Dr. Tim Inglis

Associate Member

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 Interests

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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:

  • Microneurography
  • 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

Please contact Dr. Inglis with inquiries.

Recent publications

  • Cleworth, TW et al.. 2019. Postural Threat Modulates Perceptions of Balance-Related Movement During Support Surface Rotations.. Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.02.011.
  • Horslen, BC, Zaback, M, Inglis, JT, Blouin, JS, Carpenter, MG. 2018. Increased human stretch reflex dynamic sensitivity with height-induced postural threat.. J. Physiol. (Lond.). doi: 10.1113/JP276459.
  • Cleworth, TW, Inglis, JT, Carpenter, MG. 2018. Postural threat influences the conscious perception of body position during voluntary leaning.. Gait Posture. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.08.003.
  • Strzalkowski, NDJ, Peters, RM, Inglis, JT, Bent, LR. 2018. Cutaneous afferent innervation of the human foot sole: what can we learn from single-unit recordings?. J. Neurophysiol. doi: 10.1152/jn.00848.2017.
  • Manzone, DM, Inglis, JT, Franks, IM, Chua, R. 2018. Relevance-dependent modulation of tactile suppression during active, passive and pantomime reach-to-grasp movements.. Behav. Brain Res. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.11.024.
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