Bill Sheel

Professor & Distinguished University Scholar

Office Address:
Chan Gunn Pavilion, Room 221B
2553 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


University of Wisconsin – Madison, Post-Doctoral Fellow, (Medicine)
The University of British Columbia, PhD, (Kinesiology)
The University of British Columbia, MSc, (Kinesiology)
University of New Brunswick, BPE, (Kinesiology)

Courses Taught

KIN 335 Advanced Applications of Exercise Physiology
KIN 435 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise

Research Interests

Research and Teaching

The mammalian respiratory and cardiovascular systems are inseparably integrated such that manipulation of one system has consequences for the other. My program seeks to further our understanding of this fundamental biological relationship. The long-term objective of my research program is to understand how the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems interact, respond and adapt to physiological stressors such as exercise or hypoxia. Two themes are currently being pursued. The first theme explores respiratory influences on neurovascular control. The focus of the second theme is to better understand how biological sex influences the inter-relationships between airway anatomy, respiratory mechanics, distribution of blood flow, and skeletal muscle fatigue.


Editorial Activities

  • Senior Editor, Experimental Physiology
  • Associate Editor, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Physiology

Service to Scholarly Societies

  • Chair, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Program Committee, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Potential Students

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree or post-doctoral fellowship are encouraged to contact me at the email address above.