Geraint Florida-James

Geraint FloridaJames

Prof Geraint Florida-James

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited signatory on response to: The European Green Deal – Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy by the Transformers Group. "Prioritizing Active Mobility, A report and recommendations addressing the EU Commission on the European Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility."
  • Expert Panel Invite at EuroBike On Main Stage : topic-"We want to understand the societal challenges we are currently facing in the mobility transition. "
  • Invited member: World Commission of Sports -Cycling Science Steering Group

 

Conference Activity

  • Invited to contribute abstract for presentation at: Velocity City, Lisbon 2021

 

Editorial Activity

  • Invited lead guest editor Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Title: "Sports and Health: Attitudes and Issues in Creating Sustainability within the Mountain Biking and Surfing Communities"
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Science and Cycling
  • Invited lead guest editor for Special Issue for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner of MRes candidate Shane Seeley at University of Glasgow
  • External examiner of PhD candidate Sophie Harrison in exercise immunology, Bangor University, September 2020
  • External Examiner University Bath (UG & PG Sport & health)
  • External examiner at the University of Wales (NEWI) (UG programme), Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (UG programme) the University of West of Scotland (UG programme).
  • Validation panel for the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences at Edgehill University College in April 2006

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Product Innovation of the Year. Scottish Mountain Bike Awards
  • Enterprising Educator. 2019 winner of the Bright Red Sparks, Enterprising Educators category for work at the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland.
  • Product Innovation of the Year. Scottish Mountain Bike Awards.
  • Business to Academia Partnership of the Year Award, Scottish Mountain Bike Awards
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Medical Research Council: Invited expert grant reviewer for MRC on subject of Exercise Immunology

 

Invited Speaker

  • Cycling Industries Europe: Invited to speak and host workshop: "Bridging academia & industry, from cutting-edge research to practical support."
  • Key note address at Sport & Health Innovation Conference, hosted by UWS and Scottish Enterprise.
  • Invited speaker at launch of Cycling Industries Europe's Cycling Innovation Network
  • Invited Panel Member for MTB Scotland at German Mountain Bike Congress 2021
  • Scottish Mountain Bike Gathering 2020.Invited Speaker Scottish MTB Gathering 2020: Premier Destination Spotlight: Tweed Valley Panel session exploring the progress, and challenges, in developing & creating a world class mountain bike destination.
  • Exercise Immunology Key note address at University of Constantine Conference, Algeria.
  • Cycling Industries 2030 – taking the lead in new mobility (Brussels). Professor Geraint Florida-James was invited to give the welcome address and chair the first session.
  • Main Stage Presentation at EuroBike- the largest Industry Show in the World.Presentation on the successful knowledge transfer models that have been developed at ENU and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
  • Invited Key Note: International Mountain Biking Association (Europe Meeting, Agueda, Portugal.).
  • German Mountain Bike Tourism Group
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Particles Interest Group Scotland Meeting, Scottish Executive (September- Edinburgh).
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1993) Physiological and performance markers of circadian rhythms for student nurses on shift work. Communication to the 2nd European Meeting of the Societies of Chronobiology. (May, Paris-France.)
  • Florida-James, G. Creating a community to develop business, sport and participation in mountain biking. (2014) Scottish Mountain Biking Conference (International edition), (November Peebles). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G. (2011) The Science of Mountain Biking. Cycling Ireland “Pedal Fever” Coaches Conference: (November-Dublin). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G., Westbury, T. and Ball, C. (2010) The demands of downhilling: Invited Symposium. First World Congress on Cycling Science (June, Edinburgh, UK).
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1995) Job performance of student nurses and nocturnal shiftwork. British Psychological Society Special Group in Health Psychology Annual Conference. (September, Bristol-England).
  • Florida-James, G.D. and Francis, R. (1999) The effect of time of day on lung function and VO2max of asthmatic individuals. BASES Annual Conference (September, Leeds- England).
  • Florida-James, G.D. and Doggart, L. (2000) Diurnal Variation, body temperature and muscle strength performance. ECSS Annual Conference (July- Jyvaskyla, Finland).
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2002) Usefulness of criteria referenced marking sheets. Napier University Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (May, Edinburgh)
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Particles Interest Group Scotland Meeting, Scottish Executive (September- Edinburgh).
  • Florida-James, G. (2013) Effects of air pollution on the immune response to exercise. College of Sport and Exercise Medicine (March- London). Invited presentation.
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Presented to British Olympic Physiology Steering Group, BASES Annual Conference, (September- Sheffield)
  • Florida-James,G. (2012), Support in Mountain Biking: British Cycling Coaches Conference: (May- Birmingham). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1993) Physiological and performance markers of circadian rhythms for student nurses on shift work. Communication to the 2nd European Meeting of the Societies of Chronobiology. (May, Paris-France.)
  • Florida-James, G.D. & Reilly, T. (1995) An analysis of work rate in Gaelic football. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference. (September, Aberdeen-Scotland).
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1994) Mood entrainment and nocturnal shiftwork. British Psychological Society Special Group in Health Psychology Annual Conference. (September, Sheffield-England).
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann

 

Media Activity

  • Article in MBR: How Mountain Biking Saved a Town
  • Can Cycling Boost Your Immune System- Article for Cycling UK
  • I have appeared a number of times in the past years in the UK mountain bike magazine MBR as a sport scientist expert on mountain biking, in Men’s Health as an expert on marathon running, antioxidants and pollution and also in the Guardian as an expert exe
  • SNTV Adventure Scotland: Scottish Islands Peaks Race Win- camera crew filmed us throughout race win 2003
  • BBC Scotland Adventure Show: piece showcasing the work I did with Scottish Cycling Elite Downhillers, featuring testing in Edinburgh Napier Human Performance Labs 2011.
  • January 2016: BBC Radio 5 Live Programme on Ultra Endurance Running- Features contribution from myself and showcasing Human Performance Labs at Sighthill and environmental chamber in particular.
  • Ripley’s Believe or Not? (US Edition)- piece on winning Tough Guy Race 2001. Day in the life of athlete featuring work at Napier, including Human Performance Testing in Lab at Merchiston.
  • The launch of the Mountain Bike centre for Scotland (MTBCOS) we had press coverage from BBC Radio and television, ITV and both local and national newspapers: June 2014
  • The work on pollution and performance for the successive Athens and Beijing Olympic Games generated a great deal of interest both nationally and internationally and I was interviewed for example by the Reuters Group, the British Press, the Greek Press, an
  • The 18 month Showcase of MTBCOS gained local mainstream publicity (eg Peebleshire), Scottish (eg Herald & National) and international cycling press coverage (eg Enduro MTB Magazine, Descent World)) and featured Scottish Minister for Innovation, Tourism an

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Cycling Industry Leader's Breakfast at Eurobike. Invitation only event by Cycling Industries Europe.
  • Invited founding member of UK Society for Exercise Immunology

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • 2014 to 2020: host evening public lecture series at MTBCOS.

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Principal Guest of St Ronan's Border Games 2019

 

Reviewing

  • External organisation reviews. Invited reviewer of promotion application to professoriate at University of Bath.
  • External Organisation Reviews. Invitation to selection panel for Professorial staff. University of Stirling.
  • External Organisation Reviews. Invitation to review progression to Associate Professor, University of Bath.
  • Invited reviewer for: Journal of Sport Sciences, the International Sport Medicine Journal, Medical Science Monitor, European Journal of Sports Science, Inhalation Toxicology, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, International Journal of Sport Performance

 

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Exercise acutely increases vitamin D receptor expression in T lymphocytes in vitamin D-deficient men, independent of age

Journal Article
Lithgow, H., Florida‐James, G., Ross, M., Duncan, G., & Leggate, M. (in press)
Exercise acutely increases vitamin D receptor expression in T lymphocytes in vitamin D-deficient men, independent of age. Experimental Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1113/ep089480
Vitamin D plays a key role in the modulation of the immune system, mediated through the intracellular vitamin D receptor (VDR). Exercise has been shown to influence the activi...

Immune Response of Elite Enduro Racers to Laboratory and Racing Environments: The Influence of Training Impulse and Vibration

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L., Ingram-Sills, L., Taylor, M. D., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2021)
Immune Response of Elite Enduro Racers to Laboratory and Racing Environments: The Influence of Training Impulse and Vibration. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094603
Introduction: Understanding the sport-specific immune response elicited during both training and competition is imperative to maximise athlete health and performance. Despite ...

Enduro World Series (EWS) Mountain Biking Injuries: A 2-year Prospective Study of 2010 Riders

Journal Article
Palmer, D., Florida-James, G., & Ball, C. (2020)
Enduro World Series (EWS) Mountain Biking Injuries: A 2-year Prospective Study of 2010 Riders. International Journal of Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1320-1116
The sport of Enduro is the newest International Cycling Union sanctioned discipline in mountain biking. There are a number of studies reporting mountain biking injury to date ...

Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.28985/1906.jsc.04
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

Blood flow restriction exercise attenuates the exercise-induced endothelial progenitor cells in healthy, young men.

Journal Article
Montgomery, R., Paterson, A., Williamson, C., Florida-James, G., & Ross, M. D. (2019)
Blood flow restriction exercise attenuates the exercise-induced endothelial progenitor cells in healthy, young men. Frontiers in Physiology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00447
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a vasculogenic subset of progenitors, which play a key role in maintenance of endothelial integrity. These cells are exercise-responsiv...

Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men

Journal Article
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Taylor, G., Malone, E., Simpson, R. J., West, D., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13697
Aging is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. As a result of aging, endothelial dysfunction develops, partly due to a reduction in vascular regenerative abili...

Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment

Journal Article
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2018)
Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3402143
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...

The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults

Journal Article
Lithgow, H. M., Florida-James, G., & Leggate, M. (2018)
The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults. Physiological Reports, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13684
High intensity intermittent training (HIIT) has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic conditions including the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Independently...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Westbury, T., Davison, R., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 2,
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2017)
Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking. Journal of Science and Cycling, 6(2), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.28985/171231.jsc.09
Enduro mountain bike racing is composed of several timed predominantly downhill race stages linked by time restricted, non-competitive transition stages. This study aimed to ...

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