XXV ISEK Congress Keynote Speakers

JAYNE GARLAND, Basmajian Award Lecture
Western University

S. Jayne Garland is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, in addition to being a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her PhD, supervised by Dr. Alan McComas, provided a foundation in electromyography and force recordings to explore the neurophysiology of muscle fatigue. Since then, her research interests have focused on motor control, standing balance, and muscle fatigue. Given her training as a physical therapist, she has applied her fundamental research to stroke recovery and rehabilitation, work funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Dr. Garland has extensive university leadership with eight years as Director of the School of Physical Therapy at Western, 7 seven years as Head of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, and six years as Dean. Over these 21 years in leadership roles, she has published 100 publications, held continuous funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), and supervised 12 doctoral and 19 master’s students, demonstrating that academic leadership and research engagement can co-exist.