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Associate Professor, AHN
Macdonald Institute, Room 227B
Comment for Prospective Students
I am an AHN faculty member but I am interested in advising both AHN and FRHD graduate students.
I am interested in students who are enthusiastic about my research interests presented below, have high competence in research methods and statistics, and have strong writing skills. If you have shared research interests and are interested in being advised by me, then I strongly encourage you to email me to discuss further before submitting your application to our graduate program.
My overarching research interest is health promotion, particularly the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity, non-sedentariness (less sitting), and healthy eating among adults and adolescents. This interest is shaped by my own efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, my academic background (e.g., PhD in applied social psychology; MA focus in sport psychology), and my previous 15 years of full-time employment as a Program Evaluation Specialist in Ontario Public Health Units. I conduct quantitative and qualitative research in several specific areas.
PhD (applied social psychology with specialization in program evaluation), Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, 1988.
MA (specialization in sport psychology), University of Western Ontario, 1984.
BEd, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1982.
BA (physical education), University of Western Ontario, 1981.
Burns, K.E.1, Dwyer, J.J.M., Coe, J.B., Tam, G.C.Y.2, & Wong, S.N.R.2 (in press). Qualitative pilot study of veterinarians’ perceptions of and experiences with counseling about dog walking in companion animal practice in southern Ontario. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
Allison, K.R., Vu-Nguyen, K., Ng, B., Schoueri-Mychasiw, N., Dwyer, J.J.M., Manson, H., Hobin, E., Manske, S., & Robertson, J. (2016). Evaluation of daily physical activity (DPA) policy implementation in Ontario: Surveys of elementary school administrators and teachers. BMC Public Health, 16(1), article 746.
Campbell, J.1, Dwyer, J.J.M., & Coe, J.B. (2016). Intervention mapping to develop a print resource for dog-walking promotion in Canada. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. Online publication (October 25, 2016).
Dwyer, J.J.M., Starr, A.1, Mills, C.2, & Haines, J. (2016). Undergraduate, female, nutrition students’ perceptions of curricular influence on attitudes toward individuals with obesity. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 77(4), 177-182.
McPhail, C.1, Dwyer, J.J.M., Hanemaayer, R.2, & Preyde, M. (2016). The experience of parental cancer among emerging adult university students. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Online publication (December 23, 2016).
Note: 1Graduate student advised by me; 2undergraduate student advised by me.
Future Research Opportunities
Research focusing on (a) psychology of physical activity, sedentariness, and healthy eating, (b) promotion of dog walking, and (c) program evaluation related to physical activity, dog walking, sedentariness, and healthy eating.