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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. My original project was investigating the impact of prolonged sitting on vascular health in adolescents and strategies to attenuate the likely detrimental effects but this got cancelled due to COVID-19. My research now investigates the associations between physical activity and sedentary time with vascular outcomes and a clustered cardiometabolic risk score in children using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.
Broad research specialisms
- Cardiovascular health and interventions to promote prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Paediatric exercise physiology
- Physical activity and sedentary time and their links with health
- Sports nutrition
- Cardiorespiratory fitness testing
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (1st class) – University of Bath
New project: Associations between physical activity and sedentary time with endothelial function, arterial stiffness, arterial elasticity and a clustered cardiometabolic risk score: The ALSPAC Study.
Original project: 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?
Koep, J. L., Barker, A. R., Banks, R., Banger, R. R., Lester, A., Sansum, K. M., Weston, M. E. & Bond, B. (2021). The acute and postprandial effects of sugar moiety on vascular and metabolic health outcomes in adolescents. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 46(8), 906-914.
Koep, J. L., Barker, A. R., Banks, R., Banger, R. R., Sansum, K. M., Weston, M. E. & Bond, B. (2020). The reliability of a breath-hold protocol to determine cerebrovascular reactivity in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 48(9), 544-552.
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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