Jenna Roddick, is the Coordinator of Knowledge Acquisition and Stakeholder Engagement (KASE) for AGE-WELL’s National Innovation Hub: Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA). After fulfilling an honors degree in Kinesiology at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Jenna pursued research by completing her master’s degree, focusing on fall prevention for seniors in Newfoundland.
During her time at Memorial, she worked as a kinesiologist for personal clients and an instructor for an arthritis aquatic rehabilitation group, which is where her exposure to seniors and promoting healthy lifestyles began. In addition to her masters’ work, she worked as a research assistant with the department of physiotherapy at Eastern Health looking at patients’ expectations for physiotherapy prior to treatment for chronic low back pain. Jenna has published articles in two research journals, Muscle and Nerve and Physiotherapy Canada from her work with physiotherapists and is in the process of publishing falls prevention research with her master’s supervisor in Newfoundland. She also held a position as a teaching assistant in the faculty of kinesiology for two years in Anatomy and Biomechanics, and was employed to a sessional position at the University of Prince Edward Island teaching Human Development in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
Jenna is an advocate for a healthy balanced lifestyle at any age. On any given day, Jenna spends her time baking, reading, running or practicing yoga. When it comes to a balanced lifestyle, Jenna believes “everything in moderation, including moderation”.