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Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Cross-appointed to School of Human Kinetics,
Faculty of Health Sciences, 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 leads a program of research in pediatric exercise medicine. Her studies examine the role of physical activity in the physical and mental health of children with medical conditions and disabilities. Physical activity motivation, movement skills development, physical literacy and active lifestyle development in young children are the foci. Dr. Longmuir prioritizes participatory research, knowledge translation and exchange and mobilization using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Research Team:
  • Angelica Blais - PhD Candidate
  • Joel Blanchard - PhD Candidate
  • Natasha Cinanni - Research Coorindator
  • Tyler Kung - MSc Candidate
  • Jacqueline Lee - MSc Candidate
  • Sophia Roubos - Research Assistant
  • Shikha Saxena - Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Jenna Yaraskavitch - Research Coordinator
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 50 papers and 6 book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has delivered over 150 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 80 invited and keynote addresses.
Sample Publications:

Longmuir PE, Sampson M, Ham J, Weekes M, Patel BJ, Gow RM. The mental health of adolescents and pre-adolescents living with inherited arrhythmia syndromes: A systematic review of the literature. Cardiology in the Young, 2018 Jan 18, 1-11, DOI: 10.1017/S104795111700289X. E-pub ahead of print.

Patel BJ, Lai L, Goldfield G, Sananes R, Longmuir PE. (2017). Psychosocial health and quality of life among children with cardiac diagnoses: Agreement and discrepancies between parent and child reports. Cardiology in the Young, 27(4), 713-721. DOI: 10.1017/S1047951116001141. E-pub: 2016 Sep 20.

Longmuir PE, Boyer C, Lloyd M, Borghese MM, Knight E, Saunders TJ, Boiarskaia E, Zhu W and Tremblay MS. (2017). Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment: Validity, objectivity and reliability evidence for children 8 to 12 years of age. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6, 231-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2015.11.004.

Francis CE, Longmuir PE, Boyer C, Belanger P, Anderson LB, Barnes JD, Boiarskaia E, Cairney J, Faigenbaum A, Faulkner G, Hands BP, Hay HA, Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Kemper HCG, Knudson D, Lloyd M, McKenzie TL, Olds TS, Sacheck JM, Shephard RJ, Stodden DF, Zhu W, Tremblay MS. (2016). Developing a physical literacy model and relative factor importance within the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Results of a Delphi process. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(2), 214-222. DOI:

Longmuir PE, Tremblay MS. (2016). Top 10 research questions related to physical literacy. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1124671.

Stephens S, Takken T, Esliger D, Pullenayegum E, Beyene J, Tremblay MS, Schneiderman JE, Biggar D, Longmuir PE, McCrindle BW, Abad A, Ignas DM, Van Der Net J, Feldman BM. (2016). Validation of accelerometer prediction equations in children with chronic disease. Pediatric Exercise Science, 28(1), 117-132.

Longmuir PE, Yap L, Bravo C, Lee SL, Brandão L. (2016). 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, 22(1): 126-33. DOI: 10.1111/hae.12850. Epub 2015 Dec 3.

Longmuir PE, Boyer C, Lloyd M, Yang Y, Boiarskaia E, Zhu W, Tremblay MS. (2015). The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Methods for Children in Grades 4 to 6 (8 to 12 years). BMC Public Health, 15, 767. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2106-6.

Longmuir PE, Corey M, Faulkner G, Russell JL, McCrindle BW. (2015). Children after Fontan have strength and body composition similar to healthy peers and can successfully participate in daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Pediatric Cardiology, 36(4): 759-767. e-pub 2014-12-12.

Longmuir PE, Colley RC, Wherley VA, Tremblay MS. (2014). Risks and benefits of promoting childhood physical activity. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2(11), 861-862.

Longmuir PE, Colley RC, Wherley VA, Tremblay MS. (2014). Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Position Stand: Benefit and risk for promoting childhood physical activity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(11), 1271-1279. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0074.

Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW. (2013). 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. 

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