Dr. Glen Kenny, PhD


Dr. Glen P. Kenny is a Full Professor of Physiology at the University of Ottawa and holds a University Research Chair in Environmental Physiology.  He is director of the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  Over the past 20 years, he has been a principal investigator of numerous human thermoregulation studies directed primarily at understanding the human heat stress response.  In addition he has led numerous randomized clinical trials evaluating exercise interventions in people with chronic disease.  His team has been conducting unique calorimeter-based research aimed at studying the physiological consequences of heat stress in at-risk subpopulations with conditions that render them particularly vulnerable to heat injury, such as aging, obesity, diabetes and related disorders.  He has authored over 290 peer-reviewed papers on human thermoregulatory control as well as physical activity and health. 


1994-1996, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Education and Recreation Studies, Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Environmental Medicine)

1994, Ph.D. (Physiology), Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.

1990, M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.

1987, B.Sc. (Kinanthropology), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 


Director, Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science

Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Epidemiological Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Associate Investigator, Institute of Population Health

Member of the Medical and Science Advisory Board of the Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education

Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Medicine, Wollongong, Australia

Member of the American Physiological Society

Member of the American College of Sports Medicine