Associate Professor and Director of the Child Health and Physical Activity Lab, Western University

Dr. Trish Tucker is an Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy and the Director of the Child Health and Physical Activity Lab at Western University. Dr. Tucker’s expertise are in the broad areas of health promotion, physical activity, and childhood obesity prevention. Her primary area of research is the measurement and promotion of physical activity with a particular focus on preschool-aged children. Trish’s current research includes: (1) identifying and modifying environmental influences on young children’s physical activity and sedentary time at childcare; (2) exploring the effects of introducing physical activity policies in childcare centres; and (3) developing and testing an online physical activity training module for implementation during early childhood educators’ pre-service schooling.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor and Director of the Child Health and Physical Activity Lab, Western University

Education

  • 2008 
    Western University, PhD, Health Promotion