Graduate supervision

Graduate student supervision

Dr. Rhodes has served as a supervisor, member of graduate committees, external examiner, and committee chair of theses and dissertations. Theses and dissertations where Dr. Rhodes has served:

He has also supervised directed studies:

Graduate supervision

Present

Grant, Stina. (2019-present). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Hollman, Heather. (September 2020-present). TBA. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Magel, Emily. (September 2021-present). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Manankil-Lakusta, Alyssa. (September 2021-present). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Paziraei, Sara. (2017-present). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Ross, Aleah. (September 2020-present). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Sui, Yoah. (April 2021-present). TBA. Post-Doctoral Student. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Past

Harrison, Aimee. (2017-2021). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Sayar, Reza. (2019-2021). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Rajaram, Riana. (2018-2021). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Todd, Anika. (2018-2021). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Comeau, Elizabeth (2020-2021). Motivation and Behavioural Regulations of Children and Youth Related to Physical Activity Intensity during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Social Dimensions of Health Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Lithopoulos, Alexander (2018-2020). Post-Doctoral Student. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Juba, Madeline (2019-2020). TBA-On leave. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Desmond McEwan (2017-2018). Post-Doctoral Student. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kaos, Max. (2016-2018). Agency in Exergames. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Husband, Cassandra, (2016-2018). TBA, Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Lim, C. (2012-2017). Working Out with F.I.D.O. (Frequency, Intensity, Duration, & Outcomes) - A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Gray, Samantha, (2014-2016). Feasibility randomized control trial of physical activity in women aged 55-70 years: a mixed-methods self-determination theory study of dancing and walking. School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kaushal, Navin, (2011-2016). Investigating the Requirements and Establishing Exercise Habit in Gym Members. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Yao, Christopher. (2011-2015). Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Woodend, Jim, (2013-2015). TBA, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical Health & Education, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Mistry, Chet, (2013-2015). TBA, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kowalski, Kristina, (2010-2014t). Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Interdisciplinary, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Trill, David. A fruit and vegetable intervention in the family. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

McIntyre, Carolyn. TBA-ON LEAVE. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Cameron, Tyler. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Horne, Lori. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Bellows, Kai. (2005-2010).  Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Blacklock, Rachel. (2004-2007). The Effects of Exercise Intensity and Self-Efficacy on State-Anxiety with Breast Cancer Survivors. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Coble, James. (2003-2006). Physical Activity Behaviors and Motivations in an Adult First Nation Population. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Dean, Rachel. (2005-2009; on leave). TBA. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Interdisciplinary (Exercise Science & Psychology), University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Djukic, Jelena. (2010-2011). TBA. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Fiala, Bonnie. (2007-2010). Using Social Cognitive Constructs to Predict Preoperative Exercise before Total Joint Replacement. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kirk, Megan. (2008-2010). The Impact of Early Career Transitions on Physical Activity Status among Canadian Faculty members: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kliman, Aviva. (2003-2006). An evaluation of Health Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living as a motivational instrument. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kwasnicki, Marsha. (2002-2004). When good intentions are not enough: Can goal-setting increase exercise adherence in at risk personalities? Unpublished Master’s Project, School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Mark, Rachel. (2007-2009).Testing the effectiveness of interactive game bikes on physical activity motivation among parents and young children in the home: An iIntervention study. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Smith, Nicole. (2004-2007). Exploring the relationship between physical activity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Children. Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Graduate committees

Present

Adams, Brenda (2019-present). Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada. 

Behin, Taban (2019-present). Unpublished Masters Thesis, Determinants of Health Program (Multi-Disciplinary), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Doucette, Madline (2020-present). Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Jenkins, Kailas (2020-present). Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia.

Lapusniak, Sam (2020-present).  Unpublished Masters Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Ruissen, Geralyn (2017-present). TBA. Unpublished Dissertation, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Schwartz, Juliano. (2016-present). Unpublished Dissertation, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Snowden-Richardson, Taylor (2020-present). Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Island Medical Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada. 

Tabaczynski, Allyson (2020-present). TBA. Unpublished Dissertation, School of Kinesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Torkia, Caryne (2019-present). Unpublished Dissertation, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Wierts, Colin (2019-present). TBA. Unpublished Dissertation, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Willms, Amanda (2020-present). Unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Past (within 5 years)

Fetterly, Nicole (2019-2020). Altering the Cafeteria Environment to Improve Health. Unpublished Masters Thesis, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Comeau, Elizabeth (2019-2020). Motivation and Behavioural Regulations of Children and Youth Related to Physical Activity Intensity during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Determinants of Health Program (Multi-Disciplinary), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Perdew, Megan (2019-2020). A Quasi-Experimental Trial Addressing Family Eating Practices using an Interactive Family-Based Healthy Weights Intervention: Short Term (10-Week) Outcomes. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Sahin, Cigdem (2016-2020). Effective Message Strategies for Mobile Text Messaging Interventions Targeting Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Social Determinants of Health Program (Multi-Disciplinary), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

Vallerand, James (2014–2018) Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada.

McConnell, Jennifer (2014-2017). An investigation of overweight and obesity and potential social and behavioural contributors in an ethnically diverse cohort of British Columbian children and youth. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Determinants of Health Program (Multi-Disciplinary), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada.

External Examiner

Huaxuan Liu (2021). eHealth literacy and physical activity in Chinese college students: Scale development and model testing. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Sport, Physical Education, and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.

Claudia Ming Yu Wong (2021). The relationship between physical activity and self-compassion in Hong Kong secondary students. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Sport, Physical Education, and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.

Rinat Avraham (2020). The Impact of Regulatory Focus and Time Preference on the Dual-Process of Physical Activity Adoption among Healthcare Workers. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Lauren Rose Powell (2019). Human-dog interactions and mental well-being: acute physiological responses and chronic effects. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Medicine and Health. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Maillet, Miles. (2017). Self-Regulation of Healthy Eating: The Role of Motivation and Approach-Avoidance Goals. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Hattar, Anne. (2016). Developing and testing a theory based behavioural intervention in overweight and obese adults: The Health Eating and Active Lifestyle Health Intervention. Department of Pscyhology, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Rompotis, Christopher (2015). Construction and Validation of Habit Measures. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Western Australia, Australia.

Carey, Tyler. (2013). Testing a Self-Determination Theory Model of Recovery from Problematic Alcohol Use Through Peer-Support Involvement. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Dewar, Deborah. (2013). NEAT Girls obesity program for adolescent girls living in low-income communities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW, Australia.

Boone, Erin (2004). Game on: Diminishing risks for depressive symptoms in early adolescence through positive involvement in team sports. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Dean, Rachel (2004). Understanding strength training behaviour in older adults using the theory of planned behaviour. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Kinesiology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada.

Fadol, M. (2006). Survivors of childhood abuse: The experience of receiving acknowledgement from the abusers. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Martin, Blayre (2007). Factors influencing participant's use of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

Schlote, Sarah (2009). Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada: Surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Williams, Lara (2006). Exploring the potential benefit of adult day centre exercise programs. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Yamada, Shinichi (2001). Application of bayesian networks to testing theory. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Committe chair

Bichler, Ahren. (2003). Landslides, stratigraphy and surficial geology of the hydraulic map sheet. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Bradley, Lynne (2009). Meddling with masterpieces: the on-going adaptation of King Lear. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of English, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Ghobadi, Monia. (2007). Resource optimization algorithms for virtual private networks using the hose model. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Giesbecht, G. (2010). Biological productivity in the Northeast Pacific: Comparing an in-situ method with incubation based methods. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

McCallum, Glen. (2006). EGADSS: A clinical decision support system for use in a service-oriented architecture. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Swallow, Tye. (2005). A sense of place: Toward the development of curriculum of place for WSANEC people. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Directed Studies Research Supervision

Ross, Aleah (2021). Feasibility of an internet-based intervention for physical activity among young adults with mild to moderate depression. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Sayar, Reza. (2021). Mobil phone physical activity application development: A synthesis of expert consensus research School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Hollman, Heather. (2021). Mom’s Pilot Study. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Filice, Peter (2020). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between quality of life and physical activity among nonclinical populations. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Grant, Stina. (2020). The Development of a Physical Activity Habit Measure Using Focus Groups. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Rajaram, Riana (2019). Athletic Injury and Mental Health.  School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Todd, Anika (2019). Physical activity and severe mental illness.  School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Gray, Samantha. (2016). Leadership in Physical Activity Recreation. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Boudreau, Patrick. (2016). Personality and Physical Activity. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Simonson, Steve. (2016). Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Lim, C. (2013 –2014). Breed size and dog walking among older adults. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Health, Holly. (2012–2015). Experimental effects of social cognitive constructs on behaviour: A meta-analysis. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Horne, Lori. (2011-2012). Self-regulation of exercise behaviour: A systematic review. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Horne, Lori. (2011-2012). Elicitation of self-regulation strategies among four age-groups. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kaushal, N. (2011-2012). Habit formation of regular exercise: A longitudinal trial. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Kaushal, N. (2011-2012). The home environment and physical activity and exercise behaviour. A systematic review. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Lim, C. (2013 – 2014). Breed size and dog walking among older adults. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Monks, Kathryn. (2012). Mediators of physical activity interventions in clinical populations: A review. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Yao, C. (2011-2013). Child and parent physical activity patterns: A meta-analysis. School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Casiro, Naomi. (2008-2009). Intergenerational and personal physical activity of parents:  A comparison of correlates and their relationship to intervention specificity. School of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Hoffert, Krista. (2004-2006). Comparing traditional exercise with non-traditional physical activity: Motivational differences, affect, and strategies for promotion. Honours Thesis, School of Physical Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Galna, Brook. (2004). Sleep and health habits of university students. Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

McKay, Tim. (2004). Research methods. School of Physical Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

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