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:

Fowles, Jonathan - Has a number of established research collaborations with students and faculty from Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie School of Medicine and Nova Scotia Health. He is the Clifford Shand Chair in Physical Education, Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Acadia and the Director of the Centre of Lifestyle Studies and is a Scientific Affiliate with Nova Scotia Health and Scientific Lead for Exercise is Medicine Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Workplace physical Activity initiative. He is also an Exercise Science advisor for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. His research interests have involved the implementation of physical activity guidelines into practice and increasing capacity for physical activity counseling by health care providers and to improving the standards of exercise professionals to assist Canadians to be active. With a specialty in neuromuscular physiology and exercise physiology, he has additional areas of research interest in measurement and evaluation in physical activity and exercise, high performance (strength training and testing), exercise in the prevention and management of chronic disease (particularly diabetes) and muscle fatigue and adaptation. Contact:

Joy, Phillip - Dr. Joy is a registered dietitian with the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA) and an assistant professor at Mount Saint Vincent University. His research interests include the connections between gender and sexuality, and nutrition, health, and wellbeing, specifically within the LGBTQ communities. He often uses arts-based methodologies to explore issues of body image and compassionate care. 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) – Dr. Meisner 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: