Dr. Daniel Fuller is a Canada Research
Chair in Population Physical Activity and assistant professor in the School of
Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University. His research with CANUE is developing new Canadian
indicators of urban sprawl, public transit accessibility, and active living
“My ultimate goal is a physically active
Canadian population” says Dr. Fuller.
With that ambitious goal, is a motivated
team of student researchers to match. Hui (Henry) Luan, Kassia Orychock, Javad Rahimipour Anaraki,
and Melissa Tobin work alongside Dr. Fuller, to contribute to CANUE’s vision of
scientific understanding of the interactions among the physical features of the
urban environment and health.
“Our research is developing new,
standardized, Canada-wide measures for urban environments. We are working with
many Canadian researchers who are contributing their expertise to this large
Along with Dr.
Michael Widener at the University of Toronto, we are also developing measures
of food accessibility, and beginning discussions to develop measures of
Connect with Dr. Fuller on Twitter, Facebook, or check out Walkabilly.ca and beaplab.com.