Dr. Andrew Robertson

Faculty: Sunnybrook Research Institute- University of Toronto

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

CSEP member: since 2005





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

I would have benefited from a stronger coding background for data modeling and analysis during graduate school.

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

Being able to distill the importance of your research into brief sound bites. Being able to quickly describe the aims, methods, and impact of my research has been beneficial in developing a network of clinical collaborators.

    Where do you think exercise physiology graduates are most needed?

    Multi-disciplinary medical clinics.

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

    Examining how aerobic fitness mediates the relationship between physiological stressors and brain health in older adults.

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

    The development of wearable technology is very exciting. As reliability of these devices increases, I hope their utility will prove to be an important tool for widespread adoption of exercise prescription (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation in remote populations).

    Why is being a CSEP Academic Member important to you?

    Helps to keep me up to date on advances in physiology within Canada outside of my specialty. Offers a knowledge translation avenue for promoting physical activity to Canadians.

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