests include the psychological factors that affect exercise adherence and sport performance as well as how physical activity is utilized when dealing with chronic illness.
Dr. Mark Eys - Sport & Exercise Psychology (Email, Phone x4157)
Research interests generally encompass group dynamics in sport and exercise. Currently, Dr. Eys is examining perceptions of cohesion within youth physical activity groups as well as role perceptions (i.e., role ambiguity and role acceptance) in sport teams.
Dr. Paula Fletcher - Health and Aging (Email, Phone x4159)
Research interests include aging (seniors at risk: fall prevention; health screening; breast cancer) and examining the lived experience (qualitative methods) of individuals with the following conditions: pediatric cancer, autism, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Jayne Kalmar - Exercise Physiology (Email, Phone x2033)
Exercise Neuroscience; spinal and cortical adaptations during fatigue, training, and concussion; unimanual skill acquisition.
Dr. Renee MacPhee - Health (Email, Phone x2754)
Research interests include Emergency Healthcare, with an emphasis on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (pre-hospital) and Emergency Departments (ED) (acute care)
Dr. Stephen Perry - Biomechanics (Email, Phone x4215)
Research interests include the biomechanics and neural control aspects of dynamic balance in various populations, specifically targeted towards the lower extremity, foot and footwear
Dr. Jennifer Robertson-Wilson - Psychology of Physical Activity & Health Promotion (Email, Phone x3928)
Research interests include examining the role of schools in promoting youth physical activity and the impact of the built environment on physical activity
Dr. Margaret Schneider - Disability and Chronic Illness (Email, phone x4214)
Research interests entail the qualitative investigation of lived experience from a variety of chronic illness/disability perspectives, including: childhood cancer, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and autism.
Dr. Jill Tracey - Sport & Exercise Psychology (Email, Phone x4216)
Research interests include the psychology of injury and the many psychosocial issues involved in injury and rehabilitation and how injured people recover emotionally as well as physically. I also do applied research in performance interventions for enhancing performance.
Dr. Peter Tiidus - Exercise Physiology (Email, Phone x3276)
Research interests involve examining the physiology of skeletal muscle inflammation and repair and the mechanisms and signalling pathways of estrogen influence on these processes.
Dr. Diane Gregory - Biomechanics (Email, phone x4582)
Research interests include musculoskeletal low back injury and pain, particularly relating to the intervertebral disc. Further interests are in the area of occupational biomechanics and ergonomics in order to determine how we can decrease injuries in the workplace.