Amélie Fournier
Research Assistant


  • B.Sc. (Honours) Human Kinetics – University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Physical activity in children with complex medical conditions and developmental delays
  • Movement Imagery in children
  • Benefits of physical activity for mental health in children

Current Projects

  • Putting Physical Literacy within REACH
  • Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) – Y Kids Academy
  • BEST ABCs – Benefits and Effectiveness of Support offered Through A Breastfeeding Clinic Study
  • Tumbling Together Program to Improve Self-Regulation and Communication Skills in Toddlers with Developmental Delays

Past Projects

  • Difference of Sport Type and Sport Level on Movement Imagery Ability in Children Attentional Demands Related to Posture – Difference between young and older adults
  • CAPL for children with medical conditions
  • Healthy Lifestyles for Children with Complex Heart Problems (ReACH)


Amélie Fournier completed her Honours BSc specialized in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in 2014, during which she completed 2 research projects; One looking at the influence of sport type on movement imagery in children, and the second looking at attentional demands associated with postural control in elderly. She was thrilled to join the HALO research team in May 2013 as a summer student for the Healthy Lifestyles for Children with Complex Heart Problems (ReACH) and the Canadians Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) research projects. In January 2014, she joined the team as a research assistant, continuing to work on CAPL research projects, the Tumbling Together study looking at the effectiveness of a gymnastics program to improve self regulation skills in preschool-aged children, as well as various other projects. Outside of work, Amélie enjoys going to the gym, practicing Barre Fitness, snowmobiling, painting, and cooking for family and friends. As a career goal, she hopes to become either a medical doctor or a dentist.