Tamara is a second year Master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program. She previously received a B.Sc. in Biology at the University of British Columbia, and completed her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of Calgary. Tamara started working in the Behavioural Medicine Lab in the Fall of 2015 as a research assistant. She went on to complete her Undergraduate Psychology thesis under the supervision of Dr. Tavis Campbell, investigating the intention-behaviour gap for cardiac rehabilitation participation, and the role of patients’ perceived barriers to attending cardiac rehab. For her Master’s thesis, Tamara will be investigating the Impact of Patient Education in Cardiac Rehabilitation (the IMPART study). Tamara is also interested in investigating psychosocial predictors of weight and quality of life outcomes after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.
Research Focus: Bariatric surgery, syncope, cardiac rehabilitation
Funding: CIHR Master’s Award; Queen Elizabeth II Masters Award; Alberta Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (AbSPOR) Graduate Studentship, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) Graduate Studentship Award