Roderick Sandilands

MSc student


Prof. Jonathan Little

Current Program

Roddie graduated with a BSc in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. During this time, he completed his undergraduate honours thesis in the realm of child growth and development investigating physical literacy in children who participate in elite sport and children who attend a well-structured afterschool physical activity program.

Outside of the lab, Roddie can be found on the golf course, at the rink, the tennis court, spending time with friends and family, reading, and listening to podcasts.

Current Research

Roddie’s research primarily focuses on the feasibility and efficacy of integrating brief movement breaks (termed exercise “snacks”) into real-world settings. More specifically, he is interested in the acute and chronic effects of exercise snacks on glucose control, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour among individuals living with type 2 diabetes.