Our vision is

A physically active Canadian population

Our mission is

To conduct research that will help design urban and rural environments that equitably increase physical activity for the entire population

Student Recruitment

I am currently recruiting trainees who are interested in pursuing MSc and PhD degrees related to population physical activity at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I’m particularly interested in students with a background in human kinetics, computer science, geography, or public health with an interest in physical activity and social inequalities.

We are recruiting for 3 funded MSc opportunities at the moment:

1. Wearable Device Reliability: Are you are interested in examining the reliability and validity of wearable devices. We have a ongoing study examining the reliability and validity of wearable devices. Courses in exercise physiology and experience with data analysis are strong assets for this position.

2. Transportation Systems and Physical Activity: Are you interested in who transportation systems influence physical activity. Do you have experience with GIS analysis and want to take your knowledge further. This project will create national level measures of transit and relate those to physical activity in Canada.

3. Integrated Transport and Health Modelling: Along with the ITHIM working group, the Walkabilly lab is recruiting a student interested in working on the development of an R package or working on modelling the health impacts of transportration interventions in Canada.


If you are interested, email dfuller@mun.ca with a description of your research interest, a cover letter (PDF), and CV (PDF).

WebGIS Analyst

Job Title: WebGIS Analyst

Description: The part time WebGIS analyst position will provide support for Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity’s, research program, which includes studies in the following areas:

  • Develop a mapping platform using open source tools (e.g., OpenLayers, Leaflet)
  • Create transit measures
  • Support GIS work in the Walkabilly Lab

 The candidate may be expected to develop online tools for data visualization and download. Examples of such work include https://censusmapper.ca/ and https://www.walkscore.com/. The analyst will also be required to create metrics from publicly available data including GTFS https://transitfeeds.com/ and Census Data.


  • Creating web-based tools for mapping GIS data
  • Interactive data visualization
  • Spatial Data Analysis (e.g., network analysis; accessibility)

 Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience with R, Python, JavaScript, and databases that support spatial data (e.g., PostgreSQL). Experience working with data visualization and web development using HTML and CSS are required. The ideal candidate will have strong written communication skills.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and examples of work to Dr. Daniel Fuller (dfuller@mun.ca).

The highest returns can be reaped by imagination in combination with a logical and critical mind, a spice of ingenuity coupled with an eye for the simple and humdrum, and a width of vision in the pursuit of facts that is allied with an attention to detail that is almost nauseating.

Sir Austin Bradford Hill

Daniel Fuller

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

Physical Education Building

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, NL

A1C 5S7

Phone: 709-864-7270

Email: dfuller@mun.ca