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Motor Behaviour and Lifespan Development

Motor Behaviour and Lifespan Development Research

Dr. Sean Horton
Dr. Patti Weir
Dr. Nancy McNevin
Dr. Sara Scharoun-Benson

Research Interests

Dr. Sean Horton

  • Skill Acquisition and Maintenance through the Lifespan
  • Sport Involvement, Physical Activity and Healthy Aging
  • Adapted Physical Exercise

Dr. Patricia Weir

  • The role of physical activity and engagement on successful aging
  • Skill acquisition and expertise across the lifespan
  • Sport Commitment, Motivation and lifelong training in Masters athletes
  • The role of perception in video-based posture assessment

Dr. Nancy McNevin

  • The effect of attentional focus  on motor skill acquisition
  • Balance and gait disorders

Dr. Sara Scharoun-Benson

  • Cognitive and sensorimotor factors influencing upper-limb movement control
  • Contributions of movement to functioning and ability in everyday life settings
  • Development across the human lifespan

Faculty Funding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSCHRC)

  1. Promoting sports participation: Exploring physical activity patterns and role models of aging among older persons
  2. The relationship between sport, physical activity and social engagement: A profile of Canadian seniors
  3. An uneven playing field: Understanding relative age effect in sport

Student Funding

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSCHRC)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)