Dr. Erin McGowan, BSc, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Physical activity and cancer, physical activity behavior change, community-based interventions, interventions to promote physical activity, cancer survivorship, quality of life, cancer prevention
Physical activity and Cancer
My research revolves around promoting healthy lifestyles through theory-driven physical activity interventions. Specifically, promoting physical activity to prevent cancer occurrence, and alleviate the side effects of cancer and its treatments. I am interested in the development and implementation of time-effective physical activity interventions in community settings, the effectiveness of varying delivery methods of theory-driven physical activity interventions (e.g., internet, face-to-face, telephone counseling, apps), how the built environment influences intervention effectiveness, and the factors that influence physical activity, and knowledge translation.