Susan Kwiecien successfully defended her PhD in Exercise Physiology in 2020 from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; her dissertation examined the effects of prolonged cooling using phase change material on exercise recovery and clinical inflammatory conditions. Previously, she completed her MS in Exercise Science from Adelphi University, Long Island, NY and her Undergraduate Degree in Honours Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Susan works with Dr. McHugh with the New York Rangers Hockey Team and their AHL affiliate. Her research areas include Functional Recovery in Ice Hockey Players, G-Force Exposure In Contact Sport, The Use Of Accelerometers To Quantify Physical Stress, Performance Demands in Softball and Baseball Pitching, and The Effect of Adverse Neural Tension on Hamstring Strength in Rugby Players.
Susan was a competitive figure skater in Ontario for 15 years and enjoys applying her practical skills to her research.