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Adam Baxter-Jones Professor

Currently serving the University of Saskatchewan as the Interim Dean of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Research Area(s)

  • Bone Health
  • Growth and Development
  • Women's Health
  • Children's Sport

Academic Background

  • 1985 B.Sc (Hons) Biology, New University of Ulster, UK
  • 1995 Ph.D, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • 2000 Associate Professor, College of Kinesiology
  • 2005 Full Professor, College of Kinesiology
  • 2008 Associate Dean Graduate Education and Research, College of Kinesiology
  • 2010 Acting Dean College of Kinesiology
  • 2011 Associate Dean Graduate Education and Research, College of Kinesiology
  • 2013 Acting Dean College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Courses Taught

  • KIN 806.3 - Growth and Development
  • KIN 898.3 - Longitudinal Analysis of Human Growth

Research Interests

Research interests are focused on childhood growth and development as they pertain to exercise, physical activity, body composition and health (specifically osteoporosis and cardiovascular health). His work is related to longitudinal studies that investigate pre-natal, childhood and adolescent antecedents of adult disease. He directs two world-renowned longitudinal studies, the Saskatchewan Growth and Development Study (SGDS – 1964 – 2011) and the Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (PBMAS – 1991-2017). He is also involved in the development of newly emerging longitudinal studies in a variety of populations including young gymnasts, children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and a pregnancy study investigating intrauterine antecedents of Inflammation-Mediated Disease. Finally, Dr. Baxter-Jones also has a keen interest in youth sport development, in particular research related to the association between childhood growth and development, talent identification and sports participation. He has developed several web based growth utility programs that can be used to predict maturity, adult size and bone health.