Dr. Chatfield joined the College of Public Health during the fall semester of 2015. She previously held faculty positions at the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Chatfield’s research focus is on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions directed toward the acquisition and maintenance of behaviors that reduce chronic disease and enhance mental health. She is particularly motivated to encourage increased participation in physical activity through the lifespan using approaches such as peer mentoring, healthcare provider-initiated exercise referrals, and programming to emphasize the mental health benefits of outdoor physical activity.
Dr. Chatfield’s work is influenced by aspects of Bandura’s social cognitive theory, in particular aspects of self-regulation. Dr. Chatfield’s preferred research methods include a variety of qualitative methodologies as well as mixed and multiple methods designs. Her preferred data analysis software programs include R, Dedoose, and Quirkos.
Dr. Chatfield is a senior editor for the online peer-reviewed journal TQR: The Qualitative Report, serves as consultant to the editor for the interdisciplinary journal Sex Roles, and sits on the editorial board of Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
Smock, C., Chatfield, S., Falletta, L., Hallam, J.S., Alemagno, S. (2018) Exploration of provider place- based exercise prescriptions and referrals: A pilot survey research study. Ohio Journal of Public Health, 1(1). https://ohiopha.org/?wpdmdl=3559&ind=1542741321269
Holden, S.L., Keshock, C.M., Mitchell, S.M. & Chatfield, S.L. (2018). Dominant energy system influence on burnout in college female athletes: A follow up study. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 5(3), 178-182.
Chatfield, S.L. (2018). Emergence; Interpretation. In: Research engagement in 55 words (flash fiction). Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15(2-3), 267-271.
Chatfield, S.L. Gamble, A., & Hallam, J.S. (2018). Men’s preferences for physical activity interventions: An exploratory study using a factorial survey design created with R software. American Journal of Men’s Health. 12(2), 347-358. doi: 10.1177/1557988316643316
Chatfield, S.L. & Cottingham, M. (2017) Perceptions of athletes in disabled and non-disabled sports contexts: A qualitative descriptive research study. The Qualitative Report, 22(7), 1909-1924. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss7/11
Chatfield, S.L. & Hallam, J.S. (2016) Flipping the on switch: Men who became regularly physically active during middle age. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14(4), 340-352. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1036097
Chatfield, S.L. (2015). Characteristics of lifelong physically active older adults. Qualitative Health Research, 25(7), 966-973. doi: 10.1177/1049732314554095
Chatfield, S.L., Cooper, R., Holden, E. & Macias, K. (2014). Enhancing the experience: A multiple case study of students’ experiences using arts-based techniques learning to conduct qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 19(T & L2), 1-13. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/chatfield2.pdf
PhD, Health and Kinesiology, University of Mississippi, 2014, Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research, Nova Southeastern University, 2014, MS, Recreation, University of Southern Mississippi, 2008, BA, Communication, The Ohio State University, 1986
Physical activity participation in middle-aged and older adults; Qualitative research, Interpretative phenomenological analysis, R, Qualitative research instruction, Physical activity, Mixed methods, chronic disease