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Adam Baxter-Jones Professor

Currently on administrative leave

PAC 329

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.

2017 Publications

  • Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. 2017 Growth and Maturation. In: Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine, 3rd Edition, Armstrong, N. & van  Mechelen W. (eds), pp. 13-24, Oxford; Oxford University Press
  • Jackowski, S.A., Eisenmann, J.C., Sherar, L.B., Bailey, D.A., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. 2017. Adolescent trajectories of aerobic fitness and adiposity as markers of cardio-metabolic risk in adulthood. Journal of Obesity vol. 2017, Article ID 6471938, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2017/6471938
  • Bacciotti, S., Baxter-Jones, A., Gaya, A., Maia, J. Body physique and proportionality of Brazilian artistic gymnast Journal of Sports Science 2017 Jun 16:1-8. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1340655. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fransen, J., Bush, S., Woodcock, S., Novak, A., Deprez, D., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Vaeyens, R., Lenoir, M. Improving the prediction of a maturity from anthropometric variables using a maturity ratio. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2017 Jun 12:1-28. doi: 10.1123/pes.2017-0009. [Epub ahead of print]
  • *Crockett, K., Kontulainen, S., Farthing, J., Chilibeck, P., Bath, B., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Arnold, C.M. Differences in function and fracture risk in postmenopausal women with and without a recent distal radius fracture. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2017 May 22:1-27. doi: 10.1123/japa.2016-0132. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fransen, J., Baxter-Jones, A., Woodcock, S. Responding to the commentary on the article: Improving the prediction of maturity from anthropometric variables using a maturity ratio. Pediatric Exercise Science Oct 12:1-12. doi: 10.1123/pes.2017-0009. [Epub ahead of print]
  • *Barbour-Tuck, E., Erlandson, E.A., Muhajarine, N., Foulds, H., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. Longitudinal patterns in BMI and percent total body fat from peak height velocity through emerging adulthood into young adulthood: The Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study. American Journal of Human Biology (DOI) - 10.1002/ajhb.23056
  • Naughton, G., Greene, D., Courteix, D.,  Baxter-Jones, A,. 2017.  Resilient, responsive, and healthy developing bones: The good news about exercise and bone in children and youth. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(4):437-439
  • Bacciotti, S., Baxter-Jones, A., Gaya, A., Maia, J. 2017. The physique of elite female artistic gymnasts: a systematic review. Journal of Human Kinetics, 58: 247-259.
  • Erlandson, M.C., Runalls, S.B., Jackowski, S.A., Faulkner, R.A., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. 2017 Structural strength benefits observed at the hip of premenarcheal gymnasts are maintained into young adulthood 10 years after retirement from the sport. Pediatric Exercise Science 29(4):476-485.
  • *Movassagh, E.Z., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Kontulainen, S.A., Whiting, S., Vatanparast, H. 2017. Tracking dietary patterns over 20 years from childhood and adolescence into young adulthood: The Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study. Nutrients, 9 (9), Article number 990 http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/9/990/pdf
  • *Movassagh, E.Z., Kontulainen, S.A., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Whiting, S., Szafron, M., Papadimitropoulos, M., Vatanparast, H. 2017. Are milk and alternatives and fruit and vegetable intakes during adolescence associated with cortical and trabecular bone structure, density and strength in adulthood? Osteoporosis International, 28(2), 609-619. 2doi:10.1007/s00198-016-3775-4 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00198-016-3775-4)
  • *Duff, W.R.D., Chilibeck, P.D., Candow, D.G., Gordon, J.J., Mason, R.S., Taylor-Gjevre, R., Nair, B,., Szafron, M., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Zello, G.A., Kontulainen, S.A., 2017. Effects of ibuprofen and resistance training on bone and muscle: A RCT in older women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(4); 633-640.
  • *Jabbal, A, Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. 2017. Does high intensity interval training improve aerobic power development more than endurance training? University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal, 3(1); 1-7. http://usurj.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/usurj/index.php/usurj/article/view/211