Recent publications

Collaborative research for healthier communities

Our faculty are engaged in a huge range of research projects in subjects related to health and leisure, and strive to make their findings available to wider communities through publication. And often, their students are key participants and contributers to this research; these publications are students' first steps in their careers as academics and/or researchers. 

See below for recent publications by selected faculty, by division. Or search faculty by subject area to see more publications.


Leisure Studies

Susan Hutchinson

Kleiber, D.A., Nimrod, G., & Hutchinson, S.L. (accepted, 2011). Reconstructing leisure in adapting to chronic illness in later life: Emotional and behavioural strategies. International Journal of Disability and Human Development, 10(2).

Unruh, A., & Hutchinson, S.L. (accepted, 2011). Embedded spirituality: Gardening in daily life and stressful life experiences. Accepted for publication in the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.

Nimrod, G., & Hutchinson, S.L. (2010). Innovation among older adults with chronic health conditions. Journal of Leisure Research, 42, 1-23.

Laurene Rehman

Thompson, A.M., McHugh, T.L., Blanchard, C., Campagna, P.D., Durant, M., Murphy, R.J.L., Rehman, L.A., & Wadsworth, L.A. (2009). Physical activity of children and youth in Nova Scotia from 2001/02 and 2005/06. Preventive Medicine, 49(5), 407-409.

Thompson, A.M., Campagna, P.D., Durant, M., Murphy, R.J.L., Rehman, L.A., & Wadsworth, L.A. (2009). Are overweight students in grades 3, 7, and 11 less physically active than their healthy weight counterparts? International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4(1), 28-35.

Rehman, L., Reading, C., & Unruh, A. (2009). “You grow from it…you get more spiritual”: An exploration of spirituality and health for unpaid caregivers. Leisure/Loisir, 33(1), 367-388. 

Jerry Singleton

Gibson, H. & Singleton, J.F. (Editors). (2012). Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012.

Hebblethwaite, S., & Singleton, J.F. (2011). Intergenerational Programming (Chapter 15) in Stumbo. N. & Wardlaw, B. Leisure Education and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation Services. State College, PA: Venture Publication, 2011.

Leahey, A., & Singleton, J.F. (2011) Therapeutic Recreation: 
Empowering Persons with Alzheimer's in A Day Center: A Case Study, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(2).