Meghan Critchley

PhD Student

Meghan Critchley

Meghan Critchley is a PhD student with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) working under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Kenny and co-supervised by Dr. Kati Pasanen.

Meghan graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance in 2015. Meghan then went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Kinesiology concentrating in biomechanics from the University of Wyoming in 2018. Meghan’s thesis project examined the effect of trunk and whole-body rotation on landing mechanics in relation to ACL injury prevention. Meghan will be combining her passion for dance and injury prevention research in her work at the University of Calgary examining prevalence and rehabilitation of injury in adolescent dancers.

Awards and Distinctions

2020 Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) - International

2019 Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) - International

2019 Faculty of Kinesiology International Graduate Tuition Award

2019 Vi Riddell Pediatric Rehabilitation Graduate Studentship

2018 Vi Riddell Pediatric Rehabilitation Studentship

2017 College of Health Science Travel Award

2017 College of Health Science Research Grant

2016 Graduate Assistantship, University of Wyoming

2011 Trustees Scholarship, University of Wyoming

2011 William A. Gill Scholarship, University of Wyoming


  1. Critchley, M., Toomey, C., Lobos, S. M., Palacios-Derflingher, L., Kenny, S. J., & Emery, C. (2020). 150 Bone mineral density and associated factors: do young female dancers and other recreational sport athletes differ?. British Journal of Sports Medicine. A64-A64.
  2. Bordelon, N. M., Jones, D. H., Sweeney, K. M., Davis, D. J., Critchley, M. L., Rochelle, L. E., ... & Dai, B. (2020). Optimal Load Magnitude and Placement for Peak Power Production in a Vertical Jump: A Segmental Contribution AnalysisThe Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
  3. Keener, M., Critchley, M., Layer, J., & Dai, B. (2020). The effect of stirrup length on impact attenuation and its association with muscle strength. Journal of Conditioning Research. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000003278. 
  4. Dai, B., Layer, J., Bordelon, N., Critchley, M., LaCroix, S., George, A., Li, L., Ross, J., & Jensen, M.A. (2020). Longitudinal Assessments of Balance and Jump-Landing Performance Before and After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Research in Sport Medicine. 1-12. doi:10.1080/15438627.2020.1721290. 
  5. Critchley, M., Toomey, C., Palacios-Derflingher, L., Kenny, S. J. (2019). Bone Mineral Density and Associated Factors in Female Pre-Professional Dancers. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 29(3): e63. 
  6. Dai, B; Layer, J.S.; Sauls, N.M.; LaCroix, S.E.; Critchley, M.L.; and Ross, J.D. (2019) Longitudinal assessment of balance and jump-landing performance in collegiate athletes pre and post ACL injuries. ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 37 : Iss. 1 , Article 68.
  7. Critchley, M.L., Davis, D.J., Keener, M.M., Layer, J.S., Wilson, M.A., Zhu, Q., & Dai, B. (2019). The effects of mid-flight whole-body and trunk rotation on landing mechanics: implications for anterior cruciate ligament injuriesSports Biomech, 1-17. doi:10.1080/14763141.2019.1595704. 
  8. Davis, D. J., Hinshaw, T. J., Critchley, M. L., & Dai, B. (2019). Mid-flight trunk flexion and extension altered segment and lower extremity joint movements and subsequent landing mechanicsJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 
  9. Critchley, M., Davis, D., Keener, M., Layer, J., Dai, B. 2018. The effect of mid-flight whole-body and trunk rotation on landing mechanics. American Society of Biomechanics. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, August 8-10th , 2018, pp 713-715.



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