Research Team


Bolette_CEPLBolette Rafn

PhD Student

Bolette Rafn has completed her MSc in Health Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her thesis was on breast cancer rehabilitation, specifically focusing on the arm function of breast cancer patients after surgery, a project that was also supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. She has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy with several years of clinical experience. Clinical research with focus on prevention and early rehabilitation of physical impairments among breast cancer patients is her main interest. Bolette began her Ph.D. in breast cancer rehabilitation with Dr. Campbell in September 2015. Outside of research, she enjoys the beauty of Vancouver and its surroundings on a mountain bike, in hiking boots or with a pair of skis

Sarah Weller

MSc Student

Sarah is a second year Masters student in the Rehabilitation Sciences Program at UBC in Dr. Kristin Campbell’s lab.  She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2006. For the past 12 years, Sarah has worked as a clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in working with people with a cancer diagnosis, during and after treatments and surgeries. She has implemented cancer recovery exercise programs at both clinical and community-based settings in Australia and Canada and is passionate about using evidence-based exercise prescriptions to improve physical functioning. Sarah’s research interests include translating exercise-oncology research into clinical practice and exploring the use of exercise as medicine for prostate cancer survivors, particularly to reduce treatment toxicities, improve function with metastatic disease and to increase adoption of long-term exercise behaviours.  Outside of research, Sarah works privately as an Exercise Physiologist in Oncology and in her spare time she can be found on her bike, cycling up a local mountain.

Logan Meyers

MSc Student

Logan is a 2nd year MSc student, supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Wilfrid Laurier University. His primary research is looking into investigating the role of body composition when addressing colon cancer survival. He enjoys biking, biking, music, good food, and basketball. In the future, he hopes to contribute to early identification of sarcopenic colon cancer patients and improving their survival through exercise training.

Kendra Zadravec  

MSc Student

Kendra is a first year MSc student supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. Kendra completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2018. Her current research focuses on how to minimize the prevalence of upper limb dysfunction after breast cancer surgery using physiotherapy. In the future, she hopes to contribute to the body of knowledge that aims to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes among cancer patients through exercise. During her free time, Kendra can be found running by the ocean, reading, listening to music, and spending too much money on coffee.

Aaliya Merali

Research Coordinator

Aaliya is the Research Coordinator for the Campbell lab. She has a Bachelor‘s degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Neurodegenerative Disease and Exercise and is now expanding her knowledge in cancer research. As a certified Exercise Physiologist, she works with both clinical populations and high performance athletes. Her philosophy regarding exercise is that the work you put in today is the result you see tomorrow. In her free time, she is up for anything fun and challenging, especially snowboarding, martial artsand rock climbing.Aaliya’s favourite quote to live by is by Ralph Waldo Emerson“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Hannah Happeney

Research Coordinator

Hannah is Research Coordinator for the Campbell lab. She has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the UBC, and is mainly involved with the upcoming SIRvivor BC Prostate Cancer Community Exercise Program. She is very passionate about healthcare and takes a holistic approach to health. She is very excited to be a part of this research as she learns and progresses her career. Hannah loves the outdoors and enjoys spending her free time biking, playing volleyball, hiking, swimming, drinking coffee and making memories with friends.

Jasmine Kwan

Research Assistant

Jasmine is an undergraduate student currently finishing her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology at UBC. She is a work-learn student in the CEPL, and has mainly been involved with assisting with the ACTIVATE trial, as well as with helping in other areas of the lab as well. After graduating, she would like to pursue a career in healthcare, and eventually focus on health and public policy. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys singing, attempting new cooking recipes, camping, and biking. One day, she would like to hike the West Coast Trail.