Nicole Culos-Reed


Faculty of Kinesiology


University of Waterloo

Contact information

Preferred method of communication


Alix Westgard


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Exercise Oncology, Health Behaviour Change

Research Summary

Dr. Culos-Reed's research examines the implementation and dissemination of physical activity programs for cancer survivors. Using an integrated knowledge translation approach, research in her lab includes the design, implementation, and evaluation exercise interventions across the cancer trajectory, from diagnosis through survivorship. Populations include pediatric patients and survivors; and adult cancer survivors from early stage to advanced cancer, and across all tumour groups. Examples of sustainable community-based programs and resources include Yoga Thrive, PEER (pediatric oncology), TrueNTH Lifestyle Management (prostate cancer), and the Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) program. Nicole’s work also includes training for fitness and health care professionals (, which supports the sustainable delivery of exercise for cancer survivors in community-based programs.


Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, is the Associate Dean Graduate, Faculty of Kinesiology, and Professor in Exercise and Health Psychology.