Mark Ross


I graduated from my undergraduate B.Sc with Honours in Sport and Exercise Science at Heriot Watt University in 2009 where I was awarded a first class degree and the James Watt Medal for distinction in the programme. I went on to study a M.Sc by Research at the Waterford Institute of Technology, where I investigated the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on circulating angiogenic cells, which repair and stimulate the growth of blood vessels. Subsequently, I went on to complete my Ph.D in Exercise Physiology at Edinburgh Napier University investigating how ageing and exercise affect these circulating angiogenic cells, with focus also on cell surface receptor expression.

I am now a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Edinburgh Napier University, where I teach on Introduction to Exercise Physiology (UG year 2) and Muscle Pain, Damage and Fatigue (UG year 4) as well as on the M.Sc programme in Sports Performance Enhancement and the M.Sc in Clinical Exercise Science.

I am also a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology Support and Research), with previous work in Rugby Union, Football, Golf, Endurance Sports, Track Cycling, and Rowing. In addition, I am also an accredited UK Anti-Doping Advisor (UKAD).



Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist


Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker at the World Congress of Microcirculation



  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • American Journal of Physiology- Heart and Circulatory Physiology
  • American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
  • Experimental Physiology
  • Exercise Immunology Review
  • Journal of Science and Cycling
  • Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise


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