Jennifer Brunet


Jennifer Brunet
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Exercise & Health Psychology - McGill University
M.A Sport & Exercise Psychology - McGill University
B.Ed. Physical Education - McGill University

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Jennifer Brunet


Jennifer Brunet is an assistant professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She works collaboratively with many Canadian health care providers and researchers on different research projects which are focused on physical activity. Her research is aimed at identifying and understanding psychosocial processes that may influence people’s physical activity motivation and behaviour in order to better inform interventions to address the health burden related to physical inactivity in Canada. In addition, she is working to develop and evaluate evidence-based interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels among individuals reporting particularly low levels of physical activity, such as cancer patients/survivors, women, and youth. Thus far, she has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Fonds de Recherche Santé du Québec (FRSQ), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), the Psychosocial Oncology Research Training (PORT) program, and from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Her various projects have been published in a number of high impact factor journals, including Health Psychology, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and Psychosocial Oncology. They have also been presented at national and international conferences. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) research committee, and holds active memberships in various professional organizations, including the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) and the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • John Charles Polanyi Prize – Council of Ontario Universities (2014)
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