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Dr Richard Winsley

Dr Richard Winsley

Associate Professor and Associate Dean Education (CLES)

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 01392 726726

 Baring Court BC136

 

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

Overview

I completed my PhD at the Children‘s Health and Exercise Research Centre at the University of Exeter investigating the determinants of aerobic fitness in children.  Subsequently I spent time as a post-Doctoral research fellow at the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital, investigating heart rate variability modification with exercise training in cardiac rehabilitation patients. I then worked for 3-years as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in the National Health Service at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals with both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation patients in addition to coordinating a GP exercise on prescription scheme. I then re-joined the University of Exeter which allows me the on-going privilege of expanding my teaching and research interests but more importantly to work with the next generation of our students.

Broad research / teaching specialisms:

  • Overtraining / overreaching in children and adults
  • Children’s cardiovascular function and exercise
  • Clinical Exercise physiology and exercise prescription
  • Learning styles in children and adults

Qualifications

  • BA(Ed) Hons. University of Exeter 1993
  • PhD University of Exeter 1997

Research group links

Research

Research interests

  • Overtraining / overreaching in children and adults
  • Children’s cardiovascular function and exercise
  • Learning styles in children and adults

Research projects

  • HEFCE Catalyst project - Addressing barriers to student success: Transforming Transitions. 2017-2019

Research grants

  • 2017 HEFCE
    Transforming transitions

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Winsley RJ (2017). Overtraining syndrome. In Armstrong N, Van Mechelen W (Eds.) Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 519-526.
Williams CA, Winsley RJ, Pinho G, de Ste Croix M, Lloyd RS, Oliver JL (2017). Prevalence of non-functional overreaching in elite male and female youth academy football players. Science and Medicine in Football, 1(3), 222-228. Full text.
Winsley RJ, Tong R (2014). Teaching and learning in the disciplines: Sports-related subjects. In Fry H, Ketteridge S, Marshall S (Eds.) A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, London: Routledge, 376-390.
Croft L, Gracia-Marco L, Hargadon J, Winsley R (2012). Should we be giving children choices about their health?. Education and Health, 30(4), 113-115.
Winsley R, Matos N (2011). Overtraining and elite young athletes. Med Sport Sci, 56, 97-105. Abstract.  Author URL.
Matos NF, Winsley RJ, Williams CA (2011). Prevalence of nonfunctional overreaching/overtraining in young English athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43(7), 1287-1294. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Williams CA, Winsley RJ, Pinho G, de Ste Croix M, Lloyd RS, Oliver JL (2017). Prevalence of non-functional overreaching in elite male and female youth academy football players. Science and Medicine in Football, 1(3), 222-228. Full text.
Winsley RJ, Gracia-Marco L, Croft L (2013). Should we be giving children choices about their health: Engaging University students in complex health questions?. Education and Health: a quarterly journal, 31(3), 91-94.
Croft L, Gracia-Marco L, Hargadon J, Winsley R (2012). Should we be giving children choices about their health?. Education and Health, 30(4), 113-115.
Winsley R, Matos N (2011). Overtraining and elite young athletes. Med Sport Sci, 56, 97-105. Abstract.  Author URL.
Matos NF, Winsley RJ, Williams CA (2011). Prevalence of nonfunctional overreaching/overtraining in young English athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43(7), 1287-1294. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ramos-Ibanez N, Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2009). Relationship Among Diet and Energy Expenditure and Intra-abdominal Adipose Tissue in Young Girls. Ann Nutr Metab(55), 529-530.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Roberts A, Welsman JR, Armstrong N (2009). Sex difference in Peak Oxygen Uptake in Prepubertal Children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 647-651.
Winsley R, Fulford J, Roberts A, Welsman J, Armstrong N (2009). Sex difference in Peak Oxygen Uptake in Prepubertal Children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 647-651.
Nelson MT, Biltz G, Winsley R, Armstrong N, Fawkner S, Bywater K, Dengel DR (2008). Reliability of Heart Rate Variability by Sample Entropy at Rest and During Light Exercise in Children. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40(5), S282-S282. Author URL.
Matos N, Winsley RJ (2007). Trainability of young athletes and overtraining. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(3), 353-367. Abstract.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N, Middlebrooke AR, Ramos-Ibanez N, Williams CA (2006). Aerobic fitness and visceral adipose tissue in children. Acta Paediatr, 95(11), 1435-1438. Abstract.  Author URL.
Winsley RJ, Battersby GL, Cockle HC (2005). Heart rate variability assessment of overreaching in active and sedentary females. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 26(9), 768-773.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Macleod KM, Ramos-Ibanez N, Williams CAP, Armstrong N (2005). Prediction of Visceral Adipose Tissue Using Air Displacement Plethysmography in Children. Obesity Research, 13(12), 2048-2051.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Macleod KM, Ramos-Ibanez N (2005). Prediction of visceral adipose tissue using Air Displacement Plethysmography in young people. Obesity Research, 13(11), 2048-2051.
Spamer EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). A comparative study of British and South African 12yr old rugby players, in relation to game-specific, physical, motor and anthropometric variables. J HUM MOVEMENT STUD, 44(1), 37-45. Abstract.
Spamer EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). A comparative study of British and South African 12yr old rugby players, in relation to game-specific, physical, motor and anthropometric variables. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 44(1), 037-045. Abstract.
Spamer, EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). Comparative characteristics of elite English and South African 18-year-old rugby players with reference to game-specific skills, physical abilities and anthropometric data. J HUM MOVEMENT STUD, 45, 187-196.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N, Bywater K, Fawkner SG (2003). Reliability of heart rate variability measures at rest and during light exercise in children. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(6), 550-552.
Winsley RJ (2003). Suitability of the multistage fitness test to assess children’s aerobic fitness. European Journal of Physical Education, 8, 19-28.
Winsley RJ (2002). Acute and chronic effects of exercise on heart rate variability in adults and children: a review. Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(4), 328-344.
Welsman JR, Armstrong N, Kirby BJ, Winsley RJ, Parsons G, Sharpe P (1997). Exercise performance and magnetic resonance imaging-determined thigh muscle volume in children. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol, 76(1), 92-97. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong N, Welsman J, Winsley R (1996). Is peak VO2 a maximal index of children's aerobic fitness?. Int J Sports Med, 17(5), 356-359. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Winsley RJ (2017). Overtraining syndrome. In Armstrong N, Van Mechelen W (Eds.) Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 519-526.
Winsley RJ (2015). Why study sport & exercise sciences?. In Viadya K (Ed) Exercise and Sports for the Curious, Canberra: the Curious Academic Publishing, 25-35.
Winsley RJ, Tong R (2014). Teaching and learning in the disciplines: Sports-related subjects. In Fry H, Ketteridge S, Marshall S (Eds.) A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, London: Routledge, 376-390.
Winsley RJ, Matos N (2011). Overtraining and the elite young athlete. In Armstrong N, McManus AM (Eds.) The Elite Young Athlete, Basel: Karger: Medicine and Sports Science, 97-105.
Winsley RJ (2006). Cardiovascular function. In Armstrong N (Ed) Paediatric Exercise Physiology, Oxford: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 139-160.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2004). Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People. In Green, K, Hardman K (Eds.) Physical Education: Essential Issues, London: Sage, 65-77.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2004). Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People. In Green K, Hardman K (Eds.) Physical Education Essential Issues, Sage, 65-77.

Publications by year


2017

Winsley RJ (2017). Overtraining syndrome. In Armstrong N, Van Mechelen W (Eds.) Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 519-526.
Williams CA, Winsley RJ, Pinho G, de Ste Croix M, Lloyd RS, Oliver JL (2017). Prevalence of non-functional overreaching in elite male and female youth academy football players. Science and Medicine in Football, 1(3), 222-228. Full text.

2015

Winsley RJ (2015). Why study sport & exercise sciences?. In Viadya K (Ed) Exercise and Sports for the Curious, Canberra: the Curious Academic Publishing, 25-35.

2014

Winsley RJ, Tong R (2014). Teaching and learning in the disciplines: Sports-related subjects. In Fry H, Ketteridge S, Marshall S (Eds.) A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, London: Routledge, 376-390.

2013

Winsley RJ, Gracia-Marco L, Croft L (2013). Should we be giving children choices about their health: Engaging University students in complex health questions?. Education and Health: a quarterly journal, 31(3), 91-94.

2012

Croft L, Gracia-Marco L, Hargadon J, Winsley R (2012). Should we be giving children choices about their health?. Education and Health, 30(4), 113-115.

2011

Winsley R, Matos N (2011). Overtraining and elite young athletes. Med Sport Sci, 56, 97-105. Abstract.  Author URL.
Winsley RJ, Matos N (2011). Overtraining and the elite young athlete. In Armstrong N, McManus AM (Eds.) The Elite Young Athlete, Basel: Karger: Medicine and Sports Science, 97-105.
Matos NF, Winsley RJ, Williams CA (2011). Prevalence of nonfunctional overreaching/overtraining in young English athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43(7), 1287-1294. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Ramos-Ibanez N, Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2009). Relationship Among Diet and Energy Expenditure and Intra-abdominal Adipose Tissue in Young Girls. Ann Nutr Metab(55), 529-530.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Roberts A, Welsman JR, Armstrong N (2009). Sex difference in Peak Oxygen Uptake in Prepubertal Children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 647-651.
Winsley R, Fulford J, Roberts A, Welsman J, Armstrong N (2009). Sex difference in Peak Oxygen Uptake in Prepubertal Children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 647-651.

2008

Nelson MT, Biltz G, Winsley R, Armstrong N, Fawkner S, Bywater K, Dengel DR (2008). Reliability of Heart Rate Variability by Sample Entropy at Rest and During Light Exercise in Children. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40(5), S282-S282. Author URL.

2007

Matos N, Winsley RJ (2007). Trainability of young athletes and overtraining. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(3), 353-367. Abstract.

2006

Winsley RJ, Armstrong N, Middlebrooke AR, Ramos-Ibanez N, Williams CA (2006). Aerobic fitness and visceral adipose tissue in children. Acta Paediatr, 95(11), 1435-1438. Abstract.  Author URL.
Winsley RJ (2006). Cardiovascular function. In Armstrong N (Ed) Paediatric Exercise Physiology, Oxford: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 139-160.

2005

Winsley RJ, Battersby GL, Cockle HC (2005). Heart rate variability assessment of overreaching in active and sedentary females. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 26(9), 768-773.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Macleod KM, Ramos-Ibanez N, Williams CAP, Armstrong N (2005). Prediction of Visceral Adipose Tissue Using Air Displacement Plethysmography in Children. Obesity Research, 13(12), 2048-2051.
Winsley RJ, Fulford J, Macleod KM, Ramos-Ibanez N (2005). Prediction of visceral adipose tissue using Air Displacement Plethysmography in young people. Obesity Research, 13(11), 2048-2051.

2004

Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2004). Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People. In Green, K, Hardman K (Eds.) Physical Education: Essential Issues, London: Sage, 65-77.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N (2004). Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People. In Green K, Hardman K (Eds.) Physical Education Essential Issues, Sage, 65-77.

2003

Spamer EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). A comparative study of British and South African 12yr old rugby players, in relation to game-specific, physical, motor and anthropometric variables. J HUM MOVEMENT STUD, 44(1), 37-45. Abstract.
Spamer EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). A comparative study of British and South African 12yr old rugby players, in relation to game-specific, physical, motor and anthropometric variables. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 44(1), 037-045. Abstract.
Spamer, EJ, Winsley RJ (2003). Comparative characteristics of elite English and South African 18-year-old rugby players with reference to game-specific skills, physical abilities and anthropometric data. J HUM MOVEMENT STUD, 45, 187-196.
Winsley RJ, Armstrong N, Bywater K, Fawkner SG (2003). Reliability of heart rate variability measures at rest and during light exercise in children. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(6), 550-552.
Winsley RJ (2003). Suitability of the multistage fitness test to assess children’s aerobic fitness. European Journal of Physical Education, 8, 19-28.

2002

Winsley RJ (2002). Acute and chronic effects of exercise on heart rate variability in adults and children: a review. Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(4), 328-344.

1997

Welsman JR, Armstrong N, Kirby BJ, Winsley RJ, Parsons G, Sharpe P (1997). Exercise performance and magnetic resonance imaging-determined thigh muscle volume in children. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol, 76(1), 92-97. Abstract.  Author URL.

1996

Armstrong N, Welsman J, Winsley R (1996). Is peak VO2 a maximal index of children's aerobic fitness?. Int J Sports Med, 17(5), 356-359. Abstract.  Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards

  • HEA National Teaching Fellow 2012
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA 2011
  • University of Exeter Lecturer of the Year 2010

External Examiner Positions

  • 2009 - 2014    BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences and Exercise & Health Sciences, University of Gloucestershire
  • 2010 - 2014    MSc.  Sports Performance and Clinical Exercise Physiology.  University of Bedfordshire.
  • 2014 - 2018    BSc. Sports Science and FnD Sports Science. Bangor University

External positions

  • I have acted as an external consultant for a number of organisations including Manchester United Soccer Schools, English Institute of Sport and RFU South-West academy.
  • Contributor to the IOC Athlete Learning Gateway – Introduction to Exercise Physiology online short course. 2016.
  • Educational consultant to Clinical Prevention and Rehabilitation (CP+R), Harley Street, London

Invited lectures

King Saud University: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Quality assurance in Exercise & Sport Science programmes in Higher Education: a UK perspective.

St Georges Medical School Olympic Sports Medicine conference: Overtraining and burnout in young athletes.

Michigan State University: Michigan, USA.  Overtraining in youth athletes.

University of South Florida: Tampa, USA. Invited educational roundtable - the future of kinesiology in University education.

North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine:  Minneapolis. Compendium of physical activity energy expenditure in youth.

CP+R: London. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Clinical populations.

Teaching

I am currently the Associate Dean for Education in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences overseeing the education provision in Biosciences, Sport & Health Sciences, Psychology and Geography.  My teaching portfolio includes lecturing on both  undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the area of basic and applied exercise physiology. This allows me to share my experience and understanding of the role of exercise for normal, clinical and paediatric populations through my teaching.

  • Human Anatomy and Kinanthropometry
  • Strength & Conditioning Physiology
  • Sports Training Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Prescription
  • Paediatric Exercise Physiology
  • Paediatric Exercise and Health

I am an active member of the Higher Education Academy, of which I am a Senior Fellow, and was honoured to be awarded a HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2012.  I have acted as External Examiner at a number of previous institutions including the University of Bangor and Gloucestershire.

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

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