Dr. Matthew Kwan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and Director of the INfant, Child, and youth Health Lab at Brock University. He is Adjunct Professor in Family Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Kwan has formal training in Kinesiology with a specific focus in health and exercise psychology, but his current research interests reflects a broader interdisciplinary science comprised of psychology, behavioural medicine, and population health. The primary objective of Dr. Kwan’s program of research is to understand the determinants of physical activity and other health-promoting behaviours, and its impact on mental health and wellbeing from childhood through emerging adulthood. Guided by a socio-ecological perspective on behaviour change, his work aims to better understand the complex interplay between environmental, social, and individual factors. Implications of such research consider how socio-environmental contexts along with generalized and momentary cognitions influence behaviours and mental health and wellbeing. Dr. Kwan’s current research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Rossy Family Foundation.
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