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Dr Cindy Forbes

Career Development Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Summary

I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and completed most of my graduate training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. After completing my PhD in 2015, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as a Visiting Research Fellow for 6 months with the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia.

More detail can be found on my ResearchGate profile page https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cynthia_Forbes

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Substituting bouts of sedentary behavior with physical activity: adopting positive lifestyle choices in people with a history of cancer

Ingle, L., Ruilova, S., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Sweeney, E., Yu, Z. M., & Forbes, C. C. (2022). Substituting bouts of sedentary behavior with physical activity: adopting positive lifestyle choices in people with a history of cancer. Cancer Causes and Control, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-022-01592-9

Feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care for individuals living with and beyond lung cancer: a systematic review

Curry, J., Patterson, M., Greenley, S., Pearson, M., & Forbes, C. (in press). Feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care for individuals living with and beyond lung cancer: a systematic review. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06274-x

CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings

Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review

Forbes, C. C., Swan, F., Greenley, S. L., Lind, M., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 14(5), 689-711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00883-x

Women's views about breast cancer prevention at mammography screening units and well women's clinics

Rundle, A., Iles, S., Matheson, K., Cahill, L. E., Forbes, C. C., Saint-Jacques, N., …Younis, T. (2020). Women’s views about breast cancer prevention at mammography screening units and well women’s clinics. Current oncology, 27(3), e336-e342. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.27.5755

Research interests

I am interested in how to improve quality of life among people with cancer using physical activity behaviour change. I am also interested in how digital technologies such as websites and wearable activity trackers can be used to assist this behaviour change. I currently have collaborations with researchers in Canada and Australia; we are developing and testing the feasibility of individually tailored, website delivered exercise programs and support for people diagnosed with cancer.

Lead investigator

Project

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Project

Adapting a smartphone-based rehabilitation programme for older adults living with and beyond cancer: an intervention development study

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£135,659.00

Started

1 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

A phase II, randomised feasibility trial of a tailored, home-based exercise programme on disease-free survival among early stage high-risk recurring cancers in Yorkshire

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£932,740.00

Started

1 September 2022

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Ongoing

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TRANSFORM - CanBenefit II: CANcer BEhavioural Nutrition and Exercise FeasIbility Trial among older adults with lung cancer

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£120,356.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Ongoing

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TRANSFORM: Effects of physical activity during the cancer journey

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£385,894.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

Digital and community-based, personally tailored activity support among older adults living with and beyond cancer

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£500.00

Started

1 December 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Exercise Oncology, Ehealth

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