Technical Program Speakers
Dr. Farrell Cahill holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and a Master of Science in Kinesiology focusing on applied thermoregulatory and exercise physiology from the University of Manitoba. He also holds a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at MUN where he studied the physiology, endocrinology and genetics of obesity diabetes in the general population. He currently teaches in the Faculty of Human Kinetics & Recreation at MUN. Dr. Farrell Cahill is a recognized leader in Canada for obesity, exercise physiology, thermoregulatory physiology, diabetes, stretching on human performance, and endocrinology.
Dr. Cahill’s academic research focuses on the physiology/endocrinology of occupational and non-occupational chronic diseases and the development of realistic and sustainable solutions for work environments. Dr. Cahill is currently working with a number of multi-national organizations to develop academically supported and defendable Physical Employment Standards (PES) and Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFORs) to reduce obesity and obesity-related health conditions for workers in isolated/remote environments. Dr. Cahill is the first to develop a BFOR for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Currently Farrell is the Director of Research for Horizon Occupational Health Solution a member of the Medisys Health Group.