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Dr. Sara Scharoun Benson joined the faculty in July 2017. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology and Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Waterloo, MSc in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and BSc in Health and Human Performance from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the University of Windsor, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Nipissing University.
Dr. Scharoun Benson’s research interests lie in motor behaviour. Her program of research focuses on two specific objectives, which aim to understand: (1) cognitive and sensorimotor factors influencing upper-limb movement control, and (2) contributions of movement to functioning in everyday life settings, such as physical activity. Her research focuses on understanding similarities and differences across the human lifespan in typical development and individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Pillars of Kinesiology: Motor Behaviour, Motor Learning & Control, Lifespan Development, Physical Activity
Scharoun Benson, S.M. (2018-2022). SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Increasing our knowledge of social and motor skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help better understand participation in social activities.
Law, B., Bruner, B., Chaput, J-P., McGoey, T., Raymer, G. Rickwood, G. Robertson-Wilson, J., Saunders, T. & Scharoun Benson, S. (2018-2021). CIHR Project Grant. Opportunities for moving more and sitting less: Exploring a whole school approach to improve children’s 24-hour movement patterns.