Degree: Graduated with a PhD in Kinesiology (2006)
Bio: I am a researcher and professor at the University of Toronto. I hold a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in physical activity and mental health to conduct research related to understanding physical activity, motivation, and mental health (including body image, physical self-perceptions, anxiety, depression, and stress). My research focuses primarily on females across the lifespan and clinical populations that are the least active segments of the Canadian population.
I have continued the area of study I began in my PhD, and developed/advanced the theories and methodologies that I learned during my graduate degree. I gained tremendous critical thinking skills that have been foundational to my career. I also gained teamwork skills that have benefited me in supervision of graduate students. I enjoyed all aspects of my graduate degree – the mentoring, options for teaching, autonomous environment, teamwork capabilities with fellow students, possibilities for research, etc.