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Professor Andrew Jones
Professor of Applied Physiology/Head of Discipline

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Andrew Jones PhD is Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK, where he is presently Head of Sport and Health Sciences and leader of the ‘Bioenergetics and Human Performance’ Research Group. Prof Jones is internationally recognized for his research in the following areas: 1) control of, and limitations to, skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism; 2) causes of exercise intolerance in health and disease; 3) respiratory physiology, particularly the kinetics of pulmonary gas exchange and ventilation during and following exercise; and 4) sports performance physiology, particularly in relation to endurance athletics. Recent work, in collaboration with colleagues in the University of Exeter Medical School, has focused on the role of dietary nitrate in enhancing nitric oxide production and in modulating blood pressure, blood flow, and muscle efficiency and performance. Prof Jones has authored more than 220 original research and review articles and is co-Editor of three books. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the European College of Sport Science. Jones is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Sport Science and serves on the Editorial Board of nine other international journals in sports medicine and exercise science. Prof Jones acted as consultant physiologist to UK Athletics for many years and has advised the majority of the UK‘s leading distance runners; he is presently ‘Special Advisor (Endurance)‘ for the English Institute of Sport.

Broad research specialisms:

Current projects focus on the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on cardiovascular health, muscle energetics and exercise tolerance. The main research interests of his laboratory include endurance training, fatigue, efficiency, the physiological determinants of performance and the limitations to muscle oxygen uptake following the onset of exercise. 

Qualifications

PhD in Exercise Physiology 1994
BSc (Hons) in Sports Science (1st Class) 1991

Professional qualifications/recognition

Fellow of the European College of Sports Sciences (2000)
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (2001)
Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (2002)
Fellow of the Institute of Biology (2004)
Chartered Biologist, Institute of Biology (1999)
BASES Accredited Exercise Physiology Laboratory Director (1997-present)
BASES Accredited Exercise Physiologist for Research and Scientific Support (1995-present)
BASES ‘High-Performance Sport Accredited’, (2006-)

Contact details

Email
Internal tel2886
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722886
BuildingRichards Building
OfficeRB107
AddressSport and Health Sciences
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road
Exeter
EX12LU
UK

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