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Kathryn Duff

Position: Instructor
Department: Sport Science Program
Faculty Name: Science & Technology
Office #: Room N1341
Phone: (604) 527-5494
Email: duffk@douglascollege.ca


EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) (British Columbia), Master of Public Health (MPH) (Washington), Doctorate in Kinesiology (PhD) (c) (British Columbia)


TEACHING AREAS 

Physical activity-related injury, nutrition, research methods, growth and development

Course list: SPSC 1192, SPSC 3256, SPSC 3276 and SPSC 5591 (GDPHE)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) - pediatric exercise physiology special interest group, Obesity Network (UBC Chapter), Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), Coaches Association of BC


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Duff DK, De Souza AM, Potts JE, Human, DG, Harris KC. A novel treadmill protocol for exercise testing in children: the British Columbia Children’s Hospital protocol. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2017;3:e000197. Doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000197.

Cote, AT, Duff DK, De Souza, AM, Escudero, CA, Potts JE, Sandor GGS Myocardial Inotropic Response to Peak Exercise in Healthy Children. Manuscript in progress.

Duff DK, Escudero CA, De Souza AD, Sandor GGS, Potts JE. Hemodynamic, functional and metabolic gas exchange during semi-supine exercise in healthy adolescent females. Manuscript in progress.

 

Abstracts and Refereed Conference Proceedings

Duff DK, De Souza AM, Potts JE, Harris KC. Does a 12-week supervised high intensity circuit training program reduce aortic stiffness in obese children? Presented at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, CIHR National Poster Presentation, Winnipeg, MB, June 8, 2016.

Cote, AT, Duff DK, De Souza, AM, Escudero, CA, Potts JE, Sandor GGS Myocardial Inotropic Response to Peak Exercise in Healthy Children. Presented at the Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium, Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, Silver Star Resort, Vernon, B.C., March 2014.

Duff K, Escudero CA, De Souza AD, Sandor GGS, Potts JE (2013) "Hemodynamic, functional and metabolic gas exchange during semi-supine exercise in healthy adolescent females. Med Sci Sports Exerc; 45(5 Suppl):S482. Presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Indianapolis. 

Escudero C, Potts J, De Souza A, Lam P-Y, Duff K, Sandor, G. (2013) Measurement of exercise capacity and echocardiographic ventricular function during semi-supine stress cycle ergometry in patients with anorexia nervosa. Cardiovasc J Africa 2013; 24(1):186. Presented at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Capte Town.

Escudero C, Potts J, De Souza, A, Lam P-Y, Duff K, Sandor G (2013) "Biophysical Properties of the Aorta in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa". Cardiovasc J Africa 2013:24(1):176. Presented at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Capte Town.

Potts, JE, K Duff, K Houghton, AM De Souza, BJ Sawatzky, AW Sheel (2010) “Comparing Aerobic and Anaerobic Power during Upper and Lower Body Exercise in Pediatric Subjects” Presented at 2010 Academy of Sport Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD

Duff K., P Thiessen, S Tredwell (2006) “Evolving Clinical Orthopaedic Medicine: Assessing the transition of screening skills to the paediatrician for detecting DDH”.

Denison I, W Miller, B Sawatzky, K Duff, (2000) “The effects of tire pressure on wheeling efficiency”. Presented at 2000 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando FL.


AWARDS AND HONOURS

2016 – University of British Columbia, CIHR Student Travel Award (CSHRF) 

2015 – Douglas College Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund Award (RSATF) 

2014 – Douglas College Research Incentive Grant: Comparing two exercise protocols (Bruce versus BCCH) for assessing peak VO2 in healthy pediatric subjects

2013 - Douglas College Centre for Academic and Faculty Development Research and Scholarly Activity Fund: Respiratory Function in Obese Children Before and After a 12-week Exercise Intervention Program.

2012 – Douglas College Centre for Academic and Faculty Development Research and Scholarly Activity Fund: Stress Echocardiography and Metabolic Gas Exchange during Semi-Supine Exercise in Healthy Subjects

2008 – Douglas College Centre for Academic and Faculty Development Research and Scholarly Activity Fund: Comparing Aerobic and Anaerobic Power during Upper and Lower Body Exercise in Pediatric Subjects