Nancy Gyurcsik, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik (she/her) is a Professor in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Nancy has expertise in exercise psychology. The overall aim of her research is to help adults start and maintain a physically active lifestyle to better manage their chronic pain. Nancy identifies psychological factors that relate to more regular participation in physical activity among adults living with chronic pain. Example factors include confidence to cope with pain and related barriers, motivating outcomes expected from being active, pain acceptance, and resilience. Nancy also translates knowledge gained from her research program into evidence-based community activity programming. Nancy’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund.