Dr. Mariana Brussoni is a researcher with the University of British Columbia. She has many accolades to her name and her research is widely published. Here media presence is far and wide including guest blogs, radio shows, and news articles, to name just a few: Psychology Today, Huffington Post, New York Times, CBC News, Today's Parent, and The Children & Nature Network.
Dr. Brussoni and links to her research and media credits can be found on her website:
Dr. Brussoni is also part of a team responsible for developing a free online tool to help parents and caregivers get more comfortable with allowing children to engage in healthy, risky free play. Find this FANTASTIC resource here: https://outsideplay.ca/