Elaine Ori, CSEP-CEP
Academic Title: Instructor


PhD(c), University of Alberta
MHS, Athabasca University
BSc. Kinesiology, University of Lethbridge 

Contact Information
Email: eori@mtroyal.ca



Elaine is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) with more than 15 years of experience in community, clinical, and non-profit organizations. Her research focuses on the influence of social media on health behaviours, in particular on physical activity and exercise. She has contributed to work at local, national, and international levels.

Areas of Scholarship

  • Exercise & Health Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Communication

Selected Publications

Yun, L., Ori, E. M., Lee, Y., Sivak, A., Berry, T. R. (2017). A systematic review of mass media physical activity campaigns: An update from 2010. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(7). doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0616

Berry, T. R., Rhodes, R. E., Ori, E. M., McFadden, K., Faulkner, G., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., O’Reilly, N., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M. S., & Vanderloo, L. M. (2018). The short-term effects of a mass reach physical activity campaign: An evaluation using hierarchy of effects model and intention profiles. BMC Public Health, 18:1300. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6218-7.

Selected Presentations

Ori, E. M., & Berry, T. R. (2016, October). Physical activity information seeking among university students. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) annual conference. Waterloo, Ontario.

Ori, E. M. & Murray, T. C. (2015, October). The influence of health magazine messaging on intentions to exercise. Paper presented at Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) annual conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

Relevant Community Service

  • Calgary Flames Health Training Camp, Steering Committee Member
  • Provincial Fitness Unit Perspectives Conference committee
  • Calgary YMCA Group Fitness Instructor