Gretchen Kerr

Gretchen Kerr, Vice Dean of Programs at the School of Graduate Studies and Professor, Athlete Maltreatment

  • Professor
  • Vice Dean, Programs, School of Graduate Studies
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Gretchen

Academic Training

PhD, University of Toronto, Community Health (Exercise Science), 1989

MA, York University, Physical Education, 1985

BPHE, University of Toronto, Physical and Health Education,1982 

Research Interests

Maltreatment in youth sport

Coaching practices and coach education

Women in coaching

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Kerr, G., Stirling, A., Bandealy, A. (2016). Film depictions of emotionally abusive coach-athlete interactions. Special Issue Invitation. Sport Coaching Review, 5(1), 87-100.

Banwell, J., & Kerr, G. (2016). Coaches’ perspectives of their roles in facilitating the personal development of athletes. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(1), 1-18.

Kerr, G., Jewett, R., MacPherson, E., & Stirling, A. (2016). Student-athletes’ experiences of bullying on intercollegiate teams. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 10(2), 132-149.

Stirling, A. & Kerr, G. (2015). Creating and documenting meaningful co-curricular experiences in higher education. Journal of Education & Social Policy, 2(5), 1-7.

MacPherson, E., Kerr, G., & Stirling, A. (2016). The influence of peer groups in organized sport on female adolescents' identity development. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 23, 73-81.

Book Chapters

Kerr, G., Stirling, A., & MacPherson, E. (2016). Psychological injury in pediatric and adolescent sports. In D. Caine & L. Purcell (Eds). Injury in pediatric and adolescent sports. Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention (pp. 170-190). New York: Springer.

Stirling, A., & Kerr, G. (2016). Athlete maltreatment. In R. J. Schinke, K. R. McGannon & B. Smith (Eds.), International handbook of sport psychology (184-194). London: Routledge.

Stirling, A., & Kerr, G. (2015). Safeguarding athletes from emotional abuse. In M. Lang, & M. Harthill (Eds). Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice (pp.143-152), London: Routledge Press.

Professional Memberships

Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology

Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology

Gymnastics Ontario and Gymnastics Canada