Dr. Vallis is a registered health psychologist based in Halifax. He is a health behaviour change consultant and associate professor in family medicine at Dalhousie University. He spends most of his time training health-care providers in behaviour change for chronic disease management. He regularly supervises clinical and academic students and is active in research on motivation, behavioural change and adaptation to chronic disease. He consults nationally, as well as internationally, and is heavily involved in academic publications, journal editing and clinical practice guidelines, such as the 2020 and 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity and the 2018, 2013 and 2004 clinical practice guidelines for Diabetes Canada. He was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada on the recommendation of the Canadian Diabetes Association.