Faculty

Dean
Dr. Heather Carnahan
, BPE McMaster, PhD Waterloo

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

709.864.8129
PE2026
hkrdirec@mun.ca
Fax: 709.864.7531

Professors
Dr. David Behm, BPE,B.Ed. Ottawa, MS McMaster, PhD McGill
  • 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
  • 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
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
More about Dr. Scott MacKinnon

709.864.6936
PE2023A
smackinn@mun.ca
Fax: 709.864.7531

 

Associate Professors
Dr. Fabien Basset, BPE, M.Sc., PhD Laval

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

Dr. Jeannette Byrne, B.Sc. (PT) Dalhousie, M.Sc. Waterloo, PhD Waterloo

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.

709.864.3767

PE2006A
jmbyrne@mun.ca

 

 Dr. Antony Card, B.Ed.(Hons) DeMontfort, MA(Ed.), Ed.D., Southampton

Research:

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

Dr. Basil Kavanagh
, BPE, B.Ed., MPE Memorial, PhD Iowa

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

 709.864.8676
PE3003
basilk@mun.ca


Dr. Angela Loucks-Atkinson, BA, MA Waterloo, PhD Georgia

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
709.864.6911
PE2006
aloucksa@mun.ca

 
Dr. Linda Rohr, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., PhD Waterloo

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
 
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
More about Dr. Linda Rohr

709.864.6202
PE2025
lerohr@mun.ca 


Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan, B.Rec. Dalhousie, MA Waterloo, PhD Guelph
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
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
Biography

709.864.4453
 
 
Assistant Professors
Dr. Duane Button, B.Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD University of Manitoba, Certified Exercise Physiologist

Research:
  • Nervous system adaptations to chronically increased and decreased activity


Dr. Erin Cameron, BA University of Manitoba, B.Ed Lakehead, MA Royal Roads, PhD Lakehead

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

More about Dr. Erin Cameron

709.864.2729
PE2005
ecameron@mun.ca

 
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
709.864.7270
PE2023

 

 

Dr. Erin McGowan, B.Sc.(Hons) Ottawa, M.Sc. Memorial, PhD Western

Research:
  • Exploring the effects of physical activity on managing treatment side effects and improving overall quality of lifeHealth behaviour change in cancer survivors.
709.864.7269
PE2022B
emcgowan@mun.ca

More about Dr. Erin McGowan
 
 
Dr. Kevin Power, B. Kin. Memorial, MPE Memorial, PhD Manitoba, CSEP-CEP

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. Kyoung June (David) Yi, Bsc Yonsei, MA Yonsei, PhD Alberta

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

709.864.8684
PE2024
kjyi@mun.ca

 

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 (c)

kredmond@mun.ca or kevinredmond8@gmail.com
 
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