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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Dr. Fiona J. Moola is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba and a Scientist at the Manitoba Institute for Child Health. She completed Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees at the University of Toronto and a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Concordia University.
Her studies, which focused on psychological wellbeing and the role of physical activity for sick children, were funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. As a professor of health psychology, her interests pertain to psychological wellbeing in people with chronic illnesses (cystic fibrosis and congenital heart disease) and disabilities, and the use of physical activity and exercise to improve mental health. She primarily works with sick children and families in clinical settings, employing the use of the cognitive behavioural tradition to promote behavior change.
Dr. Moola also maintains active, but secondary lines of research in the area of sport and exercise psychology, mental health and addictions, disability studies, adapted physical activity, and qualitative research methodologies.