Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Physiology

  • Assistant Professor

About Robert

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Sinai Health System
Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto
PhD, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University 
MSc, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University 
BPHE, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University 
BSc, Faculty of Arts & Science, Queen’s University

Graduate Student Recruitment Status
Accepting PhD and MSc students
Research Interests

Oxygen delivery
Cardiovascular control
Exercise performance and tolerance
Phenotypic variability

Selected Publications

Bentley RF, Vecchiarelli E, Banks L, Gonçalves PEO, Thomas SG, Goodman JM. (2020). Heart Rate Variability and Recovery Following Maximal Exercise in Endurance Athletes and Physically-Active Individuals. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0154 [epub ahead of print].

Banks L*, Bentley RF*, Currie KD, Vecchiarelli E, Aslam A, Connelly KA, Yan AT, Konieczny KM, Dorian P, Mak S, Sasson Z, Goodman JM. (2020). Cardiac Remodeling in Middle-Aged Endurance Athletes and Recreationally Active Individuals: Challenges in Defining the "Athlete's Heart". J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 33(2): 247-249. *co-author.

Bentley RF, Jones JH, Hirai DM, Zelt JT, Giles MD, Raleigh JP, Quadrilatero J, Gurd BJ, Neder JA, Tschakovsky ME. (2019). Submaximal Exercise Cardiac Output Is Increased by 4 Weeks of Sprint Interval Training in Young Healthy Males With Low Initial Q̇-V̇O2: Importance of Cardiac Response Phenotype. PLoS One. 14(1):e0195458.

Bentley RF, Jones JH, Hirai DM, Zelt JT, Giles MD, Raleigh JP, Quadrilatero J, Gurd BJ, Neder JA, Tschakovsky ME.  Do Interindividual Differences in Cardiac Output During Submaximal Exercise Explain Differences in Exercising Muscle Oxygenation and Ratings of Perceived Exertion? (2018). Physiol Rep. 6(2):e13570.

Bentley RF, Walsh JJ, Drouin PJ, Velickovic A, Kitner SJ, Fenuta AM, Tschakovsky ME. (2018). Absence of Compensatory Vasodilation With Perfusion Pressure Challenge in Exercise: Evidence for and Implications of the Noncompensator Phenotype. J Appl Physiol. 124(2):374-387.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
American Physiological Society