I lead the Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity (CASA) lab. Our research examines psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity participation among children, adolescents, and their families.
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Currently there are three major (funded) projects in progress:
Positive Youth Development (PYD) Through Sport: PYD SportNET
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), this project involves creating a network of evidence-based resources designed to promote PYD in Canadian sport. Follow us on Twitter >> @PYDsportNET
Parenting in Youth Sport
Funded by a SSHRC/Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative grant, this project involves a number of studies looking at parenting in youth sport.
Changing Active Free Play
Funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health, this project involves both understanding changes in children’s active free play and creating changes to revive children’s engagement in active free play.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research
Undergraduate students (e.g., those on practicum placements) and graduate students work on studies related to one of more of the projects listed above.
Graduate students often develop their own studies, which are typically qualitative research projects using concepts from positive psychology to study youth sport.