KNPE 254 – Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement
KNPE 261 – Motor Control and Learning
I am interested in the fundamental principles that shape how and why we move the way we do, as well as the application of these principles to improve mobility and overall health. To do so, I combine theoretical modelling, lab-based experiments, and data-driven approaches to study human locomotion and learning. In particular, I seek to understand the neuromechanical control of human walking and how it is adapted to changing tasks, environments, and bodies. Ultimately, the purpose of my work is to design novel rehabilitative strategies and wearable technologies to aid those with mobility impairments.
Current Research Themes:
Understanding energetic cost optimization in human locomotion
Neural mechanisms and models in locomotor learning
Biofeedback for improved learning and rehabilitation
Investigating ecological human movement through wearable tech
Graduate Student Opportunities
I am currently accepting new graduate students at the Master’s and PhD level. Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program and to the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. If you are interested in learning more about graduate opportunities, please feel free to contact me.