Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Psycharakis, S. (2010). A longitudinal analysis on the validity and reliability of ratings of perceived exertion for elite swimmers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25, 420-426. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181bff58c. ISSN 1064-8011
The purpose of this study was to examine longitudinally the reliability and validity of ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) for monitoring exercise intensity in elite swimmers...
Gomes, E. C., Allgrove, J. E., Florida-James, G. & Stone, V. (2010). Effect of vitamin supplementation on lung injury and running performance in a hot, humid, and ozone-polluted environment. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 21, e452-e460. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01366.x. ISSN 0905-7188
In this study, the effect of vitamin C and E supplementation on lung injury and performance of runners were analyzed. Using a randomized, double-blinded, crossover design, nin...
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V. & Florida-James, G. (2010). Impact of heat and pollution on oxidative stress and CC16 secretion after 8 km run. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 111, 2089-2097. doi:10.1007/s00421-011-1839-x. ISSN 1439-6319
To investigate the acute effect of a hot, humid and ozone-polluted (O3) environment on lung inflammation and oxidative tress of runners performing 8 km time trial run. Using a...
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...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
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...
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
John Wang, C. K., Sproule, J., McNeill, M., Martindale, R. J. J. & Lee, K. S. (2010). Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 23, 263-276. doi:10.1080/10413200.2010.543120. ISSN 1041-3200
Producing successful athletes in Singapore is a high priority, and the financial rewards for those that make it are great. In light of such an extrinsically motivated structur...
Blaney, J., Lowe-Strong, A., Rankin, J., Campbell, A., Allen, J. & Gracey, J. (2010). The Cancer Rehabilitation Journey: Barriers to and Facilitators of Exercise Among Patients With Cancer-Related Fatigue. Physical Therapy. 90(8), 1135--1147. doi:10.2522/ptj.20090278. ISSN 0031-9023
Background Despite the evidence to support exercise as an effective management strategy for patients with cancer-related fatigue (CRF), many of the general cancer population a...
Kavaliauskas, M. (2010). Relationships between Muscular Performance and Markers of Well-Being in Elite Rugby Union Players. Sport Science Review. XIX(3-4). doi:10.2478/v10237-011-0016-9. ISSN 2069-7244
Regular testing can be used to track athletes' changes in performance over time. However, testing should not be limited to physiological characteristics alone, but also encomp...
Tan, A., Pavlidou, E., Ogston, K., Doughty, J., Wilson, C., Campbell, A. & Tovey, S. (2009). Physical Activity Levels of Women Attending Glasgow Breast Clinics. Cancer Research. 69(24S), 2066--2066. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS-09-2066. ISSN 0008-5472
Abstracts: Thirty-Second Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium-- Dec 10-13, 2009; San Antonio, TXIntroductionEpidemiological studies suggest that moderate inten...
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V. & Florida-James, G. (2009). Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 110, 199-205. doi:10.1007/s00421-010-1485-8. ISSN 1439-6319
Large urbanized areas, where sports events take place, have a polluted environment and can also reach high temperatures and humidity levels. The aim of this study was to inves...
Collins, D., Martindale, R. J. J., Button, A. & Sowerby, K. (2009). Building a physically active and talent rich culture: an educationally sound approach. European Physical Education Review. 16, 7-28. doi:10.1177/1356336X10369196. ISSN 1356-336X
Physical education and sport are often critically evaluated for the potential impact they can have on the development of children, both from the perspective of health and the ...
Booth, S., Florida-James, G., McFarlin, B. K., Spielmann, G., O'Connor, D. P. & Simpson, R. J. (2009). The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 110, 1259-1268. doi:10.1007/s00421-010-1616-2. ISSN 1439-6319
Acute exercise alters the surface expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and HLA.DR on blood monocytes, which could transiently compromise immunity. As serum factors might b...
Leggate, M., Nowell, M. A., Jones, S. A. & Nimmo, M. A. (2009). The response of interleukin-6 and soluble interleukin-6 receptor isoforms following intermittent high intensity and continuous moderate intensity cycling. Cell Stress and Chaperones. 15, 827-833. doi:10.1007/s12192-010-0192-z. ISSN 1355-8145
As interleukin-6 (IL-6), its soluble receptor (sIL-6R), and the IL-6/sIL-6R complex is transiently elevated in response to prolonged moderate-intensity exercise, this study in...
Martindale, R. J. J., Collins, D., Wang, J. C. K., McNeill, M., Lee, K. S., Sproule, J. & Westbury, T. (2009). Development of the talent development environment questionnaire for sport. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28, 1209-1221. doi:10.1080/02640414.2010.495993. ISSN 0264-0414
As sporting challenge at the elite level becomes ever harder, maximizing effectiveness of the talent development pathway is crucial. Reflecting this need, this paper describes...
Cant, M. A., Hodge, S. J., Bell, M. B. V., Gilchrist, J. & Nichols, H. J. (2009). Reproductive control via eviction (but not the threat of eviction) in banded mongooses. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 2219-2226. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.2097. ISSN 0962-8452
Considerable research has focused on understanding variation in reproductive skew in cooperative animal societies, but the pace of theoretical development has far outstripped ...
Smith, A. D. H., Crabtree, D. R., Bilzon, J. L. J. & Walsh, N. P. (2010). The validity of wireless iButtons® and thermistors for human skin temperature measurement. Physiological Measurement. 31(1), 95-114. doi:10.1088/0967-3334/31/1/007. ISSN 0967-3334
Skin temperature is a fundamental variable in human thermo-physiology, and yet skin temperature measurement remains impractical in most free-living, exercise and clinical sett...
Donnelly, C. M., Lowe-Strong, A., Rankin, J. P., Campbell, A., Allen, J. M. & Gracey, J. (2010). Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue: a survey of UK current practice. Supportive Care in Cancer. 18(7), 817--825. doi:10.1007/s00520-009-0715-2. ISSN 0941-4355
To establish physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), in particular, to determine physiotherapy exercise management of CRF.
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
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...