Dawn Trussell

Applied Health Sciences - Recreation & Leisure Studies

Dawn Trussell


Broadly defined, my research program seeks to understand diverse social contexts and issues of power and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to the constructs of family, children and youth, gender and sexuality, and rurality. 

My current research examines organized youth sport and family leisure experiences with an emphasis on the connection to gender and parenting ideologies. I am also working with a research team from Concordia University that is examining the multiple spheres of women's lives (work, family, and leisure) that influences their well-being during the transition to motherhood. My prior work has also investigated family life and leisure meanings in rural settings.

In addition, I have a keen interest in the methodological and ethical issues in the research process, when working with vulnerable and socially marginalized populations such as children, youth, and those living in poverty.


a portrait of Dawn Trussell
Dawn Trussell

Assistant Professor
Office: STH 350
T 905 688 5550 x4580
F 905 984 4843
E dtrussell@brocku.ca