I received my PhD in Kinesiology with a specialization in Behavioural and Cognitive Neural Science from the University of Waterloo in August 2006 and my MSc in Kinesiology with a specialization in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in June 2001.
Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University, I was a post doctoral fellow in the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University (Providence, RI) from 2006-2008.
I am primarily interested in the perceptual and cognitive factors that affect the control of locomotion as well as measuring and understanding the changes in the dynamic control of locomotion in cluttered environments over a life span. My research provides insights into how the brain processes sensory information (inputs) and executes skilled behaviours (motor outputs) in every day situations during the middle developmental stages as well as during later stages of life. My research interests have also been directed towards understanding perception-action integration dysfunctions in concussed individuals.