Heather is a PhD student in the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria where the research focus is on psychology of physical activity behaviour. She is especially interested in physical activity promotion that targets and is tailored to perinatal populations as well as populations with musculoskeletal conditions. Her doctoral dissertation is focused on physical activity mHealth tailored to postpartum individuals with lumbopelvic pain. Prior to her doctoral studies, Heather practiced as a chiropractor and her passion for evidence-based care led to taking a Master’s of Rehabilitation Science at UBC. Her major project focused on running-related injury prevention knowledge and behaviours among recreational runners. During her free time Heather enjoys hiking, cycling, and swimming with her family and friends.
Physical activity, postpartum health, lumbopelvic pain, pelvic girdle pain, digital health