Dr. David Clarke 

Faculty: Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science- Simon Fraser University

Title: Assistant Professor

CSEP member: since 2000







 What do you wish you had known when you were in graduate school?

I wish I had known about the productivity-enhancing effects of caffeine consumption.

What information/ advice did you learn in graduate school that has been most influential?

Seek to answer the most important questions in your field.

Where do you think exercise physiology graduates are most needed?

Exercise physiology graduates are needed across the health and fitness industry, notably for helping those with chronic disease. Exercise physiologists should be a key part of healthcare teams.

Where do you see your overall area of research in the next 5 years?

I am working on projects involving the meta-analysis of published data, modeling of cellular signal transduction in response to exercise stressors, and in modeling data from wearable sensors. I seek to integrate these lines of inquiry as the years go by.

Outside of your own interests, what area of exercise science/ physiology do you find most exciting right now?

Exercise neuroscience - how does the CNS limit performance?

Why is being a CSEP Academic Member important to you?

CSEP offers a "home" for my research and my trainees. The connections with practitioners are also important for knowledge translation.


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