Our alumni are spreading their knowledge around the world


Dr. Courneya has mentored many master's and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows who have continued to make outstanding contributions to the field of physical activity and cancer survivorship.

We are proud to have the following alumni:

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Area of study

Current position

Erin McGowan (2010-2012)
Randomized trial of a behavioural intervention to increase physical activity in prostate cancer survivors  Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, CA

Amy Speed-Andrews (2008-2010)

Physical activity and yoga in colorectal and breast cancer survivors 

Margaret L. McNeely (2007-2008)


Physical activity in lymphoma survivors 

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

Clare Stevinson (2005-2007)


Physical activity in lymphoma and ovarian cancer survivors .

Lecturer, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Lee W. Jones (2002-2004)


Exercise in advanced lung and breast cancer survivors

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, NY, USA

Doctoral degree recipients


 Cynthia Forbes (2009-2015)
 Physical activity among Nova Scotian cancer survivors Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA
Lisa Belanger (2009-2013) Physical Activity and Health in Young Adult Cancer Survivors  
Linda Trinh (2007-2013)

Physical Activity for Health in Kidney Cancer Survivors Assistant Professor, Department of
Kinesiology & Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Chris Sellar (2004-2012)

Exercise and fitness in colorectal cancer survivors Faculty Lecturer/Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

Carolyn J. Peddle-McIntyre(2004-2011)


Exercise in the management of lung cancer 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia

Kristina H. Karvinen (2003-2007)


Exercise prevalence, associations with quality of life, determinants and preferences in endometrial and bladder cancer survivors

Associate Professor,
Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, CA

Margaret L. McNeely (2003-2007)


Effects of resistance training on physical function and quality of  life in head and neck cancer survivors

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

Jeffrey K. H. Vallance (2002-2007)


Promoting physical activity in breast cancer survivors: The activity promotion (ACTION) trial

Associate Professor, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB, CA

Kristen L. Campbell (2002-2006)


Physical activity and oestrogen metabolism in premenopausal women: An observational study and a randomized controlled trial

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA

Lee W. Jones (1998-2002)


Examining the role of the oncologist in promoting exercise in cancer survivors .

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, NY, USA

Ryan E. Rhodes (1998-2001)


Investigating an extended theory of planned behaviour model in the exercise domain: Relationships with personality and demographic characteristics .

Professor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, CA


Master's Degree Graduates

Master's Degree Graduates
Current position
 Andria R. Morielli (2013-2015)  Feasibility of an aerobic exercise intervention in rectal cancer patients during and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy PhD student, Behavioral Medicine Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA
 Mary Norris (2012-2014) Effects of resistance training frequency on physical functioning and quality of life in prostate cancer survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial

Lisa Belanger (2007-2009)

Physical Activity and quality of life in young adult cancer survisors

Sonya S. Lowe (2006-2008)
Physical activity as a supportive care intervention in palliative cancer patients
Medical doctor, Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, CA
Aliya Ladha (2002-2005)
Effects of an acute bout of exercise on immune function
 Obstetrics & Gynecology, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield MI, USA
Carolyn Peddle-McIntyre (2002-2005)
Exercise motivation in colorectal cancer survivors: An application of self-determination theory
Post-doctoral fellow, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia
Adrian S. Fairey (2000-2002)
Effect of exercise training on natural killer cell cytotoxic activity in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors: Results from the REHAB (Rehabilitation Exercise for Health after Breast Cancer) randomized controlled trial
Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA
Kari Papke (1998-2000)
Stage-managed versus mismatched interventions for exercise behaviour
Todd Bobick (1997-1999)
The transtheoretical model and exercise in breast cancer survivors
Laurie-Ann Hellsten (1996-1999)
Effects of time management intervention on exercise behaviour
Associate Professor, Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CA
Melanie Keats (1997-1999)
Leisure time physical activity and psychosocial well-being in adolescent cancer survivors
Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
M.Kjerstin Baldwin (1994-1996)
Exercise and self-esteem in breast cancer survivors: An application of the exercise and self-esteem model
Claudio R. Nigg (1994-1996)
Understanding adolescent exercise behaviour: An application of the transtheoretical model
Professor, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Paul A. Estabrooks (1994-1996)
Self-schema as a predictor of exercise participation in undergraduate students
Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA