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Adrian has been a member of the sport and exercise science programme team within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity since October 2012. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Hull at which he completed his PhD in exercise physiology. He currently leads BSc Sport and Exercise Science modules in exercise and health and in clinical exercise physiology. In addition to his academic qualifications in sport and exercise science, Adrian holds a number of vocational qualifications in health and fitness. He is the Designated Individual for human tissue compliance within the University, and sits on the central university ethics committee.

Research interests

Adrian’s is probably best known for his research into the measurement and development of cardiorespiratory fitness. He also has a strong interest in factors that explain exercise tolerance during maximal exercise. His current research focuses on exercise testing and prescription in clinical populations, such as those with head and neck cancer, cardiac disease, and pulmonary disease. Adrian is currently collaborating with Prof Simon Rogers at Aintree University Hospital and Dr Bashir Matata at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital on this research. Adrian also has a long-term research collaboration with Dr Felipe da Cunha at the Rio de Janeiro State University investigating post-exercise hypotension and the application of the American College of Sports Medicine metabolic equations.

Education/Academic qualification

Exercise physiology, PhD, University of Hull

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Research Output 2006 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)

An Intervention for Pulmonary Rehabilitators to Develop a Social Identity for Patients Attending Exercise Rehabilitation: A Feasibility and Pilot Randomised Control Trial Protocol

Levy, A., Matata, B., Pilsworth, S., McGonigle, A., Wigelsworth, L., Jones, L., Pott, N., Bettany, M. & Midgley, A., 27 Jan 2018, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 4, 40, p. 1-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise Therapy
Social Identification
Clinical Protocols
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
5 Citations (Scopus)
63 Downloads (Pure)

Exercise Program Design Considerations for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors.

Midgley, A., Lowe, D., Levy, A., Mepani, V. & Rogers, S., 20 Oct 2017, In : European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 275, p. 169-179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Fitness Centers
Shoulder Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)
45 Downloads (Pure)

Continuous and accumulated bouts of cycling matched by intensity and energy expenditure elicit similar acute blood pressure reductions in prehypertensive men

Fonseca, G., Farinatti, P., Midgley, A., Ferreira, A., de Paula, T., Monteiro, W. & Cunha, F., 31 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32, 3, p. 857-866

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy Metabolism
Blood Pressure
Post-Exercise Hypotension
Arterial Pressure
1 Citation (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Walk Test
4 Citations (Scopus)
52 Downloads (Pure)

A reduction in maximal incremental exercise test duration 48 h post down hill run is associated with muscle damage derived exercise induced pain

Christmas, B. C. R., Taylor, L., Siegler, J. C. & Midgley, A., 9 Mar 2017, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 8, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise Test

Activities 2004 2019

  • 6 Membership of network
  • 3 Examination
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (External organisation)

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Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

External Examiner at University of Salford (MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology)

2018 → …

Activity: External examination typesExamination


The Effects of Deception on Pacing Strategy, Perceptional Responses and Performance during Cycling Time Trials

Author: JONES, H., 17 Jun 2015

Supervisor: MCNAUGHTON, L. (Director of Studies), MARCHANT, D. (Supervisor), BRIDGE, C. (Supervisor) & MIDGLEY, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The Influence of Competitor Presence on Pacing Regulation and Performance during Cycling Time Trials

Author: WILLIAMS, E., 17 Jun 2015

Supervisor: MCNAUGHTON, L. (Director of Studies), MARCHANT, D. (Supervisor), Sparks, A. (Supervisor) & MIDGLEY, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis