Jennifer Brunet, PhD



Dr. Jennifer Brunet is an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She leads different research projects focused on understanding the psychosocial influences on, and consequences of, physical activity participation. With regards to the study of influences, she is working to identify and understand psychosocial factors that may influence people’s physical activity motivation and behaviour in order to better inform interventions to address the health burden related to physical inactivity. In regards to the consequences, she is working to understand the psychosocial benefits of physical activity.

Research Interests

  • Exercise and health psychology
  • Psychosocial determinants of physical activity motivation and behaviour
  • Theories and principles of motivation
  • Special populations


Main address:
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Human Kinitics, 125 University, Ottawa, Room MNT 339 (ON) K1N 1A2
Main telephone:
613-562-5800 ext. 3068