PJ Naylor is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria. Dr. Naylor’s research incorporates socio-ecological and setting-based approaches to children’s physical activity focusing on the environments where children live, learn and play. She is also passionate about implementation and scale-up science; how do we facilitate the widespread use of effective strategies. Dr. Naylor was a key partner in the development of the scale-up of Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers (HOP–LEAP BC) and the Appetite to Play capacity-building initiative which focuses on enhancing opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating and food and physical literacy in early years settings. Other physical activity and physical literacy-related interventions she has been involved with target schools (Action Schools! BC; Physical Literacy Mentoring; Active Streets, Active People Jr. -An Active Routes to School Model; Playground naturalization; Way2Go – a social marketing initiative to promote active transportation for female children and youth); after school settings (Nature and Physical Literacy After School Program) and community (Playboxes in Community Parks; and Parent Physical Literacy Workshops).
Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria. Victoria, Canada