Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Director of Research

Kelly is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She has research expertise in physical activity and mental health, with a particular focus on disability.

Kelly was the Executive Director of a nation-wide telephone-based PA counseling service (Get in Motion) from 2008 to 2016 that supported over 160 Canadian adults with physical disabilities to lead more physically active lifestyles. She is currently the co-founder of an inclusive community-based physical literacy program (Igniting Fitness Possibilities) that aims to foster a passion for physical activity among children and youth across grades 1-12.

She has also provided service to numerous community-based health promotion initiatives such as the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Minding Our Bodies Evaluation and Advisory Committees, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Get Active Toronto Research Committee Board.