I am an associate professor at the Memorial University's School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR), in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
My primary areas of research focus on environmental physiology, cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to exercise, motor coordination, and sport performance.
Throughout my career, I have been involved in coaching and training elite and recreational athletes, and also with coach education. I have coached national and international middle-distance runners and served as exercise physiologist for the National Sport Centre in Montreal, mainly working with long- and middle-distance runners, cross-country skiers, long-track speed skaters, and triathletes.
Since my arrival at Memorial, I have been instrumental in the inception and development of Allied Health Services, a division of HKR which provides various services to athletes and community members, including fitness testing, appraisal, and assessment; periodized training program development and implementation; massage therapy and athletic therapy; dietetics; ergonomic assessments and interventions; and exercise and sport psychology consultations.
Presently, I am one of several faculty members at the School who is working towards making kinesiology a recognized and licensed allied health profession in Newfoundland and Labrador. This effort has significant positive implications for current and future kinesiology students at Memorial University.