Jane Yardley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
Rec/Sport Coord, Augustana - Fitness Centre


Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1688
2-144 AG24 Forum - Library
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Rec/Sport Coord, Augustana - Fitness Centre



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 control and brings with it a big 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. 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.


We are currently recruiting individuals with type 1 diabetes for three different studies in Edmonton, Alberta (at the Alberta Diabetes Institute). 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. 


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://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-34342-6
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

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: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume: 104
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 493-502

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: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume: 104
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 5217-5224

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: Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 541-552