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Senior Instructor
Associate Director Academic

Office
Osborne Unit I – Room 215
Education
McMaster University, 1997, B.Kin, Kinesiology
University of British Columbia, 1999, M.A., Human Kinetics
University of British Columbia, 2004, Ph.D., Human Kinetics
Courses Taught
KIN 151 Application of elementary principles of physics and math to a quantitative analysis of movement.
KIN 373 Research Methods in Human Kinetics

Critical evaluation of research studies and methods with emphasis on the physical activity context.

KIN 469 Exercise Prescription

Theory and methods of fitness appraisal and exercise prescription for special populations.


Specialization

Neurophysiology, Exercise Prescription, Biomechanics

Research

Learning is an active process, one that must engage students on several different levels. Part of my role as an instructor is to design a curriculum that challenges the students and promotes dialogue on the concepts and principles inherent to the science of human movement. I also try to encourage students to openly share their opinions, questions and concerns. I take these comments very seriously as I believe that students and teachers must work together to create an optimal learning environment. I like the fact that each student brings a unique perspective to the classroom and can raise interesting questions about a subject that has not yet been considered.


Publications

Lusina, S.J., Kennedy, P.M., Inglis, J.T., McKenzie, D.C., Ayas, N.T., and Sheel, A.W. (2006) Long-term intermittent hypoxia increases sympathetic activity and chemosensitivity during acute hypoxia in humans.  Journal of Physiology (London) 575(Pt 3):961-70.

Kennedy, P.M., Cressman, E.K., Carlsen, A.N., and Chua, R. (2005) Assessing vestibular contributions during changes in gait trajectory.  Neuroreport.  16:1097-1100.

Kennedy, P.M., Cresswell, A.G., Chua, R., and Inglis, J.T. (2004) Galvanic vestibular stimulation alters motor unit recruitment thresholds at shortened muscle lengths.  Muscle and Nerve.  30:188-194.

Kennedy, P.M., Carlsen, A.N., Inglis, J.T., Chow, R., Franks, I.M., and Chua, R. (2003) Relative contributions of visual and vestibular information on the trajectory of human gait.  Experimental Brain Research. 153:113-117.

Kennedy, P.M., and Inglis, J.T. (2002) Interaction effects of galvanic vestibular stimulation and head position on the soleus H-reflex in humans. Clinical Neurophysiology. 113:1709-1714.

Kennedy, P.M., and Inglis, J.T. (2002) Distribution and behaviour of glabrous cutaneous receptors in the human foot sole.  Journal of Physiology (London). 538:995-1002.

Kennedy, P.M., and Inglis, J.T. (2001) Modulation of the soleus H-reflex in prone human subjects using galvanic vestibular stimulation.  Clinical Neurophysiology. 112:2159-2163.

Kennedy, P.M., and Cresswell, A.G. (2001) The effect of muscle length on motor-unit recruitment during isometric plantar flexion in humans.  Experimental Brain Research. 173:58-64.