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Sascha Kranen

PhD student



I initially trained and worked as a lawyer in Germany but I knew that my primary interest lay in sport. Therefore, in 2011 I changed careers and started the BSc in Exercise and Sport Sciences here at the University of Exeter. It was through participation in numerous PhD studies during the course that I gained an interest in research and developed a desire to undertake a PhD myself. For my undergraduate dissertation I worked with Dr Stephen Bailey and Lee Wylie investigating the effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on economy during upper body exercise, presenting the results at the 2014 BASES student conference. I graduated with a first class honours degree in 2014 and began a PhD within the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) in September 2015. My current research focuses on the effect of exercise intensity on cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents, in particular its effect on vascular function.


2003       First Legal State Examination (Germany)
2006       Second Legal State Examination (Germany)
2014       BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Exeter



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Kranen S (2022). Vascular function in adolescents: the effect of exercise and new measurement approaches.  Abstract.  Full text.

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