Dr. Patricia Longmuir, PhD, RKin

Education, Credentials, Academic Appointments

  • MSc, Department of Community Health, University of Toronto
  • PhD, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Labatt Family Heart Centre, SickKids, Toronto
  • Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Cross-appointed to Department of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
  • Cross-appointed to School of Graduate and Post-graduate Studies, University of Ottawa
  • College of Kinesiology of Ontario – Registered Kinesiologist
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist


Dr. Longmuir is a Scientist in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  Dr. Longmuir’s research interests are the promotion of physical activity to children with medical conditions and disabilities, and the use of physical activity to prevent and/or treat morbidity. Her undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. theses examined the impact of interventions to increase physical activity among children with heart defects or cystic fibrosis. Dr. Longmuir’s post-doctoral fellowship was a community health promotion initiative targeting parents of young children. Dr. Longmuir has published more than 35 papers and 6 book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has delivered over 90 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 50 invited and keynote addresses.

Research, Clinical, Professional and Scholarly Focus and Service

Current research interests include: i) pediatric exercise science, ii) role of physical activity in physical and mental health of children with cardiac conditions, iii) physical literacy and health, iv) physical activity among children with medical conditions and disabilities, v) motor and active lifestyle development  in young children, vii) knowledge translation and mobilization.

  • Member of the Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network Healthy School-aged Children Expert Task Group
  • Invited member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Physical Activity and Lifestyle Appraisal Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member of the Writing Committee on the Promotion of Physical Activity Participation in Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease of the American Heart Association
  • Invited member of the Ontario Trails Coordinating Committee
  • Member of the City of Toronto Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Disability Advisory Committee
  • Grant application reviews for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grants and the Nuffield Foundation
  • Reviewer for many scholarly journals, including Circulation, Heart, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, BMC Public Health, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Adolescent Health and Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Faculty and course development for many post-graduate education courses related to recreation and fitness access, inclusion of people with disabilities, accessibility of natural environments, and accessibility of public rights of way

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Supervision and Training

  • Angelica Blais (University of Ottawa) – M.HK candidate (2015-2017)
  • Warsame Yusuf (University of Ottawa) – B.Sc candidate (2015-2016)
  • Kevin Moncion (University of Ottawa) – B.HK candidate (2015-2016)
  • Meng Yang Sunny Xia (University of Ottawa) – M.D. candidate (2015-2016)
  • Julia Jackson (Queen’s University) – BPHE candidate (2015)
  • Christian Lizotte (University of Ottawa) – M.H.K. Committee member (2014-2015)
  • Ammar Bookwala (University of Ottawa) – M.D. candidate, Marjorie Goodrich Fellowship – co-Supervisor (2014-2015)
  • Emily Ertel (University of Ottawa) – B.Sc. candidate (2014-2016)
  • Bhavika Patel (University of Ottawa) – M.D. candidate (2013-2015)

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Clinical Supervision and Training

  • Johanna Dobransky (U. of Ottawa) – M.A.intervention & Counselling (2015)
  • Karine Savard (U. of Ottawa) – M.A.intervention & Counselling (2015)
  • Tharsheka Natkunam (U. of Ottawa) – M.A.intervention & Counselling (2015)


  • North American Society for Paediatric Exercise Medicine
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Heart Association
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability