Shane Esau

Research Coordinator

Shane Esau

Shane joined the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in 2015 as a research coordinator.  Shane comes to SIPRC with over 15 years of experience as an Exercise Physiologist with Paralympic Sport.  Shane has worked with Paralympic athletes from sports such as ParaSwimming, ParaNordic, ParaCycling and Goalball. His knowledge in the area of disability is very good for a physiologist.

Shane’s main focus over 2015-2017 will be to coordinate and manage research aimed at determining the effects of an exercise program with individuals with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, and Early Onset Stroke. Shane has a Master of Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary, with an emphasis on Coaching Science and Exercise Physiology. Shane also has experience as a research coordinator; previously working with Dr. Brian MacIntosh in the area of muscle physiology and muscle fatigue.

Shane has also worked teaching and lecturing various components of Human Physiology and Sport Sciences while at the University of Calgary and to numerous coaching classes.

Shane thoroughly enjoys watching (and sometimes participating in) numerous sports. When not watching (or participating or coaching) sports, he likes to spend time with his family and spending time in the Okanagan tasting wine.


  1. Brian R MacIntosh, Shane P Esau, R John Holash, Jared R FletcherProcedures for Rat in situ Skeletal Muscle Contractile Properties. Journal of Visualized Experiments 10/2011;  DOI:10.3791/3167
  2. Jared R Fletcher, Shane P Esau, R John Holash, Brian R MacIntosh: Feasiblity of the two-hour marathon is a burning issue.. Journal of Applied Physiology 01/2011; 110(1):282; discussion 294.
  3. Jared R Fletcher, Shane P Esau, Brian R MacIntosh: Changes in tendon stiffness and running economy in highly trained distance runners. Arbeitsphysiologie 11/2010; 110(5):1037-46. DOI:10.1007/s00421-010-1582-8
  4. Brian R Macintosh, Shane P Esau: Does Order of Exercising Muscle Groups Affect Maximum Strength in Untrained Men?. Clinical journal of sport medicine: official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine 09/2010; 20(5):395-6. DOI:10.1097/01.jsm.0000388502.51431.45
  5. Jared R Fletcher, Shane P Esau, Brian R Macintosh: Economy of running: Beyond the measurement of oxygen uptake. Journal of Applied Physiology 10/2009; 107(6):1918-22. DOI:10.1152/japplphysiol.00307.2009
  6. Jared R. Fletcher, Shane P. Esau, Brian R. MacIntosh: Caloric Unit Cost As A Measure Of Running Economy In Trained Distance Runners: 738. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 05/2009; 41(Supplement 1). DOI:10.1249/01.mss.0000353472.92469.36
  7. Jared R. Fletcher, Shane P. Esau, Brian R. MacIntosh: The Effect of Isometric Training on Muscle-Tendon Unit Stiffness of Medial Gastrocnemius and the Economy of Locomotion in Highly-Trained Distance Runners: 2161. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 05/2008; 40(5). DOI:10.1249/
  8. Shane P. Esau, Jared R. Fletcher, Brian R. MacIntosh: The Effects of Air Quality Index Levels on the Respiratory Function of Disabled Athletes: 2039. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 05/2008; 40(5). DOI:10.1249/01.mss.0000323451.22123.c3
  9. Brian R MacIntosh, Shane Esau, Krista Svedahl: The Lactate Minimum Test for Cycling: Estimation of the Maximal Lactate Steady State. Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquée 06/2002; 27(3):232-49. DOI:10.1139/h02-014
  10. D J. Smith, S Esau, S R. Norris, J Bidrmann: A Case Study of Swimming Competition Analysis and Training Leading to an Olympic A Final. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 04/2002; 34(5):76. DOI:10.1097/00005768-200205001-01774
  11. C T Scialfa, S P Esau, K M Joffe: Age, target-distractor similarity, and visual search. Experimental Aging Research 10/1998; 24(4):337-58. DOI:10.1080/036107398244184



Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre
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