Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J. & MacNab, A. (2015). 'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves
Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland ...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R. J. & Florida-James, G. (2015). The influence of age and cardiorespiratory fitness on circulating angiogenic T cells and CXCR4 expression
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Additionally, regular exercise is known to offset the...
Ocheing, F., Alemayahu, M. & Smith, D. (2002). Improving the productivity of donkeys in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, animal traction contributes significantly in supporting both rural and urban livelihoods. Draught
animals provide smallholder farmers and transport operators with...
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
Medical Research Scotland
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Stradling, S. G. (2006). Determinants of car dependence. In Garling, T. & Steg, L. (Eds.). Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, Solutions, 187-204. ISBN 0-08-044853-4
Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Palmer, D., Alonso, J. M., Bahr, R., Lopes, A. D., …Engebretsen, L. (2017). Sports injuries and illnesses in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic summer games: A prospective study of 11 274 athletes from 207 countries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097956. ISSN 0306-3674
Objective: To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August2016.
Methods: We re...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Olivares, P., Andronikos, G. & Martindale, R. (2017). Spanish Version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire for Sport: Cultural Adaptation and Initial Validation. PLoS ONE. 12(6)doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177721. ISSN 1932-6203
This study aimed to translate the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire into Spanish and provide an initial validation. A recommended methodology for translation and cu...
Pegington, M., Adams, J. E., Bundred, N. J., Campbell, A., Howell, A., Howell, S. J., …Harvey, M. (2017). Recruitment to the “breast - activity and healthy eating after diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) randomized controlled trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 1-7doi:10.1177/1534735416687850. ISSN 1534-7354
Excess weight at breast cancer diagnosis and weight gain during treatment are linked to increased breast cancer specific and all-cause mortality. The Breast—Activity and Healt...
Boukelia, B., Fogarty, M. C., Davison, R. C. R. & Florida-James, G. D. (2016). Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C. European Journal of Applied Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5. ISSN 1439-6319
The Clara cell protein CC16, secreted from Clara cells in the lung, is discussed as a potential biomarker for toxic effects on the airways. An increased concentration...
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P. & Babraj, J. A. (2016). Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health. , 1-7. doi:10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x. ISSN 1824-7490
The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females.
Ross, M., Tormey, P., Ingram, L., Simpson, R., Malone, E. & Florida-James, G. (2016). A 10 km time trial running bout acutely increases the number of angiogenic T cells in the peripheral blood compartment of healthy males: Acute exercise mobilizes angiogenic T cells. Experimental Physiology. doi:10.1113/ep085771. ISSN 0958-0670
What is the central question of the study?
Are CD31+ angiogenic T (TANG) cells preferentially mobilized in response to acute exercise?
What is the main findin...
Niccoli, T., Cabecinha, M., Tillmann, A., Kerr, F., Wong, C., Cardenes, D., …Partridge, L. (2016). Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Aβ Toxicity in Drosophila. Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.017. ISSN 0960-9822
Glucose hypometabolism is a prominent feature of the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Disease progression is associated with a reduction in glucose transporte...
Özkan, Ş., Vitali, A., Lacetera, N., Amon, B., Bannink, A., Bartley, D. J., …Kipling, R. P. (2016). Challenges and priorities for modelling livestock health and pathogens in the context of climate change. Environmental Research. 151, 130-144. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.033. ISSN 0013-9351
Climate change has the potential to impair livestock health, with consequences for animal welfare, productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, and human livelihoods and health. Mo...
Kavaliauskas, M. & Phillips, S. M. (2016). Reliability and sensitivity of the 6 and 30 second Wingate tests in physically active males and females. Isokinetics and exercise science. , 1-8. doi:10.3233/ies-160632. ISSN 0959-3020
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of 6 and 30 second Wingate anaerobic tests (WAnT), performance reliability of these protocols over repeated trials in active males and femal...
Ross, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Tormey, P. & Florida-James, G. (2016). Letter regarding article: Effect of acute exercise on circulating angiogenic cell and microparticle populations. Experimental Physiology. 101, 558. doi:10.1113/EP085700. ISSN 0958-0670
Lafferty, M. E., Wakefield, C. & Brown, H. (2016). “We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology., 1-10. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1121507. ISSN 1612-197X
Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activit...
Chief Scientists Office
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project is to evaluate and assess the efficacy of a revolutionary (patent pending) foot exercising device. The company want to demonstrate that this device works better than anything ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As professionalism within surfing has attracted increasing sponsorship money, conditioning and decreased injury risk is of a high priority to the individual surfer. The project will endeavour to look...
(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nat...