- Indigenous 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
- KIN 398.3 - Indigenous Wellness
- 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.
- Kowalski, K. C., McHugh, T.-L. F., Sabiston, C. M., & Ferguson, L. J. (2018). Research Methods in Kinesiology. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
- Ferguson, L., Epp, G. B., Wuttunee, K., Dunn, M., McHugh, T.-L., & Humbert, M. L. (2018). “It’s more than just performing well in your sport. It’s also about being healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually”: Indigenous women athletes’ meanings and experiences of flourishing in sport. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. doi:10.1080/2159676X.2018.1458332
- Katapally, T. R., Bhawra, J., Leatherdale, S., Ferguson, L., … & Osgood, N. (2018). The SMART study: A mobile health and citizen science methodological platform for active living surveillance, integrated knowledge translation and policy interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 4, e31. doi:10.2196/publichealth.8953
- 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.
- 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