Lab Members

Jordan Herbison
PhD Student

Kieran Peltier
MSc Candidate

Colin McLaren
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Rachel Van Woezik
MSc Candidate

Alisha Laciak
Undergraduate Honours Thesis Student

Jordan Sutcliffe
MSc Candidate

Chris Cheng
MSc Candidate

Previous Trainees


Rachel Van Woezik
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Just Put Me in Coach! Exploring How Coaches Manage Team Dynamics Following Injury
Jordan Cascagnette
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Group Dynamics in an Elite Nordic Ski Team


Alex Benson
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Laura McKenzie
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: The Innuendo Effect: Athletes’ Perception of Prospective Coaches

Lauren Taylor
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Socialization Processes in Cross-Fit


Matthew Vierimaa
PhD Dissertation: An Integrative Case Study of Positive Youth Development in a Recreational Community Sport Program
Matthew McGuckin 
Masters Thesis: Youth Sport Coaches’ Reflections on Leadership Behaviours During Games and Practices
Terrence Cowan
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Social Identity In Elite Youth Hockey: Coach Perspectives


Zach Root
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Investigating Social Identity and Hormone Response in Combative Sports Athletes
Brogan Bailey
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Organizational Culture in CrossFit


Chris Forrest
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Evaluating Social Media as a Platform for the Implementation of a Team Building Protocol
Matt McGuckin
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Social Influences on Return to Sport Following a Concussion in Female Amateur Ice Hockey Players
Kelsea Stewart 
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Examining the Efficacy of Team Building Using a Challenge Ropes Course in Youth Sport


 Dillon Richardson 
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Social Identity and Group Norms in Junior Nordic Skiers


Mike Penney 
Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Group Norms in Youth Sport: Role of Group Size and Sport Type