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Anne Bowker

Professor, Interim Dean, FASS

Degrees:Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8218
Office:330 Paterson Hall
Website:Dr. Bowker's Research Website

Research Interests

My current research focus is two-fold:  a) A focus on emerging adulthood and the transition to university; identifying key factors that predict student engagement, with a particular interest in how supportive relationships with parents, peers and faculty can facilitate this transition; and b) A focus on mid-life, understanding the psychological impact of menopause, the role of significant relationships in this transition and how body image at mid-life, influences well-being.


Gadbois, S., Bowker, A., Rose Krasnor, L., & Findlay, L.  (2019).  A qualitative examination of psychologically engaging sport, non-sport and unstructured activities, The Sport Psychologist, 33, 97-109.

Valois, D., Lamb, M., Bowker, A., Rutherford, J., & Buchholz, A. (2019). Extracurricular activity involvement and body image in youth with severe obesity: The mediating role of social life. Childhood Obesity. doi: 10.1089/chi.2019.0050