Join us for an introduction to Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK, before discussing the research being performed within the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre. This will include our recent work concerning high-intensity interval exercise across a range of health outcomes in children and adolescents.
Dr. Alan Barker is a Senior Lecturer in the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre and Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Alan’s broad research specialisms focus on exercise in paediatric populations, including: limiting factors of oxidative metabolism (e.g. oxygen uptake kinetics, maximal oxygen uptake); Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and training in health and disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis); The benefits and risks of exercise training in children and adolescents (e.g. adaptation of bone); and the role of exercise intensity in reducing cardiovascular risk in children and adolescents.
Dr. Bert Bond is a Lecturer in Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, following his PhD (exercise intensity and vascular health outcomes in adolescents) and postdoctoral work (polyphenol supplementation and vascular function in young and older adults) at the University of Exeter. Bert’s research interests include lifestyle interventions for the prevention of chronic disease, with a particular focus on exercise intensity and the promotion of vascular and cardiometabolic outcomes across the lifespan.