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Dr Caleb Leduc

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Caleb is a Research Associate and Executive Committee Member at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH). He is also a sessional instructor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He has previously completed a Masters in Human Kinetics and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology at Laurentian University. He has also completed a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. His doctoral research involved the design and evaluation of a psychosocial education and fitness training intervention programs targeting injury reduction in wildland firefighters with AFFES.

Thesis Title

Development, implementation and evaluation of psychosocial education and fitness training interventions in wildland firefighting

Thesis Outline

Wildland firefighters are exposed to extreme physical and psychological challenges with high injury rates associated with: job stress, fitness level, and fatigue. The purpose of Caleb's doctoral research is to evaluate the outcomes of a psychosocial education and fitness training intervention programs, designed to improve their task-specific physical fitness and decrease worker stress. Pre- and post-season fitness data assessed anthropometric health, grip strength, flexibility, core strength and anaerobic capacity. Participants also completed self-report measures at both points on psychosocial risks, work engagement, psychological capital, and job stress.

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