Research Project: Action for Positive Brain Health Now: Ready, Set, Go

Year(s): 2020-2022

Dr. Adria Quigley obtained her PhD from Dalhousie University in 2019, during which she worked closely with Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, and other communities to study the feasibility and impact of yoga on cognitive and physical function among people living with HIV. Dr. Quigley currently teaches Masters of Physiotherapy students at the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy, while also working with neurological patients in a private clinic.

During her time as a CTN Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Quigley will test an innovative approach to enhance adherence to lifestyle interventions, building on feasibility evidence from pilot trials in CTN 273: Brain Health Now. The overall purpose of this research project is to understand, empower, and act to protect and improve brain health in HIV, in order to encourage patients to take charge of their brain health.

Prior to her PhD, Dr. Quigley obtained her BSc in Kinesiology, Exercise, and Sport Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, followed by her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has received a number of honours and awards including the College of Kinesiology Dean’s Medal and the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship. Her supervisors are Drs. Marie-Josee Brouillette and Nancy Mayo.