Principal Investigator


Steven Passmore, DC, PhD

Assistant Professor – CCRF Professorship

Steven Passmore earned his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University (2001), and his Master of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on motor behaviour from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2003).  He completed a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) (2006), and completed his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at McMaster University with a focus on perceptual learning.  As a licensed clinician he practised and supervised student interns for two years in a hospital setting supported by an NYCC Fellowship as a WOC Chiropractor in the United States Veterans Health Administration, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.  At present he holds the rank of Assistant Professor, as the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Professor in Spine Biomechanics and Neurophysiology in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Medical Rehabilitation, at the University of Manitoba.  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, in the research department at NYCC.  His primary research interests include the application of motor behaviour and perceptual motor learning paradigms as potential quantifiable clinical outcome measures and teaching tools.

CV Passmore April 24, 2013

Graduate Students


Valerie Pelleck

Valerie Pelleck is currently in her second year of a Master’s of Science degree in the School of Medical Rehabilitation.  Her thesis experiment, “Focus of Attention During Skilled and Unskilled Golf Putting” is currently in the pilot testing phase.  She is also involved in Dr. Passmore’s lab as a research assistant and is involved with data collection and analysis for all ongoing experiments.  Val is a certified athletic therapist and is currently an instructor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Winnipeg.

Undergraduate Students


Yasmine Amad

Yasmine Amad is a visiting scholar from Santos, Brazil. She is currently a third year physical therapy student at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo and she is studying at the University of Manitoba through the Science Without Borders program.


Erica Ramos

Erica Ramos is a fourth year student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.  She will be pursuing graduate studies in Occupational Therapy.

Taylor Post

Taylor Post recently graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Kinesiology – Athletic Therapy. She is looking forward to gaining experience in the research world with the potential of doing a Masters degree in the future.