I am an associate professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and my Master’s and PhD from The University of Western Ontario. From 2004-2009, I was a faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University.
My current research interests include role acceptance in sport and exercise groups, the measurement and correlates of cohesion, and the application of group dynamics principles across contexts. My research related to cohesion in youth physical activity groups was supported by a 3 year standard research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2005-2008) and continued with support through Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award program (2007-2012). I have published my research in top sport and exercise psychology journals, as a co-author of the book Group Dynamics in Sport (2012; Fitness Information Technology), and as a co-editor of Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology (2014; Routledge).
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of sport and exercise psychology with a specific interest in group dynamics.
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