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Health, Exercise and Rehabilitation Members

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Dr Hans-Peter Kubis

Hans-Peter Kubis is directing the Health Exercise and Rehabilitation group. His main research area is the prevention and treatment of obesity, as well as its underlying causes and mechanisms on physiological and psychological levels. This includes the development of weight loss strategies, techniques for investigating perceptual responses to food, analysing the interaction of nutrients and metabolism on whole body and cellular levels. Moreover, he investigates the pathophysiology of chronic diseases connected with obesity like obstructive sleep apnoea and diabetes type II. A further main interest is the investigation of mechanisms of adaptations to exercise on psychological, physiological and cellular levels. In particular, interactions of exercise stimuli and nutrients influencing skeletal muscle and whole body metabolism and weight regulation are investigated with various techniques (see paragraphs about particular PhD projects below). A broad spectrum of physiological, cellular-biochemical, as well as psychological techniques are used for the investigations (for more details, please see publication list on Dr Kubis' staff page).

Email: pes203@bangor.ac.uk
Bangor University staff page

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Prof Andrew Lemmey

Prof Andrew Lemmey leads the Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences, (ReMeDES) group.  This group has RDG status in the Wales Arthritis Research Network (WARN).  It investigates the causes of muscle wasting associated with chronic disease, the consequences of this loss in terms of disability and physical function, and the effectiveness of interventions(e.g. exercise, hormone therapy, drugs, nutritional supplementation) in restoring lost muscle and function in patients with these catabolic conditions. This is a very important area of research as muscle loss is a major cause of death and disability in patient groups.  To date we have investigated the efficacy and safety of exercise, protein supplementation, and use of anabolic steroids in restoring muscle and improving functional capacity in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, myositis, haemodialysis, and prostate cancer patients.

Email: a.b.lemmey@bangor.ac.uk
Bangor University staff profile page

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Dr Jonathan Moore

Jonathan gained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 1994 and is a lecturer in cardiovascular physiology.  Jonathan’s interest focuses on the following areas of cardiovascular physiology in health and disease:  (1) autonomic function; (2) endothelial function; and (3) circulatory responses to stress eg exercise, hot and cold, hypoxia.
His studies include several field studies in different high-altitude dwelling populations in the Peruvian Andes and in the Ethiopian Highlands. In addition, Jonathan is interested in how humans prepare for physical activity in challenging environments. He worked for several years as a Senior Physiologist with the British Olympic Association and was responsible for assisting the National Governing Bodies of several sports to prepare their athletes for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. More recently, Jonathan has assisted runners with their acclimatization strategies for multiday ultra endurance events in the Himalaya, as well as in the arid conditions of the Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain.

Email: j.p.moore@bangor.ac.uk
Bangor University staff profile page

Dr Aamer Sandoo

Dr Aamer Sandoo is a cardiovascular physiologist specialising in clinical research involving patients with autoimmune disease, breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.  Aamer has considerable expertise in several non-invasive assessments of vascular function and morphology in the microvessels (laser Doppler imaging with iontophoresis) and the large vessels (pulse wave analysis, flow-mediated dilatation and carotid artery intima-media thickness using ultrasound) and has extensively utilised these techniques to examine the biological changes that underpin vascular pathophysiology in clinical populations.  His current research examines the impact of dietary supplements on vascular health, characterising the adverse effects of breast cancer drugs on vascular function, and determining the factors contributing to vascular damage in diseases characterised by elevated systemic inflammation. Aamer is always looking for determined, motivated individuals with a strong interest in clinical cardiovascular physiology to help with research projects as part of self-funded MRes or PhD programs.  To be eligible for consideration for such opportunities, students must have achieved a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours in exercise physiology, clinical physiology or other relevant health science degrees or possess a Masters in these subjects and be able to pay their own tuition fees.  If you would be interested in this opportunity then please email Aamer directly.

Email: a.sandoo@bangor.ac.uk
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfslQe8hBQ3fSrC31HcZDw

Dr Anthony Blanchfield

Anthony completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science at Liverpool John Moores in 2005 and then went on to complete an MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology in 2007 at Bangor University. In 2014 Anthony also obtained his PhD at Bangor University specializing in psychophysiological strategies for performance enhancement in endurance athletes. Between his MSc study and his PhD Anthony worked in applied sport as a first team physiologist at West Bromwich Albion FC. Recently Anthony completed a one year Bangor University post-doctoral project working with elite coaches at UK Sport, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Bangor University in August 2015.

Email: a.w.blanchfield@bangor.ac.uk
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Dr Julian Owen

Julian initially studied Biochemistry (BSc, JMU) at undergraduate level before working within academic (University of Liverpool) and pharmaceutical research (Astra Zeneca). Julian then went on to study for an MSc in exercise physiology before completed a PhD at Bangor in 2014. In 2013-2014 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow within the School before being appointed as a Lecturer in 2014. Julian’s main research interest is the link between perception of homeostatic sensations and physiology in both clinical, healthy and athletic populations.

Email: j.owen@bangor.ac.uk
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Dr Christopher Earing

I am the Chief Respiratory Physiologist leading the Pulmonary Function Department in Ysbyty Gwynedd. My main research interests are within the fields of exercise physiology, ventilatory control, sleep apnoea and respiratory muscle fatigue. The department is expanding in test portfolio to now include cardio-pulmonary exercise testing for pre-operative assessment and diagnostics. We are a department which has developed strong and established links to the University which I see as essential in developing my vision.

Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a visit.

Email: c.earing@bangor.ac.uk

Research profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Earing/publications

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Dr Jeremy Jones (Honorary Fellow)

Research interests include the rheumatic diseases; rehabilitation; musculoskeletal medicine; bio-psycho-social aspects of rehabilitation; spirituality; chronic pain; chronic fatigue syndrome; fibromyalgia; pain drawings; the delivery of musculoskeletal health care; health care systems; doctor/patient communications, balneotherapy.

Email: Jeremy.Jones@nww-tr.wales.nhs.uk
Bangor University staff page

Marion Cliffe RD

Marion is a Dietitian working on the Lifestyle weight management programme, a collaboration between the NHS and local authorities. She is a committee member of the British Dietetic Association Obesity Specialist Group. She works with Bangor University on research into obesity, appetite and food reward. She is interested in exploring different approaches to weight management.

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Email: marion.cliffe@wales.nhs.uk


 

 

 

 

 

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