Dr. Rosemary Twomey

Program:
Postdoctoral Associate, Faculty of Kinesiology

Supervisor:
S.Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD

Research Project Title:
Exercise as part of a clinical care pathway for major head and neck cancer surgery

Background:
My doctoral research was in exercise physiology and the neurophysiology of fatigue. My postdoctoral research has focused on the mechanisms of fatigue after cancer treatment, and exercise as an intervention for cancer-related fatigue.Currently, I am investigating exercise as part of a clinical care pathway for major head and neck cancer surgery. I am interested in clinical trials in exercise oncology, and I also chair the early-career researcher committee for the Society for Transparency, Openness and Replication in Kinesiology.

Career Goals:
To become an international leader in the field of exercise in cancer care, with a highly-funded research program at a research-intensive Canadian institution. To deliver world-class research in exercise oncology, and to make exercise part of standard care, with the ultimate purpose of improving the quality of life of people diagnosed with cancer.