I am a 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 (SSHRC 2013-2017), the measurement and correlates of cohesion, and the application of group dynamics across contexts (sport, exercise, organizations). 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 (Masters and Doctoral students) in the areas of sport and exercise psychology with a specific interest in group dynamics. Please indicate interest via email outlining specific research areas as well as attaching an informal copy of your transcript(s) and a current CV/resume.
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