Research Centres

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Research Centres


The Brock Niagara Centre for Health & Well-Being

Bridging academic and community health innovations, the Brock‐Niagara Centre for Health and Well‐Being is dedicated to enhancing quality of life among individuals with chronic disease by focusing on disease management and the related social and health complications.

Director, Centre for Health & Well-Being:  

Dr. Deborah O'Leary, PhD

Centre Manager: 

Scott Stevens, R Kin

Centre Coordinator: 

Justin Parro, MSc Kin

Director, Heart Strong Program: 

Dr. Deborah O'Leary, PhD

Director, SeniorFit Program: 

Dr. Kimberley Gammage, PhD

Director, Power Cord Exercise Program: 

Dr. David Ditor, PhD

If you need assistance please email:

or call Scott Stevens at 905.688.5550 x. 5585 

Website: The Brock-Niagara Centre for Health & Well-Being

Brock Research and Innovation Centre,
Room 122E
130 Lockhart Drive

 St Catharines, ON L2T 1W4


The Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity 

The Centre serves as a hub through which people, information, and action flow to integrate research capacity, evidence-based best practices, policy development, and implementation strategies related to key issues in sport and physical activity.

It aligns and works with local, provincial, national, and international partners and various researchers and students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University to facilitate the development, evaluation, and dissemination of effective strategies for enhancing physical literacy and active healthy living.


Ken Lodewyk (Physical Activity)
Office: WC 281
T 905 688 5550 x5220

F 905 688 8364


Philip Sullivan, (Sport)
Office: WC 262
T 905 688 5550 x4787
F 905 688 8364

Web Site:The Centre for Healthy Development Through Sport and Physical Activity



The Centre for Sport Capacity

Drawing on the collaboration of faculty, students, colleagues from other institutions, and experts from the sport community the Centre for Sport Capacity (CSC) acts in research and granting collaboration, community outreach, and international engagement to examine how individuals within organizations can build and utilize ‘capacity’ for the overall improvement of Canadian sport.

As both a research and development centre the CSC serves as the nucleus through which people, research, information, funding, and policy development flow to create and deliver ongoing skills-based training for large numbers sport volunteers with key administrative functions.

Julie Stevens, Director
Office: STH 442
T 905 688 5550 x4668
F 905 688 4505

Web Site: The Centre for Sport Capacity



The Centre for Bone & Muscle Health

Changes to the global demographics identify an immediate need to ensure the quality of life allows individuals not only to live longer but also live better.
Optimizing musculoskeletal function and health to achieve and maintain a high quality of life and prolong the healthspan (period of time throughout life in which an individual is healthy) is the goal of the Centre for Bone & Muscle Health (CBMH).
With this goal in mind, the vision of the CBMH is to further develop and continue to implement a transdisciplinary research-to-practice approach through the integration of the fundamental pillars of bench sciences, social determinants of health, and community engagement.

Paul LeBlanc, Director
Office: AS 324
T 905 688 5550 x4216
F 905 688 8364

Web Site: The Centre for Bone & Muscle Health