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Associate Professor and Schlegel-UW Research Chair in Dementia and Active Living, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Cognition abilities are critical to educational and occupational achievement, daily function, and even movement. Unfortunately, cognitive performance declines on average in late life and the prevalence of dementia nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65 years. My research identifies has two focuses: 1) to optimize cognition across the life course and to prevent dementia in late life; 2) to promote strategies to 'live well' with dementia. In particular, I investigate the role of physical activity in the prevention of dementia and improvement of well-being among people living with dementia.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo


  • 2008 
    Dalhousie University, Interdisciplinary PhD (Geriatric Medicine, Community Health & Epidemiology)


Government of Ontario Early Researcher Award