Tara-Leigh F McHugh


Dr. Tara-Leigh McHugh is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Her program of research is broadly focused on enhancing the sport, physical activity, and body image experiences of women and youth. Through qualitative and collaborative research approaches her research provides an in-depth exploration of the psychosocial aspects of such experiences. Specifically, Dr. McHugh's program of research prioritizes the experiences of women and girls, as well as Indigenous youth. As demonstrated by her ongoing program of SSHRC-funded research, she has extensive experience in developing and maintaining community and cross-sector partnerships.

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February 9, 2022

Policy changes needed to better support pregnant elite female athletes, say researchers

New study identifies key areas for actions to improve gender equity in sport at all levels.

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