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Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R. J. & Florida-James, G. (2015). The influence of age and cardiorespiratory fitness on circulating angiogenic T cells and CXCR4 expression
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Additionally, regular exercise is known to offset the...
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, doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017. ISSN 0363-6135
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...
Boukelia, B., Fogarty, M. C., Davison, R. C. R., & Florida-James, G. D. (2016). Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(1), (1-6). doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5. ISSN 1439-6319
The Clara cell protein CC16, secreted from Clara cells in the lung, is discussed as a potential biomarker for toxic effects on the airways. An increased concentration...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
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.
Enduro World Series
Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study
Ross, M., Tormey, P., Ingram, L., Simpson, R., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2016). A 10 km time trial running bout acutely increases the number of angiogenic T cells in the peripheral blood compartment of healthy males: Acute exercise mobilizes angiogenic T cells. Experimental Physiology, 101(10), (1253-1264). doi:10.1113/ep085771. ISSN 0958-0670
What is the central question of the study?
Are CD31+ angiogenic T (TANG) cells preferentially mobilized in response to acute exercise?
What is the main finding an...
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L. & Florida-James, G. (2016). Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics. 58, 566-572. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010. ISSN 0003-6870
We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed th...
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L. & Florida-James, G. D. (2016). Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics. 58, 566-572. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010. ISSN 0003-6870
Ross, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Tormey, P. & Florida-James, G. (2016). Letter regarding article: Effect of acute exercise on circulating angiogenic cell and microparticle populations. Experimental Physiology. 101, 558. doi:10.1113/EP085700. ISSN 0958-0670
Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. (2016). Exercise and the Immune System. In C. Esser (Ed.), Environmental Influences on the Immune System, 127-152. Vienna, Austria: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1890-0_6
This chapter is divided into three major parts. The first part covers how exercise is associated with respiratory infection. Exercise’s effect on mucosal immunity, allergic rh...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M. & Florida-James, G. (2015). Vascular ageing and exercise: focus on cellular reparative processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2016doi:10.1155/2016/3583956. ISSN 1942-0900
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...
Florida-James, G., Simpson, R., Davison, G. & Close, G. (2015). Exercise, free radical metabolism, and aging: cellular and molecular processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2016, 1-2. doi:10.1155/2016/3813680. ISSN 1942-0900
Ingram, L. A., Simpson, R. J., Malone, E. M. & Florida-James, G. (2015). Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 47, 100-108. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.018. ISSN 0889-1591
Sleep disruption and deprivation are common in contemporary society and have been linked with poor health, decreased job performance and increased life-stress. The rapid redep...
Harris, P. J., Campbell, S. A., Westbury, T., & Florida-James, G. (2015). Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 40(6), (824-845). doi:10.1080/0309877X.2015.1014316. ISSN 0309-877X
Students suffer from stress as a result of many factors, including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study a...
Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. (2014). Lung Inflammation, oxidative stress and air pollution. In K. C. Ong (Ed.), Lung InflammationInTech. doi:10.5772/58252
This is a very relevant chapter in the context of “Lung Inflammation” because it details and discusses an important theme in this area: air pollution. The analyses of epidemio...
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. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734. ISSN 1050-642X
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon.
Design: Prospective study gatheri...
Gomes, E. C., Allgrove, J. E., Florida-James, G. & Stone, V. (2010). Effect of vitamin supplementation on lung injury and running performance in a hot, humid, and ozone-polluted environment. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 21, e452-e460. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01366.x. ISSN 0905-7188
In this study, the effect of vitamin C and E supplementation on lung injury and performance of runners were analyzed. Using a randomized, double-blinded, crossover design, nin...
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.
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
Sporting Chance Initiative
Performance testing and research study of an existing product called the Scottoiler Active Fluid System which is a chain lubrication system for bicycles. The main aim of the performance testing is to...
Purpose: To investigate the physiological, immunological and psychological response to an intense ...
This PhD project is to investigate the physiological demands of elite enduro mountain bike racing. Previou...
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 nat...
The role of the shaft in the golf swing has been the subject of scientific debate for many years but there is little consens...