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 Kate Sansum

Kate Sansum

Research Student


 +44 (0)1392 724721

 Baring Court BC135


Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I have recently graduated from the University of Bath where I studied Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement. For my placement year I came to CHERC to work as a research assistant and gain experience in the research environment including vascular research and the measurement of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents. My final year dissertation project compared the postprandial lipaemic response of co-ingestion of either fructose or galactose with a mixed macronutrient meal in non-obese females.

I have now returned to CHERC to complete a Masters by Research investigating the impact of prolonged sitting on vascular health in adolescents and strategies to attenuate the likely detrimental effects.

Broad research specialisms

  • Cardiovascular health and interventions to promote prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Paediatric exercise physiology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness testing


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (1st class) – University of Bath


Research projects

Project Title: What is the effect of prolonged vs. interrupted sitting with hourly high intensity interval exercise vs. high intensity interval exercise prior to prolonged sitting on cerebral blood flow and vascular function in the lower limb in adolescents, and the subsequent impact on the response to ingestion of a high fat meal?

Supervisors: Dr Alan Barker, Dr Bert Bond, Dr Richard Pulsford



Sansum, K. M., Weston, M. E., Bond, B., Cockcroft, E. J., O’Connor, A., Tomlinson, O. W., Williams, C. A. & Barker, A. R. (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science. 31(2), 213-222.

Lintu, N., Joensuu, L., Barker, A., Sansum, K., Lakka, T. A. Huotari, P. & Haapala, E. A. (2018). Lasten ja nuorten kestävyyskunto. Liikunta ja tiede, 55 (4), 36-43.


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