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Amy McPherson

Amy McPherson, PhD

Senior Scientist

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Research Focus:

Dr. Amy McPherson's program of research focuses upon health and wellness promotion in children with long-term conditions and disabilities. As director of the ProFILE Lab (Promoting a Future of Inclusive Healthy Lifestyles for Everyone), she has a particular interest in the use of strengths-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles, and weight-related communication best practices.

Research/Trainee/Volunteer Opportunities:

Please contact Dr. Amy McPherson to discuss graduate students and post-doctorate fellows opportunities.

Please visit the ProFILE Lab's Work With Us for more information about available opportunities.

Education & Profession


  • Ph.D. Health Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
  • BSc. (Hons) Cognitive Science, University of Westminster, UK

Professional Memberships:

  • Chartered Health Psychologist, British Psychological Society (Division of Health Psychology)

University Positions / Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto

Current Projects


Promoting Healthy Weights to Support Respiratory Function in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy



Click to see Dr. McPherson's Publications at the ProFILE Lab.

Contact Info

Contact Information:

Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 
150 Kilgour Road Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8 
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6378

Contact Email:

Media Expertise

healthy lifestyles, weight-related communications, sexuality in healthcare