Dr. Ryan Rhodes, PhD
We were honoured to have Dr. Ryan Rhodes give a keynote presentation at our Congress.
Dr. Ryan E. Rhodes is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science Physical and Health Education, cross-appointed in the Department of Psychology, Director of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, Canada. His primary area of research is on the psychology of physical activity with an applied focus of physical activity promotion during critical life transitions such as parenthood and early family development. Dr. Rhodes is also one of the world experts on the intention-behavior gap, made popular by New Years resolutions that people struggle to enact every year. He has held over 90 grants for this research and he has contributed over 350 publications, 25 book chapters and two books. Dr. Rhodes is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Academy of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association (Distinguished Affiliate), and a College Member of the Royal Society of Canada. He received the UVic REACH award for outstanding academic of 2018. Dr. Rhodes is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychology and Health, and Associate Editor of Health Psychology, and Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews as well as the Co-Chair of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Theory and Behavior Change Techniques Special Interest Group.
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