Dr Jonathan Moore

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science

Contact info

Room G104, George Building, Normal Site

J.P.Moore@bangor.ac.uk

(01248) 383645

I am an integrative physiologist focusing primarily on how blood pressure is regulated, and the impact that this has on the health of the heart and circulation. My wider interests include exercise and high altitude physiology. I am co-director of the Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing (PAWB) Research Institute at Bangor.

Overview

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Physiology) and completed my PhD in the Department of Cardiovascular Studies, University of Leeds, under the supervision of Professor Roger Hainsworth.

My doctoral studies (1991-1993) investigated autonomic control of blood pressure and the reflex responses to stimulation of coronary artery mechanoreceptors. This was followed by employment as an Exercise physiologist with the National Sports Medicine Institute of the United Kingdom. Then, I worked as a Senior Physiologist with the British Olympic Association, primarily with British International Rowing, and I attended the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, where heat and humidity were a significant concern for competitive performance.

Returning to academic research, I completed four years postdoctoral training (2001-2005) in the Integrative Physiology (Hainsworth) Laboratory in Leeds. There, I studied the physiolgical role of pulmonary artery baroreceptors and developed my interest in high altitude physiology.  In August 2008, after 3 years as a Senior Lecturer in Biological sciences at the University of Huddersfield, I left Yorkshire and took up my current post in the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. 

Research

My primary research focus is neural control and autonomic regulation of the circulation. Having spent many years studying afferent nerve endings in the heart and pulmonary arteries, I am particularly interested in how these baroreceptors generate reflex responses that regulate sympathetic nervous system activity in health and disease. In 2014, I was a British Heart Foundation Travelling Fellow at the Insitute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre where I undertook advance training in recording from nerve fibres via microelectrodes inserted into the peripheral nerves of awake humans (microneurography). Current research projects examine the influence of physical (in)activity and aging and and chronic hypoxia (high altitude) on control of sympathetic vasomotor activity 

Research Activity at Previous HEIs

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Fellow, Leeds School of Medicine (2001-2005)

 

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching and Related Activity   

Teach and examine courses at:

  • Level 4 – JXC/JXH1017  Human Physiology
  • Level 5 – JXC/JXH2041  Project Proposal
  • Level 6 – JXC/JXH3001  Research ProjectJXC/JXH3054  DIssertation
  • Level 7 – JXC/JXH4001  Exercise is Medicine, JXC/JXH4007  Performance Physiology, JXC/JXH4008  Supervised Experience, JXC/JXH4009  Research Project Proposal,JXC/JXH4900  Research Project


Postgraduate Research Supervision and Related Activity

Doctor in Philosophy

  • Mr. Abdelbare Al Gamode (Co-Supervisor, commenced studies in April 2019)
  • Ms. Lydia Simpson (Primary supervisor; commenced studies in December 2016)
  • Mr. Dennis Wakeham (Co-supervisor; commenced studies in October 2015)
  • Dr. Harry Roberts (Primary supervisor: The effect of exercise and aging on morphology and biomarkers of knee articular cartilage in healthy humans, awarded September 2017 )
  • Dr. Yael Pernick (Primary supervisor; Moderate-to-high intensity interval training versus continuous training in real life, centre based, cardiac rehabilitation, awarded May 2017)
  • Dr. Christopher Earing (Co-supervisor; Factors associated with the severity of apnoea- hypopnea Index in obstructive sleep apnea, awarded 2015,)
  • Dr. Jennifer Cooney (Co supervisor; awarded 2013 Cardio-respiratory fitness, obesity and traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis )

Master in Research

  • Mr. Tom James (Supervisor, awarded in 2017)
  • Ms. Emily Louise Dunn (Co-supervisor, awarded in 2017)
  • Mr Tomos Jones (Co-supervisor, awarded in 2017)
  • Mr. Kyle Bendell (Supervisor, awarded 2014)
  • Ms. Katherine Avery (Supervisor, awarded 2014)

Internal Examiner

  • Dr. Gabriella Rossetti (2019)
  • Dr. Helen Hanstock (2016)
  • Dr. Julian Owen (2015)
  • Dr. Kostas Papadopoulos (2012)
  • Dr. Jennifer Brierley (2012)
  • Dr. Justin Lawley (2012)
  • Dr. Andrea Bosio (2009)

Contact Info

Room G104, George Building, Normal Site

J.P.Moore@bangor.ac.uk

(01248) 383645

I am an integrative physiologist focusing primarily on how blood pressure is regulated, and the impact that this has on the health of the heart and circulation. My wider interests include exercise and high altitude physiology. I am co-director of the Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing (PAWB) Research Institute at Bangor.

Grant Awards and Projects

Major Funding Bodies (ca. £170,000)

  • £ 53,577 Sept 2015. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Research Scholarship Award (competitive) co-applicant. CO2 sensitivity and inspiratory muscle fatigue in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
  • £ 59,994, Dec 2010. Welsh Government, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research PhD Studentship (competitive) principal applicant. The impact of high intensity interval training on cardiac risk in cardiac rehabilitation patients: a randomized controlled study
  • £ 59,706, Jan 2009. Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD) Health Studentship Award (competitive) co-applicant. Cardiovascular fitness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 

Charitable funding Bodies (ca. £107,000)

  • $ 10,000 USD, November 2018. Wilderness Medical Society Hultgren Grant (competitive) principal applicant. Unpicking the stimuli for high altitude sympathetic activation
  • £ 2000, May 2018. The Gilchrist Educational Trust Expedition Grant (competitive) principal applicant. High altitude adaptation in natives of the Peruvian Andes
  • £ 67,955, Sept 2015. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Charitable Funds Committee (competitive) co-applicant. The Effects of Dietary Nitrate Supplementation on Improving Blood Vessel Function in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • £ 5,375, May 2011. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Charitable Funds Committee (competitive) principal applicant. The impact of high intensity interval training on cardiac risk in cardiac rehabilitation patients: a randomized controlled study
  • £ 22,000, Sept 2010. Gwynedd Hospital League of Friends/Cyfeillion Ysybty Gwynedd (competitive) co-applicant. Mechanisms and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Institutional funding (£220, 000)

  • £ 55,000, May 2016. Institute for Research Excellence in Sport and Exercise (Bangor University & Cardiff Metropolitan University) PhD Bursary (competitive) principal applicant. Sympathetic Activation during Hypoxia: cardiovascular control in lowlanders and high altitude natives
  • £ 55,000, May 2015. Institute for Research Excellence in Sport and Exercise (Bangor University & Cardiff Metropolitan University) PhD Bursary (Competitive) co-applicant. The effect of age and training on sympathetic control of blood pressure
  • £ 55,000, May 2013. Bangor University, School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences PhD Bursary (Competitive) co-applicant. The Effect of Exercise and Ageing on Morphology and Biomarkers of Knee Articular Cartilage in Healthy Humans
  • £ 55,000, March 2010. Bangor University, School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences PhD Bursary (Competitive) co-applicant.Mechanisms and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

International Mobility Awards (ca. £10, 000)

  • £ 700, May 2018. The Physiological Society Travel Award (Non-competitive)
  • £ 1000, May 2018. Bangor University Santander Universities Research & Study Mobility Award (Competitive)
  • £ 7840, July 2014. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Travel Fellowship (competitive)
  • £ 700, June 2014. The Physiological Society Travel Award (Non-competitive)

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2001 - Other , Postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in Higher Education, with Distinction (2000 - 2001)
  • 1994 - PhD , Responses to stimulation of coronary mechanoreceptors (1991 - 1994)
  • 1990 - BSc , Biological Sciences (Physiology), second class, upper division (2:1) (1986 - 1990)

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