After completing an undergraduate education in Physical Education at Sydney University, Australia, I went backpacking and spent ten years in England studying and working in mental health services and then Higher Education. After completing a PhD in exercise psychology in 2001 at Loughborough University, I worked for three years as Director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Unit at the University of Exeter in England. Eager to see more of the Commonwealth, I moved to Canada in August 2003 and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. I am currently a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (from July 2015) and also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health.
I am currently an investigator with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU); and a Research Affiliate of the Alberta Centre for Active Living. I serve on the ParticipACTION research committee and am a member of the Research Work Group for the annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. I am also the founding editor of the Elsevier journal 'Mental Health and Physical Activity'.
Broadly, my research has focused on two inter-related themes: the development and evaluation of physical activity interventions; and physical activity and mental health. If you would like to learn more about my research, please contact me at email@example.com or follow me at @guyfaulkner.