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. https://doi.org/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,
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 ...
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 ...
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
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...
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...
Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H. & Guy, K. (2007). High-Intensity Exercise Mobilises Senescent T-lymphocytes into the Peripheral Blood Compartment in Young and Old Subjects: 781. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 39(Supplement), S61. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000273140.61651.0b. ISSN 0195-9131
T-cell senescence occurs during aging as a consequence of chromosome telomere shortening in response to repetitive antigenic stimulation. Senescent T-lymphocytes normally exhi...
Graham, S. M., Simpson, R. J., Clement, R. & Florida-James, G. D. (2007). Physiological and Anthropometrical Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in ??Elite?? British Soldiers: 1384. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 39(Supplement), S199. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000273743.89788.1f. ISSN 0195-9131
PURPOSE: To identify indicators of backpack running performance in “elite” British soldiers using an extensive range of physiological and anthropometrical variables.
Simpson, R. J., Guy, K., Whyte, G. P., Middleton, N., Black, J. R., Ross, J. A., …Florida-James, G. D. (2006). Lymphocyte Phenotype Alterations, Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Acute Phase Proteins Following Repeated Bouts of Mountainous Hill-Running: 2278. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 38(Supplement), S412???S413. doi:10.1249/00005768-200605001-01739. ISSN 0195-9131
No abstract available.
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). doi:10.1097/00005768-200505001-01738. ISSN 0195-9131
Florida-James, G., & Reilly, T. (1995). The physiological demands of Gaelic football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(1), 41-45. doi:10.1136/bjsm.29.1.41
Match-lay demands of Gaelic football and fitness profiles were assessed at club competitive level. English Gaelic football club championship players (n = 11) were assessed for...
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
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...