Dr. Moira McPherson

Moira McPherson


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8640
Office Location: 
UC 2007A
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PhD, University of Alberta (1987)
  • MSc, University of New Brunswick (1983)
  • BSc, University of New Brunswick (1981)
Previous Teaching/Work: 


  • Kinesiology 2015
    Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 4015
    Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
  • Kinesiology 4220
    Research Project
  • Kinesiology 4230
    Inquiry into Research
  • Kinesiology 5453
    Advanced Biomechanics
Research Interests: 
  • Delivery and evaluation of enriched science modules, which expand Grade 7 and Grade 10 curricula to human motion applications and hands-on quantitative data experiences
  • Analysis of a motorized flywheel for off-ice skating crossover training: A simulation of on-ice performance (Collaboration with researchers from the Mayo Clinic)
  • Prospective analysis of head impacts sustained in Bantam-Aged Minor Hockey players
  • Kinematic analysis of winter sports
  • Evaluation of online learning programs

Current Research Projects

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation: A foundation, development, and undertaking of an evaluation of a hockey skills training program aimed at reducing spinal cords injuries (June 2004 - ongoing)

  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation: Science and Technology Consortium: Research experiences for youth (April 2006 – April 2009)
  • NSERC - Promo Science: Wizards of motion (Jan 2005 – May 2008)
  • Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation: A prospective analysis of head impacts sustained in Bantam-Aged Minor Hockey players (December 2005 – September 2007)