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...
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...
Florida-James, G. D., Ingram, L. A., Simpson, R. J., Malone, E., & 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.018
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...
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 ...
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
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. https://doi.org/10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734
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. (2011). Effect of vitamin supplementation on lung injury and running performance in a hot, humid, and ozone-polluted environment: Antioxidants on lung injury and performance. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 21(6), e452-e460. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01366.x
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...
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V., & Florida-James, G. (2011). Impact of heat and pollution on oxidative stress and CC16 secretion after 8 km run. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(9), 2089-2097. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-011-1839-x
To investigate the acute effect of a hot, humid and ozone-polluted (O3) environment on lung inflammation and oxidative tress of runners performing 8 km time trial run. Using a...
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., & Jackson, A. S. (2010). Perceived exertion and heart rate models for estimating metabolic workload in elite British soldiers performing a backpack load-carriage task. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme, 35(5), (650-656). doi:10.1139/h10-053. ISSN 1715-5320
Identifying field measures to estimate backpack load-carriage work intensity in elite soldiers is of interest to the military. This study developed rating of perceived exertio...
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...
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V., & Florida-James, G. (2010). Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(1), 199-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-010-1485-8
Large urbanized areas, where sports events take place, have a polluted environment and can also reach high temperatures and humidity levels. The aim of this study was to inves...
Simpson, R. J., Bartlett, D. B., Booth, S., Florida-James, G. D. & McFarlin, B. K. (2009). Resting Blood Lymphocytes Are Activated By Autologous Serum After A 40km Cycling Time Trial: 542. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 7. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000353277.01938.3c. ISSN 0195-9131
PURPOSE: Although it is known that peripheral blood lymphocytes display an activated phenotype immediately after an acute bout of high-intensity exercise, it is not known if t...
Gomes, E. C., Florida-James, G. & Stone, V. (2009). Reliability Study Of The Technique To Assess Upper Respiratory Airway Inflammation In A Polluted Environment: 1695. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 99. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000354860.20764.82. ISSN 0195-9131
Airway inflammation can be detected by an increased influx of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils, as well as increased expression of inflammatory markers, which include i...
Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R. & Simpson, R. J. (2009). Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 57. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000353442.94255.27. ISSN 0195-9131
Soldiers who serve in the "elite" units of the British Army are expected to "speed march" carrying heavy backpack loads, which involves a combination of both running and fast ...
Couto Gomes, E., Florida-James, G. & Stone, V. (2008). Impact of Pollution, Heat and Humidity on Athletic Performance: 2040. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 40(Supplement), S363. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000323452.60241.02. ISSN 0195-9131
No abstract available.
E-22 Free Communication/Poster - Environmental Conditions: Air Quality
Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Ingram, L. A., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H. & Guy, K. (2008). Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 22(4), 544-551. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.002. ISSN 0889-1591
Senescent T-lymphocytes are antigen-experienced cells that express the killer-cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1) and/or CD57; fail to clonally expand following further antig...
Campbell, J. P., Guy, K., Cosgrove, C., Florida-James, G. & Simpson, R. J. (2008). Total lymphocyte CD8 expression is not a reliable marker of cytotoxic T-cell populations in human peripheral blood following an acute bout of high-intensity exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 22, 375-380. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2007.09.001. ISSN 0889-1591
Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes co-express the T-cell receptor, CD3 and the MHC I restricted antigen CD8. Although total CD8 expression is often used to identify CD8+ T-cells in blood...
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
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...