Faculty

Dean

Dr. Heather Carnahan, BPE McMaster, PhD Waterloo
Phone: 709.864.8129
Fax: 709.864.7531
PE2026
hkrdirec@mun.ca

Research:

  • Human motor control and learning
  • Health professions education
  • Motor control and learning in challenging environments


Professors

Dr. David Behm, BPE,B.Ed. Ottawa, MS McMaster, PhD McGill
Phone: 709.864.3408
PE2005A
dbehm@mun.ca

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland's President's Award for Outstanding Research, 2006

Research:

  • Neuromuscular responses to acute and chronic activity

 

Dr. TA Loeffler, BA Prescott College, MS Mankato State, PhD Minnesota
Phone: 709.864.8670
PE2011A
taloeffler@mun.ca

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013
  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship, 2008
  • Minnesota State University Mankato Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008
  • Association of Experiential Education Karl Rhonke Creativity Award, 2007
  • Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award, 2006
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005

Research:

  • The role of nature in health and physical activity
  • The phenomenology of the outdoor experience
  • Women's participation in outdoor leadership and physical activity

 

Dr. Scott MacKinnon, BPE New Brunswick, M.Sc. Dalhousie, PhD Cape Town
Phone: 709.864.6936
Fax: 709.864.7531
PE2023A
smackinn@mun.ca

Research:

  • Human performance in harsh environmental environments (motion induced interruptions, fatigue, sickness as it relates to physical and cognitive performance in maritime environments)
  • Maritime evacuation, escape and rescue
  • Detection of muscular fatigue and overuse injures
  • Modelling of situation awareness in maritime command and control settings

 

Associate Professors

Dr. Fabien Basset, BPE, M.Sc., PhD Laval
Phone: 709.864.6132
PE2022
fbasset@mun.ca

Research:

  • Cardiovascular adaptation and exercise
  • Muscle fatigue and human performance
  • Metabolic disorders induced by environmental factors

 

Dr. Duane Button, B.Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD University of Manitoba, Certified Exercise Physiologist
Phone: 709.864.4886
PE2006B
dbutton@mun.ca

Research:

  • Nervous system adaptations to chronically increased and decreased activity

 

Dr. Jeannette Byrne, B.Sc. (PT) Dalhousie, M.Sc. Waterloo, PhD Waterloo
Phone: 709.864.3767
PE2006A
jmbyrne@mun.ca

Research:

  • Factors influencing joint and muscle function in both healthy and injured populations.
  • Biomechanical modelling.
  • Knee function following total knee arthroplasty.
  • Physiotherapy interventions aimed at optimizing joint and muscle function.

 

Dr. Antony Card, B.Ed.(Hons) DeMontfort, MA(Ed.), Ed.D., Southampton
Phone: 709.864.8460
acard@grenfell.mun.ca

Research:

  • Physical education curriculum development
  • Pedagogy and educational technology
  • Comprehensive school health
  • Outdoor education 


Dr. Basil Kavanagh
, BPE, B.Ed., MPE Memorial, PhD Iowa
Phone: 709.864.8676
PE3003
basilk@mun.ca

Research:

  • Performance enhancement specifically focusing on mental skills training that is directed towards assisting athletes attain consistent peak performance results.

 

Dr. Angela Loucks-Atkinson, BA, MA Waterloo, PhD Georgia
709.864.6911
PE2006
aloucksa@mun.ca

Research:

  • Health and well-being
  • Chronic illnesses and disabilities
  • Health and social psychology
  • Active lifestyle
  • Valued life activities
  • Constraints
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Lifespan
  • Methodological, measurement and statistical issues

 

Dr. Kevin Power, B. Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD Manitoba, CSEP-CEP
709.864.7275
PE2022A
kevinp@mun.ca

Research:

  • How exercise-endurance training may or may not alter the functioning of the central nervous system.
  • The effects of excercise warm-up on the nervous system; investigating whether a standard warm-up procedure alters corticospinal excitability.
  • The health effects of a combined resistance and endurance training program following cancer treatment

 

Dr. Linda Rohr, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., PhD Waterloo
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
709.864.6202
PE2025
lerohr@mun.ca

Research:

  • Integration of sensory feedback for skilled movement control
  • Gender performance differences on cognitive and motor tasks
  • Manual asymmetries and functional lateralization using both preference and performance indicators



Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan, B.Rec. Dalhousie, MA Waterloo, PhD Guelph
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Phone: 709.864.4453
PE2005B
am.sullivan@mun.ca

Research:

  • Problem gambling behaviours
  • Leisure education
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Developmental aspects of leisure
  • Leisure and well-being/quality of life
  • Risk-taking behaviours among youth
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Participatory action research

 

Assistant Professors

Dr. Erin Cameron, BA University of Manitoba, B.Ed Lakehead, MA Royal Roads, PhD Lakehead
709.864.2729
PE2005
ecameron@mun.ca

Research:

  • Health Promotion
  • Critical obesity scholarship
  • Social justice education and stigma
  • Constructions of health, body image, and identity
  • Health education curriculum and pedagogy
  • Physical education curriculum and pedagogy
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Wellness education

 

Dr. Daniel Fuller: bachelor's degree, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of Saskatchewan, master's degree, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of Saskatchewan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Public Health, Université de Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity
Phone: 709.864.7270
PE2023
dfuller@mun.ca

Dr. Erin McGowan, B.Sc.(Hons) Ottawa, M.Sc. Memorial, PhD Western
Phone: 709.864.7269
PE2022B
emcgowan@mun.ca 

Research:

  • Exploring the effects of physical activity on managing treatment side effects and improving overall quality of lifeHealth behaviour change in cancer survivors.

Dr. Kyoung June (David) Yi, Bsc Yonsei, MA Yonsei, PhD Alberta
Phone: 709.864.8684
PE2024
kjyi@mun.ca

Research:

  • Social justice, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in healthy and active living
  • Health and wellness of persons experiencing disabilities/Indigenous Peoples/newcomers
  • Community-based participatory research
  • (Autobiographical) narrative inquiry: A study of experience

 

Lecturer

Flood, Anthony
PE 2007A
Telephone: 709.864.4547

 

Professor emeritus

Dr. C. Higgs, B.Sc. Oregon, M.Sc. Oregon, M.Ed. Oregon, PhD Oregon

 

Professional associates

Kellie Baker, B.A. Dalhousie, B.P.E., B.Ed., MPE Memorial, Ph. D. (Candidate) Memorial

Research:

  • Models Based Practice in Physical Education
  • Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice

Kevin RedmondDip. CRL (community recreation leadership), BPE, B.Ed., MPE, PhD
kredmond@mun.ca or kevinredmond8@gmail.com

Contact

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca