Professor Nancy Ross Speaks at Symposium on Science and Public Policy

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Professor Nancy Ross delivered a speech at the Symposium on Science and Public Policy, hosted by the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy. The talk, titled “Neighbourhood Active Living  Environments Get Under the Skin – A Policy Window for the ‘Quantified Self'”, addressed new opportunities for monitoring and promoting physical activity in the era of self-monitoring tools (e.g., fitness trackers, mobile phone applications). Professor Ross argued that these self-monitoring devices provide an opportune moment or “policy window” for public health research and intervention.

The Trottier Institute provides funding for several activities of this research group, including the “Urban Policy Prescriptions to Increase Walking: Learning From Highly Walkable Neighbourhoods” project, the graduate studies of Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood (PhD 2020) and Clara Kaufmann (MA 2019), and funded the studies of two former students: Dr. Samantha Hajna (Post-doctoral fellow, 2016; PhD 2016) and Sidonie Penicaud (MSc 2016).