Lab Team

Greg Pearcey

Greg Pearcey was born and raised in Pasadena, Newfoundland. His passion for sports and exercise influenced him to complete his Bachelor of Kinesiology and MSc in Exercise Physiology at Memorial University. During his Bachelor and MSc degrees, Greg published scientific research in the areas of 1) high intensity resistance training to combat obesity, 2) foam rolling as a recovery tool, 3) ship motion-induced impairments in human performance, 4) fatigue resulting from intermittent cycling sprints and, most recently, 5) the effects of resistance and sprint training on the excitability of the corticospinal tract.

Greg moved from Newfoundland to Victoria, BC in August 2014 to complete his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. E Paul Zehr in the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory. Greg’s PhD work will focus on exercise interventions that can suppress hyperactive reflexes that occur in some neurologically impaired individuals (i.e. stroke, SCI and MS).

Outside of the lab, Greg spends most of his time chasing his dog through the many hiking trails and beaches that can be found around Vancouver Island. He also ensures that he makes time to enjoy some skiing, mountain biking, camping, golfing, hockey and weight training. Greg is also heavily involved with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), which he sits on the board of directors as the Student Director.