- Aboriginal Health
- Social Psychology
- Women's Health
- Ph.D. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, 2014
- M.Sc. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
- B.A. (Honours) Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, 2007
- KIN 122.3 - Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
- KIN 380.3 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
- GSR 982 - Mentored Teaching
Prospective Graduate Students
Dr. Ferguson is currently accepting graduate student applications. Prospective students interested in pursuing a research graduate degree in the area of sport, health, and exercise psychology or Indigenous peoples' health should contact Dr. Ferguson and provide a brief summary of prior research experience, an expression of interest in pursuing graduate studies, and unofficial transcripts.
- Tarasoff, L., Ferguson, L. J., & Kowalski, K. C. (2017). Self-compassion in an evaluative dance environment. University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal, 3, 1-11.
- Ferguson, L. J., & Gunnell, K. E. (2016). Eudaimonic wellbeing: A gendered perspective. In J. Vitterso (Ed.), Handbook of eudaimonic wellbeing. (pp. 427-436). Switzerland: Springer.
- Ferguson, L. J., & Philipenko, N. Y. (2016).“I would love to blast some pow music and just dance”: First Nations students’ experiences of physical activity on campus. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8, 180-193.
- Foulds, H. J. A., Rodgers, C. D., Duncan, V., & Ferguson, L. J. (2016). A systematic review of screen time behaviour among North American Indigenous populations. Obesity Reviews, 17, 455-466
- Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2015). Self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being during emotionally difficult times in sport. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1263-1280.
- Reis, N. A., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R.E. (2015). Self-compassion and women athletes’ responses to emotionally difficult sport situations: An evaluation of a brief induction. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 18-25.
- Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2014). Exploring self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being in young women athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 203-216.
- Grove, J. R., Main, L., Partridge, K., Bishop, D., Russell, S., Shepherdson, A. & Ferguson, L. (2014). Training distress and performance readiness: Laboratory and field validation of a brief self-report measure. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 6, e483-e490.
- Kowalski, K., & Ferguson, L. (2014). Self-acceptance. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 612-614). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Kowalski, K., & Ferguson, L. (2014). Self-compassion. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 622-624). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Sutherland, L. M., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2014). Narratives of young women athletes’ experiences of emotional pain and self-compassion. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6, 499-516.
- West, K., Ferguson, L., Henderson, A., Kawalilak, C., Krushelinski, C., Morris, E., … Smyth, S. (2014). Using collaborative inquiry to investigate reflective teaching portfolios as award criteria. In L. L. B. Border (Ed.), Studies in graduate and professional student development: Graduate student teaching awards. (pp. 79-94). No. 15: Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
- Title: Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program in Saskatchewan
Agency: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Partnership Grant
- Title: Aboriginal Women Athletes’ Flourishing in Sport
Agency: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant
- Title: Self-compassion in Sport: Its Stability and Longitudinal Relationships with Young Women Athletes’ Performance and Eudaimonic Well-being
Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant
- Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan McGavock (University of Manitoba)
Title: Expanding the Circle: Peer-based Approaches to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention for Indigenous Children
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant: Pathways Implementation Research Team – Component 2
- Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre
- Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle
- Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS)
- North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
- International Association of Applied Psychology
- Mental Skills Consultant, Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan