Dr. Stephen Wright

Postdoctoral Fellow


Prof. Neil Eves


Canadian Respiratory Research Network Fellowship (2019-2021); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award (2019-2022).


Stephen completed his Ph.D. in Medical Science and M.Sc. in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital. His work included cardiac catheterization-based studies describing right ventricular-pulmonary vascular hemodynamic responses to exercise in healthy older adults.

Current Research

Stephen’s research aims to elucidate processes through which the heart, lungs, and vasculature interact, and how their integrated function facilitates or limits exercise capacity. His program spans the health spectrum from athletic and untrained healthy adults to those with chronic heart and/or lung conditions and uses non-invasive and invasive techniques to quantify heart, lung, and vascular function. His postdoctoral work is focused on the impact of breathing mechanics on ventricular function during exercise in older adults. Stephen also serves on the editorial boards for the Canadian Journal of Cardiology & CJC Open.