Jennifer Leo, PhD is the Director of The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta. With over 15 years of research and community-based experience, Jennifer has focused on understanding experiences of inclusion and participation in adapted physical activity settings.
Jennifer’s work in the community included a role as the Director, Research at the Abilities Centre, an organization dedicated to building inclusive communities. Jennifer also completed a Postdoc with the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Physical Activity, and Sport at the Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland, which involved developing a resource to help fitness professionals make their practice more inclusive for individuals with disabilities.
Collaboration and partnerships are critical to Jennifer as she works with the Family Engaged Sport & Exercise Team in the Canadian Disability Participation Project and is involved with the Inclusive Sport and Recreation Collective in Alberta.