Dr. Julie Côté

Professor | Director, Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute
Dr. Julie Côté
Contact Information
Email address: 
julie.cote2 [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-4400 Ext 0539
514-398-4184 Ext 0539

Currie Gymnasium
475 Avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Institute Director
Kinesiology & Physical Education
Professional activities: 

Associate Member, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Biomechanics, Neuroscience & Physiology
Sports and Exercise Sciences
Areas of expertise: 
  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomics
  • Fatigue
  • Electromyography
  • Sport
  • Sex Differences
  • Aging

Dr. Côté is a Professor and the former Chair of McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (2016-2022). She was also the Interim Director of McGill’s Sports Science Research Institute, and is currently an associate member of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. She leads the McGill Biomechanics of Occupations and Sport (BOS) research laboratory, as well as the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CRIR) of Greater Montreal, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital site. She is also a regular scientist member of CRIR and of the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR).

Her research program focuses mainly on better understanding how repetitive movements are controlled, and how personal (age, sex, fatigue, pain, diseases such as Parkinson’s) and environmental (type of work or sport, work conditions such as sitting or standing) affect one’s neurophysiology, biomechanics and movement production. Her work has led to recommendations for ergonomists, coaches, and therapists. Her research program has been recognized by FRQS and CIHR research Chair programs, and she is currently funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the NSERC. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, she has presented her work internationally, and she has active collaborations with leading scientists all over the world (Italy, Scandinavia, South America, Israel). She continues to supervise research trainees from the undergraduate to the post-doctoral level, most of whom are funded by diverse sources such as Mitacs. She teaches biomechanics and ergonomics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, paediatric biomechanics, Université de Montréal / Ste-Justine Hospital, Canada
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • M.Sc. Biomechanics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
  • B.Sc. Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Selected publications: 

Please refer to Google Scholar.

  • M.Sc. Biomechanics and Neuroscience
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology Sciences (Biomechanics and Neuroscience)
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Masters and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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