Physiology and Health 


The physiology and health team are engaged with a broad range of research, ranging from the physiology underpinning elite performance to the role of exercise in the management and treatment of disease.  Recent projects have examined; the impact of playing surface on the development of fatigue, the use of functional electrical stimulated rowing to improve cardiovascular function in people with spinal cord injury, the role of exercise in cardiac rehabilitation and the development of talent in children.

Professor Rob Shave
Professor Bill Bell
Dr Karianne Backx
Dr Steve Cooper
Dr Joseph Esformes
Dr Michael G Hughes
Dr Rhodri Lloyd
Dr Jon Oliver
Dr Anwen Rees
Dr Paul Smith
Dr Richard Tong
Dr David Wasley
Dr Eric Stohr

Research Students

Research Officer
Aimee Drane

International Primate Heart Project
Professor Rob Shave has recently been sharing his expertise with a research team at Chester Zoo, researching heart activity of apes in order to reduce cardiac problems.  Further details on this project can be found on the links below:

BBC Nature - Why do apes get heart disease?

BBC News - Chester Zoo chimps help global heart disease research

Chester Zoo news - Assessing the hearts of great apes

IPHP Manager