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Tony Baross first studied Sport & Exercise Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.  After graduating in 1996 he went on to undertake a MSc in Exercise and Health Behaviour at the City University, London before been employed as a Further Education lecture at Bedford college until 1998

He joined the University of Northampton in 1998 where he taught undergraduate and postgraduate level sport and exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.  During this time he completed a PGCE in post-compulsory education before undertaking his PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology and graduated in 2011 from the University of Kent.

Tony continues to develop his post-doctoral research, supervising doctoral students, gaining external funding and presenting research at international conferences and publishing in top-ranked, high-impact international journals.  Currently Tony is a research theme lead within the Faculty Research Centre at the University of Northampton. His main area of research is the effects of isometric resistance training (IRT) on cardiovascular parameters particular resting and ambulatory blood pressure.

Research Interests

Tony’s main area of research interest is the effects of isometric resistance training (IRT) on cardiovascular measures particularly ambulatory blood pressure and morning blood pressure surge (MBPS), in healthy normotensive and hypertensive young and older populations.  At present Tony is undertaking collaborative research with the University of Windsor, Canada and Greenwich University. He is currently researching the effects of IRT on diurnal ambulatory blood pressure and MBPS changes in older borderline hypertensives.

Tony continues to supervise doctoral students in a variety of areas including dose-response effects of eccentric exercise in older people, effects of cryotherapy on exercise-induced muscle damage, blood flow restriction training in the Ageing Population and the effects of novel IRT protocols on ambulatory blood pressure in older individuals. 

Tony is also interested in strength development to enhance endurance performance and would accept doctoral students in any of the aforementioned areas.


Brett Baxter; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

The chronic effects of eccentric exercise on neuromusculoskeletal characteristics in older people


Saul Cuttell; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Effects of different forms of eccentric exercise and cryotherapy on exercise induced muscle damage and the repeat bout effect.


Adnan Haq; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Effects of Whole body Cryotherapy on sports Recovery and Performance


Dominic Langdon; Sports, Exercise and Life Science

Bloodflow Restriction Training in the Ageing Population: Potential Benefits to Increase Physical Activity and General Wellbeing.

Education/Academic qualification


3 Oct 20073 Oct 2011

Award Date: 3 Oct 2011

Master, Exercise and Health Behaviour

3 Oct 199627 Jun 1997

Award Date: 27 Jun 1997

Bachelor, Sport Science

1 Oct 199328 Jun 1996

Award Date: 28 Jun 1996


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