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Jamie Burr

Dr. Burr’s work focuses on fitness development and testing as well as the interactions of exercise and chronic disease. In a sports realm, he seeks to understand the physiological factors involved in elite athletics, optimal training and talent identification. From a clinical perspective he is interested in cardiovascular disease prevention and management through novel physical activity.


BA, MSc, PhD


Assistant Professor
Applied Human Sciences, Kinesiology
(902) 620-5225
Research Interests: 
  •  Human Performance/sport
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Arterial compliance
  • Heart disease and diabetes

Systemic Arterial Compliance Following Ultra-Marathon JF Burr, SSD Bredin, A Phillips, H Foulds, A Cote, S Charlesworth, AC Ivey ... International Journal of Sports Medicine 33 (3), 224
Relationship of physical fitness test results and hockey playing potential in elite-level ice hockey players JF Burr, RK Jamnik, J Baker, A Macpherson, N Gledhill, EJ McGuire, The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 22 (5), 1535
Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus: Assessing risks for physical activity clearance and prescription JF Burr, RJ Shephard, MC Riddell. Canadian Family Physician 58 (3), 280-284
The 6-minute walk test as a predictor of objectively measured aerobic fitness in healthy working-aged adults. JF Burr, SS Bredin, MD Faktor, DE Warburton. The Physician and sportsmedicine 39 (2), 133
Physiological demands of off-road vehicle riding JF Burr, VK Jamnik, JA Shaw, N Gledhill. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 42 (7), 1345