Lesley Ingram-Sills
lesley ingram sills

Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills

Lecturer

Biography

Lesley is a lecturer at ENU. She is a former World Cup cross country mountain bike racer and is passionate about all endurance sports. Lesley's research interests surround the impact of sleep on performance and immunity. Lesley is passionate about helping athletes to improve in endurance sport and has coached record breakers and commonwealth cyclists.

Themes

News

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Exercise & Immunosenescence
  • Ingram, L.A., Simpson, R.J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G.D. (2012) Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption. 59th Annual Meeting & 3RD World Congress on Exercise Medicine, 29th May – 2nd June, San Francisco, USA.
  • Ingram, L.A., Simpson, R., Malone, E., Florida-James, G.D. (2016) Acute sleep disruption: does it limit performance but heighten immunity. Cycling & Science, 29th June, Caen, France.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • 2nd place for best poster Immunosenescence, Birmingham University, UK
  • Best oral presentation, Postgraduate conference, Edinburgh Napier University

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker: Mountain Biking, Culture & Society "The Motivations, Identities, and Environmental Sensibilities of Contemporary e-mountain Bike Users"
  • Invited Speaker: Cycling Industries Europe Network Webinar "The Trail to Innovation"
  • Invited Speaker - Power of the Bike Innovation Summit "Inclusive Design in Innovation"
  • Invited Speaker: Scottish Mountain Biking Conference - Leading the Way: Trails, Participation and Sport Development
  • Invited Speaker: Outdoor Recreation Network- e-MTB research
  • Invited Speaker: Finding the high-why does riding a bike feel so great?
  • Invited Speaker: UK Society for Exercise Immunology: Around the World in 80days presentation
  • Invited Speaker: Scottish Mountain Bike conference

 

Media Activity

  • BBC breakfast covering Mark Beaumonts World record attempt - around the world in 80 days. I feature whilst testing Mark in Edinburgh Napier Laboratories
  • 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.

 

Reviewing

  • Invited Reviewer: Brain Behaviour & Immunity; American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology; Journal of Sport Sciences; Journal of Cycling in Science

 

Date


16 results

The motivations, identities, and environmental sensibilities of contemporary e-mountain bike users

Book Chapter
Ingram-Sills, L. (2024)
The motivations, identities, and environmental sensibilities of contemporary e-mountain bike users. In J. Cherrington (Ed.), Mountain Biking, Culture and Society. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003361626-5
During an era of rapid technological improvement, the demand for e-mountain biking is growing. Furthermore, an older demographic of rider participates in e-mountain biking in ...

The Influence of Menstruation on Training Schedules in Well-Trained and Elite Female Mountain Bike, Road and Cyclocross Athletes

Journal Article
Aitkenhead, R., Kirkwood, L., Florida-James, G., & Ingram-Sills, L. (2023)
The Influence of Menstruation on Training Schedules in Well-Trained and Elite Female Mountain Bike, Road and Cyclocross Athletes. Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, 2, 62-75. https://doi.org/10.37393/JASS.2023.02.6
Female physiology is unique and driven by fluctuations in sex hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. These hormones present myriad mechanisms that may influence physiolog...

Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes

Presentation / Conference
Aitkenhead, R., Kirkwood, L., Florida-James, G., & Ingram-Sills, L. (2022, April)
Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes. Poster presented at The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance 2022 (The Physiological Society), Nottingham
Female participation in elite sport is rising, the most recent Olympic games, Tokyo 2020, was the most gender-balanced games in history but research within female athletes is ...

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 ...

Seven tips to get your sleep cycle back on track during lockdown

Other
Ingram-Sills, L. (2020)
Seven tips to get your sleep cycle back on track during lockdown. https://theconversation.com/seven-tips-to-get-your-sleep-cycle-back-on-track-during-lockdown-135595
Ingram-Sills, L. (2020). Seven tips to get your sleep cycle back on track during lockdown. https://theconversation.com/seven-tips-to-get-your-sleep-cycle-back-on-track-during...

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...

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...

Exercise and Immunosenescence

Presentation / Conference
Ingram, L. (2018, April)
Exercise and Immunosenescence. Presented at UK Society for Exercise Immunology

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 ...

Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2018)
Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 314(3), 392-402. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...

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