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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Jill Tracey

Dr. Jill Tracey

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Email: jtracey@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4216

Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA504
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
BA (Western), MHK (Windsor), PhD (Springfield College)
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 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.

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.

Tracey, J., Dawson, K., & Berry, T. (2008). Participant Experiences in a Group or Internet-based Physical Activity Intervention. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, 4, (11-30). 

Dawson, K., & Tracey, J., Berry, T. (2008). Evaluation of Work Place Group and Internet Based Physical Activity Interventions on Psychological Variables Associated with Exercise Behavior Change. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 7(4), 537-543.

Tracey, J. & Elcombe, T. (2004). A lifetime of healthy, meaningful movement: Have we forgotten the athletes? Quest, 56(2), 241-260.

Tracey, J. (2003). The emotional response to the injury and rehabilitation process. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15(4), 279-293.

Tracey, J., Holman, M., & McAuslan, P. (2003). Valuing sport in the lives of females as leaders and participants. ICSSPE/CIEPSS, Women, Sport, and Physical Activity: Sharing Good Practice.

 

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.

Robertson-Wilson, J., Tracey, J., & Elcombe, T. (2010, October). Preparing Teacher Candidates to Implement Daily Physical Activity (DPA) in Ontario Schools: A Pilot Study. Paper presented at Council of University Professors and Researchers (CUPR)/OPHEA and Physical & Health Education Canada 2010 National Conference, Toronto, ON

Tracey, J. (2009, September). Inside the Clinic: Health Care Professionals’ Role in Their clients’ Psychological Rehabilitation. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Gayman, A., Tracey, J. (2009, September). Inspiring Learning In and Outside of the Undergraduate Classroom. Workshop presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Elcombe, T., & Tracey, J. (2009, August). Stretched Elastics, the Tour de France, and a Meaningful Life. Paper presented at the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Conference, Seattle, WA.

Russell, H., & Tracey, J. (2009, May). Different People are Different? The Rehabilitation and transition Experiences of Injured Athletes. Paper presented at the Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition (IART), Life After Sport - Athletes in Transition Conference. San Diego, CA.

Tracey, J. (2007, June). Post-traumatic Growth Applied to Injury Recovery. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Conference. Ottawa, ON.

Tracey, J. (2007, April). Not Just a Pain in the Head: Issues in Sport-related Concussion Within the Culture of Hockey. Paper presented at the Canada and the League of Hockey Nations Conference. Victoria, BC.

Tracey, J. (2007, January). Living the Injury: Psychological Rehabilitation and the Potentiality for Growth. Paper presented at the Ontario Medical Association Sport Medicine Conference. Toronto, ON.

Berry, T.R., Dawson, K.A., Tracey, J. (2006). Maybe I’m Not Quite Ready Yet: Promotions of Interventions Can Positively Influence Plans to Be Physically Active. Poster Presentation at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference, Halifax, NS.

Tracey, J. (2006, June). One Step Beyond – Creating a Positive Legacy in Retirement for Athletes Who Have Experienced Injury. Paper presented at the Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition (IART), Life After Sport – Athletes in Transition Conference. San Diego, CA.

Tracey, J. (2005, October). The process of engagement: A phenomenological approach to enhancing sport psychology consulting. Paper and Workshop Presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Tracey, J. (2005, October). Enhancing injury rehabilitation through the use of digital imaging. Poster Presentation and Computer Demonstration at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Tracey, J. (2005, June). Ethical considerations for treating injured athletes. Paper presented at the Philosophy, Ethics, & Sport Conference, Fredericton, NB.

Tracey, J. (2004, October). Socrates the sport psychology consultant: Combining philosophical counselling and sport psychology consulting. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Tracey, J. (2004, September). Philosophy in action: consulting with athletes from a phenomenological perspective - is there any other way? Paper Presented at the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Conference, Dallas, TX.

Holman, M., & Tracey, J. (2004, January). Just for girls – learning, leading, and loving it! Paper presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

  Current Grants

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

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

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  Courses Taught 2011-12

KP121A/C Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity

KP210C - Sport Psychology

KP413 - The Psyc. of Injury Rehabilitation in Sport & Physical Activity