Dr. Melanie Keats, BKin, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Performance
Cross appointment with the School of Physiotherapy
Scientific staff appointment at the IWK Children's Hospital
Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions
Physical activity and cancer, adolescent and young adult cancer, health behaviour change, interventions to promote physical activity, Web-based technologies to support physical activity behaviours, health outcomes associated with physical activity, quality of life in cancer survival
Exploring physical activity and cancer
Dr. Melanie Keats aims to advance the scientific understanding of the interrelationships among the biological, psychological and social aspects of physical activity and cancer. Through her research program, she examines the impact of physical activity on cancer control outcomes such as prevention, coping, rehabilitation, health promotion, and survival. She and her team also investigate the behavioural determinants of physical activity and explore the effectiveness of interventions designed to promote physical activity across the cancer continuum.