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Debbie L. MacLellan

My research interests focus on the nutritional status of high risk populations, professional standards issues, nutrition education and the evaluation of nutrition programs.

  • B,Sc. (Home Economics) University of PEI, 1976
  • M.Sc. (Nutrition) University of Alberta ,1979
  • Ph.D. (Nutrition) University of Saskatchewan, 2005
Applied Human Sciences
(902) 566-0521
Research Interests: 
  • Nutritional status of high risk populations
  • Nutrition education
  • Evaluation of nutrition programs
  1. Murnaghan, D., Blanchard, C., Rodgers, W., LaRosa, J., MacQuarrie, C., MacLellan, D. (2009). Predictors of physical activity, healthy eating, and being smoke-free at school in teems: A theory of planned behaviour approach. Accepted for publication in Psychology and Health (March 2009)
  2. MacLellan, D., Taylor, J., Freeze, C. (2008). Enabling and barrier factors in the development of school nutrition policies for elementary and consolidated schools on Prince Edward Island. (Accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research).
  3. Murnaghan, D.; Blanchard, C.; Rodgers, W.; LaRosa, J.; MacQuarrie, C.;MacLellan, D.; & Gray, B. (in press). The Influence of student level normative, control, and behavioral beliefs on staying smoke-free: An application of Ajzen's theory of planned behavior. Addiction Research & Theory.
  4. Lordly, D., MacLellan, D. (2008). Acknowledging and adapting to dietetic students= changing needs. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 69, 66-70.
  5. MacLellan, D., Lordly, D. (2008). The socialization of dietetic students: The influence of the preceptor role. Journal of Allied Health, 37(2), 381.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Mount Saint Vincent
  • Ryerson University