Education

PhD, University of Waterloo
Neuroscience
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology
Waterloo, Canada

MSc, York University
Neuroscience
School of Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Toronto, Canada

BA (Kinesiology), York University
Athletic Therapy Certificate Program
School of Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Toronto, Canada

Teaching

Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Waterloo Course Instructor
Foundations of Human Anatomy & Physiology
2010 – present
Waterloo, Canada

Laboratory Instructor
University of Waterloo
Gross Anatomy Lab
Waterloo, Canada

Laboratory Instructor/ Guest Lecturer
University of Waterloo
Neuroanatomy Lab
Waterloo, Canada

Laboratory Instructor
York University
Motor Learning
Toronto, Canada

Tutorial Instructor
York University
Statistics
Toronto, Canada

Honours & Awards

PGS-D NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
National Tri-Council Doctoral Research Award
Value: $63,000
University of Waterloo

President’s Scholarship
Awarded to Tri-Council Award Recipients
Value: $15,000
University of Waterloo

Kinesiology Award
Awarded to Tri-Council Award Recipients
Value: $15,000
University of Waterloo

Provost’s Doctoral Entrance Scholarship
Value: $5000
University of Waterloo

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
Provincial Research Award
Value: $15,000
York University

Master’s Program Entrance Scholarship
Value: $3000
York University

Lilly D’Urzo Scholarship
Value: $1200
York University

York Scholarship
Value: $1000
York University

Stuart A. Roebuck Memorial Scholarship
Value: $1000
York University

Kinesiology Award
Value: $1000
York University

Published Refereed Papers

Smith, A.L. & Staines, W.R. (2012). Externally cued inphase bimanual training enhances preparatory premotor activity. Clinical Neurophysiology. Mar 6: 123(9), 1846-1857.

Smith, A.L. & Staines, W.R. (2010). Cortical and behavioral adaptations in response to inphase versus antiphase bimanual movement training. Experimental Brain Research. Aug 14; 205(4): 465-77.

Smith, A.L. & Staines, W.R. (2006). Bimanual training induced cortical adaptations: Event-related potentials and behavioral responses. Brain Research. Feb 3; 1071(1):165-74.

Published Refereed Abstracts

A.L. Smith and W.R. Staines. Cortical adaptations associated with self-paced wrist movement in response to in-phase bimanual movement training. Conference Poster (#579.10): Society for Neuroscience 2008.

A.L. Smith, M. Lindell and W.R. Staines. Cortical and behavioural adaptations associated with in-phase versus anti-phase bimanual movement training using the wrists. Conference Poster. ACRM 2008.

A.L. Smith, M. Lindell and W.R. Staines. Cortical and behavioural adaptations associated with in-phase versus anti-phase bimanual movement training using the wrists. Conference Poster. CIHR Research Forum, Winnipeg, 2008.

A.L. Smith, M. Lindell and W.R. Staines. Cortical and behavioural adaptations associated with in-phase versus anti-phase bimanual movement training using the wrists. Conference Poster (#828.27): Society for Neuroscience 2007.

A.L. Smith and W.R. Staines. Cortical networks subserving movement-related cortical potentials to self-paced and cued wrist flexion movements. Conference Poster (#559.17): Society for Neuroscience 2006.

A.L. Smith and W.R. Staines. Rapid learning-related cortical adaptations associated with short-term practice of a bimanual visuomotor task. Conference Poster (#641.9): Society for Neuroscience 2005.

A.L. Smith and W.R. Staines. Bimanual training induced cortical adaptations: Event-related potentials and behavioural responses. Conference Poster (#432.16): Society for Neuroscience 2004.