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Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Justine Dowd is a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellow working in the Health and Wellness Lab at the University of Calgary. Her research in the area of health behaviour change explores the important role of self-compassion and exercise in optimizing overall health and wellbeing. Whether you are dealing with the multiple demands of motherhood or coping with a chronic illness, self-compassion is the vital first step towards a better quality of life.


  • 2015–2021
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Calgary


    University of British Columbia, PhD