Biography

Dr. Amy Kirkham is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include cardio-oncology (effects of cancer therapies on cardiovascular function) and the role of exercise and diet in mitigating cardiovascular and other toxicities in oncology and non-oncology populations.

Positions

  • Present2020

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

    University of Toronto

  • 20202016

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Imaging for Cardio-Oncology

    University of Alberta

Education

  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, Cardiovascular and Exercise Oncology

    University of British Columbia

  • M.Sc 2010

    M.Sc in Human Kinetics, Clinical Exercise Prescription and Physiology

    University of British Columbia

  • B.Sc 2008

    B.Sc. with Honours, Kinesiology

    York University

  • Athletic Therapy Certificate 2007

    Athletic Therapy Certificate

    York University

Fellowship Awards

  • 2019-2021
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting Fellowship
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    • 2017-2020
      Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship
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    • 2016-2019
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • 2016-2019
      Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Clinician Fellowship
    • 2010-2011, 2012-2014
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Award
    • 2010-2011, 2012-2015
      University of British Columbia - Four Year Doctoral Fellowship
    • 2009-2010
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Award
    • 2009-2010
      Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - Junior Graduate Studentship

    Other Awards

    • 2019
      Best Clinical Research Poster, Cardiac Sciences Research Day, University of Alberta
      • 2019
        Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR) Travel Award
        • 2017
          Semi-Finalist, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Challenge for Early Career Researchers
          • 2016
            Mary Adele Norman Postgraduate Award in Medical Research
          • 2014
            Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
            Used to study cardiac mechanics with Professor Rob Shave at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.
          • 2014
            Urban Poling Activator Award
          • 2013
            Canadian Cancer Society Travel Award
          • 2013
            American College of Sports Medicine Foundation - Doctoral Student Research Grant
          • 2013
            American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Cancer Interest Group Karen Hornbostel Memorial Trainee Award
          • 2010
            University of British Columbia Faculty of Education - Graduate Student Research Grant
          • 2008
            University of British Columbia Faculty of Education Award