Research Projects

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PostUraL tachycardia Syndrome Exercise (PulSE) study

A lifestyle intervention designed by people with POTS, for people with POTS.


Clinical Academic Research Development (CARD)

The main focus of CARD is to support allied health professionals working in the NHS undertake translational research, particularly in the field of nursing.


InoCardia: Novel human-cell based assay for assessment of cardiovascular liability

InoCardia: Novel human-cell based assay for assessment of cardiovascular liability.


Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Obesity in British Children

Dr Michael Duncan's project to understand how early development of fundamental movement skills might impact on physical activity and body fatness in British children.


Bioleaching technology for the recovery of metals from Electronic Waste

Applications to Bioleaching technology to extract precious metals from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), whilst preserving the environment and preventing health-related issues


Coffee Ingestion: Interaction Between Sex and Cycling Performance

The aim of this study was to investigate whether sex differences exist with regard to 5 km cycling time trial performance and affective responses following the ingestion of 300 ml caffeinated coffee,


The Effectiveness of a Primary School Based Badminton Intervention on Children’s Fundamental Movement Skills

This project examined if a badminton based intervention is effective in enhancing fundamental movement skills, physical activity, motivation to undertake physical activity, fitness and health in


Investigating GPCR:RAMP interactions using nanobodies

Professor Mark Wheatley and collaborators have been awarded a grant from the BBSRC to investigate the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family of proteins.


Identification of novel double-stranded RNA elements in developing antibiotic resistance in the agricultural environment

The goal of the project is to identify and subsequently characterise the dsRNA dimension of the animal gut microflora (both the differential presence of antisense bound to mRNA and phage dsRNAs


Cytokine and growth factor mediated regulation of cell polarity in liver regeneration and fibrosis

Dr Christopher Mee's project looking at the ability of the liver to fully regenerate after injury.


Transition state analysis to guide drug discovery

Professor Mark Wheatley and collaborators from Aston University, Dr John Simms and Professor David Poyner, have been awarded a grant of £177,497 from the BBSRC Follow-on Fund to develop new


6-0! Promoting health through recreational football

“6-0! – Promoting health through recreational football” focuses on enhancing physical activity with aging people through recreational football activities.


Commercialisation of a Micronutrient Delivery Platform for targeted iron absorption

The aim of this project is to commercialise our unique, newly developed, micronutrient delivery platform (MDP) for iron absorption, for safe, cost-effective and efficient iron delivery.