Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Dean of Applied Sciences
Hoskins, G., Williams, B. W., Murray, J., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., …Hagen, S. (2013). P109 Can A Theory-informed Interactive Animation Increase Intentions To Engage In Physical Activity In Young People With Asthma?. Thorax. 69, A125-A125. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206260.250. ISSN 0040-6376
Background Participation in regular physical activity improves aerobic fitness and well-being. For people with asthma the benefits also include reduced hospital admissions, ab...
Nimmo, M. A., Leggate, M., Viana, J. L. & King, J. A. (2013). The effect of physical activity on mediators of inflammation. Diabetes, obesity & metabolism. 15(s3), 51-60. doi:10.1111/dom.12156. ISSN 1463-1326
Being physically active and undertaking exercise on a regular basis are critical lifestyle behaviours which protect against the development of numerous chronic metabolic condi...
Hefferon, K., Murphy, H., McLeod, J., Mutrie, N. & Campbell, A. (2013). Understanding barriers to exercise implementation 5-year post-breast cancer diagnosis: a large-scale qualitative study. Health Education Research. 28(5), 843-856. doi:10.1093/her/cyt083. ISSN 0268-1153
Due to the amount of literature supporting exercise participation after cancer diagnosis, there has been recent interest in barriers to exercise engagement among cancer patien...
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...
Mair, J. L., Boreham, C. A., Ditroilo, M., McKeown, D., M. Lowery, M., Caulfield, B., & De Vito, G. (2013). Benefits of a worksite or home-based bench stepping intervention for sedentary middle-aged adults - a pilot study. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 34(1), (10-17). doi:10.1111/cpf.12056. ISSN 1475-0961
The aim of this study was to investigate the benefits of a low-volume, vigorous intensity bench stepping programme in sedentary middle-aged adults. Thirty-one healthy but sede...
Engebretsen, L., Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Alonso, J. M., Aubry, M., Budgett, R., …Renström, P. A. (2013). Sports injuries and illnesses during the London Summer Olympic Games 2012. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 47(7), 407-414. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092380. ISSN 0306-3674
Background The Olympic Movement Medical Code encourages all stakeholders to ensure that sport is practised without danger to the health of the athletes. Systematic surveillanc...
Palmer-Green, D. S., Stokes, K. A., Fuller, C. W., England, M., Kemp, S. P. T. & Trewartha, G. (2013). Match injuries in English youth academy and schools rugby union, an epidemiological study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(4), 749-755. doi:10.1177/0363546512473818. ISSN 0363-5465
Background - Numerous injury epidemiology studies have reported injury patterns in senior rugby union, but investigations in youth rugby are limited.
Purpose - To describe the...
Martindale, R. & Nash, C. (2013). Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(8), 807-819. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.754924. ISSN 0264-0414
While sport science can have significant and positive impact on coaches and athletes, there is still a general consensus that the transfer of sport science knowledge to coachi...
Patterson, S. D., Leggate, M., Nimmo, M. A. & Ferguson, R. A. (2012). Circulating hormone and cytokine response to low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction in older men. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 113, 713-719. doi:10.1007/s00421-012-2479-5. ISSN 1439-6319
It has been suggested that circulating hormones and cytokines are important in the adaptive response to low-load resistance training (LLRT) with blood flow restriction (BFR); ...
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. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734. ISSN 1050-642X
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon.
Design: Prospective study gatheri...
Martindale, A. & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In Sproule, J. (Ed.). IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science, 264-277. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-912969-0
No abstract available.
Mutrie, N., Campbell, A., Barry, S., Hefferon, K., McConnachie, A., Ritchie, D., …Mutrie, N. (2012). Five-year follow-up of participants in a randomised controlled trial showing benefits from exercise for breast cancer survivors during adjuvant treatment. Are there lasting effects?. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 6(4), 420--430. doi:10.1007/s11764-012-0233-y. ISSN 1932-2259
In an earlier randomised controlled trial, we showed that early stage breast cancer patients who received a supervised exercise programme, with discussion of behaviour change ...
Nash, C., Martindale, R., Collins, D. & Martindale, A. (2012). Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(10), 985-994. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.682079. ISSN 0264-0414
Research into expertise is increasing across a number of domains pertinent to sport. Whilst this increase is particularly apparent in coaching, a key question is how to identi...
Havard, C. & Willis, A. (2012). Effects of installing a marked crosswalk on road crossing behaviour and perceptions of the environment. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 15, 249-260. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2011.12.007. ISSN 1369-8478
A two-pronged study was conducted to investigate (a) pedestrians’ road-crossing behaviour and (b) perceptions of the walking environment, both before and after the installatio...
Campbell, . A., Stevinson, C. & Crank, H. C. (2012). The BASES Expert Statement on Exercise and Cancer Survivorship. Journal of sports sciences. 30(9), 949-952. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.671953. ISSN 1466-447X
This statement provides a concise overview of the evidence on the benefits of staying active after a cancer diagnosis and the current guidelines for exercise prescription with...
Baird, M. F., Graham, S. M., Baker, J. S. & Bickerstaff, G. F. (2011). Creatine-Kinase- and exercise-related muscle damage implications for muscle performance and recovery. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2012/960363. ISSN 2090-0724
The appearance of creatine kinase (CK) in blood has been generally considered to be an indirect marker of muscle damage, particularly for diagnosis of medical conditions such ...
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...