Carleton University hosts Science Café – Creating a “Landscape of Practice” to Advance Trauma and Violence-Informed Physical Activity with speaker Elia Palladino. The health and wellness benefits of physical activity are recognized globally, with the World Health Organization recommending that adults 18 years and older should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week.

However, individuals living in marginalizing conditions such as domestic and sexual violence, unsafe/unstable housing and experience(s) of trauma, are at risk for physical inactivity due to barriers to access and participation. As part of a larger research project which explores physical activity inequities, under the supervision of Francine Darroch, Palladino is guiding the development of a trauma- and violence-informed physical activity “landscape of practice.” Palladino will talk about trauma- and violence-informed physical activity as an innovative approach to physical activity programming. She’ll describe what a “landscape of practice” is, how they have started to lay the groundwork for its development, its mission, goals and next steps.

When: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.


About the Speaker

Palladino graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours degree at Carleton and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology and Policy. As a member of the Health and Wellness Equity Research Group at Carleton, she is conducting research to guide the development of a Community of Practice that would positively impact the sustainability of community-developed-and-implemented physical activity resources and programs for marginalized individuals.

About the Science Café

Come and virtually join us for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the Faculty of Science by email at

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