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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 ...

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...

Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Adhesion/activation Molecules And Complement Regulatory Proteins Following Intensive, Moderate And Eccentric Exercise: 1739 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Guy, K., Whyte, G. P., & Florida-James, G. D. (2005)
Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Adhesion/activation Molecules And Complement Regulatory Proteins Following Intensive, Moderate And Eccentric Exercise: 1739 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 37(Supplement), S336. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200505001-01738
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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 ...

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 ...

Effects of Nocturnal Shiftwork on Mood States of Student Nurses

Journal Article
Florida-james, G., Wallymahmed, A., & Reilly, T. (1996)
Effects of Nocturnal Shiftwork on Mood States of Student Nurses. Chronobiology International, 13(1), 59-69. https://doi.org/10.3109/07420529609040842
Daily mood changes were monitored over successive 24-h periods using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) (3) to assess the effect of nocturnal shiftwork on mood. Twenty-three st...

Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., Westbury, T., Florida-James, G., Harris, P., Campbell, S. A., Westbury, T., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2015.1014316
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...

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...

The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum

Journal Article
Florida-James, G. D., McFarlin, B. K., O’Connor, D. P., Simpson, R. J., Booth, S., Florida-James, G., …Simpson, R. J. (2010)
The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(6), 1259-1268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-010-1616-2
Acute exercise alters the surface expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and HLA.DR on blood monocytes, which could transiently compromise immunity. As serum factors might b...

Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5
Purpose 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...
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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 Centre of Excellence

2014 - 2016
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: £220,000

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

Performance Testing of Scottoiler Active Fluid System

2012 - 2013
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...
Funder: Sporting Chance Initiative | Value: £5,000

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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 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

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

Sleep disruption, immune cell redeployment and endocrine response following an acute bout of exercise

2007 - 2016
Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

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

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

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

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

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

Ambulatory physiological assessment: an ergonomic approach to the dynamic work environment and temporal variability in heart rate variability, blood pressure and the cortisol awakening response.

2011 - 2015
Dr Tom Campbell | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury