Courtney Brown

PhD Student


Prof. Phil Ainslie

Current Program

Laurel Clark Sea to Space Physiology Research Grant, Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, NSERC Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship and PADI Diving Physiology Grant.


Originally from Ontario, Courtney obtained her BHK from UBCO before going on to do her MSc with Dr. Glen Foster at UBCO. She enjoys good coffee, DIYs, spin classes, volleyball, skiing, camping, and paddle boarding.

Current Research

Courtney’s research interests include physiological adaptations to environmental stressors. Specifically, she is interested the phenotypic differences in marine dependent humans who have been free diving for thousands of years and how they compare to closely related land-dwelling populations.