Degree: Graduated with a PhD in Human Kinetics (2008)
Bio: My PhD investigated how humans prepare fast, goal-directed movements under different circumstances, and the brain areas involved in motor preparation. The funding I received during my PhD allowed me to devote as much time as possible to my research program, without having to incur debt or spend an extensive amount of time in the workforce. I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. My current research is funded by NSERC, CFI, and the Ontario Government to determine the brain structures and processes in humans that are involved in preparing for movement, and how modulating this activity can lead to improvements in people’s lives. I have received the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award from the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS), Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award from the North American Society for Sport Psychology and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and currently act as Secretary Treasurer for SCAPPS.