Gainforth, Heather

Heather Gainsforth

Heather Gainforth PhD

Associate Professor

School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road ART 129
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9352

ABC Lab web

Twitter:  @HGainforth

School of Health and Exercise Sciences web:  Heather Gainforth

  • Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Smoking cessation
  • Physical activity
  • Behaviour change
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Community-based research
  • Investigating the effective application of behaviour change techniques by stop smoking practitioners using state space grids

For a full list of Dr. Gainforth’s publications, please visit her Google Scholar profile:

Gainforth, H. L., Aujla, S. Y., Beard, E., Croghan, E., & West, R. (2017). Associations between Practitioner Personality and Client Quit Rates in Smoking Cessation Behavioural Support Interventions. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 1-7. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2017.10

Gainforth, H. L., Jarvis, J. W., Berry, T. R., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Deshpande, S., Faulkner, G., … & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2016). Evaluating the ParticipACTION “Think Again” Campaign. Health Education & Behavior, 43(4), 434-441. doi: 10.1177/1090198115604614

Gainforth, H. L., Sheals, K., Atkins, L., Jackson, R., & Michie, S. (2016). Developing interventions to change recycling behaviors: A case study of applying behavioral science. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 15(4), 325-339. doi: 10.1080/1533015X.2016.1241166

Gainforth, H. L., Lorencatto, F., Erickson, K., West, R., & Michie, S. (2016). Characterizing clients’ verbal statements in behavioural support interventions: The case of smoking cessation. British journal of health psychology, 21(3), 600-612. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12188

Gainforth, H. L., West, R., & Michie, S. (2015). Assessing connections between behavior change theories using network analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(5), 754-761. doi: 10.1007/s12160-015-9710-7

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulos, P., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015). Examining the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Community-Based Organization Implementing an Event-Based Knowledge Mobilization Initiative to Promote Physical Activity Guidelines for People With Spinal Cord Injury Among Support Personnel. Health promotion practice, 16(1), 55-62. doi: 10.1177/1524839914528210

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Davis, C., Casemore, S., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2015). Testing the feasibility of training peers with a spinal cord injury to learn and implement brief action planning to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury. The journal of spinal cord medicine, 38(4), 515-525. doi: 10.1179/2045772314Y.0000000239

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Moore, S., Athanasopoulos, P., & Ginis, K. A. M. (2015). Using network analysis to understand knowledge mobilization in a community-based organization. International journal of behavioral medicine, 22(3), 292-300. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9430-6

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulos, P., Moore, S., & Ginis, K. A. M. (2014). The role of interpersonal communication in the process of knowledge mobilization within a community-based organization: a network analysis. Implementation Science, 9(1), 59. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-59

Gainforth, H. L., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Athanasopoulos, P., & Ginis, K. A. M. (2013). Examining the effectiveness of a knowledge mobilization initiative for disseminating the physical activity guidelines for people with spinal cord injury. Disability and health journal, 6(3), 260-265. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.01.012

Gainforth, H. L., Berry, T., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R. E., Spence, J. C., Tremblay, M. S., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2013). Evaluating the uptake of Canada’s new physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines on service organizations’ websites. Translational behavioral medicine, 3(2), 172-179. doi: 10.1007/s13142-012-0190-z

Gainforth, H. L., O’Malley, D., Mountenay, T., & Latimer-Cheung, A. (2013). Independence and physical activity status moderate stereotypes toward people with a physical disability. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11(3), 244-257. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2013.749001

Gainforth, H. L., Cao, W., & Latimer‐Cheung, A. E. (2012). Message framing and parents’ intentions to have their children vaccinated against HPV. Public Health Nursing, 29(6), 542-552. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2012.01038.x

Gainforth, H. L., & Latimer, A. E. (2012). Risky business: risk information and the moderating effect of message frame and past behaviour on women’s perceptions of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Journal of health psychology, 17(6), 896-906. doi: 10.1177/1359105311431173

Gainforth, H. L., Cao, W., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2012). Determinants of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination intent among three Canadian target groups. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(4), 717-724. doi: 10.1007/s13187-012-0389-1