Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Patterson, S. D., Leggate, M., Nimmo, M. A. & Ferguson, R. A. (2012). Circulating hormone and cytokine response to low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction in older men. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 113, 713-719. doi:10.1007/s00421-012-2479-5. ISSN 1439-6319
It has been suggested that circulating hormones and cytokines are important in the adaptive response to low-load resistance training (LLRT) with blood flow restriction (BFR); ...
Graham, S. M., McKinley, M., Chris, C. C., Westbury, T., Baker, J. S., Kilgore, L. & Florida-James, G. (2012). Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 22(6), 462-466. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734. ISSN 1050-642X
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon.
Design: Prospective study gatheri...
Martindale, A. & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In Sproule, J. (Ed.). IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science, 264-277. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-912969-0
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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...
Dean of Applied Sciences
Mutrie, N., Campbell, A., Barry, S., Hefferon, K., McConnachie, A., Ritchie, D., …Mutrie, N. (2012). Five-year follow-up of participants in a randomised controlled trial showing benefits from exercise for breast cancer survivors during adjuvant treatment. Are there lasting effects?. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 6(4), 420--430. doi:10.1007/s11764-012-0233-y. ISSN 1932-2259
In an earlier randomised controlled trial, we showed that early stage breast cancer patients who received a supervised exercise programme, with discussion of behaviour change ...
Nash, C., Martindale, R., Collins, D. & Martindale, A. (2012). Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(10), 985-994. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.682079. ISSN 0264-0414
Research into expertise is increasing across a number of domains pertinent to sport. Whilst this increase is particularly apparent in coaching, a key question is how to identi...
Campbell, . A., Stevinson, C. & Crank, H. C. (2012). The BASES Expert Statement on Exercise and Cancer Survivorship. Journal of sports sciences. 30(9), 949-952. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.671953. ISSN 1466-447X
This statement provides a concise overview of the evidence on the benefits of staying active after a cancer diagnosis and the current guidelines for exercise prescription with...
Havard, C. & Willis, A. (2012). Effects of installing a marked crosswalk on road crossing behaviour and perceptions of the environment. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 15, 249-260. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2011.12.007. ISSN 1369-8478
A two-pronged study was conducted to investigate (a) pedestrians’ road-crossing behaviour and (b) perceptions of the walking environment, both before and after the installatio...
Baird, M. F., Graham, S. M., Baker, J. S. & Bickerstaff, G. F. (2011). Creatine-Kinase- and exercise-related muscle damage implications for muscle performance and recovery. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2012/960363. ISSN 2090-0724
The appearance of creatine kinase (CK) in blood has been generally considered to be an indirect marker of muscle damage, particularly for diagnosis of medical conditions such ...
Leggate, M., Carter, W. G., Evans, M. J. C., Vennard, R. A., Sribala-Sundaram, S. & Nimmo, M. A. (2011). Determination of inflammatory and prominent proteomic changes in plasma and adipose tissue after high-intensity intermittent training in overweight and obese males. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112, 1353-1360. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01080.2011. ISSN 8750-7587
This study aimed to determine whether 2 wk of high-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) altered inflammatory status in plasma and adipose tissue in overweight and obese male...
Blaney, J. M., Lowe-Strong, A., Rankin-Watt, J., Campbell, A. & Gracey, J. H. (2011). Cancer survivors' exercise barriers, facilitators and preferences in the context of fatigue, quality of life and physical activity participation: a questionnaire–survey. Psycho-Oncology. 22(1), 186--194. doi:10.1002/pon.2072. ISSN 1057-9249
ObjectiveTo investigate the exercise barriers, facilitators and preferences of a mixed sample of cancer survivors as well as fatigue levels, quality of life (QoL) and the freq...
Triggs, C., Lafferty, M. E., Brown, H. E. & Tolley, H. L. (2011). Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 2(3), 183-195. doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.619046. ISSN 2152-0704
This article explains how a sport psychologist practitioner used
metaphors within song lyrics to broach the transition phase of retention
or release with elite young football ...
Hughes, S. M., McGuinness, K., Furlong, B., Gray, C., O'Hara, K., McCaffrey, N., …Moyna, N. M. (2011). Effect of Self-Regulated Exercise Intensity on Endothelial Function in Men with Coronary Artery Disease. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 43(Suppl 1), 739. doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000402055.06201.5b. ISSN 0195-9131
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Ireland and the EU and kills more people than all cancers combined. It accounts for 55% of all death...
Graham, S. M. (2011). Injury Rates, Mood States And Sleep Patterns During A Desert Ultra Marathon: 1579. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 43(Suppl 1), 356. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000400979.13901.a1. ISSN 1530-0315
INTRODUCTION: The Gobi Challenge 2009 was an ultra marathon held in the south western province of the Gobi Desert during July 2009. Participants ran in seven consecutive stage...
O'Connor, P. L., Hughes, S. M., McGuinness, K., Furlong, B., Gray, C., O'Hara, K., …Moyna, N. M. (2011). Relation Between Endothelial Microparticles and Endothelial Function Following Acute Exercise in Men with CAD: 2652. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 43(Suppl 1), 735-736. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000402044.01256.3d. ISSN 0195-9131
PURPOSE: Microparticles (MP) are small membranous vesicles shed from formed elements such as circulating platelets and vascular endothelial cells. They express surface antigen...
Psycharakis, S., Paradisis, G. & Zacharogiannis, E. (2010). Assessment of accuracy, reliability and force measurement errors for a tethered swimming apparatus. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 11, 410-416. ISSN 1474-8185
Researchers frequently use purpose-built devices to calculate propulsive forces during tethered swimming. Although such devices are subject to force measurement errors, no spe...
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...