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About Dr. Catherine

Dr. Catherine Sabiston is a professor of exercise and health psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. She also holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in physical activity and mental health and is the Director of the Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre at the University of Toronto. Catherine is also the current President of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Catherine has received many research and career awards, has held over $20 Million in funding for her research, and has nearly 250 published book chapters and journal articles. She has given over 450 presentations and nearly 100 community and public health talks and workshops. Dr. Sabiston’s leading research is focused on improving the sport experience for females across the lifespan, with a particular interest in body image factors including self-conscious emotions, perceptions of competence, and weight commentary.


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