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.

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Exercise & Immunosenescence
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Fellowships and Awards

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

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker "Women in the Bike Industry Summit
  • 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: Outdoor Recreation Network- e-MTB research
  • Invited Speaker: Scottish Mountain Biking Conference - Leading the Way: Trails, Participation and Sport Development
  • 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

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

Journal Article
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, 101(10), 1253-1264. https://doi.org/10.1113/ep085771
New Findings 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 finding an...

Letter regarding article: ‘Effect of acute exercise on circulating angiogenic cell and microparticle populations’: Letter to the Editor

Journal Article
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Tormey, P., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Letter regarding article: ‘Effect of acute exercise on circulating angiogenic cell and microparticle populations’: Letter to the Editor. Experimental Physiology, 101(4), 558-558. https://doi.org/10.1113/ep085700
No abstract available. Item is letter to the editor.

Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise

Journal Article
Florida-James, G. D., Ingram, L. A., Simpson, R. J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2015)
Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 47, 100-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.018
Sleep disruption and deprivation are common in contemporary society and have been linked with poor health, decreased job performance and increased life-stress. The rapid redep...

Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption

Presentation / Conference
Ingram, L., Simpson, R., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2012, May)
Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption. Poster presented at 59th Annual Meeting & 3RD World Congress on Exercise Medicine
No abstract available.

Nanoparticles and Neutrophil Activation

Presentation / Conference
Dickson, C., Prach, M., Fraser, J., Ingram, L., Barlow, P., Hutchison, G., …Malone, E. (2012, February)
Nanoparticles and Neutrophil Activation. Presented at NanoImpactNet-QNANO conference - European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials, Dublin, Ireland
Neutrophils, the rapid responders of the innate immune system, are central to the initial immune responses of a host to foreign particles. Circulating in the blood, they are t...

Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Ingram, L. A., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H., & Guy, K. (2008)
Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(4), 544-551. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.002
Senescent T-lymphocytes are antigen-experienced cells that express the killer-cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1) and/or CD57; fail to clonally expand following further antig...

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