Dr. Jennifer Irwin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences,
School of Health Studies, Western University (formerly called The University of Western
Ontario). She is also a certified life coach with the International Coach Federation and
has focused training in Motivational Interviewing. While her research focusses primarily
on obesity prevention and treatment, her areas of specialization include: Motivational
Interviewing and life coaching for health-related behaviour change (e.g., obesity- and
smoking-related behaviours) and the promotion of physical activity and healthy dietary
intake behaviours. 

Books

Core Concepts in Health, Canadian Edition (with Paul Insel, Walton Roth, and Shauna Burke) (2011)
 

Physical Fitness and Wellness (with Don Morrow PhD) (2004)
 

Chapters and Submissions in Books

Nutrient Intake, Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2012)
 

Through An Other Looking Glass: Gender, Social Issues, and the Media Impact on Body Image (with Patricia Tucker), Stones in the Sneaker: Active Theory for Secondary School Physical and Health Educators (2006)
 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

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Exploring the Nexus Between Health Promotion and Occupational Therapy: Synergies and Similarities (with Patricia Tucker, Leigh M. Vanderloo, Angela D. Mandich, and Ann M. Bossers), The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (2014)
 

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The Influence of Centre-Based Childcare on Preschoolers’ Physical Activity Levels: A Cross-Sectional Study (with Leigh M. Vanderloo, Patricia Tucker, Andrew M. Johnson, Melissa van Zandvoort, and Shauna M. Burke), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2014)
 

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A Survey of Students' Vitamin D-Related Knowledge (with S Boland MSc and Andrew M. Johnson PhD), Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2014)
 

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Assessing Motivational Interviewing via Co-Active Life Coaching on Selected Smoking Cessation Outcomes (with Tara Mantler PhD, Don Morrow PhD, Craig Hall PhD, and Angela Mandich PhD), Addiction Research & Theory (2014)
 

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Learning Environments' Activity Potential for Preschoolers (LEAPP): Study Rationale and Design (with Patricia Tucker, Leigh M. Vanderloo, Courtney Newnham-Kanas, Shauna M. Burke, Andrew M. Johnson, and Melissa M. van Zandvoort), Journal of Public Health Research (2013)
 

Letters in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Community Advocacy Plan Improved Physical Activity Opportunities in Childcare (with Patricia Tucker, Melissa M. van Zandvoort, and Shauna M. Burke), London, ON: Middlesex-London Health Unit & University of Western Ontario (2010)
 

Select Presentations (Past 5 Years)

Assessing the Impact of Motivational Interviewing via Co-Active Life Coaching on Selected Smoking Cessation Outcomes among Young Adults (with Tara Mantler), Poster Presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association 2013 Annual Conference (2013)
 

Assessing the Perceived Impact of Offering MI via Coaching Training to Participants of a National Smokers' Telephone Hotline (with Tara Mantler), Poster Presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association 2013 Annual Conference (2013)
 

Assessing the Impact of Motivational Interviewing via Co-Active Life Coaching on Selected Smoking Cessation Outcomes among Young Adults (with Tara Mantler, Don Morrow, Craig Hall, and Angela Mandich), Poster Presentation at the 5th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation/University of Ottawa (2013)
 

Assessing the Perceived Impact of Offering MI via Coaching Training to Participants of a National Smokers' Telephone Hotline (with Tara Mantler and Don Morrow), Poster Presentation at the 5th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation/University of Ottawa (2013)
 

Prescriptive Medicine: The Importance of Preparing Canadian Medical Students to Counsel Patients Toward Physical Activity (PA) (with Victor Ng), The 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health (2012)
 

Select Invited Presentations (Past 5 Years)

Motivational Approaches to Lifestyle Change in Resistant Populations-Useful Ideas & Tactics from Motivational Interviewing, Irish Association for Disability and Oral Health Conference (“Obesity and Oral Health – what’s the big issue?”). Cork, Ireland. Invited Keynote Talk and Invited Conference Panelist. (International) (2013)
 

Applied Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Client-Centered Practice in Geriatric Care (with Don Morrow PhD), 27th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day; Elder care – Practical Strategies for Getting to Great. Invited Workshop. (Local) (2013)
 

Survivorship: How do you want it to be?, Cancer Care Talks. Invited Talk. (Local) (2013)
 

Obesity really isn't about Obesity: Lessons learned from motivational interviewing/coaching interventions with adults with obesity, Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference and Annual Meetings. Vancouver, BC. Invited symposium presentation focused on The Person Behind Obesity. (National) (2012)