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.

Forbes, Cynthia (End date: June 30, 2020) – Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie, in the field of physical activity and sedentary behaviour change among cancer survivors. Post-doctoral research has focused on objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among cancer survivors, and the utility of mobile, wearable, and internet technologies in behaviour change interventions. Research scientist with Atlantic PATH. Contact:

Holt, Larry (End date: June 30, 2020) – Retired from the School in 2006. Continues to be involved in the fields of Kinesiology with research colleagues preparing manuscripts to submit for publication, making videos, and giving presentations. Involved with the Center for the Study of Sport and Health at St. Mary’s on the production of videos focusing on the Conditioning for Sport. Co-authored a book, “Flexibility: A Concise Guide to Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation”. Also co-authored papers in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, and in Golf, and Philosophy. Contact:

MacKenzie, Sasho (End date: June 30, 2020) - As a sport biomechanics consultant, Dr. MacKenzie has worked with Olympians and Canadian champions in sports such as bob sleigh, track & field, figure skating, and volleyball. He is currently a professor in the Department of Human Kinetics at StFX University and his research interests lie in the optimization of human movement with a strong emphasis on sport performance. His research and expertise encompass both optimal sport movement patterns, as well as, the most advantageous training techniques.

Maher, Patrick (End date: June 30, 2020) – Associate Professor, Department of Community Studies, Cape Breton University. Research interests: the meanings that humans take from their experiences with rural/remote/polar regions; the pedagogical models, such as experiential learning that help people action their experiences; and the linkages to global sustainability challenges that result due to changing behaviour and values. 3M National Teaching Fellow. Contact:

Meisner, Brad (End date: June 30, 2020) – 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, 2020) – 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: