Dr. Shauna Burke is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University. Dr. Burke’s current research interests include the promotion of health and wellbeing among young people, with a specific focus on social connectedness/wellbeing and social media. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Burke is the Principal Investigator of the “iBelong” program of research, investigating how public health recommendations, such as physical distancing, impact youth and adolescents’ perceptions of connectedness and wellbeing. Dr. Burke has published numerous research articles and book chapters in the areas of health promotion, childhood obesity, group dynamics, and exercise psychology, and co-authors a widely used Canadian health textbook. Dr. Burke is also an award-winning instructor, and supervises graduate students, most of whom study child, adolescent, and/or family health.
Western University Faculty Scholar