Professorial Lecture with Professor Anna Campbell, MBE

How I became a “Pracademic” and Why Movement Matters after a Cancer Diagnosis

Start date and time

Thursday 1 November 2018 6:30 PM

to Thursday 1 November 2018 7:30 PM

Event cost


Professor Anna Campbell is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University and has 18 years' experience in the field of exercise oncology. Her research has been instrumental in the implementation of evidence based exercise programmes for people affected by cancer in the UK and was recently awarded an MBE for “services to research into exercise based cancer rehabilitation”.

Come hear Anna talk about her goal as a “Pracademic” and why movement matters after a cancer diagnosis. Her intention is to establish an evidence based, cost-effective referral pathway, taking this from a NHS setting to community based physical activity to create behaviour change programmes throughout Scotland, so that anyone affected by cancer will gain the benefits of being active post diagnosis.

Anna is also the principal investigator / co-investigator on Macmillan, NIHR, CSO and Breast Cancer Now funded research grants and has published over 40 peer reviewed research papers and three educational book chapters on the subject of cancer and exercise.

She is part of an international team of cancer exercise research experts working on the new updated guidelines on exercise prescription and implementation for cancer patients and survivors, to be published in 2019. Anna is also Director of CanRehab, an international provider of training on cancer exercise based rehabilitation for health professionals and fitness specialists. As key advisor to Macmillan Cancer Care, she also worked on the development of the MoveMore programmes in Scotland and the evaluation of the UK wide MoveMore programmes.

Lecture begins at 6:30pm followed by a drinks reception at 7.30pm.

Craiglockhart Campus

Edinburgh Napier University
Glenlockhart Road
EH14 1DJ