The health and wellness benefits of physical activity are recognized globally, with the World Health Organization recommending that adults 18 years and older should do at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity/week. However, individuals living in marginalizing conditions such as domestic and sexual violence, unsafe/unstable housing, and experience(s) of trauma, are at risk for physical inactivity due to barriers to access and participation.

As part of larger research project which explores physical activity inequities, under the supervision of Carleton professor Francine Darroch, Health Sciences MSc candidate Elia Palladino is guiding the development of a trauma- and violence-informed physical activity “landscape of practice.”

In this online Science Café recorded March 1, 2021 Palladino talks about trauma- and violence-informed physical activity as an innovative approach to physical activity programming. Watch now to discover what a “landscape of practice” is, how they have started to lay the groundwork for its development, its mission and goals, and their next steps.

About the Science Café

Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés, now being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to resume our in-person Science Cafés in the future, generally held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For now, you are invited to join us online for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.

Visit the Science Café website for more information on upcoming online Science Cafés and to sign up for our newsletter, or contact the Faculty of Science by email at and by telephone at 613-520-4388.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in , , , , ,
Share: Twitter, Facebook