Dr. Jane Sinden

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Associate Professor of Education

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4461

Email: jlsinden@redeemer.ca

Office: 111B

Department: Kinesiology and Physical Education


Ph.D. (2007), Education, University of Western Ontario
Dissertation: The Normalization of Emotion and the Disregard of Health Problems in Elite Amateur Sport: A Case Study of Elite Retired Female Rowers

M.Ed. (2000), Education (Cognition and Learning), Brock University

B.P.E. Hon (1998), Physical Education, Brock University

B.A. Hon (1992), Economics and Politics, Queen’s University

NCCP Level 2 Rowing, Coaching Association of Canada

MLF (Master Learning Facilitator) (NCCP, 2011)


  • Teaching Health, Dance, and Physical Education (PJ) (EDU-340)
  • Teaching Health, Dance, and Physical Education (JI) (EDU-341)
  • Fundamentals of Dance (KPE-158)
  • Fundamentals of Co-operative and Experiential Games I (KPE-160)
  • Coaching (KPE-251)
  • Motor Learning (KPE-313)
  • Special Populations (KPE-315)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise (KPE-345)

Research Interests

Recent Publications

Lee Sinden, J. (2014). The structure and direction of emotion in elite sport: Deconstructing unhealthy paradigms and distorted norms for the body. Journal of Religion and Health, 53(4), 1112-1122.

Lee, Sinden, J. (2014). Gymnastics. In John Byl and Bettie Kloet. (Eds.) Physical Education for small groups. Champaign: Human Kinetics.

Lee Sinden, J. (2013). The sociology of emotion in elite sport: Examining the role of normalization and technologies. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(5).

Lee Sinden, J. (2013). Health problems in elite rowing: Using interviews to expose female rowers’ lived experiences. Journal of Sport and Health Research, 5(1), 5-42.

Lee Sinden, J. (2013). The elite sport and Christianity debate: Shifting focus from normative values to the conscious disregard for health. Journal of Religion and Health, 52(1), 335-349.

Lee Sinden, J. (2012). Emotion education in sport: Moving from misconceptions, suppression, and health problems toward awareness, acceptance, and improved overall performance and well-being. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34 (Supplement issue for the proceedings of the NASPSPA conference).

Lee Sinden, J. (2010). The normalization of emotion and the disregard of health problems in elite amateur sport. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 4, 241-256.

Lee, Sinden J. (2005). A review of the navigation of feeling. William M. Reddy. 2001. Cambridge: University Press. Canadian Social Science Journal, 39(2).

Lee, J. (2002). Emotions as a site of hegemony: Examining the motives underlying elite amateur athletes’ consent of emotional control in sport. Canadian Association for the study of Women and Education (CASWE) International Institute Conference Proceedings. Toronto, Ontario.


Lee Sinden, J. (2013, May). Reducing the stigma of the “emotional” athlete: Toward improved mental health in youth sport. Invited speaker at the Youth Mental Health Conference. Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Lee Sinden, J. (2012, June). Emotion education in sport: Moving beyond control, suppression, and health problems. North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lee Sinden, J. (2011, November). Athletes’ disregard for health: A need for a more comprehensive emotion education plan. Invited Presenter at the Coaching Assocation of Canada (CAC)/Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference. Toronto, Ontario.

Lee Sinden, J. (2008, May). Emotional health in sport: Addressing the issues of athletes rights. Olympic Reform Conference. University of Toronto.

Lee-Sinden, J. (2007, May). The normalization and technology of emotion in elite amateur rowing: Implications for youth sport. Children, sport, and physical activity: Philosophical dimensions. University of Western Ontario.

Lee, Sinden J. (2006, May). Finding EMO: The normalization of emotion amongst Adolescents. International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies. Queen’s University.

Lee Sinden, J. (2005, May). Results of data analysis from doctoral research. Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE) International Institute Conference. University of Western Ontario.

Recent Workshops

2012 – CAC/NCCP Coaching Conference. Injury prevention and recovery. Markham, Ontario.
2011 – Online teaching and learning Summit. Canisius Amherst Conference Center. Buffalo, New York.
2011 – CAC/NCCP Coaching Conference. Psychology of Performance. London Convention Center, Ontario.
2010 – Working with difficult thoughts and emotions. UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. L.A., California.

Recent Service and Community Involvement

2010-2011 Mentor at Stratford Christian Reformed Church
2005-2006 Communications officer, Bonaventure Meadows PS School Council
2006 Communications officer, Bonaventure Meadows PS, School Council
2005 CPR Recertification, The Athletic Club.
2003 OPHEA/Go Girls Coordinator, A mentoring health program for young girls, OPHEA (Ontario Physical Education And Health Education Association)


Right to play
Sleeping Children Around the World
Children of Uganda
Compassion Canada

Memberships and Associations

NASPSPA (North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Physical and Health Education Canada
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport
Sociology of Sport Journal
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology

Cross Appointments

Adjunct Professor, Masters in Physical Education and Health, Canisius College

Academic Honours/Scholarships/Grants

2006-2007 Internal Research Grant, $2,000, Redeemer University College.
2006 Teaching Award Nomination. I/S Physical Education, Faculty of Education, Western University.
2006 Women in Sport and Education (WISE) Scholarship nomination, (CAAWS).
2002 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) $17,000.
2002 Ontario Academic Achievement award (OAA) for being a varsity rower and achieving over 80% average.
2000 Presidents Scholarship Graduate Studies (PSGS) Entrance scholarship, Western University. $18,000.
2000 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) $12,000, and OAA
2000 Presidents Award. Academic/athletic bursary. Brock University. $200.
2000 Academic All Canadian. Royal Bank of Canada award for excellence in athletics and academics.
1999 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) $12,000, and OAA
1998 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) $12,000, and OAA
1998 Student-Athlete of the Year award. First recipient of this award, for excellence in athletics/academics.
1994-1996 OAA (Ontario Athletic Association) Award

Athletic Honours

2006 Women in Sport and Education (WISE) Scholarship nomination, CAAWS.
2004 OUA (Ontario University Association) Varsity Women’s Rowing Coach of the Year
1993-2003 7 Time International Champion (Gold), Rowing, Henley Regatta, St. Catharines.
1993-2002 8 Time Ontario Academic/Athletic Achievement award. Ontario University Associationn (OUA)
1990-2001 10 Time Ontario University Association (OUA) Champion, Rowing.
2000 Bronze at the I-Lan International Collegiate Invitational, I-Lan Taiwan.
2000 All Academic/Athletic Canadian, Royal Bank of Canada.
1998-1999 St. Catharines Oarswomen of the Year.
1998/99 Member of the Canadian National Rowing Team. Lightweight Women’s Quad
1998 3 Time Gold medalist. Pre Pan Am Games, Winnipeg, Lightweight women single, double, quad.
1998 2 Time Silver medalist. US Nationals, Indianapolis, Lightweight women’s double, quad.
1997 Student/Athlete of the Year, Brock University, for Excellence in both Athletics and Academics.
1994-1996 3 Time National Champion (Gold), Canada Cup, Montreal, Rowing.
1996 Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), Brock University Rowing.
1994-1995 Female Athlete of the Year, Brock University
1995 Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), Brock University Rowing.
1994 Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), Brock University Rowing
1989-1991 Intercollegiate Athletics Award, Queen’s University, Rowing
1988-1991 Intramural Participation Award, Queen’s University.
1990 OUA Champion, rowing, Queen’s University.