Dr Michael Porter

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Michael currently lectures at the University of Northampton on the BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science, and Rehabilitation courses, specialising in health and exercise physiology.

Michael first studied at the university of Essex where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science. After graduating in 2016, he went onto pursue a Doctorate in Sports Science also at University of Essex. The title of Michael’s PhD, which was awarded in 2020 was “The Ergogenic Effects of Oxygen Supplementation on Cycling Performance”.

Michael’s current research areas are the 1) use of ‘Near Infrared Spectroscopy’ (mNIRS) to monitor muscle oxygen levels, and 2) exploring the effects that oxygen supplementation has on muscular performance.

Michael’s other research interests lie in physiological testing, the use and application of the VLAmax principle in exercise physiology, and wider interests in health physiology.

Michael is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy and an active member of The Physiological society. Please do not hesitate to contact Michael for potential research collaborations on Michael.porter@northampton.ac.uk or on X (formally twitter) @TRI_MSPORT1 .

Research Interests

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy to assess Muscle oxygenation kinetics
  • The Use and application of the VLamax 
  • Oxygen Supplementation as an ergogenic aid
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Aging

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Ergogenic Effects of Oxygen Supplementation on Cycling Performance, University of Essex

1 Oct 20161 Sept 2020

Award Date: 1 Sept 2020

Supervised by
  • Reed, Katherine

Bachelor, BSc Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex

1 Sept 20131 Jul 2016

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016


  • QP Physiology
  • QM Human anatomy


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