Elaine Ori, PhD (c), 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 over 15 years 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