Scott Graham

Biography

Scott graduated with a BA Hons Sport in the Community (Health Related Exercise) 1996 and MSc Sport and Exercise Science and Management (Scottish School of Sports Studies and Strathclyde Business School) 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 was trained by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (University of Keele) and 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 University of Highlands and Islands, 2017; Validation External Examiner for the University of Northampton, 2017; External Examiner at 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) and was an invited member of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) of Skills Active, London, and the BASES committee which developed the national skills framework for Exercise and Health and Sports Science and the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Sports and Exercise Science.

In 2012 he joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health. 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.

As an athlete Scott has competed in many events including the Marathon Des Sables and Gobi Ultra marathons (Stage Winner), Westminster to Devizes, K1 and K2 class at National Level and has climbed a number of the Seven Summits.

Scott has worked with a number of World Record Holders, International Race (Top Ten World Ranking) winners, title contenders and elite athletes preparing individuals and groups for activities on six continents including The North Pole, Jungles including Brunei, Belize and Amazon, Deserts including Sahara, Gobi, Namib and numerous other events.

As of 2016 he has been in Desert, Arctic or Jungle regions more than 50 times and continues to participate whenever he can. In 2018 he assumed the position of Exercise Physiologist with The Polar Academy

Scott tutors in the School of Medicine, University of St. Andrews, honours year on the B.Sc.(Hons) Medicine and M.Sc. Global Health Implementation and is a member of the Behavioural Medicine Interest group (research).

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.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Validation External Examiner, University of Northampton
  • External Examiner (Invited) University of Sunderland
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Examiner

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Effect of Creating Supplementation

 

Invited Speaker

  • Changes in ankle proprioception and neuromuscular function following an acute bout of British Army foot Drill: Implications of lower-limb musculoskeletal injury risk 4th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia, 2017
  • A 3-dimensional biomechanical analysis of British Army foot-drill in untrained personnel: Implications for lower- extremity injury risk, 4th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia, 2017
  • Efficacy of unilateral strength training for enhancing load carriage performance 4th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia, 2017
  • Validation of a 6-s Cycle Ergometry Sprint to Measure Peak Power in Recreationally Active Females, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, 2017
  • The Effects Of Carrying A Simulated Rifle During A Backpack Load-carriage Task, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 2016
  • Effects of Additional carried Load On Perceptionaction Coupling During A Discrete Horizontal Jump Task, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 2016
  • An examination of mental toughness, mood and injury rates in an Arctic ultra-marathon, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2015
  • Effects of creatine supplementation on power output in repeated sprint kayaking, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2015
  • Measures in Reliability in the Kinetics of British Army Marching Drill, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 2015
  • Injury, Sleep, Mood and Performance And The Role of Mental Toughness During An Arctic Ultra-marathon, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2015
  • An Investigation into the Effectivness of Rating of Perceived Exertion in Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA 2014
  • The effects of additional carried load on perception-action coupling during a Horizontal jump task 3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Boston, USA, 2014
  • Effects of three different types of standard issue British army footwear on vertical ground reaction, 3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Boston, USA, 2014
  • Patterns of Injury, Mood and Sleep Patterns of Athletes participating in an Arctic Ultra Marathon,American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • Investigating The Use of Aerobic Exercise Incorporating Balance Training With a Cardiac Rehabilitation Population, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • Physiological responses to walking and running during a backpack load-carriage task, 2nd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Finland, 2012
  • Soldiers as tactical athletes: Incorporating military drill within a periodised training programme, 2nd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Finland, 2012.
  • Additional Load on the Occurance of Bilateral-Deficit: Mechanical or Neural Implications?, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • Injury rates, Mood states and Injury Patterns During a Desert Ultra Marathon, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, 2011
  • 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’ British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Glasgow, UK, 2011
  • Split load carriage is not more efficient than rear carriage in treadmill running, American College of Sports Medicine International Conference, Baltimore, USA, 2010.
  • Creatine supplementation does not benefit performance of treadmill running under conditions of load carriage, Creatine in Health and Sport Conference, Downing College, University of Cambridge, 2010.
  • Creatine supplementation may benefit short duration, high intensity alpine or slalom skiing, Creatine in Health and Sport Conference, Downing College, University of Cambridge, 2010.
  • Extreme climber’s performance can benefit from increased power post Creatine supplementation, Creatine in Health and Sport Conference, Downing College, University of Cambridge, 2010.
  • Annual Conference of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group (CRIG) Scotland University of Stirling, Scotland UK November 2010 ‘Exercise Physiology in Cardiac Rehabilitation’
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - April 2009. ‘Exercise in Extremis’
  • Water based exercise elicits higher workload in CHD risk group than in aged matched land based Cardiac Rehabilitation Group’ British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, National Conference, Leeds, UK, 2009
  • 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 British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, National Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2009.
  • Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In ‘Elite” British Soldiers: A Pilot Study American College of Sports Medicine International Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2009
  • Exercise choice improves adherence in females within Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 2008.
  • Can Creatine Supplementation benefit the performance of elite sports climbers? American College of Sports Medicine International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 2008.
  • Physiological and Anthropometric Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in “Elite” British Soldiers, American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2007.
  • Analysis of swimming technique: State of the art: applications and implications, Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, Portugal, 2006.

 

Media Activity

  • Creatine Supplementation for neurodegenrative diseases, Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine, Sept. 2018
  • Exercise Physiologist to The Polar Academy
  • Army boots are blamed for injuries
  • Will Soldiers be quick marching in trainers?
  • Will soldiers be quick marching in their trainers? Troops could switch shoes because drilling in the wrong footwear is causing injuries
  • "Leucine" Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; August 2017.
  • 'Nutritional aspects of altitude exposure', Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; March 2016.
  • 'Heat extremes and thermoregulation,' Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; May 2015.
  • 'Creatine supplementation: application, benefits and adverse effects', Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine; November 2014.
  • Scottish Herald, Sunday 26th June, 2010.
  • Scottish Herald, Monday 6th September 2009, Page 14.

 

Reviewing

  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Reviewer- European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Reviewer – Journal of Sport and Health
  • Reviewer – International Journal of Exercise Science
  • Reviewer – Journal of Sports Sciences
  • American College of Sports Medicine Occupational Physiology Interest Group.

 

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Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017)
Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 566-572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010
We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed th...

Reliability of 1RM Split-Squat Performance and the Efficacy of Assessing Both Bilateral Squat and Split-Squat 1RM in a Single Session for Non–Resistance-Trained Recreationally Active Men

Journal Article
Urquhart, B. G., Moir, G. L., Graham, S. M., & Connaboy, C. (2015)
Reliability of 1RM Split-Squat Performance and the Efficacy of Assessing Both Bilateral Squat and Split-Squat 1RM in a Single Session for Non–Resistance-Trained Recreationally Active Men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(7), 1991-1998. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000000824
Reliability of 1RM split-squat performance and the efficacy of assessing both bilateral squat and split-squat 1RM in a single session for non–resistance-trained recreationally...

Injury Rates, Mood States And Sleep Patterns During A Desert Ultra Marathon: 1579

Journal Article
Graham, S. M. (2011)
Injury Rates, Mood States And Sleep Patterns During A Desert Ultra Marathon: 1579. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 43(Suppl 1), 356. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000400979.13901.a1
INTRODUCTION: The Gobi Challenge 2009 was an ultra marathon held in the south western province of the Gobi Desert during July 2009. Participants ran in seven consecutive stage...

Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon

Journal Article
Graham, S. M., McKinley, M., Chris, C. C., Westbury, T., Baker, J. S., Kilgore, L., & Florida-James, G. (2012)
Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(6), 462-466. https://doi.org/10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon. Design: Prospective study gatheri...

Creatine-Kinase- and exercise-related muscle damage implications for muscle performance and recovery

Journal Article
Baird, M. F., Graham, S. M., Baker, J. S., & Bickerstaff, G. F. (2012)
Creatine-Kinase- and exercise-related muscle damage implications for muscle performance and recovery. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/960363
The appearance of creatine kinase (CK) in blood has been generally considered to be an indirect marker of muscle damage, particularly for diagnosis of medical conditions such ...

Perceived exertion and heart rate models for estimating metabolic workload in elite British soldiers performing a backpack load-carriage task

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., & Jackson, A. S. (2010)
Perceived exertion and heart rate models for estimating metabolic workload in elite British soldiers performing a backpack load-carriage task. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme, 35(5), 650-656. https://doi.org/10.1139/h10-053
Identifying field measures to estimate backpack load-carriage work intensity in elite soldiers is of interest to the military. This study developed rating of perceived exertio...

Reliability of the Kinetics of British Army Foot-Drill in Untrained Personnel

Journal Article
Rawcliffe, A. J., Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Psycharakis, S. G., Moir, G. L., & Connaboy, C. (2017)
Reliability of the Kinetics of British Army Foot-Drill in Untrained Personnel. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 31(2), 435-444. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000001492
The purpose of this study was to quantify the reliability of kinetic variables of British Army foot drill performance within untrained civilians and report the magnitude of ve...

Creatine supplementation and exercise as possible therapeutic treatments in Parkinson’s Disease: A review

Journal Article
Graham, S. M., Baird, M., & Boyd, G. W. (2014)
Creatine supplementation and exercise as possible therapeutic treatments in Parkinson’s Disease: A review. Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease, 4(3), 286-298. https://doi.org/10.5628/aehd.v4i3.169
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative condition after Alzheimer’s Disease. It is characterized by a progressive loss of dopaminergic...

The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill

Journal Article
Rawcliffe, A. J., Graham, S. M., Simpson, R. J., Moir, G. L., Martindale, R. J., Psycharakis, S. G., & Connaboy, C. (2020)
The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 34(3), 754-762. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002139
High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a rep...

The Effects Of Carrying A Simulated Rifle During A Backpack Load-carriage Task: 348 Board #185 June 1, 11

Journal Article
Paul, C., Kaliarntas, K., Connaboy, C., & Graham, S. (2016)
The Effects Of Carrying A Simulated Rifle During A Backpack Load-carriage Task: 348 Board #185 June 1, 11. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5S), 91. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000485279.46533.a2
A-46 Free Communication/Poster - Fitness Assessment Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Room: Exhibit Hall A/B PURPOSE: Identifying the effects of carrying a rifle du...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

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

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