JC Spence, PhD, FCAHS

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Email
jc.spence@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1379
Address
1-153 University Hall
8840 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J9

Overview

About

Degrees

PhD Science, School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec - 1998

MA Physical Education with specialization in Psychology of Sport, Department of Physical Education, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec - 1991

BA Psychology, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec - 1987

Background

  • 2016-2019: Vice Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 2015-2016: Interim Vice Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 2011-present: Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 2010-2015: Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 2004-2011: Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 2001-2004: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 1998-2001 Senior Research Associate, Alberta Centre for Well-Being, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 1997-1998 Research Coordinator, Alberta Centre for Well-Being, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.
  • 1996-1997 Research Associate, Alberta Centre for Well-Being, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.

 

 


Research

Dr. Spence has expertise in the area of behavioural medicine and research methods. His research focuses on both the benefits and determinants of physical activity and how physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are related to health. Dr. Spence has studied the broad social determinants (e.g., SES) and population physical activity patterns. More recently, he has focused on (a) factors that impact mobility and active transportation; and, (b) the role of policy initiatives such as national strategies for promoting physical activity. Dr. Spence has a strong background in physical activity measurement, meta-analysis, and ecological models of behaviour and health.


Courses

KIN 209 - Research Methods in Kinesiology

An overview of research in kinesiology with emphasis on practical application of research techniques and designs. Prerequisite: KIN 109 or 309, STAT 141 or 151. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 209 or 409, PEDS 209 or 409.


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Featured Publications

McCurdy, A., Kim, Y.-B., Lamboglia, C., Lindeman, C., Mangan, A., Faulkner, G., Rodgers, W., & Spence, J. C.

Kinesiology Review. 2024 January; X 10.1123/kr.2023-0020


Lamboglia, C. G., Ruissen, G., Kuzik, N., Carson, V., & Spence, J. C.

Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors, . 2023 December; 2 10.1186/s44167-023-00039-z


McCurdy, A., Faulkner, G., Cameron, C., Costas Bradstreet, C., & Spence, J. C.

Active Travel Studies. 2023 November; 3 (2):Article 8 10.16997/ats.1450


Lindeman, C., Golonka, R., Klein, D., Stickland, M., & Spence, J. C.

Preventive Medicine. 2023 October; 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107702


Lamboglia, C. A., McCurdy, A. P., Kim, Y.-B., Lindeman, C., Mangan, A., Sivak, A., Mager, D., & Spence, J. C.

Journal of Sports Sciences. 2022 June; 40 (12):1299-1307 10.1080/02640414.2022.2065087


Kim, Y.-B., McCurdy, A. P., Lamboglia, C. G., Hakimi, S., Kuzik, N., Lee, E.-Y., Lindeman, C., Sivak, A., & Spence, J. C.

Health & Place. 2021 October; 72 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102676


Stearns, J. A., Veugelers, P., McHugh, T.-L., Sprysak, C., & Spence, J. C

Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2021 June; 18 (9):1067–1073 10.1123/jpah.2020-0217


Spence, J. C., Rhodes, R. E., McCurdy, A., Mangan, A., Hopkins, D., & Mummery, W. K.

2021 May; 26 10.1111/bjhp.12497


Spence, J. C., Kim, Y.- B., Lamboglia, C. G., Lindeman, C., Mangan, A. J., McCurdy, A. P., Stearns, J. A., Sivak, A., Wohlers, B., & Clark, M. I.

2020 January; 58 (6):e191-e199 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.01.010


Spence, J. C., Rhodes, R. E., & Carson, V.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016 December; 52 (3):403–406 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.019


Spence, J. C., Faulkner, G., Costas-Bradstreet, C., Duggan, M., & Tremblay, M. S.

Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2015 January; 106 (8):e470–e473


140. Spence, J. C., & Lee, R. E.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2003 January; 4 (1):7-24