Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Kelcey Bland

Kelcey Bland
BHK MSc

PhD Candidate
Exercise Oncology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program


Kelcey is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Prue Cormie and Dr Eva Zopf. Prior to joining the exercise oncology team at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Kelcey completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Kelcey’s research focus included exploring the influence of exercise training on chemotherapy side-effects, including peripheral neuropathy and changes in indices of autonomic function, in women with breast cancer.

Kelcey also has experience working as a registered kinesiologist, pilates instructor, and lead exercise trainer and research coordinator at the University of British Columbia. Over the past few years, she has been extensively involved in several research trials investigating the role of exercise in reducing cancer risk and improving patient quality of life, physical function, and survival. Kelcey has also acted as an executive committee member for the UBC Exercise is Medicine on Campus© organisation and as been involved in several initiatives to promote exercise within the community, and improve exercise referral and promotion within clinical practice.