Dr. Maeghan E. James

Post Doctoral Fellow, CHEO Research Institute



HBScKin, Kinesiology, McMaster University

MSc, Exercise Science, University of Toronto

PhD, Kinesiology, University of Toronto

Research Interests

  • Outdoor active play in the early years
  • Inclusive and accessible physical activity
  • Early childhood development


Dr. Maeghan James is a post-doctoral fellow with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research Group working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tremblay. Dr. James completed her PhD at the University of Toronto where her research program focused on understanding the role of parents for supporting children’s motor development and physical activity during early childhood. Her research and advocacy interests include promoting inclusive outdoor active play for children of all abilities to support holistic development and well-being in the early years. Outside of her research, Dr. James enjoys spending time being active outdoors, camping, exploring Ottawa with her dog Eddie and partner Matt, and reading a good fiction novel.