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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Jill Tracey

Dr. Jill Tracey

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4216

Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA504
Office Hours: On Sabbatical Leave - Fall Term 2015
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BA (Western), MHK (Windsor), PhD (Springfield College)


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 role of health professionals on the rehabilitation of injured people. I have several projects that focus on the experiences of individuals recovering from moderate to severe injuries also including spinal cord injuries. I also work in the area of enhancing health and physical activity behaviours of people across their lifespan along with retirement and transition from competitive sport.

In addition, I am a performance enhancement consultant and work with individual athletes as well as teams in many areas of sport psychology and performance enhancement. My teaching areas include sport psychology, particularly applied sport & exercise psychology, psychology of injury and rehabilitation, as well as other areas within the socio-cultural area of sport.

Selected Publications

Russell, H., & Tracey, J. (2011). What Do Injured Athletes Want From Their Health Care Professionals? International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, 16(5), 18-21

Tracey, J. (2011). Self-cultivation and Meaning Through the Experience of Injury Rehabilitation. Journal   of Excellence, 14.

Tracey, J. (2011). Benefits and Usefulness of a Personal Motivation Video: A Case Study of a Professional Mountain Bike Racer. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 20(3), 1-18.



Recent Conference Presentations

Russell, H., & Tracey, J. (2010, October). Are Health Care Professionals Addressing the Psychological  Aspect of Injury? A Survey of Injured Athletes. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Providence, RI.


Current Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Co-investigator)

Research Program in Applied Sport Sciences - Ministry of Health Promotion (Co-investigator)


Additional Information


On Sabbatical Leave Fall 2015, returning January 2016