Cognition abilities contribute to educational and occupational achievement, daily function and motor performance. Unfortunately, cognitive performance declines on average in late life and the prevalence of dementia nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65 years. Over a million people in Canada will have dementia within a generation, as more people live to ages when dementia is common. My research aims to identify ways to optimize cognition across the life course and to prevent dementia in late life. In particular, I investigate the relationship between physical exercise, cognition and brain function using techniques from several disciplines including neuroscience, exercise physiology and epidemiology.
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019;8:161
Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Exercise Among Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Dementia.
J Aging Phys Act. 2019 Oct 24;:1-11
Sleep. 2019 Feb 26;:
PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0212122
Evidence of factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in low and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review.
Public Health. 2019 Feb 01;168:92-101
Consensus on Shared Measures of Mobility and Cognition: From the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jun 21;:
Evidence of factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in LMICs: a systematic scoping review protocol.
Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 21;7(1):102
Effects of an Exercise and Mental Activity Program for People with Dementia and their Care Partners.
J Aging Phys Act. 2018 Jul 10;:1-25
Can Geriatr J. 2018 Jun;21(2):157-165
Affiliate Scientist, KITE (TRI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Associate Scientist, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery