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Professor Philip M. Wilson

Philip M. Wilson is currently professor of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. He obtained his PhD in Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta (2003), his M.Sc. in Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of North Dakota (1996), and his BSc in Leisure Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1994).

His research interests concern understanding the determinants and consequences of participation behaviour (e.g., physical activity, food intake, substance use, knowledge translation, etc.) using motivational concepts, and applied measurement issues with an emphasis on instrument development and evaluation. Philip is particularly interested in applications of Self-Determination Theory to the study of motivational and psychological well-being issues in various contexts and cohorts.