Cristina Caperchione, PhD
Cristina Caperchione is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.
Cristina’s research interests include the area of health-related physical activity and the use of behavioural change strategies in the prevention, reduction and management of chronic disease, including cancer. She is an expert in designing innovative community level physical activity and health promotion programs focused on maintaining healthy lifestyles in at risk, priority populations including those suffering from disease, ethnic minorities and ‘hard to reach’ men.
Cristina is currently leading projectMOVE which is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.
Catherine Sabiston, PhD
Catherine Sabiston is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Mental Health.
Her research is focused on ways to improve physical activity experiences with a focus on cancer survivorship. She is an expert in physical activity motivation, psychological and social factors tied to physical activity, and emotional well-being.
Catherine is currently leading (or co-leading) a number of funded research studies developing ways to help individuals with cancer start and/or continue to exercise.
Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN
Joan Bottorff is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Joan’s research interests focus on the social contexts of health behaviour, cancer prevention and screening, and tobacco and gender influences. She is the leader and co-leader of two very successful projects that focus on tobacco reduction.
These include the Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco (FACET) research program and the Investigating Tobacco and Gender (iTAG) project. Joan is currently a co-leader of the Harmonization project, a lifestyle modification project focusing on smoking cessation, physical activity and nutrition in the prevention of cancer for men in Northern British Columbia.
Carolyn Gotay, PhD, FCAHS
Carolyn Gotay is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health and holds the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at the University of British Columbia.
Carolyn also holds an appointment at the BC Cancer Agency and directs the Cancer Prevention Centre, a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of British Columbia.
Carolyn’s research includes projects on assessing worksite health promotion programs, reducing breast cancer risks, improving sleep quality to reduce breast cancer risks in shift workers, and improving health outcomes for prostate cancer patients and their partners.
Kristin Campbell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an associate member of the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is also an investigator in the BC Cancer Agency Cancer Survivorship Research Centre, Interdisciplinary Oncology Program (College of Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC), Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Kristin’s research examines the effects of exercise in preventing, rehabilitating and surviving chronic diseases, specifically cancer.
Neil Eves, PhD
Neil Eves is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Science at University of British Columbia Okanagan. He is also the co-Director of the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Neil’s research is focused on the integrative aspects of pulmonary, cardiac and vascular physiology and how they can be used to improve the health of individuals with chronic respiratory disease and cancer.
He is particularly interested in examining the role of exercise training for reversing the vascular and cardiac dysfunction associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapies.
Marianne Clark, PhD
Marianne Clark is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.
Her research focuses on girls and women’s embodied experiences of physical activity and on the social construction of health, beauty, and femininity. Marianne is also interested in the role of physical activity in enhancing social connectedness.