Prospective Trainees

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are the future great leaders in science. The Cluster is committed to mentoring students and fellows, providing opportunities for students and fellows to co-lead projects in the field, and workshops and conferences that will unite leaders from across the world in the dissemination of and training in our rapidly advancing science.

The following faculty are accepting students for 2019/2020

Faculty Name Area of Research
Dr. Catherine Backman (a) Occupational disruption and the impact of chronic illness on participation in paid and unpaid work and social roles. Recent studies relate to parenting, employment, and creative occupations, with an emphasis on balancing occupations to promote health and well-being; (b) evaluating the outcomes of occupational therapy and rehabilitation interventions, including use of e-health tools, and the ethical tensions that arise in delivering competent care.
Dr. Mark Beauchamp Drawing from diverse disciplines (that include behavioural medicine, organizational psychology, and education) Dr. Beauchamp’s research program is dedicated to (a) understanding both barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity behaviour across the age spectrum, and (b) developing conceptually-sound, evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity that are sustainable and cost-effective.
Dr. Susan Cox arts and health; narratives of health and illness, grief, loss, death and dying; research ethics/ethics in research, experiences of research participants
Dr. Jordan Guenette Exercise, Cardio-respiratory Physiology, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Dr. Michael Hunt Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Osteoarthritis, Movement Analysis
Dr. Linda Li Arthritis, Model of Care, Help-seeking, Communication Technology, Knowledge Translation
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose Dr. Liu-Ambrose works collaboratively with faculty in Psychology, Neurology, Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine, and Health Care and Epidemiology. Dr. Liu-Ambrose is an investigator with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Dr. Eli Puterman  It is unquestionable that habitual physical activity promotes health. My research seeks to understand the interplay between stress, aging, and exercise. I am currently developing new intervention trials and laboratory-based studies to disentangle the extent to which both acute and long-term exercise can strengthen both psychological and biological stress responses and immune function in children and adults alike.
Dr. William Sheel The mammalian respiratory and cardiovascular systems are inseparably integrated such that manipulation of one system has consequences for the other. My program seeks to further our understanding of this fundamental biological relationship.

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The UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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