Adjunct appointees

Arthur, Mike (End date: June 30, 2021) – Areas of interest: applied research projects such as the Physical Activity Profile for the United Way TRY DO Committee; provide guest lectures on physical activity surveillance and evidence-based policy and programs. Contact:

McSweeney-Flaherty, Jill (End date: June 30, 2023) – Dr. McSweeney-Flaherty is an Educational Developer at the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Dalhousie University, where she works to examine the impact of classrooms spaces, teaching approaches, programmatic delivery, and learning tools on the student experience. Her research explores the impact of space|place on the social, cognitive, and physical wellbeing of individuals that work, learn, and live in those spaces|places, with particular emphasis on nature-based environments and environmental features. Research interests: higher education; student experiences; millennial teachers; healthy learning environments; nature-based exposure; the scholarship of teaching and learning; learning spaces|places. Contact: Jill.McSweeney@Dal.Ca

Meisner, Brad (End date: June 30, 2023) – Has a number of established research collaborations with Health and Human Performance faculty and others at Dalhousie, and also a student supervision role with Health Promotion students. Areas of interest: Gerontology; health psychology of adult human development and aging; social and positive psychology of aging, health, and chronic disease; promotion of healthy aging among middle-aged and older adults; critical theoretical perspectives of health, health promotion, and aging; behavioural, psychological, and social determinants of health, disease, and aging; influence of aging attitudes, beliefs, and experiences on health and disease outcomes; strategies to challenge misconceptions of normal aging as a function of inevitable decline; health of older adults belonging to other socially marginalized groups; qualitative and/or quantitative data analyses using social, behavioural, and/or epidemiological methods. Contact:

Steeves. Darren (End date: June 30, 2022) – Strength and physiology coach for Kayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Supervises Kinesiology practicum students and other internship students. Contact:

Thornley, Leo (End date: June 30, 2022) – Director, Sport Science, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Supervises Kinesiology practicum students, other internship students, student volunteer placements, and supervision of independent projects. Has delivered a 4th year undergraduate class on site at the CSCA. Contact:

Willgress, Scott (End date: June 30, 2023) – Lead, Strength and Conditioning/Physiology Specialist, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Brings an applied look at sport science for elite athletes to the students through mentorship programs, research ideas and supervision, as well as in-class instruction. Contact: