Tanya Berry, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs - Research & Innovation
Associate Dean/Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs - Research & Innovation
Email
tanya.berry@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3280
Address
3-113 University Hall
8840 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J9

Associate Dean/Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Faculty Affairs
Email
tanya.berry@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Dr. Tanya Berry is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion.

Degrees
PhD, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria 2003
MA, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria 1997
BSc, Psychology, University of Victoria 1991


Background
Appointments:

  • 2016 - Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2010 - 2016 Associate professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2010 - 2020 Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion 
  • 2009 – 2010 Assistant professor, tenure-track, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2006 – 2013 Population Health Investigator, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (formerly Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research)
  • 2006 – 2009 Assistant professor, limited term, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • 2005 – 2006 Research Associate, Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • 2003 – 2005 Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

 


Research

My research examines automatic reactions to health-promotion messages and reactions when the time is taken to think about the messages. I also study how these reactions influence decisions to be physically active or not. I try to find better ways to promote health in an increasingly busy media environment where so many different messages compete for attention. 


Teaching

KRLS 541 - Health Promoting Behaviours

Dr. Berry currently supervises 6 graduate students and is not accepting students in the upcoming year. 

Courses

HE ED 321 - Psychological Dimensions of Health Promotion

An individual-based analysis of health-related behavior and behavior change. Emphasis will be placed upon social psychological approaches to understanding and changing such health-related behaviors as physical activity involvement, dietary practices, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse within a social context.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Automatic Affective Evaluations of Physical Activity.
Author(s): Conroy, D., Berry, T. R.
Publication: Exercise and Sports Science Reviews
Volume: 45
Page Numbers: 230-237
External Link: Doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000120
Evaluation of mass reach physical activity campaigns: considering automatic processes
Author(s): Berry, T. R., & Yun, L.
Publication: German Journal of Exercise and Sports
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/kinesiology-sport-recreation/media-library/people/tanyab/4393890b038841fa9b9a4d122a51c850/berry-yun2018_article_evaluationofmass-reachphysical.pdf