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William McTeer

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Sport and physical activity from socio-cultural perspective; Intercollegiate sport and academic attainment; Socio-demographics of physical activity among Canadians

Biography: My research interests include the sociological examination of physical activity patterns of Canadians and the academic attainment and time use of intercollegiate athletes. …

519-884-0710 ext.4179

Margaret Schneider

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Parents of children with cancer; Caregiving; Spirituality and health; Quality of life; Disability; Autism; Adapted physical activity and programming; Chronic illness; Breast cancer and the family; Phenomenology; Lived experience; Narrative research

Biography: My academic interests cover the areas of disability, chronic illness, caregiving, therapeutic recreation, adapted activity, and qualitative research. Through the use of qualitative research methods, I attempt to understand the experiences of having a…

519-884-0710 ext.4214

Jill Tracey

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Psychological recovery from injury and rehabilitation; Sport psychology; Sport psychology consulting/performance enhancement; Enhancing health and physical activity behaviours across the lifespan; Retirement from sport and lifelong health and physical activity.

Biography: My research program is focussed on the psychology of injury and psychological recovery from injury. I am interested in studying the many psychosocial issues involved in injury and rehabilitation, in particular the emotional recovery from injury and the…

519-884-0710 ext.4216

Sean T. Doherty

Professor and Chair, Dept of Geography & Environmental Studies

Areas of Expertise: Health geography; Physical Activity; Local Foods; Tourism and parks; Human activity and travel behaviour; Diabetes management; Elderly care; Disabled children accessibility; Global Positioning System (GPS); Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Smartphone health apps;

Biography: Dr. Doherty is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo and proud graduate of St. Jerome’s highschool and the universities of Waterloo and Toronto. …

519-884-0710 ext.2044

Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Undergrad Advisor (July 1-December 31, 2016)

Areas of Expertise: Exercise Psychology; Sport Psychology; Behaviour change and physical activity; Children's physical activity in school; Health promotion

Biography: My academic areas of interest include health promotion and the psychology of physical activity.  My research applies a social ecological lens to understand individual, environment (social and physical), and policy influences on physical activity…

(519) 884-0710 ext.3928

Tim Elcombe

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Sport/Physical Culture; Ethics of Sport/Physical Activity; Sport/Physical Culture as a political tool; Use/abuse of Sport Technology (i.e. cheating/ doping); History of Sport and Physical Culture; Coaching & Sport Leadership

Biography: My general area of scholarship focuses on examining sociocultural aspects of sport and human movement. Within this context, the primary emphasis of my research is applying the methods and ideas of pragmatism to philosophical issues related…

519-884-0710 ext.3959

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