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Professor

Office
Osborne Centre Unit II Room 208
6108 Thunderbird Boulevard
Education
University of New Brunswick, 1993, B.P.E.
University of British Columbia, 1995, M.Sc., Human Kinetics
University of British Columbia, 1999, Ph.D., Human Kinetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison , 2000, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Preventive Medicine
Courses Taught
KIN 375 Exercise Physiology II

Transport of oxygen during exercise in humans. Regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise.

KIN 475 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise

The purpose of this course is to understand how the lungs, chest wall, and ventilatory control mechanisms operate during dynamic whole-body exercise. Additional emphasis will be placed on how it is the respiratory and cardiovascular systems interact during exercise. Different human models will be used to illustrate key physiological principles and provide context (i.e., application of physiology). For example, elite athletes, disease (i.e., asthma, obstructive lung disease, lung transplant) and environmental hypoxia will be discussed.


Specialization

Exercise Science – exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, athletic performance

Research

The research theme in our laboratory is integrative human exercise physiology. The interactions between the physiology of the heart, circulation, lungs, and chest wall are complex. Reductionist approaches have studied each system in isolation and have provided valuable insight into these complexities. However, the true power of the reductionist approach is realized when it is reincorporated into the integrationist one. The main theme of my research program is that the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are inextricably integrated and exert functional influences on each other. For more information please see the Health and Integrative Physiology page.