Dr. Guy Faulkner is a professor and Chair in Applied Public Health in the School of Kinesiology at UBC (appointed July 2015). Broadly, his research has focused on two inter-related themes: the effectiveness of PA promotion interventions; and PA and mental health. He has extensive experience working with hard-to-reach populations primarily those with serious mental illness; and extensive experience developing and evaluating mhealth physical activity interventions that include the use of wearable devices such as Fitbits. He was named as a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher, 2020 and 2021 for being internationally named as one of the most highly cited researchers ranked in the top 1% by citations for social sciences by Web of Science. He currently serves as chair of the ParticipACTION research advisory committee (2010-present) and is a member of the Research Work Group for the 2012-2023 National Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. In 2013, Faulkner was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to making PA a priority in Canadian communities.