B.Sc. (University of Waterloo), B.Sc. [Physical Therapy] (University of Western Ontario), M.Sc. (University of Waterloo), Ph.D. (Queens University)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Research InterestsBalance; Biomechanics; Microneurography; Neurophysiology; Postural control
Dr. Inglis’s research focuses on human neurophysiology, the study of the nervous system function. He evaluates the sensorimotor control aspects of the human nervous system using a variety of neurophysiological techniques. His lab is the first in Canada to use microneurography, which records activity from a single axon of a peripheral nerve in waking subjects. Dr. Inglis also studies balance and postural control, including the contributions to movement made by the brainstem. He examines how standing balance and locomotion can be affected by manipulating sensory inputs, in order to better understand the role of sensory information in the control of balance and movement.
Dr. Inglis is an Associate Member at ICORD and a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. He completed a B.Sc. at the University of Waterloo as well as a B.Sc. in physical therapy at the University of Western Ontario. His M.Sc. was obtained from the University of Waterloo, and his he attended Queens University for his Ph.D.
Techniques employed in the lab:
- H-reflex and single wire electromyography
- Galvanic vestibular stimulation
- Surface and indwelling electromyography
Affiliation with organizations and societies:
- Brain Research Centre (BRC), University of British Columbia
- Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), University of British Columbia
Current Opportunities in the Lab
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- Horslen, BC, Inglis, JT, Blouin, JS, Carpenter, MG. 2017. Both standing and postural threat decrease Achilles' tendon reflex inhibition from tendon electrical stimulation.. J. Physiol. (Lond.). doi: 10.1113/JP273935.
- Peters, RM, Dalton, BH, Blouin, JS, Inglis, JT. 2017. Precise coding of ankle angle and velocity by human calf muscle spindles.. Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.02.034.
- Mildren, RL et al.. 2017. Frequency characteristics of human muscle and cortical responses evoked by noisy Achilles tendon vibration.. J. Appl. Physiol. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00908.2016.
- Dalton, BH, Rasman, BG, Inglis, JT, Blouin, JS. 2017. The internal representation of head orientation differs for conscious perception and balance control.. J. Physiol. (Lond.). doi: 10.1113/JP272998.
- Murnaghan, CD, Carpenter, MG, Chua, R, Inglis, JT. 2017. Keeping still doesn't "make sense": examining a role for movement variability by stabilizing the arm during a postural control task.. J. Neurophysiol. doi: 10.1152/jn.01150.2015.