Amanda Black

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Certified Athletic Therapist

Canadian Athletic Therapist Association

First Responder CPR/AED Level Health Care Professional (HCP)

Canadian Red Cross

Contact information


Office: 403.220.8952


Office : KNB3300

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Sport injury prevention
  • traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion

Research activities

I am a certified athletic therapist trained in both epidemiology and mixed methods research. My research focuses primarily in the area of sport injury prevention specializing in mTBI/concussion. Throughout my research training, I worked as a Certified Athletic Therapist with the University of Calgary Dinos both on the field and in the clinic. I also worked as a non-physician expert in the acute sport concussion clinic where I assessed and educated patients with sport-related concussion. I have led research in the area of concussion across the spectrum of prevention with projects examining the epidemiology, diagnostic tools, and education to help manage concussion and tools to track recovery. I also played a significant role in the development of the systematic review on concussion prevention to inform the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. My research interests include: Sports-related concussion management and education, behaviour change, injury prevention, evidence based athletic therapy practices and protocols, knowledge translation, implementation science, evidence based sports medicine and public health.




Canadian Athletic Therapy Association Research Article Writing Award - 2019

Integrated Concussion Research Program Post-Doctoral Scholarship - 2017