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Area of academic expertise - outline

My research expertise is in the area of exercise for health. Primarily, I am interested in how exercise influences biological age. However, I have broader interests in endocrinology, exercise biochemistry, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and nutrition.


My previous work has examined HIIT in older adults, which improved several markers of biological age. I have extensive experience in collecting and handling a range of biochemical, biomechanical, and physiological data that allows me to answer research questions focusing on neuromuscular, metabolic, and endocrinological effects of exercise and ageing.

My previous rsearch students include: 

  • 2017 - 2020: Z Yasar (PhD) University of Cumbria.Sprint Internal Training in Community Dwelling Older Adults. (F/T)

Current teaching activities and interests

My current module leadership responsibilities consist of:

  • Sport and exercise nutrition.
  • Measurement in sport and exercise science.
  • Research dissertation.

In addition to module leadership mentioned above, I supervise several final year research students.

External positions

External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University

2020 → …

External Examiner, University of Wales Trinity Saint David


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Research Output

  • Hemoglobin, hematocrit and plasma volume variations following combined sprint and strength: effect of advanced age

    Sellami, M., Ben Abderrahmen, A., Dhahbi, W., Hayes, L. D. & Zouhal, H., 25 Jan 2020, In : Science and Sports.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Peak power output is similarly recovered after three- and five-days’ rest following sprint interval training in young and older adults

    Yasar, Z., Dewhurst, S. & Hayes, L. D., 25 Apr 2019, In : Sports. 7, 4, 9 p., 94.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Physical fitness characteristics of Omani primary school children according to body mass index

    Delextrat, A., Hayes, L. D., Al Ghannami, S. S., Min, Y., Hussein, I., Al Oufi, H., Cohen, D. D. & Ghebremeskel, K., 22 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 59, 3, p. 440-448 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Potential cellular and biochemical mechanisms of exercise and physical activity on the ageing process

    Ross, M., Lithgow, H., Hayes, L. & Florida-James, G., 20 Mar 2019, Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Ageing: Part II Clinical Science. Harris, J. R. & Korolchuk, V. I. (eds.). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, p. 311-338 28 p. (Subcellular Biochemistry; vol. 91).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)