Who We Are

Investigators   |   Staff   |   Trainees   

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

 
 

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

 
 

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

 
 

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

 
 

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

 
 

Stephen Robinovitch
Principal Investigator
778-782-3566
stever@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

Research Interests and Expertise: Biomedical engineering, injury biomechanics, falls, gait and balance, hip fracture

Investigators   |  Staff   |   Trainees  

Helen Chong
Research Manager and Lab Technician
helen_chong@sfu.ca

In her role as research manager and lab technician, Helen helps students design and implement new research projects as well as maintains the equipment and systems in the IPML. She has a BSc specializing in human kinetics from the University of Ottawa, and an MSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests: Biomechanics, Gait and Posture Analysis, Occupational Injuries, Osteoporosis, and Head Injury Prevention

Claire Wilson
Research Assistant
claire_wilson_3@sfu.ca

Research project: Claire plays a role in the analysis of fall injury video footage that occurs within long-term care homes to procure data necessary for scientific research on the biomechanics of falls. She is also involved with a community-engaged research project on fall-injury prevention technology.

Research interests: Injury Biomechanics, Fall Injury Prevention, Policymaking

Investigators   |  Staff   |   Trainees  

Natalie Shishov
PhD Candidate 
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
nshishov@sfu.ca

Research Project:  Exploring safe landing strategies, with a focus on strategies used to control and stabilize the head during falls. My project will include laboratory falling experiments with young adults, together with analysis of real life video footages of falls in older adults collected by the Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS) program – to examine the neuromuscular mechanisms implemented by young adults to avoid head impact, and to examine the effect of different sensory modalities, and age on head impact avoidance during falls.    
Research Interests: Injury prevention in older adults, Biomechanics and Control of head movement, Balance control, Ageing, Motor learning, Human movement, Knowledge translation

Olivia Aguiar
PhD student
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
oaguiar@sfu.ca

Research Project: Quantifying head impact biomechanics of ice hockey players on- and off- ice to facilitate the design and development of equipment and preventive strategies, with the aim of reducing head impact severity.
Research Interests: Biomechanics, Head Injury Prevention, Protective Gear, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Knowledge Translation

Omid Vakili
Master's student
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
omid_vakili@sfu.ca

Research Project:Investigating the effects of neck stiffness on head kinematics, and the protective value of helmets during common hockey impact scenarios.  

Research Interests: Biomechanics, Protective Gear, Head Injury Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Mathematical Modelling, Motion Capture and Sensors