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LaMarsh Faculty Members & Graduate Students Talk

The Faculty Members & Graduate Students Talk will feature two guest speakers. Rebecca Bassett-Gunter will lead the presentation “A community-based approach to establishing evidence-based recommendations for physical activity information targeting parents of children with disabilities.” Julia Ferreira Gomes will discuss “Exploring the utility of Virtual Trauma-and Violence-Informed Sport for Development (TVISFD) programs with Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment’s LaunchPad in Moss Park, Toronto: A community-based participatory approach.”

Dr. Rebecca Bassett-Gunter’s research is focused on understanding the promotion of health behaviours and the development of optimally effective health promotion messages targeting psychosocial predictors of behaviour. Her work is particularly focused on physical activity promotion among children and youth with disabilities. She is focused on understanding the role of supportive others such as parents, teachers and coaches, in promoting physical activity among children and youth. Her work is grounded within an integrated knowledge translation approach whereby she works to engage community partners in her research program.

Rebecca will discuss her ongoing community-based research program which has followed the AGREE-II standards to establish recommendations for developing physical activity information targeting parents of children with disabilities. She will share successes, lessons learned and next steps for moving forward with implementing recommendations for targeted and inclusive physical activity promotion.

Julia Ferreira Gomes is a graduate research assistant in the Faculty of Health at York University and MSc student (thesis-based) in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, under supervisor Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst. She integrates sociopolitical and health equity perspectives into her work in applied kinesiology and health research. She is committed to understanding and addressing health inequities in Canada and abroad. Skilled in qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

The event will take place virtually on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Zoom meeting ID: 984 7344 4150
Passcode: 270952