Shane N. Sweet, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University
Regular Researcher, CRIR-Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

Phone: 514 398-4184 (09903)

Fax: 514 398-4186




  • B.A., Honours Psychology, University of Ottawa, 2004
  • Ph.D. Experimental psychology, University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 2011Postdoctoral fellow, CIRRIS-IRDPQ, 2012-2013
  • Postdoctoral fellow, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, 2011-2013

Research Interests

Physical activity, social participation, quality of life in adults.

Research laboratory

Theories and Interventions in Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory (TIE Lab)

Selected publications

Rocchi, M.A., Robichaud Lapointe, T., Gainforth, H.L., Chemtob, K., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Kairy, D. & Sweet, S.N. (In press 2020 (Online ahead of print)). Delivering a tele-health intervention promoting motivation and leisure-time physical activity among adults with spinal cord injury: An implementation evaluation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. [doi]

Michalovic, E., Jensen, D., Dandurand, R.J., Saad, N., Ezer, N., Moullec, G., . . . Sweet, S.N. (2020). Description of participation in daily and social activities for individuals with COPD. COPD, 17(5), 543-556. [doi]

Chemtob, K., Rocchi, M., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P., Kairy, D., Fillion, B. & Sweet, S.N. (2019). Using tele-health to enhance motivation, leisure time physical activity, and quality of life in adults with spinal cord injury: A self-determination theory-based pilot randomized control trial. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 243-252. [doi]

Sweet, S.N., Michalovic, E., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Fortier, M., Noreau, L., Zelaya, W. & Martin Ginis, K.A. (2018). Spinal cord injury peer mentorship: Applying self-determination theory to explain quality of life and participation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(3), 468-476. [doi]

Best, K.L., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K.P. & Sweet, S.N. (2017). Community-based physical activity and wheelchair mobility programs for individuals with spinal cord injury in Canada: Current reflections and future directions. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 40(6), 777-782. [doi]



Research orientation

Axis 2: Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Theme 2: Services, Systems and Policies

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation