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

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    Projects

    Research Design Service East Midlands Public Involvement Fund

    Kay, T.

    1/10/181/11/18

    Project: EnterpriseConsultancy Charity

    Research Output

    An Updated Classification System and Review of the Lipooligosaccharide Biosynthesis Gene Locus in Campylobacter jejuni

    Machado, L., Woodacre, A., Hameed, A. & Marsden, G. L., 19 May 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 677, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalReview Article

    Open Access
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  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of foam rolling on range of motion, recovery and markers of athletic performance

    Skinner, B., MOSS, RICHARD. & Hammond, L., 6 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 24, 3, p. 105-122 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Open Access
  • The External Validity of a Novel Contract-Relax Stretching Technique on Knee Flexor Range of Motion

    Kay, A. D., Dixon, J., Bligh, L. D. & Blazevich, A. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science in Sports. 30, 1, p. 74-82 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • A mutation in the major autophagy gene, WIPI2, associated with global developmental abnormalities

    Jelani, M., Dooley, H. C., Gubas, A., Mohamoud, H. S. A., Masood Khan, M. T., Ali, Z., Kang, C., Rahim, F., Jan, A., Vadgama, N., Khan, M. I., Al-Aama, J. Y., Khan, A., Tooze, S. A. & Nasir, J., 10 Apr 2019, In : Brain. 142, 5, p. 1242-1254 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Activities

    External PhD examiner

    Karen Anthony (Examiner)

    21 Jul 2020

    Activity: ExaminationsExaminationResearch

    Understanding the brain in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Karen Anthony (Author)

    8 Jun 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS)

    Tony Kay (Participant)

    3 Jul 20196 Jul 2019

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

    PhD external examiner

    Karen Anthony (Examiner)

    2019

    Activity: ExaminationsExaminationResearch

    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

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    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, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG)

    Student theses

    Obesity as a modulator of tumour microenvironment and anti-tumour responses in a mouse model

    Author: Oday Hessian Al-Zubaidi, R., 9 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Stover, C. (External person) (Supervisor) & Machado, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Welfare issues in Italian heavy pig production

    Author: Di Martino, G., Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Livingstone, I. (Supervisor), McCormick, W. (Supervisor) & Machado, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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