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Principal Investigators: Dr. Pouya Amiri, Dr. Gerome Manson, and Dr. Jessica Selinger

Our group is 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 human mobility and health.

Principal Investigator: Elijah Bisung, PhD


The Centre for Environmental Health Equity ( works closely with communities, advocacy groups, policymakers, and citizens to nurture the development of research partnerships to address the conditions that promote healthy environments for all. Within CEHE, I do research on:

  • Water insecurity and wellbeing
  • Environmental determinants of health
  • Role of trust in health promotion
  • Collective action in environmental health promotion
  • Colonialism and global health research

I am a health geographer whose primary area of research focuses on social and environmental production of health and well being. I draw on social theory and employ mixed-method approaches in my research projects.  My published research contributions include studies on collective action for environmental health promotion, environmental stress and psychosocial health, community based participatory research, health systems resilience to climate change, disparities in urban health outcomes, and water insecurity and safe sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa.  I collaborate with researchers, policy makers, community groups, and development agencies on research projects in Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.


Principal Investigator: Lucie Lévesque

Research of public health interventions focusing on physical activity and positive development in youth and on preventing and treating chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tschakovsky  

Basic Science Research in our laboratory is aimed at finding answers to the fundamental questions:

  • How is matching oxygen delivery to demand in the exercising muscle achieved?
  • Are there important differences between individuals in the mechanisms involved in this matching and in their effectiveness?
  • Can these mechanisms be improved by exercise training, and if so, does the type of exercise training matter?

Principal Investigator: Dr. Eun-Young Lee

In Situ Lab is dedicated to addressing social and environmental injustices that impact human behaviour and health by bridging social theories and quantitative epidemiological methods

Principal Investigator: Dr. Samantha King

The King Research Group seeks to foster a dynamic and supportive intellectual space where scholars conduct critical, theoretical, and politically relevant research on sport, health, and the body. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue whatever projects interest them within the qualitative research tradition. Although we tend to work in single-author mode, we meet regularly to talk about our scholarship and undertake occasional collaborative projects.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Ross

Our research work is focused on the characterization and management of obesity and related co-morbidities in adults. In recent years we have conducted a number of randomized controlled trials to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of lifestyle-based interventions designed to manage abdominal obesity and related health risk. Our objective is to continue this type of research for the foreseeable future.

Metabolism Research Group: Principal Investigator: Dr. Brendon Gurd

Dr. Brendon Gurd's research aim is to understand the mechanisms by which both different intensities and different types of exercise improve mitochondrial function. In addition, He is interested in the impact that these improvements in mitochondrial function have in both health and disease. His research is currently has 3 main goals. First, to quantify the intensities of various different types of exercise across a range of skill and fitness levels. Second, to examine changes in both whole body fitness and mitochondrial function following exercise training of differing types and intensities and how these changes differ between active, sedentary, and overweight/obese young adults. Third, to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying exercise induced mitochondrial biogenesis, specifically, to explore post-translational regulation of PGC-1alpha following exercise. It is hoped that this research will help increase our understanding of the mechanisms by which exercise can improve health and the optimal intensities and types of exercise to activate these mechanisms.

Muscle Physiology Lab Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris McGlory

Dr. Chris McGlory's research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning the adaptive response of skeletal muscle to nutrition, exercise training, and immobilization. He specializes in the use of stable isotopic tracers to track skeletal muscle protein turnover combined with a variety of molecular biology techniques for measurement of enzyme activity, protein expression, and post-translational modification.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ian Janssen

Dr. Ian Janssen's research focuses on understanding how movement behaviours (i.e., physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep) influence the health and well-being of children, youth, and adults.  We are also interested in understanding how a person’s social and physical environment influences their movement.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung and Dr. Jennifer Tomasone

The Revved Up Research Group operates out of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. We are co-led by Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung, an associate professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Disability, and Dr. Jennifer Tomasone, an assistant professor at in Health Studies at Queen’s University and the Knowledge Translation Lead of the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines.



To critically interrogate the social, cultural, economical, and political forces that shape the body, sport, health, and physical activity, and to contest the effects that social forces like class inequality, ableism, racialization, sizeism, sexual regulation, and gender have on embodies existence.


  • to offer an interdisciplinary, critical, and interpretive focus to the study of social phenomena
  • To uphold a commitment to progressive politics and social change
  • To recognize the tremendous potential of bodily practices such as sex, eating and physical activity bring pleasure and meaning to individuals and communities


Mary Louise Adams, PhD

  • cultural studies of sport, health and the body
  • feminist theory; interpretive methodologies; historical analyses
  • gender, sexuality and sport; masculinities; queer subjectivities

Samantha King, PhD

  • cultural studies of sport, health, and the body
  • feminist, queer, critical race theory
  • militarism and professional sport; breast cancer philanthropy; popular culture under neoliberalism

Elaine Power, PhD 

  • sociologies of food, health, and consumption

Courtney Szto, PhD 

  • where sport and/or physical cultures can be used to address issues of injustice.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Jean Côté, Dr. Luc Martin

The Performance Lab for the Advancement of Youth in Sport (PLAYS) is located in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and is home to Dr. Jean Côté, Dr. Luc Martin, and an active group of graduate and undergraduate students. Our research lies in the general field of positive youth development through sport.