Find the answer

At Brock University, we strive to make a difference. Our research and scholarship addresses real-world challenges; in the process, we come up with knowledge and insights that may be helpful to society. In this weekly series, our researchers and scholars share what they’ve learned through their work.

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Featured researcher

Tim O’Connell

Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Tim O’Connell specializes in teaching outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure-based learning, and outdoor leadership. He is co-founder of Brock BaseCamp, an outdoor orientation program for incoming students and is Co-Editor of Research in Outdoor Education, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. O’Connell’s research interests include: psychological sense of community in organized outdoor pursuits trip groups; impacts of participation in outdoor orientation programs; reflective practice (with a focus on best practices of using reflective journals); motivations to participate in outdoor activities; and experiential education and experiential learning.

researcher video archive

Maureen Lux

Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Charles Conteh

Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences

Ana Sanchez

Professor, Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Elizabeth Shulman

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Louis Volante

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Gary Libben

Professor, Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences

Patrick Reid

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Simon Black

Assistant Professor, Labour Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Danielle Sirianni-Molnar

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Miriam Richards

Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Elizabeth Greene

Associate Professor, Classics
Faculty of Humanities

Kimberly Cote

Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Gary Pickering

Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Faculty of Mathematics and Science