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Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment

Journal Article
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...

Impact of heat and pollution on oxidative stress and CC16 secretion after 8 km run

Journal Article
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...

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...

Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.002
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...

Impact of Pollution, Heat and Humidity on Athletic Performance: 2040

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000323452.60241.02
No abstract available. E-22 Free Communication/Poster - Environmental Conditions: Air Quality

High-Intensity Exercise Mobilises Senescent T-lymphocytes into the Peripheral Blood Compartment in Young and Old Subjects: 781

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000273140.61651.0b
T-cell senescence occurs during aging as a consequence of chromosome telomere shortening in response to repetitive antigenic stimulation. Senescent T-lymphocytes normally exhi...

Physiological and Anthropometrical Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in ??Elite?? British Soldiers: 1384

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000273743.89788.1f
PURPOSE: To identify indicators of backpack running performance in “elite” British soldiers using an extensive range of physiological and anthropometrical variables. METHODS: ...

Lymphocyte Phenotype Alterations, Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Acute Phase Proteins Following Repeated Bouts of Mountainous Hill-Running: 2278

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1249/00005768-200605001-01739
No abstract available.

Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men

Journal Article
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Taylor, G., Malone, E., Simpson, R. J., West, D., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), 1-11. https://doi.org/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...

The Influence of Age, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Circulating Angiogenic T Cells and CXCR4 expression

Presentation / Conference
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...
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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

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

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

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

The effects of menstrual cycle phases on running repeated sprint ability

2019 - date
Samuele Di Nicola | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Mr Brendon Ferrier