Previous Trainees

Post-Doctoral Fellows


Dr. Molly Driediger

Tucker, P., Driediger, M., Vanderloo, L.M., Burke, S.M., Irwin, J.D., Johnson, A.M., Shelley, J., Timmons, B.W. Exploring the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Childcare PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy: Rationale and Protocol for a Pilot, Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4400.

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/22/4400

Where are they now?

Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Western University




Doctoral Students


Stephanie Truelove Training, Barriers, and Self-Efficacy to Physical Education Instruction for Generalist and Specialist Teachers (2020). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Where are they now? Member Interest Groups Section Assistant Manager at The College of Family Physicians of Canada Leigh Vanderloo Assessing Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in the Early Years (2016). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 4239. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4239

Where are they now?

Postdoctoral fellow at SickKids Hospital, Knowledge Translation Manager at ParticipACTION.




Master’s Students


Monika Szpunar Implementation Adherence and Perspectives of the PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy Study: A Process Evaluation (2020). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 7026. ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/7026 Where are they now? Currently completing a PhD in the Child Health and Physical Activity Lab Victoria Tran Environmental Changes Following the Implementation of the Childcare PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy (2020). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 7067. ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/7067 Where are they now? Currently a Research Assistant at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Julie Statler Exploring the Influence of Childcare Type on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time of a Nationally Representative Sample of Canadian Preschoolers (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5699. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/569 Where are they now? Pursuing her Diploma in Dietetic Education & Practical Training

Brianne Bruijns Exploring the Physical Activity and Screen Viewing-Related Knowledge, Training, and Self-Efficacy of Early Childhood Education Candidates (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5697. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/5697

Where are they now?

Currently completing a PhD in the Child Health & Physical Activity Lab.

Emily Ott Exploring Physical Activity and Screen-Viewing Policies in Canadian Childcare Centres (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 4481.
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4481

Where are they now?

Project Coordinator, University of Chicago

Stephanie Truelove Change in Preschoolers’ Health-Related Quality of Life Following the Implementation of a Childcare Physical Activity Intervention (2016). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 3855.
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/3855

Where are they now?

Currently completing a PhD in the Child Health & Physical Activity Lab.

Alana Maltby Exploring Mothers' Influence on Preschoolers' Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Time (2015). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 3122.
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/3122

Where are they now?

Research Coordinator in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University.

Olivia Martyniuk An Exploration of Early Childhood Education Students' Knowledge and Preparation to Facilitate Physical Activity for Preschoolers (2013). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 1807.
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/1807

Where are they now?

Currently completing her PhD at Basel University, Switzerland.

Leigh Vanderloo The Influence of the Childcare Environment on Physical Activity among Preschool-Aged Children: A Feasibility Study (2012). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 714.
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/714

Where are they now?

Completed a PhD in the Child Health & Physical Activity Lab. Currently a Postdoctoral fellow at SickKids Hospital, and the Knowledge Translation Manager at ParticipACTION.

Elliott Gordon Physical Activity and Obesity Among Preschool-Aged Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Effectiveness of Health Promotion Interventions (2011). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

Where are they now?

Paediatrician




Scholars Elective Students


Kathleen O’Brien Physical Activity and Sedentary Time among Preschoolers in Centre-Based Childcare: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15, 117. doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0745-6.

Where are they now: Currently completing a MD at the University of Toronto.




Undergraduate Students


Julia Yates Where are they now? Currently pursuing a MSc in Health Promotion under the supervision of Dr. Tara Manter at Western University.