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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

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., Lind, M., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 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

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

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

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