Dr. Greg Wells

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
55 Harbord Street, Room BN 60
Toronto, ON M5S 2W6


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

Shinke R, Wells GD. Expanding Understandings of Acculturation in Elite Sport: A Thematic Analysis of Immigrant Athletes and Coaches. Journal of Sport Sciences. In Press.

O'Gorman CS, Syme C, Lang J, Bradley T, Wells G, Hamilton J. An Evaluation of Early Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents with Turner Syndrome. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Oct 29.

E Jean-St-Michel, C Manlhiot, J Li, M Tropak, MM Michelsen, MR Schmidt, BW McCrindle, GD Wells, AN Redington (co-Sr. Author). Remote ischaemic preconditioning improves maximal performance in elite athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2010 Dec 1.    

Wells GD, Wilkes D, Selvadurai, H. Schneiderman, JE, Elmi M, Dell S, Lands L, Ratjen F, Coates A. Skeletal muscle abnormalities in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Research. Oct 8. 
Vescovi JD, Falenshuk, O, Wells GD. Factors affecting blood lactate accumulation and clearance in elite competitive swimmers during competition. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. In Press.

Wilkes D, Schneiderman-Walker J, Coates, A, Wells GD. Exercise and physical activity in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2009 Sep;10(3):105-9. 

Wells GD, Tein I, Selvadurai H. Bioenergetic provision of energy for muscular activity. Pediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2009 Sep;10(3):83-90. 

Wells GD, Norris, S. Assessment of physiological capacities of elite athletes & respiratory limitations to exercise performance. Pediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2009 Sep;10(3):91-8. 

Wells GD, Elmi M, Thomas S. Physiological correlates of performance in golf. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2009 May;23(3):741-50. 

Wells GD, Heale L, Wilkes D, Schneiderman-Walker, J., Ratjen F, Coates A. Assessment of Body Composition in Paediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2008 Oct;43(10):1025-32.

Wells GD, Noseworthy MD, Tarnopolsky M, Hamilton J, Tein, I. Skeletal muscle metabolic dysfunction in obesity and metabolic syndrome. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2008 Mar;35(1):31-40. 

Wells GD, Wilkes D, Schneiderman-Walker, J., Elmi M, Tullis E, Lands L, Ratjen F, Coates A. reliability and validity of the habitual activity estimation scale (HAES) in patients with cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Pulmonology. 2008 Apr;43(4):345-53. 

Wells GD, Duffin J. Frequency of movements and respiratory control in exercise. Respiratory Physiology Neurobiology. 2008 Feb 7; [Epub ahead of print]. 

Wells GD, Diep T, Duffin J. The ventilatory response to sine wave variation in exercise loads and limb movement frequency. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2007 Aug 15;158(1):45-50. 

Wells GD, Schneiderman-Walker J, Plyley M. Normal physiological characteristics of elite swimmers. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2006 17: 30-52. 

Wells GD, Plyley M, Thomas S, Goodman L, Duffin J. Effects of concurrent inspiratory and expiratory muscle training on respiratory and exercise performance in competitive swimmers. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2005 94(5-6): 527-40. 

Scientific Appointments

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