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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 - 2021: Z Yasar (PhD) University of Cumbria. Sprint Internal Training in Community Dwelling Older Adults. (F/T)
  • 2020 - 2021: D Contiero (PhD) UWS. The Utility of Karate Training in Later Life for Healthy Ageing. (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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