Larkin Lamarche came to the Department of Family Medicine in 2015 after completing a PhD in exercise sciences at the University of Toronto and post-doctoral work at Brock University. She is a Research Associate for Health TAPESTRY and is also an Assistant Professor (part-time). Larkin brings her experience in exercise and health psychology, specifically her expertise in exercise and older adults, to the department and TAPESTRY team. Her research also focuses on body image, coping, and health-related behaviours from a biopsychosocial perspective. When Larkin is not trying to understand how to get more people active through research, she is being active herself – weight lifting, hiking, biking and enjoying all physical activities outside. She will seek adventure in any corner of the world in her attempt to channel her inner travel writer and photographer. She is a softie for animals, especially those furry ones called bunnies, and is a dedicated listener to CBC radio, having been on herself talking about swimsuits and body image. Larkin is known to have a few green things and look for a few good giggles through the day. If she could wear shorts year-round, she would.