Jane Yardley, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Pronouns: she/her


Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1688
2-155 Library
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3


Area of Study / Keywords

Exercise Physiology


BSc Biochemistry (Mount Allison University)

MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour (University College London)

PhD Population Health (University of Ottawa)

Post-Doc Thermal Physiology (University of Ottawa)

Post-Doc Clinical Exercise Physiology (University of Manitoba)

In addition to having research in a physical activity-related area, I've always enjoyed being physically active. I have taken part in competitive rugby, volleyball, rowing and cycling. While I still ride my bike a lot these days, now I spend more time enjoying the scenery!


Most of my research to date has focused on exercise (most often weight-lifting) and how it affects people with type 1 diabetes. Exercise is known to make people with diabetes live much longer, much healthier lives. The biggest issue is that it generally complicates blood glucose management and brings with it an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose - which can be very dangerous). Fear of going low is the biggest barrier to exercise in this population. Part of what I hope to achieve is finding a safe and effective way for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise. Lately this has also included some studies on high intensity interval training and fasted exercise, and studies examining the menstrual cycle in an exercise context in women with type 1 diabetes. I have also expanded to include some work with islet transplant recipients, and people with type 2 diabetes.


In any given year, the courses that I instruct could include the following:

  • AUPED112 - Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • AUPED215 - Introduction to Human Physiology I
  • AUPED216 - Introduction to Human Physiology II
  • AUPED317 - Exercise in Special Populations
  • AUPED344 - Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • AUPED493 - Research Methods in Physical Education

I will also occasionally offer special topics in an area directly related to my research.


  • I am able to supervise graduate students and postdocs as an adjunct professor through the Faculty of Kinesiology Sport and Recreation, however I am not currently recruiting.
  • If you have type 1 diabetes, are physically active, between the ages of 18 and 60, and interested in taking part in an exercise study, please email jane.yardley@ualberta.ca. 
  • Looking for women with type 1 diabetes using hormonal birth control to participate in a study on exercise and the menstrual cycle. We are also recruiting post-menopausal women with type 1 diabetes for two separate exercise studies.


Sex-Related Differences in Blood Glucose Responses to Resistance Exercise in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Secondary Data Analysis

Author(s): Brockman NK, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Riddell MC, Perkins BA, Yardley JE
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Publication: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Volume: 44
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 267-273
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G74xBb6uA7K7PrVIG76zj2AtxJna0--2/view

Morning (Fasting) vs. Afternoon Resistance Exercise in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Study

Author(s): Saeed Reza Toghi-Eshghi, Jane E Yardley
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Publication: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume: 104
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 5217-5224
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GP1ndgxub-XpjiJ38GmOtXdjuou4n8_u/view

Effects of Moderate Cycling Exercise on Blood Glucose Regulation Following Successful Clinical Islet Transplantation

Author(s): Jane E Yardley, Jordan L Rees, Deanna R Funk, Saeed Reza Toghi-Eshghi, Normand G Boule, Peter A SEnior
Publication Date: 2/1/2019
Publication: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume: 104
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 493-502
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GQtvnOcaYpN7g-gT6uDSsj6WgDlh_l4u/view

Sex-related Differences in Fuel Utilization and Hormonal Responses to Exercise: Implications for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

Author(s): Nicole K Brockman, Jane E Yardley
Publication Date: 6/1/2018
Publication: Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 541-552
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GDFkDsnbIFDd217xemVpBNVZJeqq2Pa8/view

Vigorous Intervals and Hypoglcyemia in Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Cross Over Trial

Author(s): Rempel, Yardley, MacIntosh et al.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Nature Scientific Reports
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GmO0A_Y0MWbCF5bOQtqmvXnrxAtuaUnJ/view

Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association

Author(s): Colberg SR, Sigal RJ, Yardley JE, Riddell MC, Dunstan DW, Dempsey PC, Horton ES, Castorino K, and Tate DF
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Diabetes Care
Volume: 39
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 2065-2079
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GEcVoljmuF-Q-65HFBclCTDXQJ5g8Ob6/view