Christopher West

Degrees / Designations 

B.Sc. (Sport & Exercise Science) 
M.Sc. (Sport & Exercise Science – Human Performance) 
Ph.D. (Sport & Exercise Science – Spinal Cord Injury)

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at Vancouver General Hospital 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Other Areas of Research 
Spinal cord injury

Dr. West is a translational research scientist who investigates the autonomic and cardiorespiratory consequences of SCI. At the discovery science level, he investigates the mechanisms that underpin cardiac and vascular adaptations to exercise, and at the clinical level, he works with Paralympic athletes to investigate the limitations to exercise performance, and more recently the relationship between autonomic completeness of injury, sporting classification and cardiovascular function. 

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