Biography - Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan

Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan received her bachelor of recreation from Dalhousie University in 1997.

She completed an internship as a recreation therapy assistant in addictions and mental health in Albuquerque, NM and then worked for 18 months as a recreation therapist in long-term care.

Dr. Sullivan completed her masters (recreation and leisure studies) at the University of Waterloo (2000) with Dr. Alison Pedlar where she studied the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease.

She then went to the University of Guelph to work with Dr. Gerald Adams in family relations and human development. In 2002, Dr. Sullivan was hired as an assistant professor at Memorial University where she completed her doctoral research (2005) examining the gambling behaviours of undergraduate students at Memorial.

Dr. Sullivan teaches courses in leisure theory, leadership, research methods, and therapeutic recreation. Her current research interests include therapeutic recreation practice issues, problem gambling, deviant leisure and women’s lived experiences of motherhood.