Taniya Nagpal

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Taniya Nagpal is an Assistant Professor at The University of Alberta with the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation. She completed her PhD from the University of Western Ontario with the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab and Exercise and Health Psychology Lab. Her dissertation work included developing and testing strategies to improve adherence to physical activity in pregnancy, and measuring downstream health outcomes for both mother and newborn. Following this she completed a 2 year Mitacs funded post-doctoral fellowship with The University Ottawa's Adamo Lab and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.  Her research aims to understand health related-stigma, such as obesity and weight stigma, from lived experience and implications on healthcare delivery and behaviours. Her goal is to inform and develop person-oriented tools and interventions focused on stigma reduction to improve quality of healthcare and access to health resources like physical activity in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum.

Area of Research Expertise
Stigma; Obesity; Pregnancy; Adherence; Physical activity

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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