Fiona Moola

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Early Childhood Studies Toronto, Ontario fiona.moola@ryerson.ca

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Fiona Moola is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. She is also a research scientist at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and assistant professor (status) at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Rehab...

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Bio/Research

Fiona Moola is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. She is also a research scientist at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and assistant professor (status) at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. In her new role, Moola is leading an inter-institutional research partnership between Ryerson University and Holland Bloorview.

Moola is a Canadian-South African who is the daughter of anti-apartheid activists from South Africa. Moola completed undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2011. She completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at Concordia University in 2012 before joining the faculty at the University of Manitoba. With support from the Bloorview Research Institute at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in 2017, Moola started the HEART lab. In the HEART lab — or the Health Experiences and Arts Based Research team — Moola works with undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff to better understand the health impact of the arts in the lives of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. With her dedicated team of students and staff, Moola also studies the merits of the arts-based research canon in the production of knowledge about marginalized childhoods. Moola also maintains ongoing lines of research in childhood physical activity, Indigenous childhoods, and children’s mental health.


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