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Shannon Forrester Lecturer

Address
PAC 332

Research Area(s)

  • Youth health and development
  • Healthy aging and management of chronic conditions
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Designations

  • B.Sc.(with Distinction) Physical Education (1998), University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Sc., Kinesiology (2001), University of Saskatchewan
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist (1998), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • High Performance Specialist (2019), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Teaching and Research Areas

Shannon holds a teaching focused faculty position and instructs several undergraduate courses in the College of Kinesiology.  Her previously research focused on the theme of youth health and development but has more recently shifted to healthy aging and management of chronic conditions as well as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning So(TL).  She is particularly interested in the intersection of physical activity and So(TL). 

Courses Taught

  • Kin 121.3 – Functional Basis of Physical Activity
  • Kin 122.3 – Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
  • Kin 146.3 – Physical Activity in School Aged Children and Youth
  • Kin 150.3 – How the Body Moves
  • Kin 223.3 – Contemporary Health Issues
  • Kin 225.3 – Introduction to Exercise Physiology – Neuromuscular and Metabolism
  • Kin 226.3 – Introduction to Exercise Physiology – Cardiorespiratory, Thermoregulation, and Obesity
  • Kin 281.3 – Fitness Foundations for Life
  • Kin 424.3 – Aging and Physical Activity

Recent presentations/ publications

Forrester, S. (2021).  Enhanced focus through the incorporation of physical activity breaks into a second year kinesiology course.  Presented at It’s Been SoTL Long: A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Event, Saskatoon, SK.

Sultan, Z. & Forrester, S. (2021). The Effects of an Acute Bout of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity on State Anxiety and Test Performance. Presented at It’s Been SoTL Long: A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Event, Saskatoon, SK.

Gould, L., Farthing, J., Forrester, S., Renshaw, D., Andrushko, J., Borowsky, R., & Kelly, M. (2017). Cross-Education Rehabilitation for Hemiparesis After Stroke: A Behavioural and fMRI Study. Presented at Canadian Stroke Congress, Calgary, AB.

Gould, L., Farthing, J., Forrester, S., Renshaw, D., Andrushko, J., Borowsky, R., & Kelly, M. (2017). Cross-Education Rehabilitation for Hemiparesis After Stroke: A Behavioural and fMRI Study. International Journal of Stroke, 12(4): p.88

Gould, L., Farthing, J., Forrester, S., Renshaw, D., Andrushko, J., & Kelly, M. (2017). Cross-education for improving hemiparesis post-stroke: A behavioural and neuroimaging study. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. Presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, & Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Regina, SK

Gould, L., Farthing, J., Forrester, S., Renshaw, D., Andrushko, J., & Kelly, M. (2017). Neurobiological and behavioural outcomes following cross-education for hemiparesis post-stroke. Poster presented at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (BASICS), Banff, AB.

Current Funding

Gelech, J. (PI) & Bergen, J., Drew, M., Forrester, S., Horwitz, J., Reichert, J, Ross, H., Squires, V. (2021 - 2023). Instructor Mental Illness Disclosures in Post-Secondary Classrooms: Exploring Student Impacts. $10,000 (CAD). SoTL Cluster Fund, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan

 

Academic Mental Illness Project (AMIP) website: https://sites.usask.ca/amip/