McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
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Dr. Brian W. Timmons, PhD


Brian W. TimmonsPosition: Research Director and Clinical Development Lead

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 77615

E-mail: timmonbw@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Brian Timmons is Research Director and Clinical Development Lead of the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital. He is a Canada Research Chair in Child Health and Exercise Medicine. Brian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and holds status as an Associate Member in the Department of Kinesiology and as an Investigator with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology at Brock University.

Brian grew up in the Ottawa Valley and travelled to Lakehead University where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. Brian then moved to Hamilton to begin a masters degree with the Dr. Oded Bar-Or (McMaster). Shortly thereafter, he transferred to the PhD program in the Department of Kinesiology where he was Oded’s last trainee. After a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky (McMaster), Brian was recruited to the Department of Pediatrics to build on the work of Dr. Bar-Or, who had passed away in 2005.

Brian is married to Lisa and they have 3 children — Aiden, Carson and Rowan.