Lab Members

Alex Benson, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow
alexb@nipissingu.ca

Laura McKenzie

Research Assistant
lvmckenzie689@community.nipissingu.ca

Jordan Sutcliffe

Lab Coordinator
jordanst@nipissingu.ca

Lauren Taylor

Research Assistant
lltaylor682@community.nipissingu.ca

Alex Labelle 

Research Assistant
alexlabelle6@gmail.com

Devyn Richards

Research Assistant
devynr@nipissingu.ca

Previous Trainees

2016

Matthew Vierimaa
PhD Dissertation: An Integrative Case Study of Positive Youth Development in a Recreational Community Sport Program
Advisors: Dr. Mark Bruner and Dr. Jean Côté
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Utah State University
         
Matthew McGuckin 
Thesis: Youth Sport Coaches’ Reflections on Leadership Behaviours During Games and Practices
Advisors: Dr. Mark Bruner and Dr. Jean Côté
Current Position: Doctor of Chiropractic candidate at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
         
Terrence Cowan
Thesis: Social Identity In Elite Youth Hockey: Coach Perspectives
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Assistant Golf Professional at Canadian Golf & Country Club

2015

Zach Root
Thesis: Investigating Social Identity and Hormone Response in Combative Sports Athletes 
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at Brock University
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Brogan Bailey
Thesis: Organizational Culture in CrossFit 
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Master of Kinesiology Candidate at Dalhousie University

 2014

Chris Forrest
Thesis: Evaluating Social Media as a Platform for the Implementation of a Team Building Protocol
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Candidate at Waterloo University
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Matt McGuckin
Thesis: Social Influences on Return to Sport Following a Concussion in Female Amateur Ice Hockey Players
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Master of Kinesiology Candidate at Queens University
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Kelsea Stewart 
Thesis: Examining the Efficacy of Team Building Using a Challenge Ropes Course in Youth Sport
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Bachelor of Education Candidate at Nipissing University

2013

 Dillon Richardson 
 Thesis: Social Identity and Group Norms in Junior Nordic Skiers
 Advisor: Dr.Mark Bruner
Current Position: Master of Human Kinetics Candidate at University of Windsor

2012

Mike Penney 
Thesis: Group Norms in Youth Sport: Role of Group Size and Sport Type
Advisor: Dr. Mark Bruner
Current Position: Teaching Overseas