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Mariana Brussoni

Director, Human Early Learning Partnership | Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia | Investigator with the British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute and the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit | Developmental psychologist | MSFHR Scholar | Board member of Outdoor Play Canada |

Dr. Mariana Brussoni is a developmental child psychologist who investigates child injury prevention and children’s outdoor play. Dr. Brussoni and her interdisciplinary research team work closely with key stakeholders, knowledge users and community members to promote children’s healthy, active and risky outdoor play. More details at


  • 2007–present
    Professor, University of British Columbia
  • 2021–present
    Director, Human Early Learning Partnership


  • 2000 
    University of British Columbia, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of British Columbia, MA
  • 1994 
    University of Calgary, BA (Hon)