Selected Publications

Harvey, J., Pearson, E. S., Mantler, T., & Gotwals, J. (2018). "Be kind to yourself - because you're doing fine:" Using self-determination theory to explore the health-related experiences of primiparous women participating in a Co-Active life coaching intervention. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. doi: 10.1080/17521882.2018.1545137

Harvey, J., Pearson, E. S., Sanzo, P., & Lennon, A. E. (2018). Exploring the perspectives of 10-, 11-, and 12-year old primary school students on physical activity engagement – “’Cause you can’t just be sitting at a desk all the time!”.  Child: Care, Health and Development, 1-10.

Duncan, L. R., Pearson, E. S., & Maddison, R. (2018). Smoking prevention in children and adolescents: A systematic review of individualized interventions. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(3), 375-388.

Jollimore, S., Pearson, E. S., & Zerpa, C. (2017). How is the Big Five Inventory of Personality related to dietary consumption behaviors in undergraduate university students? The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 25, 18-26.

Burke, S. M., Shapiro, S., Petrella, R. J., Irwin, J. D., Jackman, M., Pearson, E. S., Prapavessis, H., & Shoemaker, J. K. (2015). Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a community-based summer camp for children with obesity: A prospective feasibility study. BMC Obesity, 2(21), 1-10.  

Pearson, E., Hall, C., Markland, D., Rodgers, W., & Wilson, P. (2014). The influence of body weight and body composition information on initial exercise motivation in female exercise initiates with overweight and obesity. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 11, 111-122.

Pearson, E., & Hall, C. (2013). Examining body image and its relationship to exercise motivation: An 18-week cardiovascular program for female initiates with overweight and obesity. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, 5(2), 121-131.

Pearson, E. S., Irwin, J. D., Morrow, D., Battram, D. S., & Melling, C. W. J.(2013). The CHANGE Program: Comparing an interactive versus prescriptive approach to self-management among university students with obesity. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 37, 4-11. 

Pearson, E. S., Irwin, J. D., & Morrow, D. (2013). The CHANGE Program: Methodology for comparing Co-Active coaching with a prescriptive lifestyle treatment for obesity. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 11(1), 69-84.

Pearson, E. S., Irwin, J. D., Morrow, D., & Hall, C. (2012). The CHANGE Program: Comparing an interactive versus prescriptive obesity intervention on university students’ self-esteem and functional health status.  Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 4(3), 369-389.

Pearson, E. S., Irwin, J. D., & Burke, S. M. (2012). The Children’s Health and Activity Modification Program (C.H.A.M.P.): Participant perspectives of a 4-week lifestyle intervention for children with obesity. Journal of Child Health Care, 16, 382-394. 

Pearson, E. S. (2012).Goal setting as a health behavior change strategy in overweight and obese adults: A systematic literature review examining intervention components. Patient Education and Counseling, 87, 32-42.

 Pearson, E. S. (2011). The “how-to” of health behaviour change brought to life: A theoretical analysis of the Co-Active coaching model and its underpinnings in self-determination theory.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(2), 89-103.