Dr. Shane Sweet

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, in Participation, Well-Being, and Physical Disability

Dr. Shane Sweet
Research areas: 
Adapted Physical Activity
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Contact Information

475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Email address: 
shane.sweet [at] mcgill.ca
Theories and Interventions in Exercise and Health Psychology (TIE)
Areas of expertise: 

Understanding, changing and promoting physical activity adoption and maintenance in adults with a focus on special populations (i.e., adults with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and spinal cord injury).


B.A., Ph.D.(Ott,)

Selected publications: 

Rocchi, M. A., Shi, Z., Shaw, R. B., McBride, C. B., & Sweet, S. N. (2022). Identifying the outcomes of participating in peer mentorship for adults living with spinal cord injury: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Psychology and Health.. 37:4, 523-544.

Bremer, E., Liska, T. M., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Best, K. L., & Sweet, S. N. (2022). Examining long-term motivational and behavioral outcomes of two physical activity interventions. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2022.2033935

Shi, Z., Michalovic, E., McKay, R., Gainforth, H. L., McBride, C. B., Clarke, T., Casemore, S., Sweet, S. N. (2022, advance online). Outcomes of Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentorship: A community-based Delphi consensus approach. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. . doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2022.101678

Alexander, D., Caron, J. G., Comeau, J., & Sweet, S. N. (2021, advance online). An exploration of the roles and experiences of SCI peer mentors using creative non-fiction. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1977395

Sweet, S. N., Shi, Z., Rocchi, M., Ramsay, J., Pagé, V., Lamontagne, M.-E., & Gainforth, H. L. (2021). A longitudinal examination of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), participation, and social inclusion upon joining a community-based LTPA program for adults with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 102, 1746 - 1754.

Bonnell, K., Michalovic, E., Koch, J., Pagé, V., Ramsay, J., Gainforth, H. L., Lamontagne, M.-E. & Sweet, S.N. (2021). Physical activity for individuals living with a physical disability in Quebec: Issues and opportunities of access. Disability and Health Journal, 14, 101089.

Sweet, S. N., Hennig, L., Shi, Z., Clarke, T., Flaro, H., Hawley, S., Schaefer, L, & Gainforth, H. L. (2021). Outcomes of peer mentorship for people living with spinal cord injury: Perspectives from members of Canadian SCI community-based organizations. Spinal Cord, 58, 1301-1308.

Sweet, S. N., Hennig, L., Pastore, O., Hawley, S., Clarke, T., Flaro, H., Schaefer, L, & Gainforth, H. L. (2021). Understanding peer mentorship programs delivered by Canadian SCI community-based organizations: Perspectives on mentors and organizational considerations. Spinal Cord, I59, 1285-1293.

Sweet, S. N., Perrier, M-J., Saunders, C. M., Caron, J. G., & Dufour Neyron, H. (2019). What keeps them exercising? A qualitative exploration of exercise maintenance post-cardiac rehabilitation. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17, 381 -396.

Chemtob, K., Rocchi, M., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Kairy, D., Fillion, B., & Sweet, S. N. (2019). Using tele-health to enhance motivation, leisure time physical activity, and quality of life in adults with spinal cord injury: A self-determination theory-based pilot randomized control trial. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 43, 243-252.

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