School of Psychology Research Seminar

Sep 19 2023 Posted: 10:42 IST

Monday, 25th September, 2023

1-2 pm, School of Psychology


Alysha Deslippe, PhD(c)

Doctoral Student, LFS TA Training Program Coordinator

Nutrition and Eating Behaviour (NEB) Lab | Healthy Starts

University of British Columbia | BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Canada


Do we really need to consider the impact of gender on dietary habits? A discussion from the eyes of adolescents.


Alysha is a PhD Candidate exploring the role of gender in teens’ dietary habits. Through her research, Alysha aims to help high school students navigate their food choices by co-developing effective and sustainable dietary behavioural interventions with local schools. As a coach and former athlete, Alysha has a strongly interest in student athletes’ dietary habits in particular. Alysha uses mixed methods and participatory research methods to guide her work, keeping the voices of community groups at the forefront. Alysha’s PhD research is supported by her supervisor, Dr. Tamara Cohen (PhD, RD) has been recognized and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, University of British Columbia’s Public Scholar Initiative (PSI), the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) and the Canadian Behavioural Interventions and Trials Network (CBITN).

Seminar information:

In this seminar, join Alysha Deslippe (University of British Columbia PhD Candidate) in exploring the role of gender in adolescents’ dietary habits. A history of how gender impacts dietary habits and recent data exploring adolescents’ dietary habits from a gender lens will be explored. Contrasting trends across different countries wand current gaps will also be highlighted. This seminar is directed at researchers but open to all.



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