Edinburgh Napier

Research into the benefits of staying active after cancer diagnosis

With one in two people in the UK being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, Edinburgh Napier is researching the physical and psychological benefits of staying active after a cancer diagnosis.

Dr Anna Campbell, an Associate Professor in the University’s School of Applied Sciences, has created two exercise DVDs for cancer survivors and set up the first free community-based exercise programme in the UK.

In 2016, she was awarded an MBE for her services to exercise and cancer survivorship, and teaches students how to perform clinical exercise tests, exercise consultations/behaviour change interventions and design individualised safe and effective exercise programmes for patients.

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