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 ...
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...
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July). Assessment of occupational stress in higher education employees through the cortisol awakening response. Poster presented at STAR Conference 2017, Hong Kong
Purpose: Although the cortisol awakening response (CAR) has been used to investigate occupational stress among various professions there are limitations to the interpretation ...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
ENU Development Trust
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 ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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
Ross, M., Malone, E., Simpson, R., & Florida-James., G. (2015, May). The Influence of Age, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Circulating Angiogenic T Cells and CXCR4 expression. Poster presented at American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Congress, Boston
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Regular exercise is known to offset the age-related d...
Ingram, L., Simpson, R., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2012, May). Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption. Poster presented at 59th Annual Meeting & 3RD World Congress on Exercise Medicine
No abstract available.
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...
angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), e13697. doi: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...
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), e13684. doi: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...
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, ISSN 2397-7698
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). 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, (1-9). doi:10.1155/2018/3402143. ISSN 1942-0900
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...
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. doi: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 ...
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...
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. https://doi.org/10.1113/ep085771
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. D. (2017). 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
We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed th...
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
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...
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
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...
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...
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...