Harry Prapavessis, PhD

Harry Prapavessis


Room 3G14, AHB
519 661-2111 x80173


  • PhD (Western Australia)
  • BA, MA (Western University)

Academic Appointments

  • Department of Oncology - Cross Appointment

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Psychological Basis of Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Determinants of physical activity
  • Exercise as a therapy to improve health
  • The role of psychological factors in the prediction, prevention and recovery of injury

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • De Jesus S, Hsin A, Faulkner G & Prapavessis H. (2015). A systematic review and analysis of data reduction techniques for the CReSS smoking topography device. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 10, 12-28. DOI:10.1017/jsc.2013.31
  • Burke SM, Shapiro S, Petrella RJ, Irwin JD, Jackman M, Pearson ES, Prapavessis H & Shoemaker JK. (2015). Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a community-based summer camp for children with obesity: A prospective feasibility study. BMC Obesity, 2(21). DOI:10.1186/s40608-015-0050-8. (10 pages).
  • Knight E, Stuckey MI, Prapavessis H & Petrella R. (2015). Public health guidelines for physical activity: Is there an app for that? A review of android and apple app stores. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth, Vol. 3 (2), e43, 1-9. doi:10.2196/mhealth.4003
  • Prapavessis H, Gaston A & De Jesus S. (2015). The Theory of Planned Behaviour as a model for understanding sedentary behaviour. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 19, 23-32. doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.02.001
  • Tritter A, Fitzgeorge L & Prapavessis H. (2015). The effect of acute exercise on cigarette cravings while using a nicotine lozenge Psychopharmacology, 232(14), 2531-2539. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-015-3887-0

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Research Design
  • Exercise and Health Behaviour Change


  • Faculty Scholar

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    • Canada Foundation for Innovation