Research Center Team (CRITAC)

CRITAC's permanent team is supported by a team of dedicated project managers, engineers, trainers and researchers in addition to an international network of internal and external collaborators giving it a unique pool of expertise.


Patrice Aubertin
CRITAC Director
Holder of SSHRC Industrial Reseach Chair for Colleges in circus arts 
[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 261

Dean Kriellaars
CRITAC Scientific Director
514-982-0859 ext. 270

Line Giasson
Administrative Officer
[email protected] 
514-982-0859 ext. 

Jean Thibault
Project Manager
[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 221

Marion Cossin
Engineer (CEP)
[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 246

Adam Decker
Researcher, performance optimization
[email protected]

Fred Gérard
Apparatus and Performance Environment Researcher/Designer
[email protected]

  • Associate researchersOpen or Close

    The external scientific team is composed of seventeen research associates: 

    • Dr. Marco Antonio Coehlo Bortoleto, Physical Education (Gymnastics & Circus), Campinas University, Brazil
    • Dr. John Cairney, Human Movement and Nutritional Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
    • Dr. Joe Culpepper, Performance & Magic, Concordia University, Canada
    • Dr. Richard Fleet, Health, Laval University, Canada
    • Pascal Jacob, Circus Historian
    • Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux, Dramaturgy, Concordia University, Canada
    • Rodrigo Mallet Duprat, Physical Education, Campinas University, Brazil
    • Dr. François Prince, Performance Biomechanics, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Dr. Rob Pryce, Kinesiology & Applied Health, University of Winnipeg
    • Dr. Véronique Richard, Creativity
    • Dr. Annie Ross, Mechanical Engineering, École polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
    • JJ Ross, Physical & Health Education, St-James School division, Winnipeg, Canada
    • Dr. Marie-Ève Skelling, Arts Education, Theatre & Circus, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Dr. Melanie Stuckey, Kinesiology
    • Brandy Tanenbaum,Program Coordinator, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Ontario, Canada
    • Dr. Michael Ungar, Social Resilience & Psychology, Dalhousie University, Canada
    • Agogué, Marine, Innovation Management, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Researchers in residenceOpen or Close

    Since the foundation of CRITAC

    •  Jennifer Spiegel, PhD, Cultural Studies, Concordia University
    •  Edson Medeiros Filho, PhD in sport psychology, Florida State University, É.U.
    •  Jonathan Paul Burtt, PhD student in Dance at Edith Cowan University Western Australia, Australia
    •  Veronika Stefanova,  PhD student in History at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    •  Paloma Holmes, PhD student in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto
    •  Raphaëlle Creniault, PhD student in Kinesiology at Université de Montréal
    •  Amanda Langlois, Master student in Education at McGill University
    •  Marion Cossin, PhD student in civil engineering at Polytechnique Montréal
    •  Adam Decker, PhD student in Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba
    •  Tia Kiez, Master student in Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba
    •  Sarah Travis, Post-doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Manitoba
    •  Marie-Ève Skelling, Post-doctoral student in Education at Concordia University
    •  Alisan Funk, PhD student in Education at McGill University
    •  Marco Bortoletto, Unicamp, Brasil, Post-doctoral student in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba
    •  Sarah Poole, Master student in Art Education at Concordia University
    •  Marie-Philippe Tremblay, Master student in Public Health, Université de Laval
    •  Dr. Bradley Donohue, PhD in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Yulia Gavrilova, PhD student in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Marina Galante, PhD student in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Shane Hollohan, PhD student in Art Practive, University of Limerick, Ireland
    •  Marc Antoine Boutin, Master student in Music at Université de Montréal
    •  Amanda Langlois, Master student in Education at McGill University
    •  Katie Lynn Gardner, PhD student in Music at the University of Oxford, England