Ms. Rebecca Gibbons
Research Assistant


  • Research Assistant


  • BA (Honours) in Health Studies (Queen’s University)

Research Interests:

  • Physical activity and active transportation
  • Outdoor play and physical activity
  • “Risky” active play and health benefits

Past Projects:

  • Intra- and inter-rater reliability of jumping mechanography muscle function assessments (Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, CHEO)
  • Active transportation to school and neighbourhood (social and physical) disorder among Canadian youth (Queen’s)
  • Proximity to food, built environment and health outcomes (Queen’s)


Rebecca completed her Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies from Queen’s University in April 2012. With the goal of gaining practical research experience, Rebecca carried out a 4th year thesis study looking at the relationship between active transportation and neighbourhood disorder. Following this experience, she worked as a summer research student at CHEO with a team that collected muscle function data in healthy children, using jumping mechanography.

Rebecca just returned from a 10 month experience in Nepal where she facilitated the creation and implementation of the Action for Health project. Working in partnership with a local organization and 3 wonderful Nepali staff, the team put into action a health education project (focused on water, sanitation and hygiene) in the communities of Eastern Nepal. She has a strong interest in global health and sustainable community development.

Other fun facts? Rebecca loves sports (especially soccer and skiing), yoga, learning from different cultures, camping, tea drinking and spending time in the great outdoors!

Joining in October 2013, she is happy to be back at CHEO and excited about the opportunity to work with the HALO team!