Faculty & Staff

Tanya-Berry---Professor

Tanya Berry, PhD

Professor

Physical Education and Recreation

About Me

Dr. Tanya Berry is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion.

Degrees
PhD, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria 2003
MA, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria 1997
BSc, Psychology, University of Victoria 1991


Background
Appointments:

  • 2016 - Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2010 - 2016 Associate professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2010 - 2020 Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion 
  • 2009 – 2010 Assistant professor, tenure-track, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2006 – 2013 Population Health Investigator, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (formerly Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research)
  • 2006 – 2009 Assistant professor, limited term, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2005 – 2006 Research Associate, Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • 2003 – 2005 Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University


Research

My research examines automatic reactions to health-promotion messages and reactions when the time is taken to think about the messages. I also study how these reactions influence decisions to be physically active or not. I try to find better ways to promote health in an increasingly busy media environment where so many different messages compete for attention. 


Teaching

HEED 321 – Psychosocial Dimensions of Health Promotion

Dr. Berry currently supervises 7 graduate students and is not accepting students in the upcoming year.