Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Dr. Meghan McDonough
Research Project Title
Best social support predictors of physical activity in cancer survivors
I am entering my fourth year of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. I have always had a passion for long distance running which grew into my curiosity to explore how exercise can drastically improve an individual’s health and well-being. I decided to explore some of my interests deeply by applying to the honours program where I will be able to further enhance my skills through investigational and analytical work. I will be working on my honours project under Dr. Megan McDonough on social support and cancer survivors. I am thrilled to be working on this project as I am interested to find out about how social relationships are associated with human behaviour,and how social support could prove to be beneficial to cancer survivors during the rehabilitation process.
My long-term career goal is to work as a physician in healthcare public policy development. I believe in analyzing and utilizing the cutting-edge research available to develop novel policies to help better the lives of people.