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Dr. Heather Foulds PhD Assistant Professor

Heart & Stroke/CIHR Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair Co-Scientific Director, aen mamawii kiiayaahk (Healing Together) Métis Health and Wellness Research Network

PAC 317

Research Area(s)

  • Indigenous Health
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Health across the Menopausal Transition
  • Exercise Physiology

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. (Experimental Medicine), University of British Columbia, 2014
  • M.Sc. (Human Kinetics), University of British Columbia, 2010
  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Northern British Columbia, 2007


Highlighted Publications

  • Ironside, A.K., Murray, N.M., Hedayat, L.M., Murchison, C.M., Kirkpatrick, C.A., Foulds, H.J.A.. Associations of physical fitness and physical activity with sleep among middle-aged women. Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness 60:1502-1506

  • H.J.A. Foulds, C.D. Rodgers, V. Duncan and L.J. Ferguson, 2016. A systematic review and meta-analysis of screen time behaviour among North American Indigenous populations. Obesity Reviews, 17: 455-466.
  • H.J.A. Foulds, S.S.D. Bredin and D.E.R. Warburton, 2015.  Ethnic differences in the vascular responses to aerobic exercise.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47: 280-288.
  • H.J.A. Foulds and D.E.R. Warburton, 2014.  The blood pressure and hypertension experience among North American Indigenous populations.  Journal of Hypertension, 32: 724-734.
  • H.J.A. Foulds, S.S.D. Bredin and D.E.R. Warburton, 2012.  The relationship between hypertension and obesity across different ethnicities.  Journal of Hypertension, 30: 359-367.
  • S. Charlesworth, H.J.A. Foulds, J.F. Burr and S.S.D. Bredin, 2011.  Evidence-based risk assessment and recommendations for physical activity clearance: pregnancy.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 36: S33-S48.

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Graduate Training Opportunities

Dr. Foulds is currently accepting graduate students.  Prospective individuals with an interest in cardiovascular physiology, Indigenous health, women's health or cardiovascular disease prevention are encouraged to contact Dr. Foulds directly.

Courses Taught

  • KIN 223.3 - Contemporary Health Issues
  • KIN 250 - How the Body Moves II
  • KIN 424.3 - Aging and Physical Activity