Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre focuses on physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of physical activity interventions in sedentary, active and clinical populations, and the microbiological, genetic and molecular aspects of disease progression to target national and global challenges to health.

The Research Centre aims to:

  • Bring together researchers examining physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of physical activity interventions in sedentary, active and clinical populations, and the microbiological, genetic and molecular aspects of disease progression.
  • Develop research capacity by providing training for undergraduate to postdoctoral researchers and supporting early career researchers to become independent research leaders targeting national and global challenges to health.

The Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary Centre including expertise in Biosciences, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Podiatry, and Occupational Therapy.  The Centre includes two main Research Groups (Molecular Biosciences Research Group, Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Research Group) with the main interests of researchers in these Groups outlined below:

  • Molecular Biosciences Research Group
    • Immunogenetics
    • Clinical genetics and genomics
    • RNA-based gene therapy
    • Cancer biology
    • Neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders
    • Monozygotic twin studies
    • Bioethics
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
    • Infection control
  • Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Research Group
    • Functional decline during ageing and fall risk
    • Sarcopenia and osteoporosis
    • Eccentric exercise in healthy and ageing populations
    • Cognitive impairment, pain and balance in ageing
    • Muscle stretching techniques and strain injury
    • Isometric resistance training and hypertension
    • Exercise-induced muscle damage
    • Heat- and cryo-based therapy
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Concussion in impact sports

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscles Medicine & Life Sciences
Articular Range of Motion Medicine & Life Sciences
Dystrophin Medicine & Life Sciences
Exons Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscle Stretching Exercises Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Tendons Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Effects of Isometric Resistance Training and Detraining on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Morning Blood Pressure Surge in Young Normotensives

Baross, A., McGowan, C., Jay, G., Stoodley, L. & Swaine, I. L., 6 Jul 2019, p. 1.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesAbstractResearchpeer-review

Resistance Training
Blood Pressure

Effects of seated isokinetic eccentric training and detraining on mobility, balance, strength, muscle size and architecture in older adults

Kay, A. D., Ashmore, L., Hill, M., Mina, M. A. & Blazevich, A. J., 4 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesAbstractResearchpeer-review

Muscle Strength
Postural Balance
Ankle
Education
Lower Extremity
1 Downloads (Pure)

Influence of Habitual Physical Behavior – Sleeping, Sedentarism, Physical Activity – On Bone Health in Community-Dwelling Older People

Degens, H., Doody, C., Wullems, J., Ryan, D. J., Morse, C. & Onambele-Pearson, G., 15 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 408, p. 1-15 15 p., 408.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Independent Living
Bone Density
Exercise
Bone and Bones
Health

Activities 2011 2019

  • 5 Participating in a conference or workshop
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

COST Action: CA17103. Delivery of Antisense RNA Therapeutics

Karen Anthony (Participant)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

File

American Society for Microbiology

Lee Machado (Participant), Alexandra Woodacre (Participant), Gemma L Marsden (Participant), Amber Hameed (Participant)
20 Jun 201924 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

File

11th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society

Karen Anthony (Participant)
11 Oct 201514 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Impacts

FDA approves first drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

Karen Anthony (Co-Investigator)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Health and Well-Being impacts, Quality of life impacts