Marina Petrevska, MSc(PT)
PhD Student at PEARL Lab
Marina is a PhD student at the University of Toronto under the co-supervision of Dr. Elaine Biddiss and Dr. Virginia Wright. She completed her undergraduate studies with a specialist in human biology at the University of Toronto in 2015 and went on to complete her Master’s in Physical Therapy degree at Queen’s University in 2019.
Marina has spent the last 8 years working to create opportunities for children of all abilities to participate in activity, sport, and play. As a lead coach and program coordinator for the largest accessible soccer program in Ontario, Marina worked to develop satellite activity programs at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Grandview Children’s Centre and Parasport Ontario.
As a new physiotherapist and PhD student, Marina will be exploring how home-based interactive computer play games can be used to improve lower extremity function and participation outcomes in children with neuromotor disorders. She is dedicated to promoting accessibility, inclusivity, and mobility through her research.
Outside of her studies, Marina enjoys watching romantic comedies, listening to 80s music, and hiking.