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Research Week: Cancer Rehabilitation - Movement Matters
Wed 19 April 2017, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
***Please note that Research Week is an Internal event for Univeristy of Stirling staff only***
Dr Anna Campbell MBE talks about the need to stay active after a cancer diagnosis.
The number of cancer survivors is steadily increasing and by 2030 there will be over 4 million people living with cancer. This talk explains why staying active after a cancer diagnosis can help reduce or prevent side effects such as tiredness and can improve the quality of life of those living with and beyond cancer.
Dr Anna Campbell is a senior lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. For over 16 years, Dr Campbell has researched the physical and psychological benefits of staying active after a cancer diagnosis. She has put her research into practice, making two exercise DVDs for cancer survivors and setting up the first free community-based exercise programme in the UK. Anna is Director of CanRehab, which provides training and education for fitness and health professionals working with cancer survivors in the community. In addition to publishing her research and establishing best practice, she is also a consultant for Macmillan Cancer Care, assisting in the establishment and evaluation of UK-wide community-based exercise programmes for cancer patients and survivors. Anna is an invited member of the Breast Cancer Campaign Research Gap Advisory Group, National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Lifestyle & Behaviour Change group and Macmillan Physical Activity & Cancer Advisory Group. In 2016 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for services to research into exercise and cancer survivorship.