Research Team

Shilpa Dogra

Research in our laboratory currently focuses on active aging, sedentary behaviour, and exercise physiology. We have state-of-the-art equipment to measure physiological changes in response to exercise, and collaborate with colleagues across campus to answer novel research questions. 

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact me for information on current opportunities.

Irmina Klicnik

Current Role: PhD student (year 2)

Masters of Health Science: University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Bachelors of Science with Honours: Guelph University

Ontario College Graduate Certificate: Therapeutic Recreation

Research Experience: My Masters work examined constraints to sport participation among adolescent girls in Durham Region, ON

Current research: My current work focuses on age-friendly environments, physical activity, and social isolation. My PhD projects include analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, an intervention to reduce sedentary time assisted living, and a cross-sectional assessment of sedentary time in older patients in hospital.

Alia Mazhar

Current role: PhD student (year 1)

Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University

Bachelor of Science Honours Kinesiology and Health Science at York University

Research Experience: Physical activity in minority populations

Current Research: My work will focus on physical activity equity and active aging.

Nicholas O’Rourke

Current role: Masters student (year 2)

Bachelor of Health Science: University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Current Research: Physiological responses of concentrations of salivary and capillary IL-8 to prolonged and interrupted sitting.

Emmeline Meens-Miller

Current role: Masters student (year 1)

Bachelor of Health Science: University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Research Experience: In my final year of my undergraduate degree I assisted with a study on e-bikes in older adults

Current Research: Acute response of various cytokines to prolonged and interrupted sitting using saliva.

Ryan Wight

Current Role: Masters Student (Part-time)

Honours BSc. Kinesiology Co-op, Management Studies Minor: University of Waterloo

Current Research: A workplace physical activity program for cardiometabolic health among adults with diabetes.

Glory Gabel

Current Role: Undergraduate Practicum Student

Current Research: Sedentary Physiology

Caroline Hunder

Current Role: Undergraduate Practicum Student

Current Research: Sedentary Physiology