Laura Middleton, PhD
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
Torres NF, Solomon VP, Middleton LE
J Aging Phys Act. 2019 Oct 24;:1-11
Hobson N, Dupuis SL, Giangregorio LM, Middleton LE
Sleep. 2019 Feb 26;:
Falck RS, Best JR, Davis JC, Eng JJ, Middleton LE, Hall PA, Liu-Ambrose T
PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0212122
Vonk M, Wikkerink S, Regan K, Middleton LE
Public Health. 2019 Feb 01;168:92-101
Torres NF, Chibi B, Middleton LE, Solomon VP, Mashamba-Thompson TP
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jun 21;:
Montero-Odasso M, Almeida QJ, Bherer L, Burhan AM, Camicioli R, Doyon J, Fraser S, Muir-Hunter S, Li KZH, Liu-Ambrose T, McIlroy W, Middleton L, Morais JA, Sakurai R, Speechley M, Vasudev A, Beauchet O, Hausdorff JM, Rosano C, Studenski S, Verghese J,...
Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 21;7(1):102
Torres NF, Chibi B, Middleton LE, Solomon VP, Mashamba-Thompson T
J Aging Phys Act. 2018 Jul 10;:1-25
Regan K, White F, Harvey D, Middleton LE
Can Geriatr J. 2018 Jun;21(2):157-165
Cullen S, Montero-Odasso M, Bherer L, Almeida Q, Fraser S, Muir-Hunter S, Li K, Liu-Ambrose T, McGibbon CA, McIlroy W, Middleton LE, Sarquis-Adamson Y, Beauchet O, McFadyen BJ, Morais JA, Camicioli R, Canadian Gait and Cognition Network
BMC Geriatr. 2018 Apr 16;18(1):93
Montero-Odasso M, Almeida QJ, Burhan AM, Camicioli R, Doyon J, Fraser S, Li K, Liu-Ambrose T, Middleton L, Muir-Hunter S, McIlroy W, Morais JA, Pieruccini-Faria F, Shoemaker K, Speechley M, Vasudev A, Zou GY, Berryman N, Lussier M, Vanderhaeghe L,...


Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Associate Scientist, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery