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Lori Livingston

Lori Livingston
PhD

Dean; Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3000
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668


Research topics

  • Sport officiating
  • clinical biomechanics
  • injury prevention
  • rehabilitation
  • validity, reliability and accuracy of clinical measurements
  • sport coaching

Background

Dr. Lori Livingston completed a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Physical Education (BA/BPHE) with Distinction from Queen’s University in 1982; a Master of Science (MSc) in Biomechanics from Queen’s University in 1984; and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1990. She comes to UOIT from Lakehead University where she served as Dean and Full Professor in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. In 2015 she was invited to contribute three chapters to the new Grade 12 Kinesiology textbook for the Ontario high school curriculum. Her background has a diverse combination of research projects, papers and presentations with points of emphasis in areas of teaching, research and administration. 

Education

  • PhD, Educational Psychology University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta 1990
  • Master of Science, Biomechanics Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 1984
  • BA/BPHE, Biology-Physical Education (with distinction) Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 1982

Courses taught

  • Advanced Research Methods in the Social and Natural Sciences
  • Measurement and Instrumentation in Human Movement Analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Theory of Officiating
  • Human Growth and Motor Development

Research and expertise

Dr. Livingston’s research follows two main lines of inquiry: clinical biomechanics and ergonomics, and sports officiating, injury prevention and rule enforcement. She has explored the relationship between bilateral asymmetries (e.g. morphological, functional) and lower-limb injuries. She is also interested in understanding the factors (e.g. equipment, athlete behaviour, regulation enforcement) that contribute to catastrophic sport injuries. Her other main line of research inquiry explores the factors that contribute to retention and attrition in amateur sport officiating. 

  • clinical biomechanics
  • injury prevention
  • attrition and retention in amateur sport officiating
  • rule enforcement
  • Baseball Canada
  • Sports Officials Canada
  • The RBC First Office for Injury Prevention, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Involvement

  • Selected publications since 2006

    Livingston, L.A. & Forbes, S.L. (writing). Resilience, motivations for participation, and perceived organizational support for female sport officials.

    Forbes. S.L. & Livingston, L.A. (in revision). "Just bounce right back up and dust yourself off.": Participation motivations, resilience, and perceived organizational support amongst Canadian amateur baseball umpires. SBR Journal.

    Livingston, L.A., Forbes, S.L., Pearson, N., Wattie, N., & Varian, P. (writing). Sport officiating: What we know, what we don't know, and where does the research agenda need to go from here. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2017). Resilience, motivations for participation, and perceived organizational support for aesthetic sport officials. Journal of Sport Behavior, 40. 43-67.

    Livingston, L.A. & Forbes, S.L. (2016). Factors contributing to the retention of Canadian amateur sport officials: Motivations, perceived organizational support, and resilience. International Journal of Sport Science & Coaching, 11, 342-355.

    Termertzoglou, T., with Mandigo, J.L., Livingston, L.A., Roy, B., & Challen, P. (2015), Kinesiology: An introduction to exercise science. Toronto, Ontario: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.

    Livingston, L.A., (2015). Ready…draw! The golden age of senior women’s field lacrosse in Canada. Sport History Review, 46, 226-258.

    Livingston, L.A. (2015, August). Hero in your family: Norman “Howard” Pawley. Forces War Records Magazine, 5, 5.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2013, April). Changing the call: Rethinking attrition from the officiating ranks. Sport in Society, 16, 295-309.

    Livingston, L.A., & Tirone, S.C. (2012). Understanding structural barriers in amateur sport and the participation of immigrants in Atlantic Canada. In Joseph, J., Darnell, S.C., & Nakamura, Y. (Eds.), Race and sport in Canada: Intersecting inequalities (pp. 165-184). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press Incorporated.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2012). Roots, rifts, and reorientations: Rediscovering the common community of inquiry. In Singleton, E.L., & Varpolatai, A. (Eds.), Pedagogy in motion: A community of inquiry for human movement studies (pp. 45-63). London, Ontario: The Althouse Press.

    Tirone, S.C., Livingston, L.A., Miller, A.J., & Smith, E.L. (2010). Including immigrants in elite and recreational sports: The experiences of athletes, sport providers and immigrants. Leisure/Loisir, 34, 403-420.

    Huybers-Withers, S.M., & Livingston, L.A. (2010). Mountain bikes are for men: Consumption practices and identity portrayed by a niche magazine. Sport in Society, 13, 1204-1222.

    Mahar, S.M., & Livingston, L.A. (2009). Bilateral measurement of resting calcaneal stance position and tibial varum using digital photography and standardized positioning protocols. Journal of the American Podiatric Medicine Association, 99, 198-205.

    Moncrieff, M.J & Livingston, L.A. (2009). Reliability of a digital photographic-goniometric method for coronal plane lower limb measurements. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 18, 296-315.

    Livingston, L.A., Tirone, S.C., Smith, E.L., & Miller, A.J. (2008). Participation in coaching by Canadian immigrants: Individual and sport system accommodations required. International Journal of Sport Science & Coaching, 3, 403-415.

    Livingston, L.A., Tirone, S.C., Smith, E.L., & Miller, A.J. (2008, Spring). “They just don’t know where to go, what to do”. The challenges of connecting newcomers to coaching opportunities. Our Diverse Cities, 5, 121-125.

    Tirone, S.C., Livingston, L.A., Miller, A.J., & Smith, E.L. (2008). The importance sport and coaching as leisure for ethnic minority newcomers in Halifax. In P.A. Morden, S. Hebblethwaite, & R. Hopp (Eds.), Abstracts of the 12th Canadian Congress of Leisure Research (pp. 453-456). Montreal, QC: Concordia University.

    Betts, M.J., Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2007). Factors contributing to the attrition of Canadian amateur ice hockey officials: The experiences of referees and linesmen in Atlantic Canada. Avante, 11, 15-22.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2007). Factors contributing to the attrition of Canadian amateur ice hockey officials: Survey results from an Ontario-based district hockey association. Avante, 11, 1-14.

    Livingston, L.A. (2006). Recent crosse designs increase ball velocity: Implications for injury in women’s lacrosse. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9, 299-303.

  • Selected presentations since 2006

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2017, March).  Sport officials:  Their resilience, motivations, and organizational support needs. Soccer Summit 2017, Oshawa, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2017, January). The retention and training of sports officials; What do we know, what don’t we know and where do we go from here? Sports Officiating Think Tank, an OSA/UOIT Joint Symposium, Vaughan, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2016, April). Understanding why sport officials enter into, remain active, and excel within the Canadian amateur sport system. Invited presentation to the 2016 Ontario Sport Symposium hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., Tanenbaum, B., Banfield, J., Livingston, L.A., & Montelpare, W. (2016, April). The Play Safe™ injury tracker for sport and recreation. Invited presentation to the 2016 Ontario Sport Symposium hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2015, February). Shifting the paradigm: Putting the (prevention) horse in front of the (management) cart. Closing keynote presentation at the Play Safe Symposium: Change, Challenge and Opportunity – An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Injury Prevention in Sport and Recreation. Toronto, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2014, October). Ready…draw! The 1982 IFWLA World Cup and the golden age of senior women’s field lacrosse in Canada. Transnational Lacrosse Conference 2014, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2014, October). ``Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends”: American mentors and their influence on the modern era of women’s lacrosse in Canada. Transnational Lacrosse Conference 2014, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2014, October). From mouthguards to helmets to eye goggles: Ongoing changes in head and facial protection in the game of women’s lacrosse. Transnational Lacrosse Conference 2014, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2014, October). Women’s lacrosse as a university sport in Canada: From club status to varsity status and back again. Transnational Lacrosse Conference 2014, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Banfield, J.M., Tanenbaum, B.E., Montelpare, W.J., Forbes, S.L., Livingston, L.A., & McPherson, M.N. (2014, June). Injury reporting at the 2013 International Children’s Games (multi-sport event). XXXIII FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine (Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Quebec City, Canada.

    Montelpare, W.J., McPherson, M.N., Forbes, S.L., Livingston, L.A., Reed, N., Keightley, M., Banfield, J., Tanenbaum, B., & Sutherland, M. (2013, October). The Play it Cool (PIC) safe hockey program. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion. Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2012, February). Sport and recreational injuries: What we know, what we don’t know, and where do we go from here? Invited keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Ontario Injury Prevention Research Centre Injury Prevention Forum, Toronto, Ontario.

    Jensen, C., Pierce, M., & Livingston, L.A. (2012, January). Implications of transfer pathways for college programs: Is there a place for a transfer curriculum? Invited roundtable participant at the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Flint, F., Montelpare, W., & Tymowski, G. (2011, December). Fostering safe hockey: Facilitating coach preparation for injury prevention. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Health Research Showcase, Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J. (2011, November). Parents’ awareness of and commitment to injury prevention. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J. (2011, November). Coaches perceived role in injury prevention in ice hockey. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    McPherson, M.N., Forbes, S.L., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J., Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2013, September). Understanding factors contributing to the retention of Canadian sports officials. Invited Plenary Session at the Sports Officials Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., Madorin, S., Donato, E., & Kelly, M. (2013, February). Identifying issues of student access and student success for Practical Nursing Diploma graduates to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. Second Annual Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference, Ontario Council of Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2013, January). Retention of officials: What can we learn from asking different questions? Canadian Sport for Life National Summit, Gatineau, Quebec.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2012, September). Talent before image: Recruiting and retention. Invited Plenary Session at the Sports Officials Canada Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

    Forbes, S.L., Livingston, L.A., Tymowski, G., McPherson, M.N., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., & Reed, N. (2012, July). Sports are “good for you”: Revisiting the sport ethic and normalization of sports injury in the era of heightened awareness. Putting It On Ice III: Constructing the Hockey Family, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2012, March). “But Dr. Forbes, I couldn’t find anything in the literature on officiating…”. Invited presentation to the Long-Term Officiating Development Committee, Sport Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., & Forbes, S.L. (2012, February). Sport and recreational injuries: What we know, what we don’t know, and where do we go from here? Invited keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Ontario Injury Prevention Research Centre Injury Prevention Forum, Toronto, Ontario.

    Jensen, C., Pierce, M., & Livingston, L.A. (2012, January). Implications of transfer pathways for college programs: Is there a place for a transfer curriculum? Invited roundtable participant at the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Flint, F., Montelpare, W., & Tymowski, G. (2011, December). Fostering safe hockey: Facilitating coach preparation for injury prevention. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Health Research Showcase, Toronto, Ontario.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J. (2011, November). Parents’ awareness of and commitment to injury prevention. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M.N., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J. (2011, November). Coaches perceived role in injury prevention in ice hockey. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    McPherson, M.N., Forbes, S.L., Livingston, L.A., Montelpare, W.J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Baker, J. (2011, November). Bringing Play It Cool to scale. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Forbes, S.L., McPherson, M., Livingston, L.A., Baker, J., Keightley, M., Reed, N., Fraser-Thomas, J., Flint, F., Dogra, S., Jeffrey-Tosoni, S., Corey, P., & Montelpare, W.J. (2010, October). The Play It Cool Safe Hockey Program: A facilitated online curriculum delivery for coach preparation in teaching safety and injury prevention in minor hockey. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussion, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

    Forbes, S.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2010, June). The marginalization of ice hockey officials: Examining attrition from the amateur ranks in the context of perceived organizational support. Hockey on the Border: An International Scholarly Conference, Buffalo, New York.

    Livingston, L.A. & Butler, L. (2010, May). Preparing graduates to work in rural settings: Are there special issues? Panel discussion at the Canadian Association of Health Sciences Deans Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Kemp, K.A.R., Dunbar, M.J., Livingston, L.A., & Hennigar, A.W. (2009, July). Examination of radiographic features and lurch: A measure of asymmetric gait. Joint Meeting of The Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, Whistler, British Columbia.

    Kemp, K.A.R., Dunbar, M.J., Livingston, L.A., & Hennigar, A.W. (2009, February). Factors associated with a lurch gait pattern among patients awaiting hip arthroplasty. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Poulos, D., Watt, M., & Livingston, L.A. (2008, June). Exercise in individual vs. social context: Impact on negative affect in young adult women. 69th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Livingston, L.A. & Kidd, B. (2008, June). Reflections on the foundations and importance of CCUPEKA accreditation: A position paper. Paper presented at the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA) Annual General Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta.

    Tirone, S.C., & Livingston, L.A. (2008, May). The importance of sport and coaching as leisure for ethnic minority newcomers in Halifax. Canadian Congress of Leisure Research, Montreal, Quebec.

    Livingston, L.A., Tirone, S.C., Erickson, K., et al. (2008, March). Strategies to engage new Canadians in Coaching and the NCCP. Presentation of research findings and working group strategic planning by invitation from the Coaching Association of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A. (2008, February). Understanding sport injury: Contributing factors and frameworks for prevention. Invited presentation to the Board of Directors of Injury Free Nova Scotia (IFNS), Isaac Walton Killam Women and Children’s Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Huybers, S., & Livingston, L.A. (2007, November). Risk taking and risk compensating behaviours of adolescent bicyclists. 2007 Canadian Injury and Safety Promotion Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

    Livingston, L.A., Tirone, S.C., Smith, E.L., & Miller, A.J. (2007, October). Engaging new Canadians in coaching: Perceptions and expectations of newcomers regarding participation in the Canadian sport system. Coaching Association of Canada 2007 Coaching Research Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Tirone, S.C., Livingston, L.A., Smith, E.L., & Miller, A.J. (2007, October). Engaging new Canadians in coaching: Fostering inclusion and creating information flow to newcomer communities. Coaching Association of Canada 2007 Coaching Research Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Tirone, S.C., Livingston, L.A., Smith, E.L., & Miller, A.J. (2007, July). Accessing healthy physical activity: Opportunities and challenges for newcomers and ethnic minorities in Atlantic Canada. 2nd Atlantic Network for Prevention Research (ANPR) Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Winter, T.J., Orlik, J.R., & Livingston, L.A. (2006, April). Sex differences and trial-to-trial variability in landing parameters in basketball rebounding in children. ACL Research Retreat III: The Gender Bias, Lexington, Kentucky.

    Moncrieff, M.J., Jenkins, J.L., & Livingston, L.A. (2006, April). Determining the accuracy and reliability of a digital photographic-goniometric method for lower extremity measures. ACL Research Retreat III: The Gender Bias, Lexington, Kentucky.

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