Dr Bert Bond


I joined the department of Sport and Health Sciences in 2009 in order to complete the Paediatric Exercise Physiology MSc course (now Paediatric Exercise and Health). Upon graduating, I worked as a physiologist and nutritionist supporting the performance of both young and adult athletes in the south west, before accepting a post as an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter.

I returned to research in 2011, and in 2015 completed a PhD with Dr Alan Barker and Prof Craig Williams. The focus of this work was to understand how exercise intensity influences vascular health outcomes in adolescent boys and girls, and for which I was awarded the BASES Tom Reilly Thesis Award for 2015. I subsequently accepted a postdoctoral position with Assoc Prof Jo Bowtell researching the influence of antioxidant supplementation on vascular and cognitive function and in older adults.

I am now a Lecturer in Sport and Health Sciences, with particular focus on interventions for cardiometabolic and vascular health across the lifespan.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Cardiovascular health across the lifespan
  • Exercise interventions and cardiometabolic health outcomes in paediatric groups
  • The mechanisms underlying the role of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk
  • Exercise and the integrative control of blood pressure
  • Interventions for the prevention of neurodegenerative disease


2009 – BSc (Hons), Exercise and Health with Nutrition (1st class), Oxford Brookes University
2010 – MSc, Paediatric Exercise Physiology (Distinction), University of Exeter
2013 – Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
2015 – PhD, Paediatric Exercise Physiology, University of Exeter

Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724903
AddressRichard's Building
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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