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Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

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...

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...

Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment

Journal Article
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2018)
Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3402143
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...

The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults

Journal Article
Lithgow, H. M., Florida-James, G., & Leggate, M. (2018)
The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults. Physiological Reports, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13684
High intensity intermittent training (HIIT) has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic conditions including the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Independently...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Westbury, T., Davison, R., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 2,
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2017)
Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking. Journal of Science and Cycling, 6(2), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.28985/171231.jsc.09
Enduro mountain bike racing is composed of several timed predominantly downhill race stages linked by time restricted, non-competitive transition stages. This study aimed to ...

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...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, October)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research - 57th Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace.

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July)
A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace. Paper presented at 38th Annual Conferenec of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society., Hong Kong
Purpose: To investigate the effect of acute day-to-day psychosocial work characteristics upon the autonomic and endocrine stress response. Design: The study employed a singl...
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BikeSenz: getting to grips with cyclists' comfort.

2019 - 2019
Although the overall benefits of cycling to health and wellbeing are well understood, the prevalence of several painful and debilitating injuries of the wrist, including ulnar neuropathy and carpal tu...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,999

The influence of aerobic exercise training to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity and vascular dysfunction in breast cancer and leukaemia patients

2018 - 2021
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £58,079

Pollution Exposure and Cardiovascular Health

2018 - 2019
The project aims to ascertain pollution exposure on Edinburgh main roads and greener routes, and also determine the health effects of active commuting via these routes
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £4,550

Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants

2018 - 2018
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Funder: Scottish Cycling | Value: £4,999

Efficacy of the descent master training machine

2018 - 2018
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The influence of ultramarathon running event on immune and cardiovascular systems

2017 - 2018
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Funder: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences | Value: £1,900

Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study

2017 - 2019
Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study
Funder: Enduro World Series | Value: £23,563

Mountain Bike Innovation project at Glentress

2016 - 2019
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sector development using the knowledge...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £249,984

Mountain Bike Suspension Optimisation

2015 - 2016
The project aim is to test, develop and and refine the suspension hardware of an innovative bike design that has been designed and prototyped by the company- Forge Bikes.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,913

Honey Hibernation Project

2015 - 2015
The aim of the project is to investigate whether pre-sleep ingestion of honey can improve parameters of sleep and subsequent mood and cognitive performance
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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The effects of menstrual cycle phases on running repeated sprint ability

2019 - date
Samuele Di Nicola | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Mr Brendon Ferrier

Exercise to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardio- and vascular toxicity in breast cancer

2018 - date
Marie McLaughlin | Director of Studies: Dr Mark Ross | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

Performance in enduro mountain biking: the influence of training status, recovery and vibration

2016 - 2019
This PhD project is to investigate the physiological demands of elite enduro mountain bike racing. Previ...
Dr Lewis Kirkwood | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism

2015 - 2019
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nation...
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

The combined effect of high intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation of insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese males and females

2014 - 2016
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

Analysis of small sided games training in elite youth soccer players

2014 - 2017
William Gilogley | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

An investigation into the nature of physical activity in young people within a Scottish context

2011 - 2018
Dr Steven Young | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Mandy Winterton

The relationship between stress and retention within science undergraduates, their use of support and the potential remedial effect of stress education

2011 - 2016
Patricia Harris | Director of Studies: Dr Samantha Campbell Casey | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

The influence of age, aerobic fitness, cardiovascular risk factors and cytomegalovirus on angiogenic T cells and endothelial progenitor cells

2011 - 2016
Dr Mark Ross | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

2011 - 2017
Dr Cedric English | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Christine Nash

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