Ben is a second-year M.Sc. student in the School of Kinesiology under the Supervision of Dr. Eli Puterman. His current research is looking at the effects of psychosocial stress on the physiological responses to exercise. In his free time, you’ll likely find him exploring new R packages, or taking in a baseball game.


Perrotta, A. S., Jeklin, A., Hives, B. A., Meanwell, L. E., & Warburton, D. E. R. (2017). Validity of the Elite HRV Smart Phone Application for Examining Heart Rate Variability in a Field Based Setting. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Conference Papers


Hives BA, Weiss J, Schilf, S, Caplin, A, Epel, E, Johansen, K, Puterman, E (2017) Six Months of Aerobic Fitness Training on Daily Affect in High-Stressed Family Caregivers. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 

Caplin, A, Weiss, J, Schilf, S, Johansen, K, Hives, BA, Epel, ES, Puterman, E. (2017). Aerobic training improves affective and cognitive responses to daily stressors in family caregivers. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting.


Jeklin, AT, Bredin, SSD, Hives, BA, Kaufman, K, Kim, D, De Faye, A, Meanwell, L, Morrison, B, Weyell, CCJ & Warburton DER . (2016). The Effect Of An Ultra-Endurance Event On Pulse Pressure And Cognitive Function. Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting

Schwartz, J, Bredin, SSD, Oh, P, Hansen, B, Hives, BA, Buckler, EJ, Giallonardo, T, Kaufman, K, Lasinsky, A, Rice, M, Jeklin, A, Michie, T & Warburton, DER. (2016). Physical Activity Levels At A Sedentary Workplace In Canada’s Fittest Province. Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting

Jeklin, A., Bredin, S., Davies, H., Sparrow, A., Hives, B., Meanwell, L., & Warburton, D.(2016). Multiple Consecutive Shifts and the Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Decreased Sleep Measures in Wildland Firefighters. SLEEP 2016

Buckler, E.J., Lasinsky, A.M., de Faye, A., Schwartz, J., Kaufman, K. L., Perrotta, A.S., Hives, B., Bredin, S.S.D.(2016). The relationship between motor skill competence and kindergarten readiness during early childhood. Journal of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Research. International Society of Behavioural Medicine 2016 Annual Meeting