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Expert in Human Health and Performance, especially in Extreme Environments

Expert ID: 729588 United Kingdom

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Expert graduated in 2002. After working as a freelance outdoor instructor and completing a six month worldwide climbing expedition, Expert gained his PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Bangor University in 2006. His PhD had a particular focus on body composition and its assessment. This lead to a two year post doc position within the National Health Service. Expert is now a Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. Expert's principle research area is in the role of exercise as adjunctive therapy for chronic kidney disease. However Expert also maintains a research interest in human health and performance in extreme environments and extreme sports, such as high altitude physiology and rock climbing.

Silver River: TV production company producing a program on mountaineering.Outlook Expeditions: High altitude physiology course for overseas expedition leadersNational Health Service: Providing advice on exercise rehabilitation programs for various UK Renal Units

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: PhD Subject: Clinical Exercise Physiology Institution: Bangor University
Year: 2002 Degree: BSc Subject: Sport Science Institution: Bangor University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Research areas include Clinical Exercise Physiology (fatigue, body composition and exercise rehabilitation in chronic kidney disease and osteoporosis), and Outdoor Activities (performance in climbing, mountain biking, hill walking, and in hypoxia). He collaborates with NHS Trusts across North Wales. Teaching responsibilities include Performance Physiology (MSc); Expedition (Level Two); and Environmental Physiology (Level Three). He supervises three PhD students, MSc and BSc dissertations, MSc Supervised Experience, and provides personal tutee support.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: North West Wales NHS Trust Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Renal Unit Responsibilities: A joint funded fellowship with North West Wales NHS Trust and Bangor University to complete research in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of American College of Sports Medicine, Renal Association, Network of Renal Scientists, Medical Expeditions, and North Wales Research Committee
Licenses / Certifications
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited Exercise Scientist;
Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 DXA Operator;
North West Wales NHS Trust Trained Phlebotomist;
Health and Safety Executive First Aid Certificate and Automated External Defibrillator training;
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award;
Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Certificate;
Outward Bound Classic (three week residential course in personal development);
National Governing Body Awards for climbing, mountaineering, kayaking and canoeing;
Young Explorer’s Trust Expedition Leaders Course.
Medical / Professional
Honorary contracts with three local NHS Trusts
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 11 publications as first author in peer reviewed journals.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Teaching body composition assessment seminars for nurses.
Teaching exercise rehabilitation for nurses, dietitians, and physiotherapists.
Helped develop degree programs including a Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) degree for Bangor University.
Vendor Selection
Sourced course providers, safety personnel and accommodation for various TV production companies filming in extreme environments.
Marketing Experience
• Honorary contracts with three local NHS Trusts
• British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited Exercise Scientist
• Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 DXA Operator
• North West Wales NHS Trust Trained Phlebotomist
• Health and Safety Executive First Aid Certificate and Automated External Defibrillator training
• Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
• Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Certificate
• Outward Bound Classic (three week residential course in personal development)
• National Governing Body Awards for climbing, mountaineering, kayaking and canoeing
• Young Explorer’s Trust Expedition Leaders Course
• Member of American College of Sports Medicine, Renal Association, Network of Renal Scientists, Medical Expeditions, and North Wales Research Committee
Other Relevant Experience
Proficient in the measurement of oxygen delivery and utilization; body composition (DXA operator, MRI level one operator and image interpretation, under water weighing, anthropometry); electrocardiograms; dynamometry; lung function; functional capacity; electromyography; anatomical and vascular ultrasound; and advanced statistics.

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