Dr. Faulkner is currently a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health. He is an investigator with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU); and a Research Affiliate of the Alberta Centre for Active Living. He serves on the ParticipACTION research committee and is a member of the Research Work Group for the annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Dr. Faulkner is also the founding editor of the Elsevier journal 'Mental Health and Physical Activity'.
After completing an undergraduate education in Physical Education at Sydney University, Australia, Guy Faulkner went backpacking, then spent ten years in England studying and working in mental health services and then Higher Education. After completing a PhD in exercise psychology in 2001 at Loughborough University, Dr. Faulkner worked for three years as Director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Unit at the University of Exeter in England. Eager to see more of the Commonwealth, he moved to Canada in August 2003 to take a position within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto.
Broadly, his research has focused on two inter-related themes: the development and evaluation of physical activity interventions; and physical activity and mental health. Visit his lab at http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/research/labs/population-physical-activity-lab/.
Co-Editor - Mental Health and Physical Activity