The HUB: Who Are We?

We are an established team of diverse scholars spanning eight different Faculties at Western University and a Community Advisory Council comprised of patient partners and community organization representatives with a variety of lived experiences and diverse perspectives based in London, Ontario, Canada.

We are ideally positioned to be a national and world leader on implementation of physical activity recommendations with a multidisciplinary focus as evidenced by our strong links to community partners, clinical practices, access to physical activity testing and prescription, and the expertise across multiple Faculties and disciplines.

Our Mission

To advocate for and implement meaningful, sustainable and culturally relevant physical activity opportunities within our community and beyond.

Meet the Team

Director & Co-Investigators

Dr. Jane Thornton


Dr. Abe Oudshoorn


Dr. Kevin Shoemaker


Dr. Eva Pila


Dr. Trish Tucker


Dr. Saverio Stranges


Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu


Dr. Neville Suskin



Dr. Dan Lizotte

Faculty Lead

Dr. Jacob Shelley

Faculty Lead

Dr. Barbara Fenesi

Faculty Lead

Dr. Jason Gilliland

Faculty Lead

Dr. Michelle Mottola

Faculty Lead

Mariam Hayward

Knowledge Exchange Lead

Dr. Nicole Kaniki

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead

Dr. Dawn Richards

Patient and Public Engagement Lead

Dr. Tim Doherty


Stacey Wanlin

Research Manager

Dr. Kristen Reilly

Research & Knowledge Coordinator

Dr. Alison Rushton

Dr. Angela Schneider

Dr. David Howe

Dr. David Litchfield

Dr. Denise Connelly

Dr. Harry Prapavessis

Dr. JB Orange

Dr. Janet Martin

Dr. Jim Weese

Dr. Kambiz Norozi

Dr. Laura Misener

Dr. Luis Altamirano-Diaz

Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso

Dr. Marc Mitchell

Dr. Rachel Calogero

Dr. Shauna Burke