Neil Pearson MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500 is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, a pain educator, and a leader in the fields of physiotherapy and yoga therapy pain care. He is a self-proclaimed research geek, fascinated with how we used scientific investigations to broaden our understanding of human experience. Neil offers us his experiences in completing research projects, and teaching undergrad research methodology.
Research Mentors are paired with each of you to help you acquire and use the skills needed for writing a review paper and conducting/presenting a case study (Capstone Project). This will give you entry-level skills to become a Yoga Therapy researcher, contributing to this emerging evidence-based healthcare practice, rooted in thousands of years of traditional practice-based evidence.
Research for the Capstone Project is done during the Off-campus Practicum in Year 2. This is an independent, directed studies course, supervised by Maggie Reagh and one of our Research Mentors. In Summer-Year 2, presentations of research findings will be done during Providing Private Yoga Therapy and Review Papers will be assessed by both Research Mentors and Maggie Reagh.