Rachel Ramsden is a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health working with co-supervisors Dr. Ian Pike and Dr. Mariana Brussoni. Rachel’s research investigates children’s outdoor play movements, behaviours and perspectives to understand how the design of outdoor play spaces influence outdoor play. She is particularly interested in mixed-methods approaches to engage children in the participatory-planning process of outdoor environments. Rachel previously worked in community planning and child care design, and holds a Masters degree in Public Health (2016) and a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree (2013). In her spare time, Rachel enjoys running with her dog, playing on her community soccer team and exploring BC’s trails and lakes.

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