Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 8218|
|Office:||330 Paterson Hall|
|Website:||Dr. Bowker's Research Website|
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