Movement Insights Lab


Dr Dale Esliger

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Senior Lecturer in the Measurement of Physical Activity

Dr. Dale Esliger graduated with distinction from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) in 2000. Dale went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2002 from the same institution.

In 2011 Dale completed a PhD in the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan in the area of Measurement of Physical Activity with a focus on accelerometry.

After a short stint at Dalhousie University, Dale was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity Measurement at Loughborough University in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences in 2012.

My research focuses on enhancing the accelerometric profiling of physical activity. More specifically, my research program aims to develop more sophisticated physical activity measurement methodologies/technologies to advance our understanding of the interplay between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and health.

Over the past ten years I developed analytical techniques for the objective measurement of physical activity in both experimental models as well as large population surveys. The longer term goal of my research program is to apply these new methodologies and/or sensors to gain insight into the amount, intensity, and types of physical activity required for optimal health.

It is my hope that the objective nature of the evidence generated from this work resonates more strongly with policy makers, with a view to increasing population-levels of physical activity (and decreasing sedentary behaviours) and for the prevention and treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.

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