Education: PhD (Measurement and Evaluation) – University of Ottawa; MSc (Kinanthropology) – University of Ottawa; BSc (Exercise Science) – Concordia University
Research Interests: Health behaviour change, health promotion theories, physical activity, obesity prevention and treatment, health measurement and psychometrics.
Fun facts: While I don't like the snow in the city, I still think it is awesome to be on the mountains in the winter and enjoy the winter sports.
Health Promotion Project Manager
Education: MSc (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Fun facts: I tend to spend too much time talking about my hyper dog. Any training advice would be most appreciated!
Dr. Olivia de Jongh G.
Education: PhD (Psychology) – Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, MSc (Clinical Psychology) and BSc (Psychology) – Havana University, Cuba
Research Interests: Childhood obesity prevention and treatment, parenting styles and practices, behavioral change techniques, quantitative data analyses.
Fun facts: I'm always freezing in Vancouver.
Dr. Sarah Hutchison
Education: PhD (Psychology) – University of Victoria; MSc (Psychology) – University of Victoria; BA (Psychology) – Athabasca & Mount Royal University
Research Interests: Cognitive Development (Executive Function); Social Development; Explicit and Implicit Stereotypes (Weight Stigma); Physical Activity; Autism Spectrum Disorder
Fun facts: I lived in Hong Kong for 5 months during a semester abroad and I enjoy hiking in different countries and in North Van on the weekends.
Graduate Research Assistant
Education: PhD student (Population and Public Health) University of British Columbia; MSc (Exercise Science) – Concordia University; BSc (Human Kinetics) University of Ottawa
Research Interests: Health promotion, physical activity, health behaviour change, obesity prevention and treatment.
Fun facts: I was born in Abuja, Nigeria.
Graduate Research Assistant
Education: PhD student (UBC Population and Public Health; MSc Rehabilitation Sciences (UBC);
BSc Physical Therapy (Queen’s University)
Research Interests: Health promotion in children and youth; specifically, barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sport participation in children and youth
Fun fact: I have a 6-month-old black lab puppy named Cinder.
Education: BSc Student (4th Year, Microbiology and Immunology) – University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Improving healthcare equality by making treatments and knowledge more effective, affordable and accessible to all.
Fun facts: I really enjoy indoor cycling, swimming, and high intensity interval training.
Health Promotions Coordinator
Education: BSc Student (Integrated Sciences - Genetics and Medical Microbiology) - University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Health promotion, mental health and well-being, and health behaviour change
Fun facts: I put a lot of thought into everything I do, whether that be making an important life decision or rearranging the precise angles of my dual monitor setup!
Education: PhD student (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia; MSc (Nutritional Sciences) Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences, Iran; BSc (Nutritional Sciences) - Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Research Interests: Dietary behaviours; Public health nutrition; Childhood obesity prevention; Chronic disease prevention
Fun facts: I enjoy cycling and swimming. I love dogs and I have a friendly dog named Milo. Seeing many of them in Vancouver is one of the attractions of Vancouver to me.