Research Associate

Susan Kwiecien received her MS in Exercise Science from Adelphi University, Long Island, NY. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Honours Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Susan is currently pursuing her PhD in Exercise Physiology; The effects of prolonged cooling using phase change material on exercise recovery and clinical inflammatory conditions, at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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.