Featuring Allison Campbell, BPK PhD Student, Co-supervised by Dr. Anita Cote and Dr. Victoria Claydon.
I grew up in Maple Ridge, made my way to the University of Maryland for my undergrad and then to Indiana University for my master’s. After moving back to the area and working for a while, I decided I wasn’t done learning about Exercise Physiology yet and started my PhD at SFU in the BPK Department!
What do you do?
My PhD is focused on female cardiovascular function and exercise. I am passionate about helping improve the knowledge gap surrounding female athletes and the relationship between the menstrual cycle and exercise.
Any advice you would give to starting graduates?
Get involved! The BPK department is filled with great people who are willing to lend a helping hand academically and professionally. There is also no shortage of fun people to hang out with (whether in person or on Zoom!) when you need a break from work or school.
Which do you prefer – dogs or cats?
Dogs- especially the little lady featured in my photo, Miga! She’s named after one of the Vancouver 2010 mascots, which also tells you I also love sports and Vancouver!
This post was originally posted to the SFU BPK Instagram account on October 8, 2021.