Margie Davenport is an Associate Professor, and holds the Christenson Professorship in Active Healthy Living in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She is the Director of the Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health (www.exerciseandpregnancy.ca). Her principal research interest is the investigation of maternal-fetal health outcomes, and an exploration of the preventative role of exercise and/or lifestyle interventions in the development of chronic disease.
She led the development of the SOGC/CSEP 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy, and the upcoming Canadian Guideline for Postpartum Activity. As a former national team athlete, her recent work has examined elite sport participation during pregnancy, and return to sport following delivery. This line of research aims to develop more inclusive guidelines and policies for elite pregnant/postpartum athletes.