Ricardo Santos Oliveira
PhD student


I finished an undergraduate course in physical education in Brazil in which I gained knowledge about the effects of exercise on physiological variables with an emphasis on the autonomic nervous systems. After completing the course, I completed a master of science in physical education with a focus on Exercise Physiology. During this period, I investigated the effects of athletic training in adults and adolescents on physiological markers and performance. These variables included immunological markers and autonomic nervous system. 

After I finished my master degree, I received a scholarship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education through the Science Without Borders scheme to study the effects of exercise training on cardiovascular health-related physiological markers of overweight adolescents. Additionally, I will be investigating the effects of fatness, fitness and physical activity on autonomic and vascular function of young people.

Broad research specialisms:

Exercise training and performance improvements in athletes and non-athletes. The effects of exercise and physical activity on cardiac autonomic nervous system. Pediatric Exercise Physiology. 


BSc Physical Education – Universidade Estadual de Londrina – Brazil
MSc Physical Education – Universidade Estadual de Londrina – Brazil

Contact details

AddressBaring Court
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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