Position: Reader and Director of Impact
Phone: (01248) 38 3965
Location: Room 301, George Building, Normal Site
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Sam is a Reader in Sport & Exercise Science and a member of the School's Strategic Management Group (Director of Impact). Sam’s research focuses on human health and performance in extreme environments (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, dehydration, nutrient restriction and sleep loss). Sam is currently Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, provides expert reviews for grant awarding bodies, many journals and has completed PhD examination duties in the UK and Australia. Sam is also the Environmental Physiology lead for Welsh Institute of Performance Sciences that recently supported Sport Wales athletes prepare for the Commonwealth Games.
PhD Exercise Physiology; MSc Applied Exercise Physiology; BSc (Hons) Sports Science; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Practical Research Skills (JXC/JXH1043); Environmental Physiology (JXC/JXH3039); Project Proposal (JXC/JXH2041); Research Project (JXC/JXH3001).
Sam has supervised 7 PhD researchers and >20 Master students to completion of their studies.
Sam's research focuses on how extreme environments (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, dehydration, nutrient restriction and sleep loss) affect human performance and health. Much of this research has focused on the development of non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate the burden of environmental stress. This research is supported by Sam’s undergraduate and postgraduate students and is completed in state-of-the-art environmental chambers and field locations like Nepal, Himalayas (Press here for more information). For more information about current and previous research projects please visit the Extremes Research Group website (http://extremes.bangor.ac.uk).
Sam is currently Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Sam also regularly reviews for journals including Brain, Behavior and Immunity; British Journal of Nutrition; Comprehensive Physiology; European Journal of Sport Sciences; Journal of Applied Physiology; Nutrition; Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.
Sam has previously worked with several national and international athletes, expeditions, and businesses. Sam also contributes to TV and magazines like the BBC and Runners World.
I am willing to supervise students in Sport and Exercise Science; Sport Nutrition; Exercise Physiology; Environmental Physiology.