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Dr Matthew Black

Dr Matthew Black

Lecturer in Sport and Health Sciences

 Haighton 

 

University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Matthew Black Ph.D is a Lecturer in the Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism research group.

Matthew's research expertise spans the two broad areas of this group:

  1. Skeletal muscle bioenergetics, and oxygen delivery and utilisation, as modulators of exercise (in)tolerance in health and disease
  2. Therapeutic and ergogenic applications of manipulating nitric oxide bioavailability via dietary interventions. 

Qualifications

Ph.D in Exercise Physiology 2017

MSc by Research in Exercise Physiology 2011

BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences (1st Class) 2010 

Career

Jan 2021- University of Exeter, Sport and Health Sciences. Title: The modulatory role of dietary nitrate on the oral microbiome and biomarkers of inflammation in healthy older adults and adults with rheumatoid arthritis. 

Apr 2020 - Dec 2021. University of Exeter, Sport and Health Sciences. Title: The tongue microbiome and nitric oxide bioavailability across the human lifespan. BBSRC project in collaboration with DuPont.

Jan 2019 - Mar 2020. University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health. Title: The role of endogenous ketone production (specifically, β-hydroxybutyrate) on the metabolic efficiency in people with type 2 diabetes. The DAMES study. Funded by AstraZeneca.

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018. University of Exeter, Sport and Health Sciences. The role of footwear on running economy and muscle damage. Funded by Nike.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018. University of Exeter, Sport and Health Sciences. Title: The role of a nitrate-containing sports drink on intermittent exercise performance. Funded by PepsiCo. 

Mar 2017 - May 2017. Loughborough University, School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences. Title: Investigating the physiology of rowing in relation to technique. Funded by Technogym.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2017. Title: Investigating the physiology of running in relation to technique. Funded by MAS Innovation.

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Research

Research interests

  • Bioenergetic models of human performance, particularly the critical power model
  • Physiological determinants of exercise performance
  • Physiological causes of exercise-induced fatigue
  • Interactions between running physiology and kinematics that explain performance
  • Interventions (e.g., exercise training, dietary, footwear) that influence fatigue and performance  
  • Influence of nitric oxide bioavaiability on muscle energetics and cardiovascular health across the lifespan

Research projects

BBSRC - The tongue microbiome and nitric oxide bioavailability across the human lifespan

see link - https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=BB%2FP022162%2F1

Briefly, this project will investigate whether the prevalence of specific nitrate-reducing bacteria residing on the surface of the tongue influences the cardiovascular benefits that may be derived from the consumption of a high nitrate diet and whether there are differences between young and older adults.

 

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM (In Press). Effects of priming and pacing strategy on VO2 kinetics and cycling performance.
Black MI, Simpson LP, Goulding RP, Spragg J (2022). A critique of "A critical review of critical power". Eur J Appl Physiol, 122(7), 1745-1746. Author URL.
Black MI, Skiba PF, Wylie LJ, Lewis J, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2022). Accounting for Dynamic Changes in the Power-Duration Relationship Improves the Accuracy of W' Balance Modelling. Med Sci Sports Exerc Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Kranen SH, Kadach S, Vanhatalo A, Winn B, Farina EM, Kirby BS, Jones AM (2022). Highly Cushioned Shoes Improve Running Economy in Both the Presence and Absence of Muscle Damage. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 610-610.
Black MI, Kranen SH, Kadach S, Vanhatalo A, Winn B, Farina EM, Kirby BS, Jones AM (2022). Highly Cushioned Shoes Improve Running Performance in Both the Absence and Presence of Muscle Damage. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 54(4), 633-645. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kadach S, Black MI, Piknova B, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Stoyanov Z, Vanhatalo A, Schechter AN, Jones AM (2022). Pharmacokinetics of Skeletal Muscle Nitrate Concentration Changes Following Dietary Nitrate Ingestion. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 651-651.
Stoyanov Z, Piknova B, Schechter AN, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Kadach S, Black MI, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2022). The Influence of Prolonged Heavy-intensity Exercise on Human Skeletal Muscle Nitrate Concentration. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 650-651.
Kadach S, Piknova B, Black MI, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Stoyanov Z, Thomas SM, McMahon NF, Vanhatalo A, Schechter AN, et al (2022). Time course of human skeletal muscle nitrate and nitrite concentration changes following dietary nitrate ingestion. Nitric Oxide, 121, 1-10. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Wylie LJ, Skiba PF, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2020). Influence of Prior 3-min All-out Exercise on the Power-duration Relationship. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), 1039-1040.
Black MI, Allen SJ, Forrester SE, Folland JP (2020). The Anthropometry of Economical Running. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 52(3), 762-770. Abstract.  Author URL.
Clark IE, Vanhatalo A, Thompson C, Joseph C, Black MI, Blackwell JR, Wylie LJ, Tan R, Bailey SJ, Wilkins BW, et al (2019). Dynamics of the power-duration relationship during prolonged endurance exercise and influence of carbohydrate ingestion. J Appl Physiol (1985), 127(3), 726-736. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wylie LJ, Park JW, Vanhatalo A, Kadach S, Black MI, Stoyanov Z, Schechter AN, Jones AM, Piknova B (2019). Human skeletal muscle nitrate store: influence of dietary nitrate supplementation and exercise. J Physiol, 597(23), 5565-5576. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones AM, Burnley M, Black MI, Poole DC, Vanhatalo A (2019). Response to considerations regarding Maximal Lactate Steady State determination before redefining the gold-standard. Physiol Rep, 7(22). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan PT, Black MI, Bailey SJ, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2019). Road cycle TT performance: Relationship to the power-duration model and association with FTP. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(8), 902-910. Abstract.
Jones AM, Burnley M, Black MI, Poole DC, Vanhatalo A (2019). The maximal metabolic steady state: redefining the 'gold standard'. Physiol Rep, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Zanuso S, Fedele G, Folland J, Black M, Senni S, Ethan HE, Benvenuti P, Cuzzolin F (2018). Biomechanical and Physiological Differences Between Two Rowing Ergometers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S).
Brock K, Antonellis P, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM, Bailey SJ (2018). Improvement of Oxygen-Uptake Kinetics and Cycling Performance with Combined Prior Exercise and Fast Start. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 13(3), 305-312. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Handsaker JC, Allen SJ, Forrester SE, Folland JP (2018). Is there an optimal speed for economical running?. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(1), 75-81. Abstract.
Black MI, Jones AM, Morgan PT, Bailey SJ, Fulford J, Vanhatalo A (2018). The effects of β-alanine supplementation on muscle pH and the power-duration relationship during high-intensity exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(FEB). Abstract.
Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Black MI, Kelly J, McDonagh STJ, Carter J, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, et al (2017). Influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on physiological and muscle metabolic adaptations to sprint interval training. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 642-652. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Potter CR, Corbett J, Clark CCT, Draper SB (2017). Maximal Oxygen Uptake is Achieved in Hypoxia but Not Normoxia during an Exhaustive Severe Intensity Run. Frontiers in Physiology, 8
Black MI, Jones AM, Blackwell JR, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, McDonagh STJ, Thompson C, Kelly J, Sumners P, Mileva KN, et al (2017). Muscle metabolic and neuromuscular determinants of fatigue during cycling in different exercise intensity domains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 446-459. Abstract.  Author URL.
FOLLAND JP, ALLEN SJ, BLACK MI, HANDSAKER JC, FORRESTER SE (2017). Running Technique is an Important Component of Running Economy and Performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(7), 1412-1423.
Black MI, Jones AM, Kelly JA, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A (2016). The constant work rate critical power protocol overestimates ramp incremental exercise performance. Eur J Appl Physiol, 116(11-12), 2415-2422. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vanhatalo A, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Blackwell JR, Schmidt JF, Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Mohr M, Bangsbo J, Krustrup P, et al (2016). The mechanistic bases of the power-time relationship: muscle metabolic responses and relationships to muscle fibre type. Journal of Physiology Abstract.
Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Fulford J, Kelly J, Black MI, McDonagh STJ, Jeukendrup AE, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). Dietary nitrate improves sprint performance and cognitive function during prolonged intermittent exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115(9), 1825-1834. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Jones AM, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A (2015). Self-pacing increases critical power and improves performance during severe-intensity exercise. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 40(7), 662-670. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Durant J, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2014). Critical power derived from a 3-min all-out test predicts 16.1-km road time-trial performance. Eur J Sport Sci, 14(3), 217-223. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wylie LJ, Mohr M, Krustrup P, Jackman SR, Ermιdis G, Kelly J, Black MI, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM, et al (2013). Dietary nitrate supplementation improves team sport-specific intense intermittent exercise performance. Eur J Appl Physiol, 113(7), 1673-1684. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Jones AM (In Press). Effects of priming and pacing strategy on VO2 kinetics and cycling performance.

2022

Black MI, Simpson LP, Goulding RP, Spragg J (2022). A critique of "A critical review of critical power". Eur J Appl Physiol, 122(7), 1745-1746. Author URL.
Black MI, Skiba PF, Wylie LJ, Lewis J, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2022). Accounting for Dynamic Changes in the Power-Duration Relationship Improves the Accuracy of W' Balance Modelling. Med Sci Sports Exerc Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Kranen SH, Kadach S, Vanhatalo A, Winn B, Farina EM, Kirby BS, Jones AM (2022). Highly Cushioned Shoes Improve Running Economy in Both the Presence and Absence of Muscle Damage. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 610-610.
Black MI, Kranen SH, Kadach S, Vanhatalo A, Winn B, Farina EM, Kirby BS, Jones AM (2022). Highly Cushioned Shoes Improve Running Performance in Both the Absence and Presence of Muscle Damage. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 54(4), 633-645. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kadach S, Black MI, Piknova B, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Stoyanov Z, Vanhatalo A, Schechter AN, Jones AM (2022). Pharmacokinetics of Skeletal Muscle Nitrate Concentration Changes Following Dietary Nitrate Ingestion. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 651-651.
Stoyanov Z, Piknova B, Schechter AN, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Kadach S, Black MI, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2022). The Influence of Prolonged Heavy-intensity Exercise on Human Skeletal Muscle Nitrate Concentration. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 650-651.
Kadach S, Piknova B, Black MI, Park JW, Wylie LJ, Stoyanov Z, Thomas SM, McMahon NF, Vanhatalo A, Schechter AN, et al (2022). Time course of human skeletal muscle nitrate and nitrite concentration changes following dietary nitrate ingestion. Nitric Oxide, 121, 1-10. Abstract.  Author URL.

2020

Black MI, Wylie LJ, Skiba PF, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2020). Influence of Prior 3-min All-out Exercise on the Power-duration Relationship. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), 1039-1040.
Black MI, Allen SJ, Forrester SE, Folland JP (2020). The Anthropometry of Economical Running. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 52(3), 762-770. Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Clark IE, Vanhatalo A, Thompson C, Joseph C, Black MI, Blackwell JR, Wylie LJ, Tan R, Bailey SJ, Wilkins BW, et al (2019). Dynamics of the power-duration relationship during prolonged endurance exercise and influence of carbohydrate ingestion. J Appl Physiol (1985), 127(3), 726-736. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wylie LJ, Park JW, Vanhatalo A, Kadach S, Black MI, Stoyanov Z, Schechter AN, Jones AM, Piknova B (2019). Human skeletal muscle nitrate store: influence of dietary nitrate supplementation and exercise. J Physiol, 597(23), 5565-5576. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones AM, Burnley M, Black MI, Poole DC, Vanhatalo A (2019). Response to considerations regarding Maximal Lactate Steady State determination before redefining the gold-standard. Physiol Rep, 7(22). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan PT, Black MI, Bailey SJ, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2019). Road cycle TT performance: Relationship to the power-duration model and association with FTP. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(8), 902-910. Abstract.
Jones AM, Burnley M, Black MI, Poole DC, Vanhatalo A (2019). The maximal metabolic steady state: redefining the 'gold standard'. Physiol Rep, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Zanuso S, Fedele G, Folland J, Black M, Senni S, Ethan HE, Benvenuti P, Cuzzolin F (2018). Biomechanical and Physiological Differences Between Two Rowing Ergometers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S).
Brock K, Antonellis P, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM, Bailey SJ (2018). Improvement of Oxygen-Uptake Kinetics and Cycling Performance with Combined Prior Exercise and Fast Start. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 13(3), 305-312. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Handsaker JC, Allen SJ, Forrester SE, Folland JP (2018). Is there an optimal speed for economical running?. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(1), 75-81. Abstract.
Black MI, Jones AM, Morgan PT, Bailey SJ, Fulford J, Vanhatalo A (2018). The effects of β-alanine supplementation on muscle pH and the power-duration relationship during high-intensity exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(FEB). Abstract.

2017

Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Black MI, Kelly J, McDonagh STJ, Carter J, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, et al (2017). Influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on physiological and muscle metabolic adaptations to sprint interval training. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 642-652. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Potter CR, Corbett J, Clark CCT, Draper SB (2017). Maximal Oxygen Uptake is Achieved in Hypoxia but Not Normoxia during an Exhaustive Severe Intensity Run. Frontiers in Physiology, 8
Black MI, Jones AM, Blackwell JR, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, McDonagh STJ, Thompson C, Kelly J, Sumners P, Mileva KN, et al (2017). Muscle metabolic and neuromuscular determinants of fatigue during cycling in different exercise intensity domains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 446-459. Abstract.  Author URL.
FOLLAND JP, ALLEN SJ, BLACK MI, HANDSAKER JC, FORRESTER SE (2017). Running Technique is an Important Component of Running Economy and Performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(7), 1412-1423.

2016

Black MI, Jones AM, Kelly JA, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A (2016). The constant work rate critical power protocol overestimates ramp incremental exercise performance. Eur J Appl Physiol, 116(11-12), 2415-2422. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vanhatalo A, Black MI, DiMenna FJ, Blackwell JR, Schmidt JF, Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Mohr M, Bangsbo J, Krustrup P, et al (2016). The mechanistic bases of the power-time relationship: muscle metabolic responses and relationships to muscle fibre type. Journal of Physiology Abstract.

2015

Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Fulford J, Kelly J, Black MI, McDonagh STJ, Jeukendrup AE, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). Dietary nitrate improves sprint performance and cognitive function during prolonged intermittent exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115(9), 1825-1834. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Jones AM, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A (2015). Self-pacing increases critical power and improves performance during severe-intensity exercise. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 40(7), 662-670. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Black MI, Durant J, Jones AM, Vanhatalo A (2014). Critical power derived from a 3-min all-out test predicts 16.1-km road time-trial performance. Eur J Sport Sci, 14(3), 217-223. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Wylie LJ, Mohr M, Krustrup P, Jackman SR, Ermιdis G, Kelly J, Black MI, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM, et al (2013). Dietary nitrate supplementation improves team sport-specific intense intermittent exercise performance. Eur J Appl Physiol, 113(7), 1673-1684. Abstract.  Author URL.

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