Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer
9-209E, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-497-4710
Cynthia Puddu obtained both her Bachelor of Physical Education in Athletic Therapy and MSc in Health Promotion at the University of Alberta. She is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and her research is looking at the experiences of homeless youth in downtown Edmonton and how the Ice District redevelopment is shaping those experiences.
Teaching and Research Interests
Cynthia Puddu is very interested in using her teaching and research to work as an ally and advocate for populations that have been historically silenced. Using community-based participatory research methods, she works closely with homeless youth in Edmonton, sharing their stories of difficulty and success. She uses these stories and experiences in teaching about health and to show her students the importance of advocating for those who may not have a strong voice in the community.
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Puddu, C. (2016). Voices from the street: Stories of vulnerable youth in the shadow of urban development. Presentation. High Risk Youth Conference, Edmonton, AB.
Puddu, C. (2016). Lessons on using research to implement changes to policies and practice. Panel discussion. Edmonton Homelessness Research Symposium, Edmonton, AB.
Awards / Grants / Fellowships