Health, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Health, Exercise and Rehabilitation research within the School aims to improve understanding how exercise and nutrition influence well being and health throughout all stages of life including ageing, disease and recovery from illness.
Our research is focussed on following areas:
- Influence of nutrition and exercise on metabolism and endocrine regulation, obesity and diabetes, endocrine regulation of eating behaviour (Contact via Hans-Peter Kubis);
- 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 (Contact: see (ReMeDES) Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences website);
- Cardiovascular physiology in health and disease: (1) autonomic function; (2) endothelial function; and, (3) circulatory responses to stress e.g. exercise, hot and cold, hypoxia (Contact via Jonathan Moore or Aamer Sandoo);
- Motivation and self-regulation in particular the application of self-determination theory to exercise and other health behaviours, role of implicit cognition in exercise and eating behaviours (Contact via David Markland);
- Skeletal muscle physiology from clinical/injured populations to athletes across the lifespan, research includes the underlying mechanisms of skeletal muscle function and muscle architecture, especially in regards to disuse atrophy and aging (Contact via Hans-Peter Kubis or Andy Lemmey);
- Rheumatic diseases, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine; bio-psycho-social aspects of rehabilitation, delivery of musculoskeletal health care, balneotherapy (Contact via Jeremy Jones).