Potential Supervisors

Research Interests

Health and Integrative Physiology
Neuromechanical
Physical Education, Coaching, and Motor Skill Development
Socio-Cultural Studies
Sport and Exercise Psychology

Health and Integrative Physiology

Supervisor Specific Interest(s)
Bredin S, PhD Human motor learning (Skill Acquisition), Motor Expertise, Motor Development, Physical Education, Teacher Preparation, Analysis of Teaching Effectiveness
Khan K, PhD Bone health with a particular emphasis on interventions in childhood and in seniors; research in seniors concerns fall prevention in high-risk groups, such as those with osteoporosis
***not accepting students***
Koehle M, MD PhD Environmental Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine and High Altitude Medicine
***not accepting students***
Lam T, PhD

Neural and sensory control of walking, gait rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and physical activity, exercise and neuroplasticity

***not accepting students***

McKenzie DC, PhD, MD Applied physiology; sports medicine
***not accepting students***
Puterman E, PhD Lifespan adversity, resiliency, and cellular health; Physical activity interventions; Physical activity and its associations to biological and psychological stress pathways; Health behaviours and emotion regulation
Sheel W, PhD Cardiopulmonary physiology
Warburton DER, PhD Exercise Science: cardiovascular physiology, clinical exercise rehabilitation, exercise physiology, health status in high risk populations, fitness assessment
West, Christopher, PhD Cardiac and integrative exercise physiology post spinal cord injury

Neuromechanical

Supervisor Specific Interest(s)
Blouin JS, PhD Neurophysiology of the spine, Head-neck control, Whiplash injuries, Postural control, Vestibulospinal and reticulospinal pathways
Carpenter MG, PhD Physiological and psychological origins of balance disorders and the efficacy of physical activity intervention programs to improve balance performance
Chua R, PhD Human perception and action, visual-motor control, sensory-motor integration, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination dynamics
Franks IM, PhD Behavioural Research: cognitive aspects of movement control and learning
Hodges NJ, PhD Motor skill acquisition and practice behaviours. Action-observation processes. Motor skill expertise and skill development.
Inglis JT, PhD Vestibular and somatosensory control of standing balance; microneurographic recording of sensory axons; human kinaesthesis; physical therapy
Lam T, PhD Neural and sensory control of walking, gait rehabilitation, neurological injury and rehabilitation
***not accepting students***

Physical Education, Coaching, and Motor Skill Development

Supervisor Specific Interest(s)
Bredin S, PhD Human motor learning (Skill Acquisition), Motor Expertise, Motor Development, Physical Education, Teacher Preparation, Analysis of Teaching Effectiveness
Gallo M, PhD

Coaching sciences:  MKin High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership Program Supervisor

***not accepting students***

Hodges NJ, PhD Motor skill acquisition and practice behaviours. Action-observation processes. Motor skill expertise and skill development

Socio-Cultural Studies

Supervisor Specific Interest(s)
Bundon A, PhD
Paralympics, disability sport, sport and social inclusion, sport and social media, qualitative methods, digital (qualitative) methods
Hurd Clarke L, PhD Social gerontology and sociology of aging and health, with a focus on body image, embodiment, chronic illness, disability, health policy, mobility and assistive devices, physical activity, ageism, anti-aging and successful aging, and qualitative methods
Norman M, PhD Critical and poststructural perspectives on gender (masculinity, in particular) the body, health and human movement; Indigenous masculinities and physical culture; critical obesity studies; rurality, mobility and recreation
Vertinsky P, EdD Gender and sport, history and sociology of sport, health and physical activity, social critique of science, socio-cultural issues of health and physical activity
Wilson B, PhD Cultural studies and sociology, with a focus on media studies, deviance, youth, social inequality, social movements, and qualitative methods

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Supervisor Specific Interest(s)
Beauchamp MR, PhD Sport and Exercise Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychology of Group Dynamics, Physical Activity Interventions, Transformational Leadership
Crocker PRE, PhD Sport & exercise psychology – stress, coping and emotion; physical self
***only accepting Master students***
Faulkner G, PhD Exercise psychology – physical activity interventions; mental health.
***Fully funded studentships available***
Puterman E, PhD Lifespan adversity, resiliency, and cellular health; Physical activity interventions; Physical activity and its associations to biological and psychological stress pathways; Health behaviours and emotion regulation