"I am passionate about helping improve the knowledge gap surrounding female athletes and the relationship between the menstrual cycle and exercise."

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Student Profile: Allison Campbell

October 01, 2021
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Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology PhD student in the Faculty of Science

My name is Allison Campbell and I am PhD Student at Simon Fraser University who works in the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab to investigate female cardivascular function and exercise . I am passionate about helping improve the knowledge gap surrounding female athletes and the relationship between the menstrual cycle and exercise.

In my spare time, I work as a water polo coach and am enthusiastic about putting my experience in the lab into practice in the pool.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I chose to come to SFU for the opportunity to work with great people and do great science!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

I am investigating how to help women perform sport and exercise through the menstrual cycle.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I really enjoy the community of the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology department. Both acadmically and socially, there are so many opportunities to connect with my peers.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

I was a recipient of a BC Graduate Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. I was greatful to recieve this award which allowed me to focus more time on my research projects this year.

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