Her research program focuses on psychosocial influences and consequences of physical activity participation, particularly among people with SCI. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in 1996 and completed postdoctoral training at Wake Forest University.
She has received over $2.5 million in research funding, including a $1 million Community-University Research Alliance grant to develop and implement physical activity interventions in the Ontario SCI community. She received the Early Distinguished Career Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and holds a CIHR New Investigator Award. She has published over 100 refereed scientific journal articles and book chapters, and is a co-author of The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice.