Mark Ross

Biography

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).

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Esteem

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

 

Reviewing

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

 

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21 results

The effect of exercise intensity and duration on cardiac troponin release

Journal Article
Mills, N., Marshall, L., Lee, K. K., Stewart, S., Wild, A., Fujisawa, T., …Ross, M. (2020)
The effect of exercise intensity and duration on cardiac troponin release. Circulation, 141(1), 83-85. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.041874
Abstract not available.

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...

Circulating angiogenic cell response to sprint interval and continuous exercise.

Journal Article
O'Carroll, L., Wardrop, B., Murphy, R. P., Ross, M. D., & Harrison, M. (2019)
Circulating angiogenic cell response to sprint interval and continuous exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(3), 743–752. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-04065-7
Although commonly understood as immune cells, certain T lymphocyte and monocyte subsets have angiogenic potential, contributing to blood vessel growth and repair. These cells ...

An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions

Journal Article
Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C., & Ross, M. D. (2019)
An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(3), 723-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-04063-9
Purpose: Dietary nitrate (NO3-) has repeatedly been shown to improve endurance and intermittent, high-intensity events in temperate conditions. However, the ergogenic effects...

Endothelial Regenerative Capacity and Aging: Influence of Diet, Exercise and Obesity

Journal Article
Ross, M. D. (2018)
Endothelial Regenerative Capacity and Aging: Influence of Diet, Exercise and Obesity. Current Cardiology Reviews, 14(4), 233-244. doi:10.2174/1573403X14666180726112303
The endothelium plays an important role in cardiovascular regulation, from blood flow, to platelet aggregation, immune cell infiltration and demargination. A dysfunctional end...

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...

Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations

Journal Article
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018)
Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...

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. (2017)
Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 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...

Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors

Presentation / Conference
Ross, M. (2017, June)
Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors. Paper presented at Edinburgh Immunology Group Symposium, University of Edinburgh

Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3583956
Ageing is associated with an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The increased risk can be attribu...

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