Guy Faulkner


Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
55 Harbord St., Rm # 2080
Toronto, ON M5S 2W6, Canada


Project BEAT

Exercise Psychology Unit


Ph.D. (Exercise Psychology), Loughborough University, UK, 2001

M.Sc. (Exercise and Sport Psychology), University of Exeter, UK, 1995

B.Ed. (Human Movement), University of Sydney, Australia, 1992



Physical activity promotion in community and rehabilitation settings, and the relationship between physical activity and psychological well-being in children and adults

Qualitative research methodology

Ecological interventions and physical activity


Recent Publications
Buliung, R., Sultana, S., & Faulkner, G. (2012).  Child and Youth Mobility: Current Research and Nascent Themes. Journal of Transport Geography, 20, 31–33.
Fusco, C., Moola, F., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R., & Richichi, V. (2012).  Toward an Understanding of Children’s Perceptions of their Transport Geographies: (Non)Active School Travel and Visual Representations of the Built Environment. Journal of Transport Geography, 20, 62-70.
Kwan, M., Cairney, J., & Faulkner, G. (2012).  Physical activity and other health-risk behaviors during the transition into early adulthood: a longitudinal cohort study.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine 42(1):14-20.
Lamarche, L., Kerr, G., Faulkner, G., Gammage, K.L., & Klentrou, P. (2012).  A Qualitative Examination of Body Image Threats Using Social Self-Preservation Theory.  Body Image 9(1):145-54.
Moola, F., Faulkner, G., & Schneiderman (2012).  “No Time to Play”: Perceptions Towards Physical Activity in Youth with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).  Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 29(1):44-62.
Ussher MH, Taylor A, Faulkner G. (2012).  Exercise interventions for smoking cessation.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jan 18;1:CD002295.
Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Faulkner, G., & Hsin, A. (2011). A pilot study examining the acute effects of exercise on craving reduction and affect among individuals with serious mental illness.  Mental Health and Physical Activity.
Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Faulkner, G.E., Buliung, R.N., & Stone, M. (2011). Parental awareness of school travel programs. Preventive Medicine, 52, 281-2.  
Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Faulkner GE, Selby P. (2011). Smoking Cessation in Women with Severe Mental Illness: Exercise as an Adjunct Treatment. Arch Psychiatr Nurs, 25, 43-52.
Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Kwan, M.Y.W., Taman, S., Lowe, D. & Faulkner, G. (2011).  Normative beliefs in health behavioural practices in a college population.  Journal of American College Health, 59(3):191-6.
Buliung, R., Faulkner, G., Beesley, T., & Kennedy, J. (2011).  School Travel Planning: Mobilizing School and Community Resources to Encourage Active School Transportation. Journal of School Health,  81(11):704-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00647.x.
Faulkner GE, Grootendorst P, Nguyen V, Andreyeva T, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Auld C, Cash S, Cawley J, Donnelly P, Drewnowski A, Dube L, Ferrence R, Janssen I, LaFrance J, Lakdawalla D, Mendelsen R, Powell L, Traill B, Windmeijer F. (2011). Economic instruments for Obesity Prevention: Results of a Scoping Review and Modified Delphi Survey. International Journal of  Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6;8:109.
Faulkner, G., Kwan, M., Macneill, M., & Brownrigg, M. (2011). Long Live Kids: Awareness of campaign messages. Journal of Health Communication, 23,1-14. 
Faulkner, G., Richichi, V., Finlay, S.J., & Roy, S. (2011). I wouldn't really call it news: Audience Consumption of physical activity and health messages in the news media.  International Journal of Psychology Research, 6, 1–24.
Faulkner GE, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Hsin A. (2011). Cutting down one puff at a time: The acute effects of exercise on smoking behavior. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 5, 130-135.
Jetha, A., Faulkner, G., Gorczynski, P., Arbour-Nicitopolous, K., & Martin Ginis, K. (2011).  Physical activity and individuals with spinal cord injury: Quality of information on the internet.  Disability and Health, 4, 112-120.
Kwan, M. & Faulkner, G. (2011). Perceptions and barriers to physical activity during the transition to university.  American Journal of Health Studies, 26, 87-96.
Letts, L., Martin Ginis, K., Faulkner, G., Colquhoun, H., Levac, D., & Gorczynski*, P. (2011). Preferred Methods and Messengers for Delivering Physical Activity Information to People with Spinal Cord Injury: A Focus Group Study.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 128–137.
Moola, F., Faulkner, G., Kirsh, J.A., & Schneiderman, J. (2011).  Developing physical activity interventions for youth with cystic fibrosis and congenital heart disease: Learning from their parents.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 509-608.
Moola, F., Faulkner, G., & Schneiderman, J. (2011).  “CF Chatters:” The Development of a Theoretically Informed Physical Activity Intervention for Youth with Cystic Fibrosis. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1 (3), 109-124.
Wong, B., Faulkner, G., & Buliung, R. (2011). GIS measured environmental correlates of active school transport: A systematic review.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6;8:39.
Wong, B., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R., & Irving, H. (2011).  Mode shifting in school travel mode: Examining the prevalence and correlates of active school transport in Ontario, Canada.  BMC Public Health 11(1):618.


Graduate Supervision
I will be taking on new students in the fall of 2013 interested in working in the area of exercise psychology.


Recent Graduates
Parminder Flora (2006).  Intergenerational programming: Examining the role of physical activity.
Ananya Banerjee (2007).  Cultural factors facilitating cardiac rehabilitation participation among Canadian South Asians: A qualitative study.
Filippe Scerbo (2007).  The effects of exercise on cravings to smoke: Examining the role of exercise intensity and cortisol.
Vanessa Richichi (2009). Active School Transport: Factors influencing parental decisions about school transport.
Matthew Kwan (2011).  Changes in health behaviours during the transition from high school to university
Fiona Moola (2011).  Facilitating physical activity and quality of life among children living with cystic fibrosis and congenital heart disease.
Current Graduate Students
Agnes Hsin – Attentional bias and addiction.
Wayne Deruiter - A longitudinal examination of multiple health behaviour change
Paul Gorczynski – Obesity and schizophrenia: an ecological approach
George Mammen – Active school travel
Bonny Wong – Active school travel


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)


Selected Awards

Best student psychology paper, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, 2000 
European College of Sport Science Young Investigator Award (oral papers), 2000