Alumni

PhD Graduates

  • Dr Mike Zurawlew (2018) Post-exercise hot water immersion: A novel approach to heat acclimation. Supervised by Neil Walsh. Now working as a Research Support Officer at Bangor University.
  • Dr Helen Hanstock (2016) Tear fluid and exercise. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver. Now working as an Adjunct Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Mid Sweden University.
  • Dr Alberto Dolci (2016) Environmental stress and immune function. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver. Now working as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Westminster.
  • Dr Julian Owen (2015) Dehydration: assessment techniques and effects on endurance performance and well-being. Supervised by Sam Oliver and Neil Walsh. Now working as a Lecturer at Bangor University.
  • Dr Bethany Diment (2015) Nutrition and immune response to exercise. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver. Now working as a Senior research associate at Norwich Medical School.
  • Dr Adam Harper Smith (2014) Sleep deprivation and thermoregulation. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver.
  • Dr Justin Lawley (2013) Acute mountain sickness: The elusive phenotype. Supervised by Jamie Macdonald, Sam Oliver, and Paul Mullins. Now working as a Professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Dr Jennifer Brierley (2013) Thermoregulation and mucosal immunity: The effects of environmental extremes. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver. Now working as a Science Teacher.
  • Dr Umberto Di Felice (2012) Sleep disruption and thermoregulation in the heat. Supervised by Neil Walsh and Sam Oliver.
  • Dr Ricardo Costa (2009) Nutrition and immune response to exercise. Supervised by Neil Walsh. Now working as a lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
  • Dr Stewart Laing (2008) Environmental stress and immune response to exercise. Supervised by Neil Walsh. Now working as a Performance Director for Short Track Speed Skating, Team GB.
  • Dr Samuel Oliver (2007) Fluid and energy deficits: hydration markers, saliva immunoglobulin. Supervised by Neil Walsh. Now working as a Senior Lecturer at Bangor University.

Erasmus

  • Tim van Riessen – University of Amsterdam (2018). Hypoxia and endothelial function.
  • Matteo Crotti (March to September 2016). Nutrition on health and performance at altitude.
  • Anna Pestrana - University of Barcelona (2015-2016). Nutrition and immunity.

External Collaborations

  • Dr Stewart Laing, Performance Director for GB Short-track speed skating.
  • Dr Samuel Verges, Senior Scientist, HP2 Laboratory, INSERM and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France.
  • James Anholm, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University & Chief, Pulmonary Section, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA, USA.
  • Dr Paul Mullins, Director of the Bangor Imaging Centre, Bangor, UK.
  • Medical Expeditions (Medex) co-ordinates research and educates mountaineers and trekkers about the hazards of high altitude and related illnesses. http://www.medex.org.uk/
  • Dr Neil Maxwell, University of Brighton, UK.
  • Prof. Rob Shave, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Dr Mike Stembridge, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.