Shelly Russell-Mayhew

Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew

Research Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB

Shelly Russell-Mayhew is a Research Professor and registered psychologist at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education (WSE). She has 20 years of experience with health promotion in schools and her program of research includes national and international leadership in Comprehensive School Health. She is an award-winning teacher, scholar, and research supervisor recognized for her innovation across teaching and research. Dr. SRM is making a profound difference in education and health with her research, bridging the gap between the two to transform how we think and act about wellness and weight. The objective of Shelly’s research program is to lead and transform research about weight-related issues like body image, disordered eating (e.g., unhealthy methods of weight change), weight-related disorders (e.g., obesity, eating disorders) and professional conversations and interactions about weight (e.g., weight bias and stigma). You can find out more about her research program at


Research, Well at WorkWell at Work

How should we be talking about weight in schools?

Promising Practices, Well at WorkWell at Work

It takes a village: A Comprehensive School Health approach to well-being