Population Physical Activity Lab


Welcome to the Population Physical Activity Lab (Pop-PA Lab)

The Pop-PA lab conducts research incorporating a range of disciplinary perspectives and research designs, theoretical and methodological approaches in addressing three critical questions:

  • What factors cause or prevent physical (in)activity and sedentary behaviour?
  • How does participation in physical activity influence mental health?
  • How are effective population-level physical activity initiatives designed, delivered and disseminated for public health?


Guy Faulkner
Guy Faulkner, PhD
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

After completing an undergraduate education in Physical Education at Sydney University, Australia, I went backpacking and spent ten years in England studying and working in mental health services and then Higher Education. After completing a PhD in exercise psychology in 2001 at Loughborough University, I worked for three years as Director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Unit at the University of Exeter in England. Eager to see more of the Commonwealth, I moved to Canada in August 2003 and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto.  I am currently a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (from July 2015) and also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health.

I am currently an investigator with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU); and a Research Affiliate of the Alberta Centre for Active Living.  I serve on the ParticipACTION research committee and am a member of the Research Work Group for the annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.  I am also the founding editor of the Elsevier journal 'Mental Health and Physical Activity'.

Broadly, my research has focused on two inter-related themes: the development and evaluation of physical activity interventions; and physical activity and mental health. If you would like to learn more about my research, please contact me at guy.faulkner@ubc.ca  or follow me at @guyfaulkner.

Carly Priebe, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

After graduating at the top of my undergraduate class and being awarded the Dean’s Medal in 2007, I went on to pursue a Master of Science in the area of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; SSRHC funded).  My thesis topic involved investigating the influence of groups and descriptive norms (i.e., our perceptions of others’ behaviour) on physical activity and healthy eating in both student and office worker populations and was awarded the University of Saskatchewan Thesis Award in the Life Sciences category.  In 2009, I was awarded a SSHRC Vanier Graduate Scholarship which allowed me to continue this research program as well as investigate the effects of norms in relation to new behaviours (e.g., sedentary behaviour in office settings).  Throughout my time as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, in addition to being involved in research, I also competed and coached internationally in the sport of triathlon (e.g., coached Canada’s national paratriathlon team).  In addition, I enjoyed merging my passion for research with my love of coaching/assisting others in reaching their goals as a sessional instructor in the College of Kinesiology.

I am currently starting my postdoc training (commencing January 2016) in the School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia (UBC) under the leadership of Dr. Guy Faulkner. I am involved in research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  In addition to being involved in other projects, my primary role is to coordinate an evaluation of a national collaboration between UBC, Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room in delivering a physical activity smoking cessation intervention – Run to Quit.  I am very excited about my work with this and other related projects as my goal is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles throughout Canada, with groups and social influence being one way to do this. I can be contacted at carly.priebe@ubc.ca

Katie Di Sebastiano, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2009, I went on to pursue a Master of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.  After a year of study, I was accepted into the accelerated PhD program at the University of Waterloo.  My research specialized in integrative metabolism, body composition, nutrition, and physical activity in cancer and other clinical populations.  During my PhD, I was chosen as one of the first-ever recipients of Prostate Cancer Canada’s prestigious Graduate Studentship awards for my work examining glucose metabolism during the acute prostate cancer treatment trajectory. Following the completion of my PhD in 2016, I went on to a postdoctoral fellowship School of Population and Public Health at UBC under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Murphy.  This work involved the identification of novel modifiable risk factors, such as lifestyle components including nutrition and physical activity, for the most common cancers in Canada (breast, colorectal, prostate, lung).  I was also involved in developing a community-based exercise program for prostate cancer survivors across British Columbia and evaluating the Lifestyle Management Module of the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program in the Vancouver Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital.

These research activities led to my interest in program evaluation, specifically of nutrition and physical activity programs. In January of 2019, I began a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Guy Faulkner in the School of Kinesiology at UBC focusing of the evaluation of physical activity programs, including UPnGO with ParticipACTION, and ParticipACTION’s new physical activity tracking app. My ultimate goal is to develop my own research program that draws on the skill I have gained throughout my training. Using an integrative approach in cancer and other clinical population I wish to modify lifestyle (nutrition and physical activity behaviour) throughout the disease trajectory, to reduce risk of disease, improve treatment outcomes and quality of life in survivorship.  If you would like to learn more about my research interests, please contact me at katie.disebastiano@ubc.ca.

Negin Riazi
PhD Candidate

I completed my undergraduate education in Exercise Biology at the University of California, Davis. I went on to pursue my Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Pedagogy at California State University Chico where I graduated with distinction.  My Master’s thesis focused on the effects of a goal-setting intervention on fitness and achievement goals as well as understanding of goal-setting among secondary school physical education students. The results indicated that students, although familiar with goal-setting, had trouble implementing proper goal-setting techniques.

Through my previous experiences working in physical education settings, I understand the importance and benefits of getting children and youth moving at a young age in order to help them become life-long movers. I also understand that achieving this aim is challenging because it requires a substantial effort in addressing the influences of children’s physical activity behaviour at multiple socio-ecological levels, including individual, community, environmental, and policy.

This lead to my interest in pursuing my Ph.D. in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Guy Faulkner with a focus on promoting physical activity through nation-wide programming and policy interventions. If you would like to learn more about my research, please contact me at negin.riazi@ubc.ca

Mark Duncan
PhD Candidate

I received my B.Sc. from the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Psychology and a Major in Human Biology, and my M.Sc. in Exercise Sciences from the University of Toronto in 2014 with a thesis examining affective responses to physical activity among individuals with schizophrenia. I am currently working towards my Ph.D. under the direction of Dr. Guy Faulkner. I am particularly interested in the use of physical activity to improve mental well-being and physical health in both clinical and non-clinical populations. As such, my research tends to draw from the areas of health promotion, individual difference measurement, psychometrics, and intervention development. Recently my research has lead me to become interested in the interrelationships between physical activity and affect. If you would like to learn more about my research, please contact me at mark.duncan@alumni.ubc.ca

Krista Glowacki
Krista Glowacki
PhD Candidate
I completed a bachelor of arts with a specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. I then went on to complete a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University. I then worked in the healthcare field as an occupational therapist in northern Ontario for the past couple of years. Most recently I worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association with adults with a diagnosed mental illness.

Most of my experience is clinical, but I am now pursing my Ph.D. in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Guy Faulkner. My research interests include physical activity intervention for adults with mental illness and the broader relationship between physical activity and mental health. If you would like to learn more about my research and interests please contact me at krista.glowacki@ubc.ca

Matthew Fagan
PhD Student
I received my B.A. with a specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. I then went on to pursue a M.A. in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. My thesis work involved the acute cognitive effects of nicotine administration and moderate intensity exercise in smokers. I am currently a PhD student under the guidance of Dr. Guy Faulkner. My research interests include the potential role of acute exercise in an addiction recovery setting, as well as how behavior change theoretical frameworks (i.e., the Health Action Process Approach) may assist both clinical and non-clinical populations with engaging in physical activity. If you would like to know more about my research, please email me at matthew.fagan@alumni.ubc.ca.

Kelly WunderlichKelly Wunderlich
Masters Student

I recently completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at UBC. After working as a Research Assistant in the Population Physical Activity Lab, I began pursuing a Masters of Science in January 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Faulkner. My main research interests are in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions, and discovering more about what makes them effective or ineffective for the target population. The projects that I currently work are Run to Quit, a nation-wide smoking cessation program that is a partnership between Running Room, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the University of British Columbia, as well as StandUP UBC, which is investigating the effectiveness of a low-cost standing desk in office settings. If you would like to know more about my research please email me at kelly.wunderlich@ubc.ca. In my spare time, I enjoy playing, watching, and mentoring ultimate frisbee.

Mahabhir Kandola
Masters Student

I recently completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology & Health Science at UBC Vancouver. During the final year of my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to volunteer in the Pop-PA Lab working on Mind in Motion, a 6-week exercise program for students waitlisted for counselling services on campus. This experience fueled my research interests in mental health and physical activity and ultimately provided the catalyst to pursue a Master of Science in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Guy Faulkner.

Currently, I am involved in the evaluation of MindFit, a novel exercise and counselling program for teens with mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety offered by the YMCA in various communities across British Columbia. I continue to assist with Mind in Motion and seek out research collaboration opportunities broadly focusing on mental health and physical activity. In my spare time, I can be found hiking with my black lab Jogi or enjoying the company of family and friends. If you would like to learn more about my research and interests, I can be reached at mahabhir.kandola@ubc.ca

Katie Weatherson
Research Coordinator

I completed my undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2014, with a special focus on health promotion. During this time, I had the opportunity to facilitate a community-based health behaviour change program, educating overweight children and their families about nutrition and physical activity. This work impressed upon me the complexity of human behaviour, the multi-level factors that influence adoption of and adherence to health behaviours, and the challenges associated with changing behaviour in real-world settings, and led me to pursue and recently complete my Master of Science at UBC under the supervision of Dr. Mary Jung. My thesis research comprised an evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of a school-based daily physical activity policy in elementary schools. Cumulatively, these experiences have profoundly impacted my interest in conducting theoretically-informed, community-based research to better understand and promote health behaviour change at an individual and population level. As such, I began working as a research coordinator in the POP-PA lab with Dr. Guy Faulkner, assisting with many projects, including the provincial COMPASS and Early Years project. If you would like to learn more about my research and interests, please contact me at katie.weatherson@ubc.ca.

Isabella Cina
Research Assistant

I am a newly graduated student from the Bachelors of Kinesiology at UBC and a research assistant at the Pop-PA lab. This degree allowed me to take courses that explored physical activity in the context of mental health and wellbeing, Indigenous studies and health promotion. Outside of my academics I was a UBC Varsity rower, member of the UBC Thunderbird Athletes Council and Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative. These experiences cultivated my interest in public health with a focus on socio-behavioural health and health promotion. The Pop-PA lab combines my interests in physical activity as a form of preventative medicine and health promotion research and I will be working on a variety of on-going projects. In the future I hope to pursue a Master of Public Health while exploring the world of communication design within the context of health promotion.

Current Projects

The Pop-PA lab is currently leading the evaluation of a national intervention focused on physical activity and smoking cessation. The Canadian Cancer Society, Running Room, and the Public Health Agency of Canada have collaborated to offer a smoking cessation program that is facilitated by learn to run training – Run to Quit.  Participants in this intervention can train in either an in-person group environment or utilize an online format.  They are introduced to basic tips regarding run training, while also being given support and information about quitting smoking.  As they build up their run stamina and work towards a 5km walk or run, participants gradually wean off smoking with the support of the group and other resources provided by the intervention.  An evaluation of the pilot project was conducted in 2015 and the first full implementation of the program took place at Running Rooms across Canada in spring 2016.  The ongoing evaluation of this program examines physical activity and smoking cessation outcomes along with other variables of interest such as the influence of identity, social influence, and belonging to a group and the role these factors play in influencing health behaviours.

The Pop-PA lab is leading the evaluation of UPnGO with ParticipACTION, a 1-year theory-based physical activity program that aims to help employees to sit less and move more through creating an active workplace culture. The program has three essential elements:  1) education and training on PA behavior change skills, 2) real-world PA opportunities; and 3) leadership support of engagement in UPnGO and PA at the workplace. UPnGO will launch a pilot study involving 6 work sites located in British Columbia (BC) in Spring 2015 and an effectiveness trial with multiple work sites in BC and Ontario in Fall 2015.
We used a systematic, theory-driven approach to develop the UPnGO evaluation framework. Specifically, we identified relevant evaluation objectives and performance indicators by engaging stakeholders and mapping program and change theory (through the use of logic models). In addition to outcome evaluation, the UPnGO evaluation framework also involves a comprehensive formative assessment and process evaluation component to examine the effects of organizational characteristics on program uptake, and to assess implementation fidelity and its effects on program effectiveness.

The Pop-PA lab is involved in a multi-site study looking at the relationships between active transportation, independent mobility and the physical activity levels of children in grades 4 to 6 as well as the correlates of active transportation, independent mobility and physical activity to inform the development of more effective interventions.

Since children’s active transportation varies between regions, participants will be recruited across urban, suburban and rural areas in Vancouver, Ottawa, and Trois-Rivières. Participants (parents and children) will be asked to complete a survey on active transportation and independent mobility. Children will also be asked to wear a sealed pedometer for 8 consecutive days and complete a map that will indicate the road network and their home and school locations. A school official will also be asked to complete a survey about their schools’ policies and practices related to physical activity.
Currently, the pilot study is underway in Ottawa. Data collection will begin in all three locations in Spring and Autumn of 2016.

The Pop-PA Lab is evaluating the dissemination of the Mind Fit program, a 10-week group-based program which aims at improving the physical and mental well-beings of adolescents who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Each session consists of a 1 hour psychiatrist-led wellness session and another 1 hour physical activity session.

The COMPASS study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada, started in 2012-13 in Ontario, and was expanded to BC in 2016-17. Our team at UBC is responsible for facilitating the project in secondary schools across BC.

In brief, COMPASS is a three-year collaborative partnership with schools where we survey students in grades 9-12 to understand how changes in school environment characteristics (policies, programs and resources) are associated with physical activity, healthy eating behaviour, sedentary behaviour, obesity, tobacco-, alcohol-, and drug-use, mental health, bullying, school connectedness and educational outcomes among students. Each year, participating schools are provided with a detailed feedback report to bring awareness to youth health issues and help inform the school’s health promotion and prevention agenda. In addition, the results of the survey can support the evaluation of any school-based policies and programs that the school develops over the study period. For more information, check out the COMPASS website.

Archived Projects

The Pop-PA lab examined stakeholder perceptions regarding the 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Current guidelines are missing information on two important movement behaviours. In order to address this, experts in Canada developed an initial draft of the world’s first integrated 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (5-17 years old). Through a series of focus groups, with parents, adolescents, teachers, pediatricians and exercise practitioners, the study will seek to understand how the 24-hour Movement Guidelines are perceived by stakeholders. The participants provided in-depth insights into the clarity of the guidelines, as well as their level of agreement, perceived importance, and support for the new guidelines. Read the paper here.

The Pop-PA lab examined stakeholder and end user perceptions regarding the 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years. Current guidelines are missing information on two important movement behaviours. In order to address this, experts in Canada developed an integrated 24-hour Movement Guidelines encompassing physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. Through a series of interviews and focus groups, with stakeholders (i.e. experts in the field of family/pediatric medicine, physical activity knowledge translation, early childhood education, and research) and end users (i.e. parents and Early Childhood Educators), the study examined how the 24-hour Movement Guidelines were perceived by stakeholders. The participants provided in-depth insights into the clarity of the guidelines, as well as their level of agreement, perceived importance, and support for the new guidelines. Read the paper here.

The Pop-PA lab created a knowledge translation product to communicate the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) and the benefits of movement for promoting children's mental health and wellbeing to Early Childhood Educators and parents. The full animated video for the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines can be viewed here.

Videos for each age group can be accessed below:


  • Wilson, D., Bennett, E., Mosewich, A., Faulkner, G., & Crocker, P. (2019). “The Zipper Effect”: Exploring the Interrelationship of Mental Toughness and Self-Compassion Among Canadian Elite Women Athletes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 40, 61-70.
  • Weatherson, K.A., O’Neill, M., Lau, E.Y., Qian, W., Leatherdale, S.T., Faulkner, G.E.J. (2018). The protective effects of school connectedness on substance use and physical activity. Journal of Adolescent Health, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.002
  • Yun, L., Vanderloo, L., Berry, T.R., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., O’Reilly, N., Rhodes, R.E., Spence, J.C., Tremblay, M.S., & Faulkner, G. (2018). Assessing the social climate of physical (in)activity in Canada. BMC Public Health 18:1301 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6166-2
  • Berry T. R., Rhodes, R. E., Ori, E., McFadden, K., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., O’Reilly, N., Spence, J. C, Tremblay, M. S., & Vanderloo, L. (2018). The short-term effects of a mass reach physical activity campaign:  An evaluation using hierarchy of effects model and intention profiles. BMC Public Health, 18:1300 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6218-7
  • Glowacki, K., Weatherson, K., & Faulkner, G. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to health care providers’ promotion of physical activity for individuals with mental illness: A scoping review. Mental Health and Physical Activity.
  • Mitchell M, White L, Lau E, Leahey T, Adams M, Faulkner G. Evaluating the Carrot Rewards App, a Population-Level Incentive-Based Intervention Promoting Step Counts Across Two Canadian Provinces: A Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 May 3. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.9912.
  • Smith, J., Beauchamp, M., Faulkner, G., Morgan, P.J., Kennedy, S., & Lubans, D. (2018). Intervention effects and mediators of well-being in a school-based physical activity program for adolescents: The ‘Resistance Training for Teens’ cluster RCT.  Mental Health and Physical Activity 15 (2018) 88–94
  • Rhodes, R., Tanya Berry, Guy Faulkner, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Norman O’Reilly, Mark S. Tremblay, Leigh Vanderloo and John C. Spence (2018). Application of the Multi-Process Action Control Framework to Understand Parental Support of Child and Youth Physical Activity, Sleep, and Screen Time Behaviors. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (in press).
  • Faulkner G, Bassett-Gunter R, White L, Berry TR, Tremblay MS. Can The Moblees move Canadian children? Investigating the impact of a television program on children’s physical activity. Frontiers in Public Health 25;6:206. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00206.
  • Patte KA, Qian W, Cole AG, Faulkner G, Chaput JP, Carson V, Leatherdale ST. School start time changes in the COMPASS study: associations with youth sleep duration, physical activity, and screen time. Accepted for publication in Sleep Medicine (Special Issue: Pediatric Sleep - Canada) on September 24, 2018.
  • Crozier, A., Faulkner, G., & Spink, K. (2018). 'An exploratory experimental study examining the short-term effects of a public service announcement on parents’ perceptions of the descriptive norm for children’s outdoor play:  A cautionary tale'. Health Promotion Journal of Australia (in press).
  • O’Neill, N., Berry, T., Faulkner, G.  (in press). Title Sponsorship of Cause-Related Sport Events. Sport, Business, Management: an International Journal.
  • Taylor, A.H. & Faulkner, G. (2018). Mental Health and Physical Activity (MENPA): Celebrating the first decade. Mental Health and Physical Activity (in press).
  • Crozier, A., Berry, T. & Faulkner, G. (2018).  Examining the relationship between message variables, affective reactions and parents’ instrumental attitudes toward their child`s physical activity: The “Mr. Lonely” public service announcement. Journal of Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2018.1470206
  • Dale LP, White, L., Mitchell, M., & Faulkner, G (2018) Smartphone app uses loyalty point incentives and push notifications to encourage influenza vaccine uptake.Vaccine doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.04.018
  • Trinh, L., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Sabiston, C. M., Alibhai, S. M. H., Jones, J. M., Berry, S. R.,  Loblaw, A., & Faulkner, G. E. (2018). RiseTx: Feasibility of a Web-based Application to Reduce Sitting Time among Prostate Cancer Survivors. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. 15(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0686-0
  • Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Grassmann, V., Orr, K., McPherson, A.C., Faulkner, G. & Wright, F.V. (2018). A scoping review of inclusive out-of-school time physical activity programs for children and youth with physical disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly,  Jan 17:1-28. doi: 10.1123/apaq.2017-0012.
  • Omran, J., Trinh, L., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Mitchell, M., & Faulkner, G. (2018).Do Incentives Promote Action Planning in a Web-based Walking Intervention? Am J Health Behav.™ 2018;42(4):13-22.
  • Mariana Brussoni, PhD; Takuro Ishikawa; Christina Han; Ian Pike; Anita Bundy; Guy Faulkner; Louise C. Mâsse. Go Play Outside! Effects of a risk reframing tool on mothers' tolerance for, and parenting practices associated with, children's risky play - study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.    Trials2018; 19:173. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2552-4
  • Faulkner, G., Yun, L., Tremblay, M., & Spence, J. Exploring the impact of the ‘New’ ParticipACTION: Overview and introduction of the special issue.  Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 38 (4), 153-161.
  • Faulkner, G., Ramanathan, S., Plotnikoff, R., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Rhodes, R.E., Tremblay, M.S., & Spence, J. ParticipACTION after 5 years of re-launch: A quantitative survey of Canadian organizational awareness and capacity. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada 38(4):162-169. doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.4.02
  • Ramanathan, S., Faulkner, G., Plotnikoff, R., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Rhodes, R.E., Tremblay, M.S., & Spence, J. Perceptions of organizational capacity to promote physical activity in Canada and ParticipACTION’s impact five years after its re-launch: A qualitative study.  Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 38(4):170-178. doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.4.03
  • Spence, J.C., Faulkner, G., Lee, E-Y., Berry, T., Cameron, C., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Rhodes, R.E., & Tremblay, M.S. Awareness of ParticipACTION among Canadian adults: A 7-year cross-sectional follow-up. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 38(4):179-186. doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.4.04.
  • Lithopoulos, A., Dacin, P. A., Berry, T. R., Faulkner, G., O’Reilly, N., Rhodes, R. E., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M. S., Vanderloo, L. M., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2018). Examining ParticipACTION’s brand equity: A test of the brand equity pyramid. Journal of Social Marketing, 8(4), 378-396.
  • Glowacki, K., Priebe. C.S., O’Neill, M.., & Faulkner, G. (2018). When you put the group and the running together…’: a qualitative examination of participant and coach experiences of the Canadian Run to Quit program. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 1-7. doi:10.1017/jsc.2018.13.
  • Leo, J., Bassett-Gunter, R, Faulkner, G., & Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. (in press). Physical activity preferences, attitudes, and behaviour of children and youth with physical disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. v. 52, n. 2, may. 2018. ISSN 2159-6433. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2018-V52-I2-8443.
  • Fong AJ, Faulkner G, Jones JM, Sabiston CM. A qualitative analysis of oncology clinicians' perceptions and barriers for physical activity counseling in breast cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4163-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Stephens S, Beyene J, Tremblay MS, Faulkner G, Pullnayegum E, Feldman BM.Strategies for Dealing with Missing Accelerometer Data. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2018 May;44(2):317-326. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2018.01.012
  • Larouche R, Mammen G, Rowe DA, Faulkner G. Effectiveness of active school transport interventions: a systematic review and update. BMC Public Health. 2018 Feb 1;18(1):206. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-5005-1.
  • Handler, J., Faulkner, G., Tomasone, J., & Latimer, A. (2018). Perceptions of Inclusivity: The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (in press).
  • Fong, A. J., Jones, J. M., Faulkner, G., & Sabiston, C. M. (2018). Exploring cancer centres for physical activity and sedentary behaviour support for breast cancer survivors. Current Oncology, 25(5), page numbers pending.
  • Han, C. S., Mâsse, L. C., Wilson, A., Janssen, I., Schuurman, N., Brussoni, M., & The Playability Study Research Team (2018). State of play: Methodologies for investigating children’s outdoor play and independent mobility. Children, Youth and Environments, 28(2), 194-231. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=chilyoutenvi
  • Larsen, K., Larouche, R., Buliung, R., & Faulkner, G. (2018). A matched pairs approach to assessing parental perceptions and preferences for mode of travel to school. Journal of Transport & Health, 11, 56-63
  • Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Duncan MJ, Remington G, Cairney J and Faulkner GE (2017) The Utility of the Health Action Process Approach Model for Predicting Physical Activity Intentions and Behavior in Schizophrenia. Front. Psychiatry 8:135. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00135
  • Biswas, A., Faulkner, G., Oh, P., & Alter, D. (2017). Patient and practitioner perspectives on reducing sedentary behavior at an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1334232
  • Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bonsignore A, Pakosh MT, Alter DA. (2017). The energy expenditure benefits of reallocating sedentary time with physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Jun 7:1-9. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx062. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Biswas, A., Oh, P., Faulkner, G., & Alter, D. (2017).  A Prospective Study Examining the Influence of Cardiac Rehabilitation on the Sedentary Time of Highly Sedentary, Physically Inactive Patients. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 2017 Sep 8. pii: S1877-0657(17)30105-7. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2017.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Buliung RN, Larsen K, Faulkner GEJ, Ross T. (2017). Children’s Independent Mobility in the City of Toronto, Canada. Travel Behaviour and Society, 9:58-69.
  • Duncan MJ, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Subramanieapillai M, Remington G, Faulkner G. Revisiting the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ): Assessing physical activity among individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2017, 179, 2-7.
  • Duncan MJ, Wunderlich K, Zhao Y, Faulkner G. Walk this way: validity evidence of iphone health application step count in laboratory and free-living conditions. J Sports Sci. 2017 Nov 28:1-10. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1409855. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Glowacki, K., Duncan, M., Gainforth, H., & Faulkner, G. (2017). Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity and Exercise among Adults with Depression: A Scoping Review. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13, 108-119.
  • Gorczynski PF, Sitch M, Faulkner G. Examining methods, messengers and behavioural theories to disseminate physical activity information to individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia: a scoping review. J Ment Health. 2017 Jan 13:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09638237.2016.1276535. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Grassmann V, Subramaniapillai M, Duncan M, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Faulkner GE. The relationship between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and executive function among individuals with schizophrenia: differences by illness duration. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2017 Mar 30:0. doi: 10.1590/1516-4446-2016-2106.
  • Harvey A, Faulkner G, Giangregorio L, Leatherdale ST. (2017). An examination of school- and student-level characteristics associated with the likelihood of students' meeting the Canadian physical activity guidelines in the COMPASS study. Can J Public Health. 2017 Nov 9;108(4):e348-e354. doi: 10.17269/cjph.108.5925.
  • Hassan, O.B., Herman, K.M., Kryzanowski, C.D., & Faulkner, G.E.J. (2017). Active living in Saskatchewan: A review of official community plans. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(5-6), e551-e557.
  • Larsen K, To T, Irving HM, Boak A, Hamilton H, Mann R, Schwartz R, Faulkner GEJ. (2017). Prevalence of smoking and binge-drinking among adolescents, Ontario, Canada: Does the school neighborhood matter? Health and Place, 47:108-114.
  • Larouche R, Eryuzlu S, Livock H, Leduc G, Faulkner G, Trudeau F, Tremblay MS. (2017). Test-retest reliability and convergent validity of measures of children’s travel behaviours and independent mobility. Journal of Transport & Health, 6, 105-118.
  • Lau, E.Y., Saunders R.P., Beets, W.M., Cai, B., Pate, R.R. (2017) Factors influencing implementation of a preschool-based physical activity intervention. Health Education Research, 32(1): 69-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyw053
  • Lau, E., Faulkner, G., Riazi, N., Wei, Q, & Leatherdale, S. (2017). An examination of how changing patterns of school travel mode impact moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among adolescents over time. Journal of Transport & Health, 6, 299-305.
  • Luciani, A., White, L, Berry, T.R., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A., O'Reilly, N., Rhodes, R., Spence, J.C., Tremblay, M.S., & Faulkner, G. (2017). Sports Day in Canada: Examining the benefits for event organizers (2010-2013). International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 55:2, 66-80, DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2016.1217164
  • Mitchell M, White L, Oh P, Alter D, Leahey T, Kwan M, Faulkner G. Uptake of an Incentive-Based mHealth App: Process Evaluation of the Carrot Rewards App. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 May 30;5(5):e70. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7323.
  • Mitra, R., Cantello, I., Buliung, R., & Faulkner, G.  (2017). Children's activity-transportation lifestyles, physical activity levels and social ecological correlates in Toronto, Canada. Journal of Transport and Health, 6, 289-298.
  • Moola, F., Faulkner, G., Garcia, E, Huynh, E., Penfound, S., & Consunji-Araneta, A. (2017). Physical Activity Counselling for Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Care, 62, 9, 0020—1324.
  • Moola, F., Henry, L, Huynh, E., Stacey, J.A., & Faulkner, G. (2016).  "They know its safe — They know what to expect from that face: Perceptions toward a cognitive-behavioral counseling program among caregivers of children with cystic fibrosis". Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 2932–2943, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13622
  • Moola, F., j. johnson, J. Lay, S. Krygsman, & G. Faulkner. (2015). The Heartbeat of Hamilton: Reflections on the methodological process of exploring Hamilton youths’ environmental perceptions. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. p. 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1609406915611560.
  • Poitras VJ, Gray CE, Janssen X, Aubert S, Carson V, Faulkner G, Goldfield GS, Reilly JJ, Sampson M, Tremblay MS. Systematic review of the relationships between sedentary behaviour and health indicators in the early years (0-4 years). BMC Public Health. 2017 Nov 20;17(Suppl 5):868. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4849-8.
  • Priebe, C., Atkinson, J., & Faulkner, G. (2016).  Run to Quit: Program design and evaluation protocol. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 11, 38-45.
  • Priebe, C.S., Atkinson, J., & Faulkner, G. (2017). Run to Quit: An evaluation of a scalable physical activity-based smoking cessation intervention. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13, 15-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2017.08.001
  • Ramanathan, S., White, L., Luciani, A., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A., O'Reilly, N., Rhodes, R., Spence, J.C., & Faulkner, G. (2017).  The Utility of Physical Activity Micro-Grants: The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Program. Health Promotion Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1524839917743231
  • Riazi, N., Ramanathan, S., O’Neill, M., Tremblay, M.S., & Faulkner, G. (2017).  Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (Ages 0-4): Exploring the perceptions of stakeholders regarding their acceptability, barriers to uptake, and dissemination. BMC Public Health, 17(Suppl 5):841. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4853-z.
  • Sabiston, C., Lacombe, J., Faulkner, G., Jones, J., & Trinh, L. (2017). Profiling sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors: Links with depression symptoms during the early survivorship period. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.4520. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Scarapicchia, T. Sabiston, C., Pila, E., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., & Faulkner, G. (2017). A longitudinal investigation of social support and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity over the first year of university Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31, 11–20.
  • Stearns JA, Carson V, Spence JC, Faulkner G, Leatherdale ST. (2017). The role of peer victimization in the physical activity and screen time of adolescents: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatr. 2017 Jul 19;17(1):170. doi: 10.1186/s12887-017-0913-x.
  • Tremblay MS, Chaput J-P, Adamo KB, Aubert S, Barnes JD, Choquette L, Duggan M, Faulkner G, Goldfield GS, Gray CE, Gruber R, Janson K, Janssen I, Janssen X, Jaramillo Garcia A, Kuzik N, LeBlanc C, MacLean J, Okely AD, Poitras VJ, Rayner M-E, Reilly JJ, Sampson M, Spence JC, Timmons BW, Carson V. Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years): An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. BMC Public Health 17(Suppl 5):874. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4859-6.
  • Allison KR, Irving HM, Adlaf EM, Faulkner GE, Boak A, Manson HE, Hamilton HA, Ng B. (2016). Ten-year trends in overweight/obesity among Ontario middle and high school students and their use in establishing baseline measures for government reduction targets. Can J Public Health;106(8):e514–e519
  • Barnes JD, Cameron C, Carson V, Chaput JP, Faulkner GEJ, Janson K, Janssen I, Kramers R, LeBlanc AG, Spence JC, Tremblay MS. Results From Canada’s 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health. 2016;13 Suppl 2:S110-16.
  • Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Alter DA (2016) Examining the efficacy of a novel integrative exercise-based intervention in reducing the sedentary time of a clinical population. Gen Int Med Clin Innov 2: doi: 10.15761/GIMCI.1000122
  • Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Alter DA. Baseline risk has greater influence over behavioral attrition on the real-world clinical effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation. Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 28. pii: S0895-4356(16)30081-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.027. [Epub ahead of print]
  • deRuiter WK, Cairney J, Leatherdale S, Faulkner G. (2016). The Period Prevalence of Risk Behaviour Co-Occurrence Among Canadians. Prev Med, 85, 11–16.
  • Duncan MJ, Faulkner G, Remington G, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K. Characterizing the affective responses to an acute bout of moderate-intensity exercise among outpatients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Mar 30;237:264-70.
  • Duncan MJ, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Subramanieapillai M, Remington G, Faulkner G. Revisiting the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ): Assessing physical activity among individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2016 Sep 9. pii: S0920-9964(16)30392-9. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.09.010.
  • Faulkner G, White L, Raizi N, Latimer-Cheung AE, Tremblay MS. Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: Exploring the perceptions of stakeholders regarding their acceptability, barriers to uptake, and dissemination. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 41(6 suppl.3):S303-S310, 2016.
  • Gainforth, H. L., Jarvis, J., Berry, T., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Deshpande, S., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E.   (2016). Evaluating the ParticipACTION Think Again! Campaign. Health Education & Behavior Vol. 43(4) 434 –441.
  • Kwan MY, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Duku E, Faulkner G. (2016). Patterns of multiple health risk-behaviours in university students and their association with mental health: application of latent class analysis. Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can, 36(8):163-70.
  • Lamarche, L., Kimberley L. Gammage, Gretchen Kerr, Guy Faulkner, & Klentrou, P. (2016). Psychological and Cortisol Responses to and Recovery from Exposure to a Body Image Threat. SAGE Open, April-June 2016: 1–9.
  • Larouche, R., Faulkner, G.E.J., Tremblay, M.S. (2016). Active travel and adults’ health: The 2007-to-2011 Canadian Health Measures Surveys. Health Reports, 27 (4), 10-18.
  • Larouche, R., Stone, M., Buliung, R., & Faulkner, G. (2016).  “I’d rather bike to school!”: Profiling children who would prefer to cycle to school. Journal of Transport and Health, 3(3), 377–385.
  • Larsen, K., Buliung, R.N., Faulkner, G.E.J. (2016). School travel route measurement and built environment effects in models of children’s school travel behaviour. International Journal of Transportation and Land Use, 9(2), 1-19.
  • Larsen K, Faulkner GEJ, Boak A, Hamilton H, Mann R, Irving H, To T. (2016). Looking beyond cigarettes: Are Ontario adolescents with asthma less likely to smoke e-cigarettes, marijuana, waterpipes or tobacco cigarettes? Respiratory Medicine, 120 (2016) 10-15.
  • Lau, E., Faulkner, G., Wei, S., & Leatherdale, S. (2016). Longitudinal associations of parental and peer influences with physical activity during adolescence: findings from the COMPASS study.  Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 36:11
  • Lubans, D., Richards, J., Hillman, C., Faulkner, G., Beauchamp, M., Nilsson, M., Kelly, P., Smith, J., Raine, L., & Biddle, S. Physical Activity for Cognitive and Mental Health in Youth: A Systematic Review of Mechanisms. Pediatrics. 2016;138(3):e20161642.
  • Mitchell M, White L, Oh P, Kwan M, Gove P, Leahey T, Faulkner G Examining Incentives to Promote Physical Activity Maintenance Among Hospital Employees Not Achieving 10,000 Daily Steps: A Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(4):e231
  • Pfaeffli Dale, L, LeBlanc, A.G., Orr, K., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., O’Reilly, N., Rhodes, R.E., Tremblay, M.S., & Faulkner, G. (2016). Canadian physical activity guidelines for adults: are Canadians aware? Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(9), 1008-11.
  • Prapavessis H, De Jesus S, Fitzgeorge L, Faulkner G, Maddison R, Batten S. Exercise to Enhance Smoking Cessation: the Getting Physical on Cigarette Randomized Control Trial. Ann Behav Med. 2016 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ravensbergen, L., Buliung, R., Wilson, K., Faulkner, G. (2016). Socioeconomic Inequalities in Children's Accessibility to Food Retailing: Examining the Roles of Mobility and Time. Social Science and Medicine. 153:81-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.01.030.
  • Ravindran AV, Balneaves LG, Faulkner G, Ortiz A, McIntosh D, Morehouse RL, Ravindran L, Yatham LN, Kennedy SH, Lam RW, MacQueen GM, Milev RV, Parikh SV; CANMAT Depression Work Group. (2016). Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: Section 5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments.  Can J Psychiatry. 2016 Sep;61(9):576-87.
  • Scarapicchia, T. M. F., Amireault, S., Faulkner, G., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. & Sabiston, C. M. (2016). Social Support and physical activity participation among adults: a systematic review of prospective studies. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10(1), 50–83.
  • Spence JC, Faulkner G, Costas Bradstreet C, Duggan M, Tremblay MS. Active Canada 20/20: A physical activity plan for Canada. Can J Public Health. 2016 Mar 16;106(8):e470-3. doi: 10.17269/cjph.106.5041.
  • Subramaniapillai, M., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Duncan, M., McIntyre, R.S., Mansur, R., Remington, G., & Faulkner, G. (2016). Physical Activity Preferences of Individuals Diagnosed with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. BMC Research Notes, 9:340, DOI: 10.1186/s13104-016-2151-y
  • Subramaniapillaia, M., Goldstein, B., MacIntosh, B., Korczak, D., Ou, X, Scavone, A., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., & Faulkner, G. (2016).  Characterizing exercise-induced feelings after one bout of exercise among adolescents with and without bipolar disorder Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 467–473.
  • Tremblay MS, Carson V, Chaput J-P, Connor Gorber S, Dinh T, Duggan M, Faulkner G, Gray CE, Gruber R, Janson K, Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Kho ME, Latimer-Cheung AE, LeBlanc C, Okely AD, Olds T, Pate RR, Phillips A, Poitras VJ, Rodenburg S, Sampson M, Saunders TJ, Stone JA, Stratton G, Weiss SK, Zehr L. Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 41(6 suppl.3):S311-S327, 2016.
  • White L, Volfson Z, Faulkner G, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K.(2016). Reliability and Validity of Physical Activity Instruments Used in Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities: A Systematic Review. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016, 28, 240 -263.
  • White, L., Moola, F., Kirsh, J., & Faulkner, G. (2016). A Therapeutic Recreation Camp for Children with Congenital Heart Disease: Examining Impact on the Psychosocial Well-Being of Parents.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(10), 3034–3043.
  • White, L., Luciani, A., Berry, T., Desphande, S., Latimer-Cheung, A., O'Reilly, N., Rhodes, R., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M., & Faulkner, G. (2016). Sports day in Canada: A longitudinal evaluation. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 (1), 12–23. 10.1080/14635240.2015.1050122
  • Biswas, A., Oh, P., Faulkner, G., Bajaj, A., Silver, B., Mitchell, M., & D. Alter. (2015). Sedentary Time and Its Independent Risk on Disease Incidence, Mortality and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 162, 123-132.
  • Carson, V. Faulkner, G., Sabiston, C., Tremblay, M. S., & Leatherdale, S. T., (2015). Patterns of movement behaviors and their association with overweight and obesity in youth. International Journal of Obesity, 60, 551-559.
  • Craig CL, Bauman A, Latimer-Cheung A, Rhodes RE, Faulkner G. Berry TR, Tremblay MS, Spence JC. (2015). An Evaluation of the “My ParticipACTION” campaign to increase self-efficacy for being more physically active. Journal of Health Communications, 20, 995-1003.
  • De Jesus, S., Agnes Hsin, Guy Faulkner and Harry Prapavessis (2015). A systematic review and analysis of data reduction techniques for the CReSS smoking topography device. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 10, 12-28. doi:10.1017/jsc.2013.31
  • Deshpande, S., Berry, T., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Rhodes, R., & Tremblay, M. S. (2015). Comparing the influence of dynamic and static versions of media in evaluating physical-activity promotion ads. Social Marketing Quarterly. Advance online publication doi:10.1177/1524500415599376.
  • Faulkner, G., Mitra, R., Buliung, R., Fusco, C., & Stone, M. (2015). Children’s outdoor play time, physical activity, and parental perceptions of the neighbourhood environment. International Journal of Play, 4, 84-97.
  • Faulkner G, Duncan M. Metformin to reduce weight gain and metabolic disturbance in schizophrenia. Evid Based Ment Health. 2015 Aug;18(3):89. doi: 10.1136/eb-2014-102039.
  • Faulkner, G., Irving, H., Adlaf, E.M., & Turner, N. (2015). Subtypes of adolescent video gamers: A latent class analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 13, 1-18.
  • Fervaha G, Duncan M, Foussias G, Agid O, Faulkner GE, Remington G. (2015). Effort-based decision making as an objective paradigm for the assessment of motivational deficits in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.023.
  • Francis, C. E., Longmuir, P. E., Boyer, C., Belanger, P., Andersen, L. B., Barnes, J. D., … Tremblay, M. S. (2015). The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Development of a Model of Children’s Capacity for a Healthy, Active Lifestyle through a Delphi Process. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Advance online publication. 2015 June 23.
  • Gagliardi, A.R., Faulkner, G., Ciliska, D., & Hicks, A. (2015). Factors contributing to the effectiveness of physical activity counselling in primary care: A realist systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 98, 412-419.
  • Guliani, A., Mitra, R., Buliung, R. N., Larsen, K., & Faulkner, G. E. J. (2015). Gender-based differences in school travel mode choice behavior: Examining the relationship between the neighbourhood environment and perceived traffic safety. Transport and Health, 2, 502-511.
  • Larsen, K., Cook, B., Stone, M. R , & Faulkner,  G. E. (2015). Food access and children's BMI in Toronto, Ontario: assessing how the food environment relates to overweight and obesity. International Journal of Public Health, 60, 69-77.
  • Larsen K, Buliung RN, Faulkner GEJ. (2015). School travel: Assessing how the built and social environment relate to children’s walking and independent mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Transportation Research Record, 2513, 80-89.
  • LeBlanc, A. G., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Duggan, M., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung. A., … Tremblay, M. S. (2015). Knowledge and awareness of Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines: a synthesis of existing evidence. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, 40, 716-724.
  • Longmuir, P. E., Corey, M., G. Faulkner, G., Russell, J. L., & McCrindle, B. W. (2015). Children After Fontan have Strength and Body Composition Similar to Healthy Peers and Can successfully Participate in Daily Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity. Pediatric Cardiology, 36, 759-767.
  • Moola, F., Faulkner, G., White,* L., & Kirsh, J. (2015). Kids with special hearts: The experience of children with congenital heart disease at Camp Willowood. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 7, 271-293.
  • Mammen, G., Stone, M., Buliung, R., & Faulkner, G. (2015). “Putting school travel on the map": Facilitators and barriers to implementing school travel planning in Canada. Journal of Transport & Health. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.jth.2015.05.003
  • Mitchell, M., Goodman, J., Alter, D., Oh, P. & Faulkner, G. (2015). Development of the Health Incentive Program Questionnaire (HIP-Q) in a cardiac rehabilitation population. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s13142-015-0330-3.
  • Mitchell, M, Oh, PI, G. Faulkner. Nudge theory uncovers new opportunities in cardiac rehabilitation, CV Edge: Current Issues and Trends in Cardiac Disease, Rehab and Prevention, Published online May 2015.
  • Orr K, Howe HS, Omran J, Smith KA, Palmateer TM, Ma AE, Faulkner G.Validity of smartphone pedometer applications. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Nov 30;8(1):733. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1705-8.
  • Ramanathan, S., & Faulkner, G. (2015). Calculating Outcome Rates in Web Surveys. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 30 (1), ISSN 1496-7308.
  • Rebar, A., Stanton, R., & Faulkner, G. (2015).  An exploratory study examining the core affect hypothesis of the anti-depressive and anxiolytic effects of physical activity. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 9, 55-58.
  • Rhodes, R.E., Spence, J.C., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., O’Reilly, N. & Tremblay, M.S. (2015). Predicting changes across 12 months in three types of parental support behaviors and mothers’ perceptions of child physical activity. Ann Behav Med. 2015 Dec;49(6):853-64. doi: 10.1007/s12160-015-9721-4.
  • Rhodes, R., Spence, J. C., Berry, T., Deshpande, S., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., O’Reilly, N., & Tremblay, M. S. (2015). Understanding Action Control of Parental Support Behavior for Child Physical Activity. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. 2015 July 27.
  • Scarapicchia, T. M. F., Sabiston, C. M.., Brownrigg, M., Blackburn-Evans, A., Cressy, J., Robb, J. & Faulkner, G. (2015). MoveU? Assessing a social marketing campaign to promote physical activity. Journal of the American College Health Association, 63, 299-306.
  • Scarapicchia, T. M. F., Sabiston, C. M. & Faulkner, G. (2015). Understanding health behaviour guidelines among university students: Tailoring programs by gender and weight status. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106, e109–e114
  • Trinh, L., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Sabiston, C. M., Alibhai, S. M. H., Jones, J. M., Berry, S. R.,  Loblaw, A., & Faulkner, G. E. (2015). A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of sedentary behavior in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42, 398-406.
  • Trinh, L., Wong, B., & Faulkner, G. E. (2015). The independent and interactive associations of screen time and physical activity on mental health, school connectedness and academic achievement among a population-based sample of youth. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 24(1).
  • Trinh, L., Larsen, K., Faulkner, G. E., Plotnikoff, R. C., Rhodes, R. E., North, S., & Courneya, K. S. (2015).  Social-Ecological Correlates of Physical Activity in Kidney Cancer Survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Advance online publication. 2015 June 6.

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We are always looking for keen students who may be interested in volunteering to assist with research projects. Please read the Pop-PA Lab Volunteer Agreement and if interested, email: pop_pa.lab@ubc.ca

Graduate Study

Potential Post Doctoral Fellows, and students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Population Physical Activity Lab are always welcome.  In order to be considered, applicants should contact Guy Faulkner directly with a cover letter and a copy of their resume at guy.faulkner@ubc.ca.


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Pop-PA Lab News

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Congratulations Krista Glowacki!

May 7, 2019 – Congratulations to Pop-PA Lab member Krista Glowacki on her advancement to candidacy!

New Paper Out

May 2, 2019 – New paper out by Matthew Fagan, Mark Duncan, Dr. Lira Yun and Dr. Guy Faulkner titled Moving away from depression: Physical activity changes in patients undergoing r-TMS for major depressive disorder

Documentary coming soon…

Apr. 13, 2019 – A new documentary on children’s independent mobility will be coming soon! Watch this space for updates.

New Paper Out

Apr. 5, 2019 – New paper out by our former co-op student, Julia Rudecki, and Pop-PA Lab members Katie Weatherson and Dr. Guy Faulkner examining low-cost standing desks in the home environment. Read about it here.

Storm the Wall 2019

Mar. 25, 2019 – Team bonding at its best! Team ‘We’re Over It’ dominated Storm the Wall with the support of their amazing cheering squad! #PopPALab #UBCKIN