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Exercise physiology, High intensity interval training (HIIT), Physiology of ageing


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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

Open Access
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    Editorial: exercise as a countermeasure to human aging

    Elliott, B. T., Hayes, L. D., Hughes, D. C. & Burtscher, M., 28 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Physiology. p. 1-3 3 p.

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    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

  • The impact of prehabilitation on patient outcomes in hepatobiliary, colorectal, and upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery: a PRISMA-accordant meta-analysis

    Lambert, J., Hayes, L., Keegan, T. & Gaffney, C., 24 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgery.

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