Scott Graham

Scott Graham

Scott Graham



Scott graduated with a BA Hons Sport in the Community (Health Related Exercise) 1996 and MSc Sport and Exercise Science 2002 from the University of Strathclyde. He gained his PGCE in teaching from the University of Dundee in 2002, then was appointed lecturer at North Glasgow College 1997 subsequently moving to G.C.N.S. as a Senior Lecturer and Course Team Leader Sport and Exercise Science and Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Scott qualified as an EMT - Advanced (Paramedic, UK), II (Infusion and Intubation), Wilderness (R C of Surg. Edinburgh/ WEMSI), ATLS (UK and Germany), Advanced Medicine with Clinical Practice in City Hospital Birmingham, London School of Tropical Medicine/BARTS, Leeds General, Poole General, Preston General, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Western Infirmary.

In 2004 he was appointed to the University of Paisley as Programme Leader/ Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health subsequently introducing the BSc Exercise and Health programme. Continuing as programme leader Scott oversaw the revalidation and modularisation of the programme into the University of the West of Scotland.

He was appointed as External Examiner for the University of Sunderland 2007-2012. Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA); National Examiner (2002-2004); External Examiner (1999-2002); Internal Examiner (1997-1999) and member curriculum development board for subject and qualifications (2000-2002).

Scott studied Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Paediatrics at the University of Edinburgh and has delivered Clinical Testing and Exercise Prescription for a multitude of organisations including M.O.D., N.H.S. and Bupa.

In 2012 he joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health. Within Sports Medicine Scott has interests in the Psychological and Physiological determinants of elite performance in extreme environments with particular emphasis in Arctic and Desert conditions. Other research interests are in the fields of elite soldier performance, Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids and Cardiac Rehabilitation.



Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • SQA Curriculum Development Board for Subject and Qualifications (2000-2002)
  • Invited Member - Technical Expert Group (TEG) Skills Active.
  • Invited member - BASES Development Group. Developing National Standards/ Qualifications in Exercise and Health to External Roles


Invited Speaker

  • Annual Conference of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group (CRIG) Scotland University of Stirling, Scotland UK November 2010 ‘Exercise Physiology in Cardiac Rehabilitation’
  • Creatine in Health and Sport Conference, Downing College, University of Cambridge July 2010.
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - April 2009. ‘Exercise in Extremis’


External Examining/Validations

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Examiner
  • External Examiner (Invited)


Media Activity

  • Scottish Herald, Sunday 26th June, 2010.
  • Scottish Herald, Monday 6th September, Page 14.
  • 'Creatine supplementation: application, benefits and adverse effects', Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; November 2014.
  • 'Heat extremes and thermoregulation,' Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; May 2015.
  • "Leucine" Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; August 2017.
  • 'Nutritional aspects of altitude exposure', Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; March 2016.



  • Reviewer – International Journal of Exercise Science
  • Reviewer – Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Reviewer – Journal of Sport and Health
  • Reviwer- European Journal of Applied Physiology


Conference Activity

  • The effects of additional carried load on perception-action coupling during a Horizontal jump task
  • Effects of three different types of standard issue British army footwear on vertical ground reaction
  • Patterns of Injury, Mood and Sleep Patterns of Athletes participating in an Arctic
  • Investigating The Use of Aerobic Exercise Incorporating Balance Training With a Cardiac Rehabilitation Population
  • Physiological responses to walking and running during a backpack load-carriage task
  • Soldiers as tactical athletes: Incorporating military drill within a periodised training programme
  • Injury rates, Mood states and Injury Patterns During a Desert Ultra Marathon.
  • Rate of perceived exertion does not correlate well with heart rate in water based exercise but does correlate well in land-based exercise in Cardiac populations’
  • Split load carriage is not more efficient than rear carriage in treadmill running
  • Water based exercise elicits higher workload in CHD risk group than in aged matched land based Cardiac Rehabilitation Group’
  • Aquatic Exercise Elicits a Higher Heart Rate Response than Land when compared to Similar Exercises in Individuals with Coronary Heart Disease and Aged Matched Population’
  • Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In ‘Elite” British Soldiers: A Pilot Study
  • Exercise choice improves adherence in females within Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Can Creatine Supplementation benefit the performance of elite sports climbers?
  • Physiological and Anthropometric Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in “Elite” British Soldiers’
  • Analysis of swimming technique: State of the art: applications and implications’
  • The Effects Of Carrying A Simulated Rifle During A Backpack Load-carriage Task
  • Effect of Creating Supplementation


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Innovative practice in Cardiac Rehabilition
  • Developing Exercise Modalities
  • Research Into Military Load Carriage
  • Development of Predictive Model

Current Post Grad projects