Dr. Shauna Burke is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Studies at The
University of Western Ontario. Her primary specialization is the psychology of health and
physical activity with a focus on group dynamics and child and youth health. Shauna’s
current program of research includes: (1) the development, implementation, and evaluation
of group-based interventions designed to target childhood obesity; and (2) the
measurement and promotion of physical activity among preschoolers and Latino children.
Additional areas of research include reviews of group-based physical activity
interventions and breastfeeding promotion. 

Books

Core Concepts in Health: Canadian Edition (with Paul Insel, Walton Roth, and Jennifer D. Irwin) (2011)
 

Refereed Publications

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Effectiveness of physical activity interventions for preschoolers: A meta-analysis. (with E S. Gordon, P Tucker, and A V. Carron), Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2013)
 

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Generalizing the findings from group dynamics-based physical activity research to practice settings: What do we know? (with S M. Harden, A M. Haile, and P A. Estabrooks), Evaluation and the Health Professions (2013)
 

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Parental perspectives of a 4-week day-camp for children with obesity. (with E S. Pearson, J D. Irwin, and S. Shapiro), Global Journal of Health Science (2013)
 

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Group Dynamics in Physical Activity Promotion: What Works? (with Paul A. Estabrooks and Samantha M. Harden), Social and Personality Psychology Compass (2012)
 

Book Chapters

Team Dynamics (with Albert V. Carron and Kim M. Shapcott), The New Sports and Exercise Psychology Companion (2011)
 

Group Cohesion (with Albert V. Carron), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relationships (2010)
 

The Sport Team as an Effective Group (with Mark A. Eys, Albert V. Carron, and Paul W. Dennis), Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (2010)
 

Enhancing Team Effectiveness (with Albert V. Carron and Kim M. Shapcott), International Olympic Committee Medical Commission Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sport Psychology (2009)
 

A Qualitative Examination of the Reasons for University- and Middle-Aged Women's Preferences for Strength Training Contexts (with Kim M. Shapcott, Albert V. Carron, and Mark A. Eys), Exercise and Women's Health: New Research (2008)
 

Published Abstracts

Generalizing the findings from group dynamics-based physical activity research to practice settings: What do we know? [Abstract] (with S. M. Harden, A. M. Haile, and P. A. Estabrooks), Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2013)
 

Criterion-related validity of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children in obese children [Abstract]. (with L. M. Vinderloo and A. Gaston), Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2013)
 

Physical activity among Latino children: A qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators [Abstract] (with G. E. Mandich), Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2012)
 

Student Conferences, Forums, Presentations, Invited Lectures, Workshops, Posters and Symposia Presentations

Improving the Health of Our Children: It Takes a Village, Invited speaker at the Bert Carron Group Dynamics Symposium (2012)
 

The first year experience: Supporting our students’ transitions, . Invited speaker at the Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference (2012)
 

A Qualitative Analysis of the Physical Activity Preferences of First-Year University Students (with N. E. Falls, N. S. Beechey, J. D. Holmes, and A. M. Johnson), Lecture Presentation at the Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (2012)
 

As Assessment of Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Behaviours of Latino Children in London, Ontario (with G. Mandich), Lecture Presentation at the Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, (2012)
 

Physical Activity among Latino Children: A Qualitative Examination of Barriers and Facilitators (with G. Mandich), Poster Presentatio at the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day 2012: Connecting our Health Research Community (2012)