My research explores the impact of physical activity on health outcomes within the community, across the lifespan. The focus is primarily on the psycho-social benefits of physical activity and the positive impact on health for children, youth and older adults.
I am collaborating with Drs. Fabien Basset and Jeannette Byrne (HKR), Dr. Tracey Bridger (Faculty of Medicine, Memorial) Ms. Anne Wareham (psychologist, Janeway Hospital) and Dr. Melanie Keats (Dalhousie University) on a variety of projects exploring physical literacy, active video games, exercise adherence and health promoting behaviours.
As a course instructor I am committed to fostering student engagement and developing responsive problem solvers. In a continuing quest to meet these objectives I am working with Dr. TA Loeffler (HKR) and Ms. Joan Butler (DELTS) to enhance learning through ePortfolios within the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. This research project has significant implications for both HKR and the larger Memorial community.
2005 Doctor of Philosophy – Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.
Examining Gender Differences in Fundamental Motor Tasks. Supervisor: Dr. Fran Allard
1992 Master of Science - Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. Examining Manual Asymmetries Using the Force Variability Hypothesis. Supervisor: Dr. Eric Roy
1990 Bachelor of Science, Honours Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, July 2004 – ongoing
Research associate, Neurobehaviour Laboratory, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Sept. 1996 - April 2004
Research associate, Human Motor Systems Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Jan. 1992- February 1994
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Journal of School Health
Journal of Motor Behavior
Human Movement Science
Grant Review: SSHRC and NSERC