Eden's Research

Committed to best practices and innovative methods

Eden's work as a scholar and researcher is central to her practice. She believes that in order to offer the best services to her clients, it is important for her therapeutic work to be grounded in best practices, and researched for its effects on clients and community members. She has extensive research experience in both quantitative methods and qualitative methods. Her areas of research expertise are: mental health, aging and health, cognitive psychology, relationship science and dance therapy.


Scholarly and Professional Activies


Conference Presentations

  1. Champagne, E., Kurta, T., Matharu, A., Mueller, H., Norman, H., Reis, S. (2021). The last decade of disability and illness leisure research: A critical review of representations. GARLS symposium, Waterloo.

  2. Champagne, E (2019). Benefits of Dance Interventions for Caregivers. DMTAC Professional Exchange weekend. Toronto, Canada.

  3. Champagne, E., Ciantar, S. R., & DeSouza, J. F. X. (2019). Benefits of Dancing with Parkinson’s for Care Partners. Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. Toronto, Canada.

  4. Champagne, E., Ciantar, S. R., Barnstaple, R., & DeSouza, J. F. X. (2019). The Effects of Dance on Couple Outcomes Yoked to a Partner with Parkinson’s Disease. Centre for Vision Research/VISTA conference, Toronto, Canada


Academic Awards and Distinctions

Dean's support for PhD Student Award
University of Waterloo


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
York University


College of Social and Applied Human Science's Dean's Scholarship
University of Guelph


Norma Bowen Scholarship for Excellence in Psychology
University of Guelph



Research Experience


Research Assistant

Research assistant on Bitove Method study, with the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance. Investigating the transition of arts-based, relational programming onto virtual platforms for people living with dementia and their care partners: qualitative interviews and analysis. This project was under the supervision of Dr. Sherry Dupuis, at the University of Waterloo.


Research Practicum

Investigating dyadic effects of dance on relationship satisfaction for romantic couples coping with Parkinson’s disease: literature review, questionnaire design, recruitment, multi-level dyadic modelling, quantitative analysis. This project was under the supervision of Dr. Amy Muise at York University in the SHaRe Lab.


Research Assistant

Researching the neurological effects of dance for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners: administering rsEEG, various quantitative measures such as MMSE, and analyzing rsEEG in MatLab with participants at weekly testing sessions following community dance classes.


Academic Teaching Experience


Teaching Assistant

Lead Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies (REC 100) for Kelsey Johansen and Dr. Corey Johnson at the University of Waterloo.


Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for Psychology Statistics and Introduction to Psychology  for Dr. Stephanie Craig, Dr. Gerald Goldberg and Dr. Myriam Mongrain at York University.


Supported Learning Groups (SLG) Leader

Design and ran weekly study sessions for psychology statistics courses at the University of Guelph. As a peer helper, Eden made an impact on undergraduate student success. She was recognized for her efforts in peer service with the Barbara Cardow Award for excellence in student service in 2017.