Dr. Greg Wells

Assistant Professor

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
100 Devonshire Place
Toronto Ontario M5S 2C9


Human Physiology Research Unit

Degrees & Training

PhD, University of Toronto, 2004

MSc, University of Toronto, 1999

BPE, University of Calgary, 1994

Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2007



Physiological assessment and training

High performance sport

Chronic diseases in children

Respiratory physiology
The Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
The Cardiovascular Collaborative Research Pogram
Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre

Recent publications

Banks, L., Wells, G. D., Clarizia, N. A., Jean-St- Michel, E., McKillop, A., Redington, A. N. & McCrindle, B. W. (In Press). Short-term remote ischemic preconditioning is not associated with improved blood pressure and exercise capacity in young adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

Sussman, D., Lye, S. L. & Wells, G. D. (In Press). Effects of maternal physical activity on fetal breathing and body movement. Best Practice Guidelines. Early Human Development - Exercise during pregnancy: Fetal physiological implications (Special Issue).

Wells, G. D., Banks, L., Thompson, S., Caterini, J., Noseworthy, M., Rayner, T., Syme, C., McCrindle, B. & Hamilton, J. (In Press). Slower phosphocreatine recovery is associated with insulin resistance severity in obese adolescents. Pediatric Obesity.

Thornton, JS, Fremont, P, Khan, K, Pourier, P, Fowles, J, Wells GD, Frankovich RJ. (2016). Physical activity prescription - A critical opportunity to address a modifieable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: A position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Br J Sports Med, 0:1-6.

Caterini, J., Duffin, J. & Wells, G. D. (2015). Limb movement frequency is a significant modulator of the ventilatory response during submaximal cycling exercise in humans. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 220, 1-16.

Lewis, E. J. H., Radonic, P. W., Wolever, T. M. S. & Wells, G. D. (2015). 21 days of mammalian omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves aspects of neuromuscular function and performance in male athletes compared to olive oil placebo. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(28), 1-11.

A complete list of Dr. Wells' publications can be found at Google Scholar


Scientific Appointments

Staff Scientist, Department of Anaesthesia. The Toronto General Hospital.
Associate Scientist, Physiology and Experimental Medicine. The Hospital for Sick Children.

Graduate Students
Jessica Caterini (Ph.D.)
Barbar Cifra (M.Sc.)
Sara Thompson (M.Sc.)
Dafna Sussman (Post doc)
Sarah West (Post doc)
Gillian White (Ph.D.)