Molly Driediger, PhD

Molly Driediger

Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Occupational Therapy

Room 2581, Elborn College
519-661-2111 x80476


  • PhD (Western)
  • MA (Western)
  • BA (Western)

Fellowship Supervisor

Research Interests

  • Physical activity among preschoolers
  • Program implementation and evaluation
  • Children’s perspectives
  • Psychological interventions (e.g., imagery use, self-efficacy)
  • Self-presentation and social physique anxiety

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Driediger, M.V., McKay, C.D., & Hall, C.R. (March 2017). An examination of women’s self-presentation, social physique anxiety, and setting preferences during injury rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, 2017.
  • Tucker, P., Burke, S.M., Gaston, A., Irwin, J.D., Johnson, A.M., Timmons, B.W., Vanderloo, L.M., & Driediger, M. (January 2016). Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE): Rationale and study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16, 112.
  • Driediger, M.V., McKay, C.D., Hall, C.R., & Echlin, P.S. (October 2015). A qualitative examination of women’s self-presentation and social physique anxiety during injury rehabilitation. Physiotherapy, 102, 371-376.
  • Echlin, P.S., Tator, C.H., Cusimano, M.D., Cantu, R.C., Taunton, J.E., Upshur, R.E., Czarnota, M., Hall, C.R., Johnson, A.M., Forwell, L.A., Driediger, M., & Skopelja, E.N. (November 2010). Return to play after an initial or recurrent concussion within a prospective study of physician-observed hockey concussions: Implications for return to play after a concussion. JNS Neurosurgical Focus, 29(5):E5.

Research Affiliations

  • Child Health and Physical Activity Laboratory

Teaching Areas

  • Research Methods
  • Psychological Interventions in Sport, Exercise and Injury Rehabilitation


  • 2009 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Professional Activities

  • Project coordinator; Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) study
  • Member, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
  • Member, Healthy Eating and Healthy Physical Activity (HEHPA) priority group (Child & Youth Network, City of London)