Integrative physiology

The integrative physiology group seeks to improve understanding of basic physiology and metabolism that underpins human performance in health and disease. We are interested in optimising sports performance in elite and recreational athletes, through use of novel testing protocols and design of training and nutritional programmes.

In addition, we investigate the perturbations of physiological and metabolic processes that occur with ageing, inactivity, microgravity, overfeeding, hypoxia and how these might contribute to disease pathophysiology. The role for exercise and nutrition in supporting healthy ageing is a key focus.

Research themes

Our facilities include: