Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Niccoli, T., Cabecinha, M., Tillmann, A., Kerr, F., Wong, C., Cardenes, D., …Partridge, L. (2016). Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Aβ Toxicity in Drosophila. Current Biology. 26(17), 2291-2300. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.017. ISSN 0960-9822
Glucose hypometabolism is a prominent feature of the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Disease progression is associated with a reduction in glucose transporte...
Özkan, Ş., Vitali, A., Lacetera, N., Amon, B., Bannink, A., Bartley, D. J., …Kipling, R. P. (2016). Challenges and priorities for modelling livestock health and pathogens in the context of climate change. Environmental Research. 151, 130-144. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.033. ISSN 0013-9351
Climate change has the potential to impair livestock health, with consequences for animal welfare, productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, and human livelihoods and health. Mo...
Paul, C., Kaliarntas, K., Connaboy, C., & Graham, S. (2016). The Effects Of Carrying A Simulated Rifle During A Backpack Load-carriage Task: 348 Board #185 June 1, 11. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5S), (91). doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000485279.46533.a2. ISSN 0195-9131
A-46 Free Communication/Poster - Fitness Assessment Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
PURPOSE: Identifying the effects of carrying a rifle du...
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
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.
Medical Research Scotland
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...
Ross, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Tormey, P. & Florida-James, G. (2016). Letter regarding article: Effect of acute exercise on circulating angiogenic cell and microparticle populations. Experimental Physiology. 101, 558. doi:10.1113/EP085700. ISSN 0958-0670
Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. (2016). Exercise and the Immune System. In C. Esser (Ed.), Environmental Influences on the Immune System, 127-152. Vienna, Austria: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1890-0_6
This chapter is divided into three major parts. The first part covers how exercise is associated with respiratory infection. Exercise’s effect on mucosal immunity, allergic rh...
Lafferty, M. E., Wakefield, C., & Brown, H. (2016). “We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(4), (438-446). doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1121507. ISSN 1612-197X
Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activit...
Hubbard, G., Adams, R., Campbell, A., Kidd, L., Leslie, S. J., Munro, J. & Watson, A. (2016). Is referral of postsurgical colorectal cancer survivors to cardiac rehabilitation feasible and acceptable? A pragmatic pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. BMJ Open. 6, e009284. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009284. ISSN 2044-6055
Objectives (1) Assess whether cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a feasible and acceptable model of rehabilitation for postsurgical colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, (2) evaluate...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M. & Florida-James, G. (2015). Vascular ageing and exercise: focus on cellular reparative processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2016doi:10.1155/2016/3583956. ISSN 1942-0900
Ageing is associated with an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The increased risk can be attribu...
Florida-James, G., Simpson, R., Davison, G. & Close, G. (2015). Exercise, free radical metabolism, and aging: cellular and molecular processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2016, 1-2. doi:10.1155/2016/3813680. ISSN 1942-0900
Palmer-Green, D. (2015). Epidemiology of Sports Injuries and Illnesses. In ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1-4. (4th). Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-77752-7, 978-1-118-77751-0
• Sports injury and illness epidemiology research is continuing to
• Study design and methods can influence the conclusions made
• The definition of injury/illne...
Andronikos, G., Elumaro, A. I., Westbury, T. & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Relative age effect: implications for effective practice. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(12), 1124-1131. doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1093647. ISSN 0264-0414
Physical and psychological differences related to birthdate amongst athletes of the same selection year have been characterised as the “relative age effects” (RAEs). RAEs have...
Connaboy, C., Naemi, R., Brown, S., Psycharakis, S., McCabe, C., Coleman, S. & Sanders, R. (2016). The key kinematic determinants of undulatory underwater swimming at maximal velocity. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(11), 1036-1043. doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1088162. ISSN 0264-0414
The optimisation of undulatory underwater swimming is highly important in competitive swimming performance. Nineteen kinematic variables were identified from previous research...
Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., …Briers, R. A. (2015). Applying climate compatible development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, (168-181). doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.018. ISSN 0301-4797
Mangrove forests are under global pressure. Habitat destruction and degradation persist despite longstanding recognition of the important ecological functions of mangroves. He...
Ingram, L. A., Simpson, R. J., Malone, E. M. & 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. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.018. ISSN 0889-1591
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...
Pitkethly, A. J. & Lau, P. W. C. (2016). Reliability and validity of the short Hong Kong Chinese Self-Regulation of Learning Self-Report Scale (SRL-SRS-C). International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 14(3), 210-226. doi:10.1080/1612197x.2015.1025810. ISSN 1612-197X
Objectives: This study translated and shortened the original English, six-factor, Self-Regulated Learning Self-Report Scale (SRL-SRS). This version was subsequently assessed f...
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
Chief Scientists Office
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project is to evaluate and assess the efficacy of a revolutionary (patent pending) foot exercising device. The company want to demonstrate that this device works better than anything ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As professionalism within surfing has attracted increasing sponsorship money, conditioning and decreased injury risk is of a high priority to the individual surfer. The project will endeavour to look...
(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...
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 nat...