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Postdoctoral research fellow, Brock University

Dr. Negin Riazi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences at Brock University. Her current postdoctoral research focuses on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent schools closures/re-openings on adolescent mental health.

Dr. Riazi completed her PhD in the School of Kinesiology at The University of British Columbia with Dr. Guy Faulkner. Her research on children's physical activity had two main foci: children’s independent mobility and population-level physical activity initiatives and policy-level interventions. She has been a collaborator on several research projects focused on children’s independent mobility, active transportation and outdoor play.

She is also passionate about knowledge mobilization/translation and has been involved in several knowledge translation projects including: a) the translation of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (5–17), b) the Early Years (0–4 years), and independent mobility (see free documentary 'Running Free: Children's Independent Mobility' on YouTube).


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Brock University


  • 2021 
    The University of British Columbia, PhD
  • 2015 
    California State University Chico, MA
  • 2012 
    University of California Davis, BA