AREAS OF SPECIALTY
* Obesity prevention
* Physical activity assessment
* School policies & impact on children’s behaviours (e.g., physical activity and nutrition)
* Lifestyle behavioral modification interventions (e-Health)
* Questionnaire validation
* Psychometric methods
Daniel Naiman – MSc Student (2010 – 2012)
Benajir Shams – MSc Student (2013 – )
Nicole Carbert – MSc Student (2014 – )
Veronica Schiariti – PhD Student (2009 – 2014)
Allison Watts – PhD Student (2010 – 2014)
Ivan Cepeda – PhD Student (2013 – )
Judith de Niet-Fitzgerald – Post-doctoral Fellow (2011 – 2013)
Andrew Tu – Post-doctoral Fellow (2014 – )
OPERATING GRANTS SINCE 2006
Title: To improve quality of life and functioning of children with Neurodevelopmental disabilities: Moving toward activity-based personalized intervention
Title: Team grant to address bariatric care in Canadian children (Team ABC3)
Title: Building on successes and learning from challenges: A comprehensive evaluation of the school food and nutrition in Nova Scotia
Title: Eat, Play, Live: A population intervention to promote nutrition guideline implementation in recreation facilities across three Canadian provinces
Title: Evaluating the impact of School’s Out .Let’s Move after school program on children’s health and health equity
Title: The state of play: Socio-ecological perspective on children’s outdoor play
Title: Impact of transitioning to secondary schools on behaviors associated with obesity and academic-related outcomes: An ecological perspective.
Title: SCOPE – Translation, Evaluation and Learnings Exchanged for Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention through Community Engagement
Title: Household environmental framework pertaining to childhood obesity: Improving our measures of the familial environment.
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation 2010-2012
Title: Father’s child injury risk aversion/preparedness profile: Develop and validate a survey instrument.
Title: Transformational teaching and adolescent physical activity promotion: Adolescent in Motion (AIM) trial.
Title: Evaluating the influence of nutrition and physical activity policies on the school environment, obesogenic behaviors and weight outcomes.
Title: Individual and household environmental influences guiding the processes of obesogenic behaviours among overweight/obese adolescents and their families.
Title: Evaluation of the rheumatology research report – A clinical knowledge translation strategy to enhance patient participation in research.
Title: Evaluating the diffusion process of Action Schools! BC: Characteristics of schools, teachers and innovation that impact level of uptake and sustainability.
Title: Understanding determinants and patterns of participation in leisure, recreation, and sporting activities among children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities.
WORKSHOP / TEAM PLANNING GRANTS
Title: Implementation of school-based physical activity models: Identifying a research/policy/practice agenda
Title: Waiting for child development and rehabilitation services: An interdisciplinary and international workshop to address challenges and opportunities in wait-times and waitlist research and quality improvement.
INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS SINCE 2006
Title: Childhood obesity prevention unit – Population health and policy research Infrastructure grant
Title: Impact of nutrition and physical education school policies on childhood obesity
Senior Scholar award