Megan MacPherson

Doctoral Student


Megan MacPherson is a Doctoral student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. She completed her BA Honours in Psychology at the University of British Columbia followed by her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) at Queen’s University.


Megan’s main research interests center around the impact of smartphones, mHealth apps and other technologies have on individual’s activity level and health behaviours.

Megan’s work in the Diabetes Prevention Research Group focuses on the investigation and optimization of technology-related physical activity interventions. The overarching goal of Megan’s work is to determine how to best utilize technologies to positively impact physical activity and health behaviours in a variety of populations. Megan is systematically developing and implementing a text message intervention to increase exercise adherence following the Small Steps for Big Changes diabetes prevention program.

Megan is a trainer in our Small Steps for Big Changes program. For more information please visit



Office: UCH 106 – 1238 Discovery Ave, Kelowna, BC

Twitter: @MacPherson_OT