Adam Campbell B.Kin., Ph. D.
Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.
Dr. Adam Campbell has considerable professional experience investigating the consequences of typical and abnormal human behaviours in matters of personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and slip/trip and falls. He is a qualified expert in Human Factors, Driver and Pedestrian Behaviour, the Analysis of Driver Behaviour and Slip & Falls in the Superior Court of Justice and has testified in multiple litigation proceedings.
Dr. Campbell’s combined academic and research experiences span the fields of human behaviour, neurophysiology and the neural control of movement, for which he has authored multiple high-impact, peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Campbell’s research program aims to understand the capacities and limitations of the human nervous system in perceiving and responding to cues in the environment. He regularly performs peer reviews for scholarly societies, including the American Physiological Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
- Human Factors in Driver Behaviour and Roadway Design
- Neural Control of Movement
- Perception and Response Time
- Posture and Gait Analysis
- Slips, Trips and Falls
Doctorate of Philosophy (Neuromechanics), University of British Columbia – Faculty of Graduate Studies – School of Kinesiology, Vancouver, B.C., 2013
Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science Option, University of British Columbia – Faculty of Education - School of Kinesiology, Vancouver, B.C., 2006
Graduate Level Courses
University of British Columbia:
- HKIN 500 – Special Topics in Neurophysiology and Motor Control – School of Kinesiology
- PSYC 546A – Analysis of Variance – Department of Psychology
- PSYC 546B – Multiple Regression – Department of Psychology
- HKIN 563 – Measurement of Human Motion – School of Kinesiology
Additional Courses and Symposia
- The Advocates Society – Mock Trial Program: 2013 – 2014
- International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress: 2007, 2009, 2014
- Ontario Biomechanics Conference: 2013 – 2014
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting: 2013, 2015, 2017
- Society for Automotive Engineers World Congress: 2013
- International Congress on Gait and Mental Function: 2008
Ongoing Research Activities
Age-related differences in driver behaviour during collision and non-collision events
- Principal Investigators: Dr. Adam Campbell & Dr. Behrang Keshavarz
- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute | University Health Network
30 Forensic Engineering (formerly Giffin Koerth Inc.)
Practice Lead—Human Factors
2019 – Present, Toronto, ON
- Analysis of perception/response and driver behaviour during collision events and near misses involving vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.
- Assessments of roadway design, positive guidance and motorist safety.
- Analysis of human movement and environmental factors involved in slips, trips and falls, and personal injury.
- Mentorship and development of technical engineering and scientific staff.
Senior Associate—Human Factors
2015 – 2019, Toronto, ON
2012 – 2015, Toronto, ON
University of Waterloo
Sessional Lecturer—School of Kinesiology
2016, Waterloo, ON
- KIN 417 – Forensic Biomechanics—Human factors in forensic investigation
University of British Columbia
Teaching and Research Assistant—School of Kinesiology
2006 – 2011, Vancouver, B.C.
- Taught and facilitated undergraduate university-level courses in human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics:
- KIN 190 – Anatomy & Physiology I
- KIN 351 – Biomechanics II Mechanical Properties of Tissues
- KIN 462 – Skeletal Muscle Physiology: From Generation to Regeneration
- Conducted extensive research in neurophysiology, motor control and human movement science involving assessment of reaction time, learning and memory and emotional influences on behaviour
Professional Societies and associations
- The International Society for Posture and Gait Research
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- Canadian Society for Biomechanics
- Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Recent TEACHING & speaking engagements
- University of Toronto – MIE 1708H – Collision Reconstruction – Guest Lecturer (2018 - present) Theory and Technical Assessments of Driver Behaviour in Forensic Investigations of Collisions.
- Ontario Provincial Police – Technical Traffic Collision Course Level III – Instructor (2016, 2017, 2019) Human Factors in Forensic Collision Investigations.
- University of Waterloo - KIN 420 - Occupational Biomechanics – Guest Lecturer (2015) Using Neuroscience to Inform Forensic Investigation: Human Factors in Postural Control and Motorist Behaviour.
- The Advocates’ Society – Court House Series (2015) Challenging Credibility (Law Society of Upper Canada Accredited).
- Canadian Defense Lawyers – Bootcamp (2014) Engineering for New Lawyers (Law Society of Upper Canada Accredited)
- Insurance Institute of Ontario – Slips, Trips and Falls Seminar (2014) Advanced investigation of Slips, Trips & Falls and Personal Injury Claims.
Other Speaking Engagements
- Central Technical High School (2015) What it takes to make it. Determination and making it to the next level.
awards and achievements
- Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada
- 4-Year Fellowship, University of British Columbia
- Academic All-Canadian / American, University of British Columbia & National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Publications and academic Speaking Engagements
- Erazo, F., Campbell, A. D. (2020). Driver perception of lateral collision threats. SAE Technical Paper No. 2020-01-1198.
- Belkadi, Y., Campbell, A. D. (2017). Naturalistic driver behaviour in response to the multi-sensory experience of rear-end collisions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting; 61(1): 474-478.
- Campbell A.D., Squair J.W., Chua R., Inglis J.T., Carpenter M.G. (2013). First trial and StartReact effects induced by balance perturbations to upright stance. Journal of Neurophysiology; 110(9): 2236-2245.
- Campbell A.D. (2012). Insights into human dynamic postural control: postural response initiation explored through classical conditioning and startle. cIRcle: UBC’s Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
- Campbell A.D., Chua R., Inglis J.T., Carpenter M.G. (2012). Startle induces early initiation of classically conditioned postural responses. Journal of Neurophysiology; 108(11): 2946-2956.
- Van Der Kooiji H., Campbell A.D., Carpenter M.G. (2011). Sampling duration effects on centre of pressure descriptive measures. Gait and Posture; 34(1): 19-24.
- Campbell A.D., Dakin C.J., Carpenter M.G. (2009). Postural responses explored through classical conditioning. Neuroscience; 164(3): 986-997.
- Davis J.R., Campbell A.D., Adkin A.L., Carpenter M.G. (2009). The relationship between fear of falling and human postural control. Gait and Posture; 29(2): 275-279.
- Adkin A.L., Campbell A.D., Chua R., Carpenter M.G. (2008). The influence of postural threat on the cortical response to unpredictable and predictable postural perturbations. Neuroscience Letters; 435(2): 120-125
Invited Oral Presentations at International Conferences (* denotes presenting author)
- Erazo, F., Campbell, A.D. (2020). Driver perception of lateral collision threats. SAE International Congress, Detroit, Michigan.
- Belkadi, Y., Campbell, A. D.* (2017). Naturalistic driver behaviour in response to the multi-sensory experience of rear-end collisions. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.
- Campbell, A.D.*, Davis, J.R., Carpenter M.G. (2009). Startle reveals possible brainstem contributions to postural response initiation. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Bologna, Italy.
- Campbell, A.D.*, Dakin C.J., Carpenter M.G. (2007). Trace conditioning of automatic postural reflexes. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Burlington, Vermont.
Poster Presentations and Peer Reviewed Abstracts
- Pasman, E., Cleworth, T., Campbell A. D., Inglis, J. T., Chua, R., Carpenter, M. (2014). Advanced preparation of automatic postural responses occurs during perturbations with predictable and unpredictable directions. International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress, Vancouver, BC.
- Campbell, A.D., Davis J.R., Carpenter, M.G. (2009). Startle reveals possible brainstem contributions to postural response initiation. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Bologna, Italy.
- Campbell, A.D., Carpenter M.G. (2008). Potential supra-spinal contributions to postural control revealed through multi-sensory conditioning of automatic postural responses. The 2nd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Campbell A.D., Dakin C.J., Carpenter M.G. (2007). Trace conditioning of automatic postural reflexes. Proceedings from International Society for Posture and Gait Research (#312686), Burlington, VT.
- Adkin A.L, Campbell A.D., Chua, R., Carpenter M.G. (2007). The influence of postural anxiety on the cortical response associated with postural reactions to predictable and unpredictable trunk perturbations. Proceedings from International Society for Posture and Gait Research (#311664), Burlington, VT.
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