Dr. Richard Larouche

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Physical Activity Sciences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 2009
  • B.Sc. in Kinesiology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 2007
  • Certificate in Psychology, Université Laval, 2005

Current Position

Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge

Research Interests

Current research interests include: i) active transportation; ii) independent mobility; iii) physical activity; iv) outdoor play; v) sedentary behaviour; vi) social-ecological model; vii) social determinants of health


Dr. Larouche is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Lethbridge. He completed a PhD in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and a postdoctoral fellowship at CHEO, both funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tremblay. He is the principal investigator of a longitudinal study examining the determinants of changes in active transportation, independent mobility, and physical activity among children in four regions of Canada. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is the sole editor of the book Children’s Active Transportation published by Elseivier in 2018.