Dr. John Barden

External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: biomechanics, neural control of movement, shoulder instability, gait analysis, and knee arthroplasty.

Dr. John Barden is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, and has been a member of the faculty since 2001. In 2005, Dr. Barden received his Ph.D. in Experimental Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, in which he conducted research into the role of deficient neuromuscular control in the development of idiopathic multidirectional shoulder instability. Dr. Barden’s general research interests include the biomechanics and motor control of movement, particularly with respect to the understanding and rehabilitation of joint injuries and motor disorders.

Dr. Barden teaches courses in biomechanics, motor learning and control, and lifespan motor development. He has published in internationally recognized scientific journals such as Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, the Journal of Sports Sciences and Human Movement Science. Dr. Barden has also served in an administrative capacity as the Graduate Coordinator for the Gerontology program at the University of Regina.