My research interests lie in the general area of sport psychology with a particular focus on group dynamics principles. More specifically, I am interested in the psychosocial influences present in sport and physical activity settings, and how individuals’ can be influenced by, but can also influence the groups to which they belong. My current projects involve the investigation of group processes such as cohesion, cliques, social identity, and leadership on both individual and team level outcomes in child/youth and elite sport populations. Generally, the main focus is to develop a better understanding of certain psychosocial factors that can be used to inform interdisciplinary and policy relevant research aimed at enriching the sporting environment.
Graduate Student Opportunities
I am currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students. Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. If you are interested in learning more about graduate opportunities, please feel free to contact me.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)
Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research (ACCFCR)