Shauna Burke, PhD

Shauna Burke

Associate Professor and
Faculty Scholar

Room 337, HSB
519 661-2111 x82214
sburke9@uwo.ca

Education

  • MA, PhD (Western University)
  • BKin Hons (McMaster)

Academic Appointments

  • Field Leader, Health Promotion Field, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program

Graduate Program Supervision

Research Interests

  • Child and family health
  • Childhood obesity
  • Health promotion
  • Measurement and promotion of health behaviours (primarily physical activity) across the lifespan
  • Group dynamics
  • Technology and social media use among youth
  • Physical distancing and social connectedness among youth during and after COVID-19

Additional Information

Recent Publications

Books

  • Irwin, J. D., Burke, S. M., Insel, P. M., & Roth, W. T., (2019). Core concepts in health: Third Canadian edition. Oshawa, ON: McGraw Hill.
  • Insel, P. M., Roth, W. T., Irwin, J. D., & Burke, S. M. (2016). Core concepts in health: Second Canadian edition. Oshawa, ON: McGraw Hill.

Book Chapters

  • Eys, M. A., Burke, S. M., & Evans, B. (in press). The sport team as an effective group. In J. M. Williams (Ed.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
  • Harden, S. M., & Burke, S. M. (2019). Social support in exercise settings (Chapter 28). In M. Anshel, S. Petruzzello, and E. Labbé-Coldsmith (Eds.) APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Volume 2 of 2, Exercise Psychology, pp. 551-567). American Psychological Association.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Coughler, C., Burke, S. M., & Cardy, J. O. (2020). Analysis of the quality of online resources for parents of children who are late to talk. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 5, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2396941520917940
  • Truelove, S., Johnson, A. M., Burke, S. M., & Tucker, P. (Feb 2020; ahead of print). Comparing generalist and specialist elementary school teachers’ self-efficacy and barriers related to physical education instruction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, (ahead of print), 1-11. doi: 10.1123/jtpe.2019-0091
  • Tucker, P., Driediger, M., Vanderloo, L. M., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., Johnson, A. M., Shelley, J., & Timmons, B. W. (2019). Exploring the feasibility and effectiveness of a childcare PhysicaL ActivitY (PLAY) Policy: Rationale and protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(22), E4400. doi:10.3390/ijerph16224400
  • Driediger, M., Truelove, S., Johnson, A. M., Vanderloo, L. M., Timmons, B. W., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., & Tucker, P. (2019). The impact of shorter, more frequent outdoor play periods on preschoolers’ physical activity during childcare: A cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(21), E4126. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16214126.
  • Moulin, M. S., Truelove, S., Burke, S. M., & Irwin, J. D. (2019). Sedentary time among undergraduate students: A systematic review. Journal of American College Health, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1661422
  • Reilly, K. C., Briatico*, D., Irwin, J. D., Tucker, P., Pearson, E. S., & Burke, S. M. (2019). Participants’ perceptions of “C.H.A.M.P. Families”: A parent-focused intervention targeting paediatric overweight and obesity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Special Issue "Health Promotion: Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviors in Children and Youth"), 16(12), 2171.
  • Karmali, S., Ng, V., Battram, D., Burke, S. M., Morrow, D., Pearson, E. S., Tucker, P., Mantler, T., Cramp, A., Petrella, R., & Irwin, J. D. (2019). Coaching and/or education intervention for parents with overweight/obesity and their children: Study protocol of a single-centre randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19, 345 (12 pages). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6640-5.
  • Bruijns, B. A., Adamo, K. B., Burke, S. M., Carson, V, Irwin, J. D., Naylor, P. J., Timmons, B. W., Vanderloo, L. M., & Tucker, P. (2019). Exploring the physical activity and screen-viewing-related knowledge, training, and self-efficacy of early childhood education candidates. BMC Pediatrics, 19(5), 1-13.
  • Reilly, K. C., Tucker, P., Irwin, J. D., Johnson, A. M., Pearson, E. S., Bock, D. E., & Burke, S. M. (2018). “C.H.A.M.P. Families”: Description and theoretical foundations of a paediatric obesity intervention targeting parents – a single-centre non-randomized feasibility study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Special Issue "Recent Advances of Adolescents and Children Health Research"), 15(12), 2858. doi:10.3390/ijerph15122858.
  • Tomasone, J. R., Flood, S. M., Ma, J. K., Scime, N. V., Burke, S. M., Sleeth, L., Marrocco, S., & The SCIRE Research Team (2018). Physical activity self-management interventions for adults with spinal cord injury: Part 1 – Use and effectiveness of behavior change techniques. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, 274-285.
  • Burke, S. M., Tomasone, J. R., Scime, N. V., Ma, J. K., Harden, S. M., Wolfe, D., & The SCIRE Research Team (2018). Physical activity self-management interventions for adults with spinal cord injury: Part 2 – Exploring the generalizability of findings from research to practice. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, 286-295.
  • Driediger, M., Vanderloo, L. M., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., Gaston, A, Timmons, B. W., Johnson, A. M., & Tucker, P. (2018). The implementation and feasibility of the Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention: A process evaluation. Health Education and Behavior, 45(6), 935-944. doi.org/10.1177%2F1090198118775489.
  • Johnson, A. M., Jiminez-Pardo, J., Jenkins, M. E., Holmes, J. D., & Burke, S. M. (2018). Self-reported physical activity among individuals with Parkinson's disease. SAGE Open, 8(2), 2158244018778096. doi: 10.1177/2158244018778096
  • Truelove, S., Johnson, A. M., Vanderloo, L. M., Driediger, M., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., Timmons, B. W., Gaston, A., & Tucker. P. (2018). Preschoolers’ health-related quality of life following the implementation of a childcare physical activity intervention. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 43(5), 453-459. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0396.
  • Scime, N. V., & Burke, S. M. (2018). Environmental scan of breastfeeding resources in Canadian NICUs. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 42(2), 202-213. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.12.005. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
  • Tucker, P., Vanderloo, L. M., Johnson, A. M., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., Gaston, A., Driediger, M., & Timmons, B. W. (2017). Impact of the Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention on preschoolers’ physical activity levels and sedentary time: A single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 120.
  • Orr, L., Klement, K. A., McCrossin, L., O’Sullivan Drombolis, D., Houghton, P. E., Spaulding, S., & Burke, S. M. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise intervention for the treatment of calf muscle pump impairment in individuals with chronic venous insufficiency. Ostomy Wound Management, 63(8), 30-43. doi: 10.25270/owm.2018.08.3043.
  • Gavarkovs, A. G., Burke, S. M., & Petrella, R. J. (2017). The physical activity-related barriers and facilitators perceived by men living in rural communities. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(4), 1130-1132. [published online July 31, 2015]. doi: 10.1177/1557988315598368
  • Jacobs, J. C., Yaquin, E., Burke, S. M., Rouse, M., & Zaric, G. (2017). The economic impact of workplace wellness programmes in Canada. Occupational Medicine, 67(6), 429-434. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqx075

Research Affiliations

  • Faculty researcher in the Health Promotion Laboratory at Western University
  • Principal investigator of the Children's Health and Activity Modification Program (“C.H.A.M.P.”) and “C.H.A.M.P. Families” programs of research
    • Family-based programs targeting childhood obesity in the London, Ontario community.
  • Principal investigator of the "iBelong" program of research
    • An exploration of physical distancing, social connnectedness and social media use among adolescents and young adults during and after COVID-19
  • Member, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University
  • Scientist, Children's Health Research Institute
  • Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Teaching Areas

  • Personal Determinants of Health
  • Child and Youth Health
  • Fundamentals of Academic Communication in the Health Sciences

Awards

  • Western University Faculty Scholar Award (2020-2022)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award of Excellence for Full-Time Faculty (2020)
  • Canadian Obesity Network Students and New Professionals (CON-SNP) Faculty Supervisor Award (2017)
    • recognizes a faculty member who excels in nurturing trainee research development in his/her discipline and exhibits a passion for mentoring students
  • Western University Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Top 10% Instructor Award (2015)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Recognition of Achievement for outstanding contributions to teaching (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)

Professional Activities

  • Invited member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research College of Reviewers
  • Member of Obesity Canada (formely Canadian Obesity Network)
  • Faculty Advisor for Obesity Canada (Western University chapter)
  • Member of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 
  • Guest Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Review editorial board member for the Frontiers in Psychology research journal