Gavin McCormack, PhD MSc

Dr. Gavin McCormack is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator. He holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary, Canada), is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design (University of Calgary, Canada), and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Population Health (The University of Western Australia, Australia). Since 2014, he has been an Associate Scientific Editor for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. Gavin received his BSc in Human Movement from the University of Western Australia, his MSc in Sports Science (Exercise Physiology specialization) from Edith Cowan University (Western Australia) and his PhD in Public Health from the University of Western Australia. His postdoctoral training was undertaken at the former Population Health Intervention Research Centre (PHIRC) at the University of Calgary. Gavin’s research program is in the area of population and public health and focuses on the relationships between the neighbourhood built and social environments and health including physical activity, diet, sedentary behaviour, and weight status among adults and children. Much of Gavin’s recent research has involved investigating the influence of neighbourhood urban form and parks on recreational and utilitarian walking, dog-walking, sedentary behaviour, and other moderate and vigorous-intensity physical activities.

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