Current Lab Team


Colin McLaren

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Colin McLaren (Ph.D.) is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University (Groups for Youth Development Lab of Dr. Mark Bruner). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. His research program spans the psychosocial processes and properties of sport groups, with a specific focus on social network structure and its association with athlete (e.g., mental health, adherence) and team outcomes (e.g., cohesion, performance). He has published research in leading journals in group dynamics (e.g., Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, & Practice), sport and exercise psychology (e.g., Psychology of Sport and Exercise), and sport communication (e.g., Communication & Sport). In his spare time, Colin enjoys spending time with his young family, attending auction sales, and learning about older cars and trucks.

Bruno Gonçalves Galdino da Costa

Bruno Gonçalves Galdino da Costa

Postdoctoral Fellow

My name is Bruno Gonçalves Galdino da Costa and I am a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University. I grew up in Florianópolis, the capital city of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. At the Federal University of Santa Catarina, I graduated with a Bachelor in Physical Education (2014), and obtained my Masters (2017) and Ph.D. (2020) in the same field. My main research interest is in understanding the correlates and determinants of sleep, sedentary behavior, and physical activity, and how we can promote a more active lifestyle. I also have an interest in studying the impacts of different patterns of lifestyle behaviors on mental health, physical fitness, and other health outcomes. My previous experience has led me to meet Dr. Barbi Law and now I am excited to work with the research team in the NORTH PA lab.

Samantha Prosser

Samantha Prosser

NOHFC Research Intern/NORTH PA Lab Coordinator

My name is Samantha Prosser and I am a current second year grad student in the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. I grew up in Innisfil, Ontario and moved to North Bay to pursue a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree. After completing the degree, I had an interest in research and more specifically, Environmental Exercise Physiology. Currently, I am researching Hypoxia and Neuromuscular Function, but also have an interest in health promotion, mental health, and nutrition. After working with Dr. Mark Bruner for 2 years as his teaching assistant, I was offered an opportunity to work in the NORTH PA Lab. Here I am now and I’m extremely excited to work alongside some amazing colleagues!

Maxime Landry-Lurette

Maxime Landry-Lurette

MSc Kinesiology (1st year)

My name is Maxime Landry-Lurette, I’m currently in my first year of the Masters of Science in Kinesiology program at Nipissing University under the supervision of Dr. Barbi Law. Growing up, I was raised in Notre-Dame a small community located in eastern New Brunswick. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. With Soccer and Volleyball taking most of my free time. I recently completed my undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the Université of Moncton. As my sporting career was coming to an end after high school, I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work as a student athletic therapist with many teams during my undergraduate degree including the Men’s hockey and soccer varsity programs. As a student athletic therapist, my passion for helping athletes achieve their maximum potential grew even bigger, thus my interest shifting more into sports psychology. My research interests involve performance psychology, nutrition, mental health, and physical activity.

Jacqueline Rochefort

Jacqueline Rochefort

MSc Kinesiology (1st year)

My name is Jackie Rochefort and I am currently in my first year of the Masters of Science in Kinesiology program at Nipissing University. Originally from Ajax Ontario, I moved to North Bay to pursue a degree in Psychology while playing for the Varsity Women’s Hockey team for 5 consecutive years. After completing my undergraduate degree and as my athletic career was coming to an end, I always had an interest to continue my education and pursue a Masters degree. Currently, my research areas of interest are in sport psychology and sport management specifically women in sport, organizational culture in sport and equity and inclusion in sport. I am extremely grateful and excited to work alongside my two supervisors Dr. Denyse Lafrance Horning and Dr. Barbi Law. In my spare time, I enjoy playing various sports mainly hockey and golf and spending time with family and friends, including my dog Neely.

Patty Chabbert

PhD

Additional information coming soon! 

Quintin McCluskie

MSc Kinesiology (3rd year)

Quintin McCluskie is a Master of Kinesiology student at Nipissing University in the Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity Lab, supervised by Dr. Brenda Bruner. He originates from the small rural town of Listowel, Ontario. His research interest are around nutrition and physical activity, particularly focusing on nutritional behaviours. Quintin’s current research encompasses food skills and behaviour change in emerging adults. Quintin completed his undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education from Nipissing University. His previous research was on The Characterizing of Food and Beverage Purchasing Behaviours of Post-Secondary Students Utilized Through Purchase Receipts. He enjoys all forms of physical activity, cooking nutritional meals, and playing board games.

Kieran Peltier

MSc Kinesiology (3rd year)

Additional information coming soon!

Dillon Collett

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

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Niki Hutchinson

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

I am currently in my second year of pursuing my MSc in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Kristina Karvinen. I completed my undergraduate degree at Nipissing University in the Physical and Health Education program. Originally from Peterborough Ontario, I was fortunate to be presented with many opportunities in both the community and extracurricular sporting activities. These experiences shaped my passions for sport and being active, and our family dog Daisy was also an influence on my enjoyment of outdoor activities outside of sport involvement. My understanding of health and quality of life through these experiences has shaped my research interests in exploring the relationship between dog owners and their physical activity and well-being.

JJ Johnson

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

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Brianne O’Rourke

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

Born and raised in North Bay, I traveled to Hamilton to complete a BSc Kinesiology at McMaster University. After graduating and eventually making my way back home, I was offered the opportunity to work in the NORTH PA lab as a research intern. My experience thus far has been extremely positive; as a result, I have started the MSc Kinesiology program at Nipissing University under the supervision of Dr. Barbi Law and Dr. Brenda Bruner. My research interests involve physical activity, nutrition, mental health, and women in sport. Outside of work, I enjoy playing ringette, hiking, camping, and being active outdoors.

Abdulmalik Makanjuola

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

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Taylor Mueller

MSc Kinesiology (3rd year)

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Jeremy St. Onge

MSc Kinesiology (2nd year)

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Jordan Herbison

PhD

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