Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos

Faculty of Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation with McMaster University

My research program is theory-driven and scientifically rigorous, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, to measure, understand, and change physical activity behaviour in children, youth, and adults with chronic disabilities. My research focus and objectives stem from the program of research and applied work that I began during my graduate studies, and extended during my Postdoctoral Fellowship, where I examined theory-based, physical activity determinants and interventions in persons with spinal cord injury and schizophrenia. This research inspired me to develop a program of research that examines the utility of theory-based, knowledge mobilization research for promoting psychosocial health and physical activity participation within individuals living with chronic disabilities.