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Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist
College of Kinesiology of Ontario – Registered Kinesiologist
613-737-7600 Ext. 3908
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Longmuir’s research interests include: pediatric exercise science, the role of physical activity in physical and mental health of children with cardiac conditions, physical literacy and health, physical activity among children with medical conditions and disabilities, motor and active lifestyle development in young children, and knowledge translation and mobilization.
Research Team:
Dr. Longmuir is a Scientist in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  Dr. Longmuir’s research interests are the promotion of physical activity to children with medical conditions and disabilities, and the use of physical activity to prevent and/or treat morbidity. Her undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. theses examined the impact of interventions to increase physical activity among children with heart defects or cystic fibrosis. Dr. Longmuir’s post-doctoral fellowship was a community health promotion initiative targeting parents of young children. Dr. Longmuir has published more than 35 papers and 6 book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has delivered over 90 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 50 invited and keynote addresses.
Sample Publications:

Longmuir PE, Tremblay MS. Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Literacy. Res Q Exerc Sport 2016; 87(1):28-35.

Longmuir PE, Yap L, Bravo C, Lee SL, Brandao L. Body contact risk during childhood physical activity: Feasibility of a novel method for objective measurements to inform the care of children at risk for bleeding injuries. Haemophilia 2016; 22(1):126-133.

Banks L, McCrindle BW, Russell JL, Longmuir PE. Optimal physiological response to sub-maximal exercise in children after the Fontan procedure. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 45(4): 615-621. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827b0b20, 2013
Longmuir PE. Understanding the physical literacy journey of children: The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy. ICSSPE Bulletin - Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65(section 12.2). Retrieved from, 2013.

Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW. Promotion of Physical Activity for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement from the Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association. Circulation 127(21): 2147-2159. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318293688f, 2013.

Longmuir PE, Tyrrell PN, Corey M, Faulkner G, Russell JL, McCrindle BW. Home-based rehabilitation enhances daily physical activity and motor skill in children who have undergone the Fontan procedure. Pediatric Cardiology 34(5): 1130-1151. DOI 10.1007/s00246-012-0618-8, 2013. 
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