Susan HutchinsonPhD

Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies


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Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
5981 University Ave., P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, N.S., B3H 4R2
(Office location: Forrest Building, Room G23)
Research Topics:
  • Leisure research
  • Health promotion
  • Stress and coping
  • Adolescents
  • Women


  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation, Douglas College
  • Master of Arts (MA), Dalhousie
  • PhD, University of Georgia

Research interests

  • Coping and adjustment associated with disability, illness, and negative life events
  • Leisure-based responses to chronic stress
  • Leisure and health promotion/risk prevention
  • Parenting practices associated with adolescent leisure
  • Leisure and marginalized populations
  • Leisure and older women