Patricia Longmuir
Patricia Longmuir
Cross-Appointment, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences
Full Professor, Department of Paediatrics

2010 - PhD, University of Toronto
1985 - MSc, University of Toronto
1981 - BPHE, University of Toronto

CHEO Research Institute, 401 Smyth Road


Dr. Longmuir is a scientist in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Her undergraduate, master’s and PhD theses examined the impact of interventions to increase physical activity among children with heart defects or cystic fibrosis. Her postdoctoral fellowship was a community health promotion initiative targeting parents of young children. Patricia Longmuir has been recognized with a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. She has published more than 60 papers and six book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has also delivered over 150 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 80 invited and keynote addresses. Dr. Longmuir became a Certified Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario in 2014.

Research interests

Dr. Longmuir leads a program of mixed methods 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, and the use of physical activity to prevent and/or treat morbidity. Physical activity motivation, quality of life, movement skill development and physical literacy are the foci. Intervention studies evaluate methods of providing the benefits of active lifestyles to all children, regardless of ability.

Useful link
Dr. Longmuir’s CHEO Research Institute page