Dr. Michelle Guerrero
Post-Doctoral Fellow, CHEO Research Institute


  • 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

Mini Biography

Dr. Michelle Guerrero earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology from Laurentian University in 2011. She then earned a Master’s of Human Kinetics in 2013, followed by a Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 2018 both while attending the University of Windsor. Her doctoral work examined mental imagery and its influence on children’s physical and psychosocial well-being. Michelle’s other research interests include motivation and disability sport and exercise. Now part of the HALO Research Group, Michelle’s work will focus on children’s outdoor play and learning, and its effect on physical, psychosocial, and cognitive outcomes. Michelle enjoys standup paddle boarding, yoga, boating, hiking, hockey, 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.