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Mardy Frazer

Mardy Frazer

Associate Dean, School of Applied Health

Program Area: Health Sciences

Mardy Frazer is the Associate Dean for the School of Applied Health in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies.  He received his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.  His undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies (Joint Honours, BSc) is also from the University of Waterloo.  His doctoral research investigated the muscular forces in the low back for individuals with, and without, low back pain.  Mardy’s teaching areas include ergonomics, biomechanics, exercise physiology and occupational health and safety.  He is particularly interested in the development of applications that support student learning on-line. 

 Mardy first joined Sheridan as a Professor in the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program.  His academic background also includes faculty appointments at the University of Maryland and the University of Waterloo while his private sector work with Sandalwood Engineering and Ergonomics has provided him with extensive industrial experience.   Mardy’s primary research area is in the area of quantifying worker capacity and the reduction of injury.  He has also been involved with the development, implementation and assessment of methods, protocols and technologies for the clinical assessment of individuals with low back pain.  His work with Canadian and American industry ranges from food production to the automotive manufacturing sector to lead smelting.  He is currently investigating methods for evaluating the minimum duration of testing required to accurately document worker capacity.