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Dr Cynthia 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

Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment

Forbes, C. (2018). Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment. Rehabilitation Oncology, 36(4), 198–205. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000137

Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Study

Yu, Z. M., DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., …Dummer, T. J. (2018). Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Study. BMJ open, 8(4), e018060. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018060

A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer

Forbes, C. C., Finlay, A., McIntosh, M., Siddiquee, S., & Short, C. E. (2019). A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 13(1), 75–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-018-0729-1

Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study

Forbes, C. C., Yu, Z. M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S. A., Parker, L., …Keats, M. R. (in press). Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study. Journal of Rural Health, https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12363

The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study

Sweeney, E., Yu, Z. M., Dummer, T. J. B., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Forbes, C., …Adisesh, A. (in press). The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-019-01459-8

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.

Postgraduate supervision

Exercise Oncology, Ehealth