OUR PEOPLE

Principal Investigator 

 

Dr. Pat Camp, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of  Physical Therapy, UBC
Clinician-Scientist, UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

Dr. Pat Camp is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital. Her clinician-scientist appointment position is  jointly supported by the University of British Columbia Department of Physical Therapy and the Providence Health Care Research Institute. Dr. Camp’s research is focused on three main themes: Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Hospitalized Patients with an Acute Exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD); Pulmonary Tele-Rehabilitation (with a specific focus on Indigenous health); and Knowledge Translation and Quality Assessment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

 

 


Research Team

 

Ashley Kirkham, RAD, BCR –  Research Coordinator

Ashley Kirkham is a research coordinator working with Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. She graduated in 2008 from Capilano University with her diploma as a Rehabilitation Assistant working mainly in the fields of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Ashley graduated from the University of Calgary with her undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation. She has worked in the PRRL since April 2012, and is involved in a variety of research projects as well as managing and maintaining the lab. Ashley is a professional dance performer and instructor, and enjoys maintaining her fitness and wellness through running, yoga and nutrition.  She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor.

 

 


 

 

Barbara Karlen, BA – Research Coordinator

 Barbara Karlen is a research coordinator working with Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hannah Peters, BA – Research Assistant 

Hannah Peters is a Research Assistant working with Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. She graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelors of Arts degree where she studied Biology, Kinesiology and Psychology. She aspires to become a physiotherapist. She is very interested in pursuing a career in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary disease rehabilitation. In her spare time, Hannah loves to run, hike and lift weights.

 

 

 


 

 

Joel Chen, UBC MSc Student, Rehabilitation Sciences

Joel is a Prairie-grown respirologist with a keen interest in the rehabilitation of individuals who would otherwise struggle with lung disease. He believes that with the right research and the right tools, we will learn that it only takes a little to ensure that no one with lung disease needs to suffer. As a grad student with the Camp Lab at HLI, Joel is working to develop education material that will be accessible and relevant to Indigenous individuals with lung disease, especially those to whom conventional pulmonary rehabilitation remains inaccessible both geographically and culturally, as this will be key to successful rehabilitation and enjoyment of improved quality of life. Otherwise Joel enjoys singing bass, gazing at the wide-open Prairie sky and going down snowy slopes on a pair of skis.

 

 

 


Zaynah Khan, UBC BSc Student

Zaynah Khan is a research assistant working with Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. She is currently completing the final year of her BSc in Biology with a minor in Creative Writing at UBC. She has previous research experience in areas of neurodevelopment and stem cell biology. Zaynah devotes her spare time to honing her skills in two beloved crafts: poetry and embroidery.

 

 


 

Hidy Wang, BCIT GIS Advanced Diploma

Hidy Wang is a practicum student working with Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. She graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Science
in Environmental Studies. She is now completing the Geographic Information System Advanced Diploma in BCIT. In leisure time, she enjoys cooking, baking, as well as watching musicals.
During her 4-month practicum time here, Hidy aims to explore the possibility of how GIS may be applied to medical and clinical fields.

 

 

 


 

 

Andreas Mock, BCIT GIS Advanced Diploma

Andreas Mock is a practicum student, working under Dr. Camp in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from the University of Victoria.  A background in competitive swimming drove him into the world of health and fitness. He is currently completing the Advanced Diploma Program in Geographic Information Systems at BCIT. Andreas has a deep passion for music, film, literature and travelling. In the future, he hopes to apply GIS into the healthcare field.

 


PRRL Lab Alumni

 

Carmen Sima, PhD Graduate from the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Doctorate Program November 2017

Christen Chan, MSc Graduate from the UBC Masters of Sciences (Research) Program November 2014

Cory Bendall, RRT – University of Alberta, Masters of Public Health Candidate

Darrel Hagel, UBC MSc Graduate from the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences

Madeline Laberge, MA Graduate from Royal Roads University Disaster and Emergency Management Program September 2018

Satvir Dhillon, MSc Graduate from the UBC Masters of Sciences (Research) Program November 2014

Ori Ben Ari, MSc Graduate from the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Masters Program September 2018

Walden Cheung, MSc Graduate from the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Masters Program September 2017