Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke, PhD, FACSM, FNAK
Catrine Tudor-Locke, PhD, FACSM, FNAK is Professor and Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Dean Tudor-Locke has joined the University from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was associate dean for research and administration in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Prior to her current appointment, Tudor-Locke served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology.
Dean Tudor-Locke is a walking behavior researcher and a recognized world leader in objective physical activity assessment and promotion, specifically focused on pedometer or accelerometer-determined ambulatory activity captured as steps/day across the lifespan. She is a trained program evaluator and adult educator focused on practical applications in objective monitoring measurement and intervention. She has also published on clinical vs. free-living gait analysis, including interpretation of cadence as a simple indicator of ambulatory patterns. She has also published work documenting the relationship between time spent in sedentary behavior and relatively low ambulatory activity, measured as steps/day.
- PhD – University of Waterloo, 2000, Health Studies and Gerontology
- Certificate – St. Francis Xavier University, 1995, Adult Education
- MSc – Dalhousie University, 1992, Kinesiology
- BA – University of Lethbridge 1985, Physical Education
- Physical Activity
- Public Health Research
Research Interests/Areas of Expertise
With funding from many public agencies and private foundations, Dean Tudor-Locke has established an internationally recognized research program on the promotion of walking throughout the lifespan and the development of objective measures of physical activity using wearable technology. She has more than 280 articles published or in press in leading physical activity journals and has presented at many national and international conferences resulting in more than 150 abstracts or conference presentations. She also has delivered more than 85 invited academic presentations in the U.S. and internationally.
Awards & Honors
|1981||Alberta Heritage Fund Scholarship|
|1981||Lethbridge Legion Scholarship|
|1989||Dalhousie University Graduate Entrance Scholarship|
|1997, 98, 99||Ontario Graduate Scholarship|
1997, 98, 99
1997, 98, 99
Provost, Graduate Incentive Fund
University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship
|1998||J. Alan George Student Leadership Award|
|1998||Bayer Corporation Education Innovation Award (Co-Recipient with W. Rodger)|
|2000||Governor-General Gold Medal University of Waterloo|
Early Career Award
International Society of Behavioral Medicine (Travel award to attend International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Australia)
|2002||Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Writing Award|
|2003||Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine|
|2003||Nominated for ASU East Award of Excellence for Researcher of the Year|
|2005||Early promotion to Associate Professor, Arizona State University|
|2006||SEACSM Lecturer (visited University of Alabama, Georgia State University, and Florida State University)|
|2007||Tenure granted at Arizona State University|
|2007||Sabbatical granted at Arizona State University (Study and travel in Australia)|
|2008||Granted rolling tenure (and continuously awarded during all years at this appointment) at Pennington Biomedical Research Center|
|2010||Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Writing Award|
|2010||O’Dell Lecture (Invited Named Lecture at the University of Missouri)|
|2015||Promoted to Full Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|2015||Elected Fellow (#553) to the National Academy of Kinesiology|
|2016||University of Massachusetts Boston Research Excellence Award|
Dean Tudor-Locke is an elected fellow to the National Academy of Kinesiology and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, and the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.
1: Tudor-Locke C, Aguiar EJ, Han H, Ducharme SW, Schuna JM Jr, Barreira TV, Moore
CC, Busa MA, Lim J, Sirard JR, Chipkin SR, Staudenmayer J. Walking cadence
(steps/min) and intensity in 21-40 year olds: CADENCE-adults. Int J Behav Nutr
Phys Act. 2019 Jan 17;16(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0769-6. PubMed PMID:
30654810; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6337834.
2: Tudor-Locke C, Han H, Aguiar EJ, Barreira TV, Schuna JM Jr, Kang M, Rowe DA.
How fast is fast enough? Walking cadence (steps/min) as a practical estimate of
intensity in adults: a narrative review. Br J Sports Med. 2018
Jun;52(12):776-788. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097628. Review. PubMed PMID:
29858465; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6029645.
3: Tudor-Locke C, Schuna JM Jr, Han HO, Aguiar EJ, Green MA, Busa MA, Larrivee S,
Johnson WD. Step-Based Physical Activity Metrics and Cardiometabolic Risk: NHANES
2005-2006. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Feb;49(2):283-291. doi:
10.1249/MSS.0000000000001100. PubMed PMID: 27669450; PubMed Central PMCID:
4: Tudor-Locke C, Mire EF, Barreira TV, Schuna JM, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G,
Kurpad A, Kuriyan R, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V,
Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Zhao P, Church TS, Katzmarzyk PT; ISCOLE
Research Group. Nocturnal sleep-related variables from 24-h free-living
waist-worn accelerometry: International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and
the Environment. Int J Obes Suppl. 2015 Dec;5(Suppl 2):S47-52. doi:
10.1038/ijosup.2015.19. Epub 2015 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 27152185; PubMed Central
5: Tudor-Locke C, Mire EF, Dentro KN, Barreira TV, Schuna JM Jr, Zhao P, Tremblay
MS, Standage M, Sarmiento OL, Onywera V, Olds T, Matsudo V, Maia J, Maher C,
Lambert EV, Kurpad A, Kuriyan R, Hu G, Fogelholm M, Chaput JP, Church TS,
Katzmarzyk PT; ISCOLE Research Group. A model for presenting accelerometer
paradata in large studies: ISCOLE. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Apr 20;12:52.
doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0213-5. PubMed PMID: 25927615; PubMed Central PMCID: