LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research MemberCanadian Disability Participation Project Member
Locations / Contact Info:
310 Stong College - SCKeele CampusPhone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 22072
Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
PhD - 2011
MSc - 2008
Hon. BKin - 2006
Tristani, L., Tomasone, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Bassett-Gunter, R. L. (2020). Examining Factors Related to Teachers’ Decision to Adopt Teacher Training Resources for Inclusive PE.” Canadian Journal of Education.
Tristani, L., & Bassett-Gunter, R. L. (2020). Making the grade: Teacher training and inclusive education. A systematic review. Journal of Research in Special Education Needs, 20 (3), DOI:10.1111/1471-3802.12483
Larocca, V., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Bassett-Gunter, R. L. (2019). “Even if someone has a physical disability, they can still participate”: Youth with physical disabilities’ motivational physical activity message preferences. Disability and Health Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100845
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Angevaare, K., Tomasone, J., Leo, J., Varughese, B., Langvee, J., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2019). A systematic scoping review: Resources targeting the training and education of health and recreation practitioners to support physical activity among people with physical disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 12(4), 542-550. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.06.007
Natkunam, T., Tristani, L., Peers, D., Fraser-Thomas, J.L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Bassett-Gunter, R.L. (2020). Using a Think Aloud Methodology to Understand Online Physical Activity Information Search Experiences and Preferences of Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
Bassett -Gunter, R. L., Tanna, S., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. A., Rhodes, R. E., & Leo, J. (2020). Understanding the Role of Parents in Supporting Physical Activity among Children and Youth with Disabilities; A Behavior Change Theory Perspective. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity.
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Ruscitti, R., Latimer-Cheung, A. L., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2017). Targeted Physical Activity Messages for Parents of Children with Disabilities: A Qualitative Investigation of Parents' Informational Needs and Preferences. Research in Developmental Disabilities.
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., Castlehano, M. S. (2014). I spy with my little eye; Cognitive processing of framed physical activity messages. Journal of Health Communication, 19(6), 676-691. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2013.837553
Bassett, R. L., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Latimer, A. E. (2012). Do you want the good news or the bad news? Gain- versus loss-framed messages following health risk information: The effects on leisure time physical activity beliefs and cognitions. Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0030126
Bassett, R. L., and Martin Ginis, K. A. (2011). Risky business: The effects of an individualized health-information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury. Disability and Health, 4(3), 165-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.12.001
Latimer, A. E., Brawley, L. R., & Bassett, R.L. (2010). A systematic review of three approaches for constructing physical activity messages: What messages work and what improvements are needed? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7(1), 36. DOI:10.1186/1479-5868-7-36.
Canadian Disability Participation Project
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
My research is focused on understanding the promotion of health behaviours and the development of optimally effective health promotion messages targeting psychosocial predictors of behaviour. I am particularly interested in physical activity promotion among special populations (e.g., people with disabilities) as well as children and youth. My research has focused on understanding the role of supportive others such as parents, teachers and coaches, in youth physical activity promotion.