Jane Yardley

Jane Yardley Jane Yardley, PhD

 Office:   L2-144, Augustana Campus
 Mail:     4901 - 46th ave, Camrose, AB  T4V 2R3 
 Phone:  780-679-1688
 Fax:      780-679-1590
 Email:    jane.yardley@ualberta.ca



Current Position

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences (Physical Education)

Research Areas

Physical activity and type 1 diabetes

Current Research Activities

In the past my research has focused on the effects of different forms of anaerobic physical activity (weight lifting, high intensity interval training) on blood glucose responses in individuals with type 1 diabetes. I have recently expanded to include some work in individuals who have had islet cell transplants, as well as individuals with type 2 diabetes. Current projects include:

  • Effect of physical and physiological characteristics on blood glucose responses to exercise in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Effects of aerobic exercise in islet transplant patients


  • BSc Mount Allison University
  • MSc University College London
  • PhD University of Ottawa
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Ottawa, University of Manitoba 

Selected Publications

Yardley JE, Kenny GP, Perkins BA, Riddell MC, Goldfield GS, Donovan L, Hadjiyannakis S, Wells GA, Phillips P, and Sigal RJ. Resistance Exercise in Already Active Diabetic Individuals (READI): Study rationale, design and methods for a randomized controlled trial of resistance and aerobic exercise in type 1 diabetes. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015; 41:129-138.

Yardley JE, Zaharieva D, Jarvis C, and Riddell MC. The "Ups" and "Downs" of a Bike Race in Type 1 Diabetes: Dramatic Differences in Strategies and Blood Glucose Responses from the Paris to Ancaster Spring Classic. Can J Diabetes. 2015; 39(2):105-110

Yardley JE, Hay J, Abousetta AM, Marks S, and McGavock J. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Exercise Interventions in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabet Res Clin Pract. 2014;106(3):393-400.

Yardley JE, Kenny GP, Perkins BA, Riddell MC, Balaa N, Khandwala F, Malcolm J, Boulay P, and RJ Sigal. Resistance versus aerobic exercise: acute effects on glycemia in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(3):537-42.

Yardley JE, Iscoe KE, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Perkins BA and MC Riddell. Insulin pump usage is associated with less post-exercise hyperglycemia than multiple daily insulin injections in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2013;15(1):84-8.

Yardley JE, Kenny GP, Perkins BA, Riddell MC, Malcolm J, Boulay P, Khandwala F, and RJ Sigal. Effects of performing resistance exercise before versus after aerobic exercise on glycemia in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012; 35(4):669-75