Post-doctoral fellowship, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
PhD, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
MHK., Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor
BSc, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Exercise and health psychology
Psychosocial determinants of health behaviour
Physical activity intervention
Physical activity measurement
Physical activity and cancer
Watch video of Catherine Sabiston and KPE colleagues Daniel Santa Mina and Linda Trinh discuss their exercise oncology research
Identifying and exploring body-related self-conscious emotions and associations to health and well-being
C.M. Sabiston, E. Pila, P.R.E. Crocker, D.E. Mack, P.M. Wilson, J. Brunet, K.C. Kowalski (2020), Changes in body-related self-conscious emotions over time among youth female athletes, Body Image, Volume 32, Pages 24-33
Vani, M., Pila, E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2020). Body-related embarrassment: the overlooked self-conscious emotion. Body Image, 32, 14-23.
Gilchrist, J., Pila, E., Castonguay, A., Sabiston, C. M., & Mack, D. (2018). Body pride and physical activity: Differential associations between fitness- and appearance-related pride in young adult Canadians. Body Image, 27, 77-85.
Pila, E., Brunet, J., Crocker, P., Kowlaski, K., & Sabiston, C.M. (2016). Intrapersonal characteristics of body-related shame, guilt, pride and envy in Canadian adults. International Journal of Body Image, 16, 100-106.
Lifestyle physical activity and emotional indicators of well-being in breast cancer survivors
Sabiston, C.M., Pila, E. and Gilchrist, J.D. (2020). Self‐Conscious Emotions in Sport and Exercise. In Handbook of Sport Psychology
DeJonge, M. L., Omran, J., Faulkner, G., & Sabiston, C. M (2020) University students' and clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes towards physical activity for mental health, Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 18
Brunet, J., O’Loughlin, J., Gunnell, K., & Sabiston, C. M. (2017). Physical activity and depressive symptoms after breast cancer: Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships. Health Psychology, 37(1), 14-23.
Sabiston, C. M., Jewett, R., Ashdown-Franks, G., Brunet, J., Belanger, M., O’Loughlin, E., & O’Loughlin, J. (2016). Number of years of team sport participation during adolescence and depression in adulthood. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 38(1), 105-110.
Measurement issues and reviews
Castonguay, A., Sabiston, C. M., Kowalski, K., & Wilson, P. (2016). Introducing an instrument to measure body and fitness-related self-conscious emotions: The BSE-FIT. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 23, 1-12.
Amireault, S. Godin, G., Lacombe, J., & Sabiston, C. M. (2015). Validation of the Godin-Shephard Leisure-time Physical Activity Questionnaire classification coding system using accelerometer assessment among breast cancer survivors.Journal of Cancer Survivorship (Available online), 1-9.
Garcia, E., Sabiston, C. M., & Wilson, P. M. (2015). The interpersonal context in youth sport questionnaire. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13, 1-19.
Castonguay, A., Mack, D. E., Crocker, P. R. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2014). Development and validation of the Body-related Self-Conscious Emotions Scale (BASES). Body Image: An International Journal, 11, 126-136.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Foundation for Innovation
Melissa deJonge - (2018-2020) Area of interest: mental health, campus health, physical activity prescription practices
Alyona Koulanova - (2017-2019) Area of interest: mental health, physical activity, social support
Amy Nesbitt - (2017-2018) Area of interest: body image, mental health
Garcia Ashdown-Franks - (2016 - 2018) Area of interest: mental illness, physical activity
Douglas Rosa - (2016 - 2018) Area of interest: gender differences, fitness, health, motivation
David DiFonzo - (2015 - 2017) Area of interest: physical activity, immune function, mental health
Madison Vani - (2015 - 2017) Area of Interest: stress, self-conscious emotions, body image
Holly Howe - (2014-2016) Area of interest: women’s health, weight training, mental illness (SSHRC)
Jason Lacombe - (2013-2015) Area of interest: breast cancer, sedentary behaviour, mental health (CIHR)
Melissa deJonge - (2020 - ) Area of interest: mental health, physical activity, campus health
David Brown - (2020 - ) Area of interest: body image, sport, supportive resources
Kristen Lucibello - (2018 - ) Area of interest: weight stigma, body image, physical activity
Garcia Ashdown-Franks - (2018 - ) Area of interest: mental illness, stigma, physical activity
Madison Vani - (2017 - ) Area of interest: body image, young adult cancer survivors, physical activity
Anika Gentile - (2015 - 2019) Area of interest: men's health, cancer, sport participation
Jenna Gilchrist - (2013 - 2017) Area of interest: body-related emotion, pride, well-being, physical activity (SSHRC)
Eva Pila - (2013 - 2017) Area of interest: mental health, body image, stress (SSHRC)
Angela Fong - (2013 - 2017) Area of Interest: Cancer, physical activity, knowledge translation
Tanya Scarapicchia - (2012 - 2016) Area of Interest: Social Contagion, physical activity motivation, social support, public health
North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS)