Peter Tiidus, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Professor, Kinesiology

Office: AS 433
905 688 5550 x3385

I am currently the Dean of Applied Health Sciences and my involvement in research is limited to co-supervision of graduate students with other faculty. Prior to my appointment at Brock University in 2015, I was at Wilfrid Laurier University for 26 years as a professor, department chair and acting-Dean. In the first part of my career, I was also a faculty member at the University of Toronto for over 8 years. My teaching interests included, exercise physiology, muscle physiology and biochemistry as well as human nutrition. I have published approximately 90 scientific papers in peer reviewed academic journals and have given almost 30 invited scientific conference presentations as well as over 70 free communication conference presentations. I have also co-authored 2 books and numerous book chapters.

  • Effects of hormones such as estrogen on muscle damage, repair, strength and hypertrophy mechanisms using both animal and human models. This type of research has particular application health and muscle function in post-menopausal women.
  • I also have research interests in evaluation of the potential for various therapeutic modalities to influence muscle repair and recovery from unaccustomed exercise
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society


Tiidus, P.M. A.R. Tupling and M.E. Houston, Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science 4th edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign Illinois (ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-9605-8) p.312, 2012 (also published as an eBook)

Tiidus, P.M. (editor). Skeletal Muscle Damage and Repair Human Kinetics Publishers,
Champaign Illinois, (ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-5867-4) p. 352, 2008 (also published as an eBook)
(Korean translation ISBN 978-89-6154-196-1, 2015)


Book Chapters

Tiidus, P.M. Estrogen and menopause: Muscle damage, repair, and function in females. In A.C. Hackney, ed. Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women: Scientific and Clinical Aspects. Springer Science, New York, NY, 2017, pp. 71-86 (Invited Chapter)

Brown, M.B. and P.M. Tiidus. Sex hormone influenced differences in skeletal muscle responses to aging and exercise. In N.G. Neigh and M.M. Metzenfeld, eds. Sex Differences in Physiology, Elsevier Science; Academic Press, London UK, 2016 pp.167-180 (Invited Chapter)


Refereed Journals

Fillion, M., P.M. Tiidus and R. Vandenboom. Lack of influence of estrogen on myosin phosphorylation and post-tetanic potentiation in muscles from young adult C57BL mice. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 97: 729-737, 2019

Tiidus, P.M. Oestrogen and a “Goldilocks Zone” for post-damage muscle inflammation and repair? Journal of Physiology (London) 596: 4563-4564, 2018 (Invited Perspectives Article)

Antolini, M.R., Z.J. Weston and P.M. Tiidus, Physical fitness characteristics of a front-line firefighter population. Acta Kinesiologica Universitatis Tartuensis 21: 61-74, 2015

Mangan G, S. Iqbal, A. Hubbard, V. Hamilton, E. Bombardier and P.M. Tiidus, Delay in post-ovariectomy estrogen-replacement negates estrogen-induced augmentation of post-exercise satellite cell proliferation. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 93: 945-951, 2015

Tiidus, P.M. Alternative treatments for muscular injuries; massage, cryotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 8: 162-167, 2015 (Invited Review)

Mangan, G, E. Bombardier, A. Mitchell, J. Quadrilatero and P.M. Tiidus, Oestrogen-dependent satellite cell activation and proliferation following a running exercise occurs via the PI3K signalling pathway and not IGF-1. Acta Physiologica 212: 75-85, 2014 (Highlighted with Editorial)

Tiidus, P.M. Is intramuscular pressure a valid diagnostic criterion for chronic exertional compartment syndrome? Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 24: 87-88, 2014 (Invited Commentary)

MacPhee, R, K. McFall, S. Perry, and P.M. Tiidus, Metabolic cost and mechanics of walking in women with fibromyalgia syndrome. BMC Research Notes 6: 420-425, 2013

Bombardier, E., C. Vigna. D. Bloemberg, J. Quadrilatero, P.M Tiidus, and A.R. Tupling, The role of estrogen receptor-α in estrogen-mediated regulation of basal and exercise-induced Hsp70 and Hsp27 expression in rat soleus. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 91: 823-829, 2013

Tiidus, P.M., D. A. Lowe and M .B. Brown, Estrogen replacement and skeletal muscle; Mechanisms and population health, Journal of Applied Physiology 115: 569-578, 2013 (Invited “Synthesis” Review)

McKinnon, N., M. Graham and P.M. Tiidus, Effects of creatine supplementation on muscle damage and repair following eccentrically-induced damage to the elbow flexor muscles, Journal of Sport Science and Medicine 11: 653-659, 2012

Dawson K.A, D.L. Dawson, A. Thomas and P.M. Tiidus, Effectiveness of regular proactive massage therapy for novice recreational runners, Physical Therapy in Sport 12: 182-187, 2011

Tiidus, P.M. Influence of estrogen on muscle plasticity. Brazilian Journal of Biomotricity 5: 143-155, 2011 (Invited Review)

Tiidus, P.M. Benefits of estrogen replacement for skeletal muscle mass and function in post-menopausal females: evidence from human and animal studies, Eurasian Journal of Medicine 43: 109-114, 2011 (Invited Review)

Zehsaz, F., M.A. Azarbaijani, N. Farhangimaleki, and P.M. Tiidus. The effect of tapering period on plasma hormone levels, mood state and performance in elite male cyclists. European Journal of Sports Sciences 11: 183-190, 2011