Natasha Spassiani
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Dr Natasha Spassiani

Lecturer

Biography

I received my B.Sc. (Hons.) (2008) and M.Sc. (2010) from York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, and my Ph.D. (2015) in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon completing my Ph.D., I began a post-doctoral research fellowship at both the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Services Research Unit. In October 2015, I began a limited-term assistant professor faculty appointment at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), where I lead the development of a transformative accredited curriculum entitled 'Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice', which offers university students with intellectual disabilities a high academic standard of learning. In November 2016, I began working at Edinburgh Napier University in the School of Health and Social Care as a lecturer in learning disabilities.

Research Areas

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23 results

Gatekeepers of Gerontological Research: A Pilot Study Investigating Factors Influencing Research Compliance

Journal Article
Bailey, K. A., Baker, J., Spassiani, N. A., & Meisner, B. A. (2012)
Gatekeepers of Gerontological Research: A Pilot Study Investigating Factors Influencing Research Compliance. Research on Aging, 34(5), 499-506. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027512444290
Gerontological studies note research noncompliance as a limitation of their results; however, few investigations focus on ways to minimize noncompliance. Additionally, older a...

Integrating Mental Skills into a Physical Activity Program for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Intégration des capacités intellectuelles à un programme d'activité physique pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant une déficience intellectuelle

Journal Article
Spassiani, N. A., & Fraser-Thomas, J. L. (2011)
Integrating Mental Skills into a Physical Activity Program for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Intégration des capacités intellectuelles à un programme d'activité physique pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant une déficience intellectuelle. Revue phénEPS, 3(3),
Past studies have found physical activity (PA) programs can be effective in promoting mental skills; however, no research has examined a PA program that incorporates mental sk...

Exercise and the fatty liver

Journal Article
Spassiani, N. A., & Kuk, J. L. (2008)
Exercise and the fatty liver. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 33(4), 802-807. https://doi.org/10.1139/h08-059
Fatty liver is an increasingly prevalent condition that is associated with several metabolic derangements, thus necessitating the development of effective therapeutic interven...

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