Dr Jamie Macdonald

Head of School / Senior Lecturer

Contact info

Email: j.h.macdonald@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1248 38 3272

Twitter: @sportscimac

Contact Info

Email: j.h.macdonald@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1248 38 3272

Twitter: @sportscimac

Research

I research two distinct areas: i) clinical exercise physiology in chronic kidney disease; ii) enhancing health and performance in high altitude environments. 

Teaching and Supervision

I teach Advanced Research Design (JXH4003/JXH4020) to our Masters students and Academic Skills to our Undergraduate students (JXH1021). I also teach Research Expedition (JXH2030) to our Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) students.

I typically supervise undergraduate and masters project/dissertation students, intercalated students, Foundation Year 2 Medical Doctors, and three PhD students.

Personal

When not working, I can be found desperately trying to encourage my four year old daughter to be as passionate about outdoor pursuits as I am. My main hobbies are climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking.

Overview

After graduating with a Sport Science degree and working as freelance Outdoor Activities Instructor for some years, I returned to academia to complete my PhD in clinical exercise physiology. I am now Head of School of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University (www.bangor.ac.uk/sport).

I teach and complete research in two distinct areas: i) clinical exercise physiology in chronic kidney disease; ii) and how to enhance health and performance in high altitude environments. 

High Altitude:

As part of my role I have been the Research Lead for the 2015 MEDEX Research Expedition to the Himalaya. I have collaborated previously with the Ogwen Valley and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Teams, and have provided consultancy and advice for Outlook Expeditions, the Expedition Providers Association, Avanti Media, and Shine TV. I am currently writing an article series on preparation for high altitude mountaineering for the website UK Climbing.

 

Clinical Exercise Physiology:

I have an honorary contract with my local Health Board and lead a kidney disease exercise rehabilitation program for Gwynedd Hospital Renal Unit. I am a member of the Kidney Research UK Exercise and Lifestyle Clinical Study Group (www.kidneyresearchuk.org/research/exercise), I am the exercise and nutrition thematic lead for the Wales Kidney Research Unit (www.kidneyresearchunit.wales), and I am the Kidney Disease thematic lead for the Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Centre at Bangor University (www.bangor.ac.uk/sport/pawb/index.php.en). I am currently involved in two National Institute of Health Research-funded studies: PEDAL (PrEscription of intra-Dialytic exercise to improve quAlity of Life: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/trials/trial-details/trial-details?trialNumber=NCT02222402) and BISTRO (BioImpedance Spectroscopy to maintain Renal Output: www.keele.ac.uk/bistro).

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

I am willing to supervise students in either of my research areas of interest (clinical exercise physiology in chornic kiidney disease or high altitude physiology).

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Professional , Good Clinical Practice eLearning (Secondary Care)
  • 2011 - Professional , Fellow
  • 2006 - PhD , Clinical Exercise Physiology , Bangor University
  • 2001 - BSc , Sport Science , Bangor University
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