About Dr. Victoria Meah
I was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. After completing my Undergraduate and PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University in my hometown, I moved to Edmonton, Canada for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta.
I am passionate about women's health research, and I aspire to lead a research program focused on a mother's health before, during and after pregnancy.
Please feel free to reach out if you would like to hear more about my research.
Being active can help to reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.
I am interested in understanding the role of physical activity in maternal health.
I am a qualified Prenatal Personal Trainer and I want to support pregnant women to be active with evidence-based information.
I was also a member of the team behind the comprehensive reviews that led to the development of the 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy.
Cardiovascular Physiology in Pregnancy
My Postdoctoral Fellowship is focused how blood pressure is regulated during pregnancy.
My PhD research investigated how a pregnant woman's heart responds to isometric and aerobic exercise.
I have a number of technical skills that allow me to investigate cardiovascular function at rest and during exercise.
Supporting Others Learning
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is sharing knowledge with students and helping them to realize their potential and exceed their own expectations.
As well as mentoring and supervising Undergraduate students in my current role, I have extensive teaching experience.
To ensure I was giving my students an optimal learning experience, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education and am recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.