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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

Use of Wearable Activity-Monitoring Technologies to Promote Physical Activity in Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Cancer Care

Keats, M. R., Yu, X., Sweeney Magee, M., Forbes, C. C., Grandy, S. A., Sweeney, E., & Dummer, T. J. (2023). Use of Wearable Activity-Monitoring Technologies to Promote Physical Activity in Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Cancer Care. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(6), Article 4784. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20064784

Is the uptake, engagement, and effectiveness of exclusively mobile interventions for the promotion of weight-related behaviors equal for all? A systematic review

Szinay, D., Forbes, C. C., Busse, H., DeSmet, A., Smit, E. S., & K├Ânig, L. M. (in press). Is the uptake, engagement, and effectiveness of exclusively mobile interventions for the promotion of weight-related behaviors equal for all? A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, Article e13542. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13542

Developing and testing the ExerciseGuide UK website for people with lung cancer: reflections on the added value of patient and public involvement within a doctoral degree

Curry, J., Roberts, H., Smith, A., Riley, D., Pearson, M., & Forbes, C. C. (2022). Developing and testing the ExerciseGuide UK website for people with lung cancer: reflections on the added value of patient and public involvement within a doctoral degree. Research Involvement and Engagement, 8(1), Article 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-022-00395-1

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

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

Status

Ongoing

Project

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

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

Project

TRANSFORM: Effects of physical activity during the cancer journey

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£385,894.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

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Grant

Started

Status

Project

Publication Costs Award: PC/46

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YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£1,540.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Complete

Project

YCR Publication Costs Award PC/52

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£1,620.00

Started

24 November 2021

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Exercise Oncology, Ehealth

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