Jonathan Smirl, Phd

Dr. Jonathan Smirl

Pronouns: He/His


Associate Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact information

Web presence


Office: KNB3300E
Lab: KNB306


Educational Background

Ph.D. Cerebrovascular Physiology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2015


Jonathan Smirl is an Associate Professor at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary specializing in the area of sport-related concussions. He is a cerebrovascular and exercise physiologist, and was the first Canadian ever elected to the International Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network (CARNet) steering committee. His research focuses on understanding the cerebrovascular and autonomic dysregulation which occurs following a concussion and aims to use this knowledge to develop informed exercise interventions which can be used to help aid in the recovery process during both acute and prolonged symptom periods.


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
KNES 505 Concussion Fall 2019-
KNES 506 Cerebral Blood Flow Winter 2021-
KNES 323 Integrative Human Physiology Fall 2021-