Our Current Youth Research Projects

Our research with youth examines a variety of questions related to how social experiences with peers and adults in physical activity-based contexts contribute to well-being and physical activity behaviour. 

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Impact of a Painted Designs Intervention on Children's Physical Activity

This pilot mixed methods study examined the feasibility and impact of painted designs on elementary school playgrounds.

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The role of Peers & the Recreational Environment in Adolescent Emotional Safety

This study explored how youth feelings of emotional safety are influenced by their interactions with their peers and the physical space in afterschool programs.


Family Experiences with Adapted Physical Activity Camps

This project examined the experiences of families who had a child living with a disability who had participated in an adapted physical activity summer camp. Two different camps were looked at in separate studies.