Dr. Jeremy Walsh


  • PhD, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (Exercise Physiology)
  • MSc, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (Exercise Physiology)
  • BA, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada (Kinesiology and Physical Education)

Research Interests

  • Acute exercise and brain function
  • Exercise training and brain function
  • Exercise and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • 24-hour movement behaviours and brain health in children

Mini Biography

Dr. Jeremy Walsh joined the HALO team in September of 2017 after completing his PhD in exercise physiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.  Broadly speaking, Jeremy’s research has focused on understanding how a single session of exercise (aerobic or resistance) impacts brain health.  Specifically, this research has focused on investigating the mechanisms by which exercise transiently boosts cognitive function and brain physiology in order to strategically use exercise to enhance brain function prior to a mentally challenging activity (i.e., in the classroom).  During his graduate studies, Jeremy explored these questions in healthy young and older adults.  While at HALO, Jeremy‘s research will focus on extending these investigations in children, and to examine brain function in children within the broader context of 24-hour movement behaviours.  Outside of research, Jeremy has a keen interest in outdoor activities including trekking, camping, and cycling.