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Dr. Jennifer Crawford

Dr. Jennifer CrawfordDr. Jennifer CrawfordMSc, PhD, Manager, Research Operations

Dr. Jennifer Crawford joined Waypoint as the Manager of Research and Academic Operations in 2018, where she manages the operations and functions that support the success of the Waypoint Research Institute. She completed her PhD (2016) in the area of health psychology and behavioural medicine, and previously worked as a Research Scientist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Dr. Crawford is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University and has taught undergraduate/graduate level courses in population health and quantitative statistical analysis at the University of Alberta and University of Regina, respectively. Dr. Crawford is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and regularly volunteers her time to provide exercise testing, exercise sessions and behavioural support to those who are looking to live a more activity lifestyle.

Dr. Crawford’s primary research interests include examining: a) the effects of physical activity on posttraumatic growth in a variety of clinical populations b) behavior change interventions for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior and c) the effects of physical activity on psychosocial outcomes, symptom management and health-related fitness. Dr. Crawford has received several awards for her research, including the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship and the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Graduate Studentship. She has published and presented on a wide range of issues including articles in Mental Health and Physical Activity, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Keywords: Coping, Physical Activity, Behaviour Change

 Research Interests

Posttraumatic growth, Benefit Finding, Coping, Resiliency, Physical Activity, Exercise, Behaviour Change


Google Scholar Publications

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Student / Volunteer Opportunities

Dr. Crawford is not currently accepting students at this time.

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