McMaster University

McMaster University

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, Ph.D.
Professor of Health and Exercise Psychology, Department of Kinesiology
Email: martink@mcmaster.ca

Research Interests

Her research program focuses on psychosocial influences and consequences of physical activity participation, particularly among people with SCI. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in 1996 and completed postdoctoral training at Wake Forest University.

She has received over $2.5 million in research funding, including a $1 million Community-University Research Alliance grant to develop and implement physical activity interventions in the Ontario SCI community. She received the Early Distinguished Career Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and holds a CIHR New Investigator Award. She has published over 100 refereed scientific journal articles and book chapters, and is a co-author of The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice.

Selected Publications (over last 3 years)

  • Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E., Buchholz, A., Bray, S. R., Craven, B. C., Hicks, A. L., Hayes, K. C. McColl, M.A., Potter, P. J., Smith, K. M., & Wolfe, D. (2008). Establishing evidence-based physical activity guidelines: Methods for the Study of Health and Activity in People with Spinal Cord Injury (SHAPE SCI). Spinal Cord, 46, 216-221.
  • Bassett, R. L., & Martin Ginis, K. A. & Buchholz, A. E. & The SHAPE SCI Research Group (2009). A pilot study examining correlates of body image among women living with SCI. Spinal Cord. advance online publication, January 27, 2009; doi:10.1038/sc.2008.174
  • Gibson AE, Buchholz AC, Martin Ginis K. A., & SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2008).  C-Reactive protein in adults with chronic spinal cord injury:  increased chronic inflammation in tetraplegia vs. paraplegia.  Spinal Cord, [Epub ahead of print].
  • Finnie AK, Buchholz AC, Martin Ginis K. A., & SHAPE SCI Research Group (2008).  Current coronary heart disease risk assessment tools may underestimate risk in community-dwelling persons with chronic spinal cord injury.  Spinal Cord [Epub ahead of print].

    Hetz,S. P., Latimer, A. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2008). Activities of daily living performed by individuals with SCI: relationships with physical fitness and leisure time physical activity. Spinal Cord advance online publication, December 23, 2008;doi:10.1038/sc.2008.160
  • Walters, J. L., Buchholz, A. C., & Martin Ginis, K. A. & The SHAPE SCI Research Group (2008). Evidence of dietary inadequacy in adults with chronic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord advance online publication, December 23, 2008; doi:10.1038/sc.2008.160

    Bassett, R. L., & Martin Ginis, K. A. & The SHAPE SCI Research Group (2008). More than looking good: Impact on quality of life moderates the relationship between functional body image and physical activity in men with SCI. Spinal Cord advance online publication, September 16, 2008; doi:10.1038/sc.2008.114
  • Hicks, A. L., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2008). Treadmill training after spinal cord injury: It’s not just about the walking. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 45, 241-248.

    Martin Ginis, K. A., & Hicks, A. L. (2007). Physical activity for Canadians with a disability: benefits, barriers and blueprints. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98 (Suppl. 2), S135-S147
  • Arbour, K. A., Latimer, A. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A., & Jung, M. E. (2007). Moving beyond the stigma: The impression formation benefits of exercise for individuals with a physical disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 24, 144-159.
  • Martin Ginis, K. A., & Latimer, A. E. (2007). The effects of acute bouts of body-weight supported treadmill training on the mood states of people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 45, 112-115.
  • Adams, M. M., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Adams, M. M. (2007). Development and preliminary evaluation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88, 1185-1192.
  • Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., Hicks, A. L., & Craven, B. C. (2006). Validation of the Physical Activity Recall Assessment for People with Spinal Cord Injury (PARA-SCI). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38, 208-216.
  • *Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Arbour, K. P. (2006). The efficacy of an implementation intention intervention for promoting physical activity among individuals with spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trial. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51, 273-280.
    *Harold Yuker Award for Best Paper published in Rehabilitation Psychology (2007)
  • Hicks, A.L., Adams, M. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., Giangregorio, L., Latimer, A. E., Phillips, S.M., & McCartney, N. (2005). Long-term BWSTT and subsequent follow-up in persons with chronic SCI:  Effects on functional walking ability and measures of subjective well-being. Spinal Cord, 43, 291-298.
  • Latimer, A. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2005). Examining the utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior for predicting leisure time physical activity among individuals with spinal cord injury.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 389-396.
  • Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Hicks, A. L. (2005). Buffering the effects of stress on well-being among individuals with SCI: A potential role for exercise. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 39, 131-138.
  • Martin Ginis, K. A., Latimer, A. E., Hicks, A. L., Craven, C. (2005). Development and evaluation of an activity measure for people with spinal cord injury. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37, 1099-1111.
  • Martin Ginis, K. A., & Hicks, A. L. (2005). Exercise research issues in the spinal cord injured population. Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, 33, 49-53.
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