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October 25, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

Dr. Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Email: jrobertsonwilson@wlu.ca
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3928   |  lab 519-884-1970 ext.3562
Fax: (519) 747-4594
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, Room BA506
Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-3:30pm, Fri. 9:30-10:30am - By Appointment
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
B.A., B.P.H.E., M.A., PhD. (Queen’s University)
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 across a variety of settings, including schools. A secondary area of interest involves a focus on the built environment and physical activity and obesity.

 

SELECT RECENT or FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS:

Hobin, E., Leatherdale, S., Manske, S., & Robertson-Wilson, J. (in press). A multilevel examination of school and student characteristics associated with moderate and high levels of physical activity among elementary school students (Ontario, Canada). September/October 2010. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Robertson-Wilson, J., & Lévesque, L. (2009). Ontario’s daily physical activity policy for elementary schools: Is everything in place for success? Canadian Journal of Public Health, 100, 125-129.

Robertson-Wilson, J., Lévesque, L, & Richard, L. (2009). Using an analytic framework to identify potential targets and strategies for ecologically-based physical activity interventions in middle schools. Health Promotion Practice, 10, 232-243. (first published on May 15, 2007 as doi:10.1177/1524839906295886)

Robertson-Wilson, J., & Levesque, L. (2009). Assessing the implementation plan for Ontario’s daily physical activity policy for elementary schools: Translating policy into action. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 100, 125-129.

Robertson-Wilson, J., Leatherdale, S. T., & Wong, S. L.  (2008). Social-ecological correlates of active commuting to school among high school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42, 486-495. 

Recent Conference Presentations/Posters

Stockie, M., Robertson-Wilson, J *(presenter)., McTeer, W. (2009, April). A review of the relationship between socioeconomic status and physical activity among youth. Society of Behavioural Medicine, Montreal.

Guérin, E., Fortier, M., Robertson-Wilson, J. (2009, March). Understanding teaching implementation of daily physical activity (DPA) using self-determination theory and self-efficacy theory: What’s really going on? Eastern Canadian Sport and Exercise Psychology Sympsium, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [presentation].

Stockie, M., Robertson-Wilson, J., (2009, March). The relationship between socioeconomic status and physical activity among youth: Lessons learned during recruitment. Eastern Canadian Sport and Exercise Psychology Sympsium, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [presentation].

Robertson-Wilson, J., Leatherdale, S., & Wong, S. (2008, May). Exploring social ecological factors associated with patterns of active commuting to school for secondary school students in Ontario, Canada. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Banff, Alberta, May 2008. [presentation]

 

Additional Information

 

Course Taught 2008/2009

KP121 - Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity

KP412 - Behaviour Modification & Physical Activity

KP490 - Thesis