- Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Chronic disease management
- Exercise prescription
- Occupational rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise
- Blood flow control
- Vasoactive enzymes
Associate Lecturer Meegan Walker contributes to teaching and research in the School of Health and Sport Sciences at USC.
Meegan teaches in the clinical exercise physiology program with a focus on exercise for chronic disease management, occupational rehabilitation, and evidence-based professional practice. Meegan is an accredited exercise physiologist and she provides applied clinical skills training for students.
Meegan’s research focus is cardiovascular adaptations to exercise and vascular control of blood flow. Prior to USC, Meegan worked and studied at the Human Performance Laboratory in Calgary, Canada, where her projects examined cardiovascular and biochemical adaptations to high intensity interval training for highly trained athletes. Since joining USC, Meegan’s research has included the effect of cold water immersion on blood flow and recovery for highly trained cyclists and the effect of active and passive leg movement on angiogenesis for older adults and for people with peripheral arterial disease. Meegan’s current work involves measurement of leg blood flow and vasoactive enzymes with the aim to improve blood flow through muscle.
Many of Meegan's publications are available from the USC Research Bank under the two following links.