Musculoskeletal Physiology

Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group

The Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group produces high quality, impactful research relating to the effects of exercise and diet on the musculature and skeleton.

Aim and focus:

  • Translate the work that begins at the laboratory into the applied setting (e.g. the elite athlete, general population and patient) for improved training and performance or treatment and management of disease.
  • Research to range from clinical, health-related work to elite sports performance - covering topics including exercise physiology, sports nutrition, cellular and molecular biology, genetics and health.
  • To reach national and international audiences and impact a diverse range of populations, such as the female athlete, the elderly, recreational/elite sports people, clinical groups and the general public.
  • Engage directly with athletes, patients, practitioners and key support groups, not only as participants in our research but, just as importantly, in the design of our research programmes and studies.

By these actions, we aim to maximise the dissemination of our research and its key messages into the areas where they are most important. We believe that this pipeline of activity is crucial to generating novel research questions of relevance and impact.

Who we are

We are a multidisciplinary research group, whose publication history reflects the quality, reach and impact of our work which can be found in top journals within the field. 

Members include:

  • Mrs Rebecca Jones (PhD student)
  • Mr Daniel Martin (PhD student)
  • Miss Maria Papageorgiou (PhD student)
  • Miss Rebecca Townsend (PhD student)
  • Miss Ana Anton-Solanas (PhD student)
  • Mr Ashley Graham (Research Assistant)

Collaborators include:

  • English Institute of Sport
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Nottingham University Hospitals
  • Norwich Medical School
  • University College London
  • Directorate of Manning (Army)
  • Army Recruiting and Training Division
  • University of Sao Paulo





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