Dr. Michelle Guerrero
Post-Doctoral Fellow, CHEO Research Institute
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  • PhD in Kinesiology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Master’s in Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sport Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Research Interests

  • Outdoor play and learning
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Correlates and determinants of mental health in children and youth


Dr. Michelle Guerrero is a postdoctoral fellow with the HALO group. Her main research interests include: (a) children’s outdoor play and learning, (b) disability sport and exercise, and (c) the promotion of healthy living via psychological techniques. To date, she has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and delivered 38 scholarly presentations. Dr. Guerrero was one of two winners of the 2017-18 Governor General’s Gold Medals at the University of Windsor in recognition of her academic excellence at the graduate level. Dr. Guerrero’s primary research project at HALO focuses on the examination of the Forest and Nature School early childhood education program and its effect on physical, psychosocial, and cognitive outcomes. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys standup paddle boarding, yoga, boating, hiking, and travelling. She is an enthusiast of podcasts, music, coffee, and Netflix documentaries. She thinks she can sing and dance, and aspires to be Beyoncé.