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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...

Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P., & Babraj, J. A. (2016)
Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health, 13(1), 17-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x
Purpose The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females. Metho...

Preliminary Analysis of Pacing Strategies in Professional Basketball

Presentation / Conference
Kavaliauskas, M. (2012, July)
Preliminary Analysis of Pacing Strategies in Professional Basketball. Poster presented at 17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Introduction: Pacing is the distribution of muscular work rate during exercise (Foster et al., 2004). Although pacing has been studied extensively in individual endurance spor...

Test-retest reliability of the Wingate 6 and 30 second tests in males and females

Presentation / Conference
Kavaliauskas, M., & Phillips, S. (2015, June)
Test-retest reliability of the Wingate 6 and 30 second tests in males and females. Poster presented at 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Introduction: To accurately quantify the influence of an intervention, it is important to know the typical variance in test performance. Current data on the performance relia...

Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review

Journal Article
Ludwig, K., Arthur, R., Sculthorpe, N., Fountain, H., & Buchan, D. S. (2018)
Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.2196/10799
BACKGROUND: The use of text messages (short message service, SMS) to change physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth is of interest due to the need for novel, more ef...

Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training

Journal Article
Thom, G., Kavaliauskas, M., & Babraj, J. (2019)
Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635650
In adolescent soccer, 23% of the distance covers happens at speeds above onset of blood lactate accumulation which suggests that lactate kinetics may be important for soccer p...

Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athletes’ Perspective

Presentation / Conference
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. (2019, May)
Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athletes’ Perspective. Presented at 19th International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing and Social Aspects
Limited studies have investigated the experiences of athletes who did not ‘make it’ to elite level. To target this research gap, this study accessed and investigated this hard...

The value of participating in British exploring society expeditions: a three year multi-cohort study

Journal Article
Allison, P., Martindale, R., Stott, T., Gray, S., Nash, C., Fraser, K., & Wang, J. (2018)
The value of participating in British exploring society expeditions: a three year multi-cohort study. Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Kinanthropologica, 54(1), 5-15. https://doi.org/10.14712/23366052.2018.1
A primary aim of many expeditions is to facilitate personal development of young people and while there is much anecdotal evidence to support this aim, there is limited empiri...

The Assessment of Isometric, Dynamic, and Sports-Specific Upper-Body Strength in Male and Female Competitive Surfers

Journal Article
Parsonage, J., Secomb, J., Dowse, R., Ferrier, B., Sheppard, J., & Nimphius, S. (2018)
The Assessment of Isometric, Dynamic, and Sports-Specific Upper-Body Strength in Male and Female Competitive Surfers. Sports, 6(2), 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6020053
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in the dynamic strength index (DSI): an assessment of upper-body dynamic strength relative to maximal i...

Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Jakeman, J., & Babraj, J. (2018)
Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training. Sports, 6(3), 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030072
This study sought to compare early physiological and performance adaptations between a two-week cycle sprint interval training (SIT) and uphill run sprint training (UST) progr...
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Assessing the efficacy of a Physical Activity and Health Behaviour Change interventions alongside the use of an activity tracking device and platform to change physical activity behaviour in cancer pa...

2016 - 2018
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £19,885

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

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

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

Bike Saddle Design

2020 - 2020
With an increased number of people taking to their bikes through the current Covid 19 pandemic and cycling being seen as part of the transport and delivery solutions in the future, particularly when a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Medical Research Scotland - PhD studentship

2015 - 2019
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £118,664

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
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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

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

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

An investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes

2015 - 2017
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
Dr Hollie Fountain | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

The effects of a hockey specific warm up on performance enhancement and injuury prevention

2014 - date
Mr Tom Johnston | Director of Studies: Dr Konstantinos Kaliarntas | Second Supervisor: Dr Susan Brown

The trajectory to elite level: an investigation of the individual and environmental features of within career transitions in sport

2013 - 2018
Dr George Andronikos | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

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