Current Members

(In alphabetical order)

Name/Division or Faculty

Fields of Study


David Behm
Human Kinetics and Recreation

Neuromuscular responses to activity such as muscle contraction, fatigue, stretching, instability and pain


Duane Button
Human Kinetics and Recreation

How the brain, spinal cord and muscle adapts to chronic resistance training, fatigue, and pain


Lindsay Cahill

Diagnostic utility of advanced imaging techniques using experimental animal models of neurodevelopmental and pregnancy disorders.


Christine Carter

Optimizing music learning, with an interest in how evidence-based learning strategies can be adapted to the study of music


Diana De Carvalho Medicine

Responses and adaptations to prolonged spine flexion, ergonomic interventions and clinical low back pain


Blaire Dube


Visual cognition (visual attention, visual short-term memory, and visual perception), and the cognitive mechanisms that allow us to prioritize the elements of our environments that are most relevant


Jonathan Fawcett Psychology

Neurocognitive mechanisms involved in controlling unwanted thoughts or memories


Jay Henderson Computer Science

Human-computer interaction,

including, learning input techniques, augmented/mixed/virtual reality, and

2D/3D interaction


Xianta Jiang
Computer Science

Artificial intelligence technology applications in healthcare, with a specific interest in predicting human activities from brain, eyes, and limbs signals utilizing novel sensor technologies and machine learning algorithms


Shyamchand Mayengbam Biochemistry

Understanding the novel roles of dietary micronutrients and bioactive molecules in the prevention and treatment of metabolic and chronic diseases



Heath Matheson Psychology




Fundamental research on the nature of the mind/brain, addressing ‘big picture’ questions about how we learn concepts and think with them


Matthew Parsons


Understanding how and when brain cell communication fails in neurodegenerative disease



Gregory Pearcey Human Kinetics and Recreation

Decoding the neural control of human movement by recording electrical signals from human muscle, using a technique called Electromyography, to 1) determine how humans control movement, and 2) understand and enhance neuroplasticity and recovery of motor function.

Michelle Ploughman

Creating and testing new treatments to help promote neuroplasticity and enhance recovery in stroke and multiple sclerosis


Karteek Popuri Computer Science

Fundamental image processing algorithms to engineering big data, artificial intelligence (AI) pipelines for high-throughput medical image data processing


Kevin Power
Human Kinetics and Recreation

How the brain and spinal cord work together to produce arm cycling, a rhythmic motor output that has similar neural control strategies as locomotion


Sarah Power

Development of EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies for neuroergonomics and rehabilitation applications


Andrew Staniland

Innovative digital instruments which interface with an individual using their brain activity to compose music


Ashlyn Swift-Gallant Psychology

The role hormones play in the development of the brain and behaviour with the overall goal of understanding how individual differences develop


Katie Wadden
Human Kinetics and Recreation

The impact of movement (i.e., rehabilitation and exercise-based interventions) on novel brain-body measures in clinical populations


Benjamin Zendel Medicine

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience: How the brain processes sound, particularly music and speech, and how that changes as we age. Using knowledge about auditory cognition to improve hearing abilities.