I joined the University of Stirling in 2011 from the University of Edinburgh. Although I was very familiar with the campus having grown up in the local area. I have a BSc (Hons) and PhD in genetics having trained at the Universities of Glasgow and Leicester. I subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow funded by the BBSRC and the BHF.
My main research interest is in understanding how genetics and epigenetics contribute to inter-individual differences in elite sports performance, in exercise response and in metabolic disease risk. I also research physical activity interventions, particularly the popular Daily Mile intervention which originated at a local primary school and can now be found in >11,000 schools in >78 countries. Over 1.4 million children are now benefiting from The Daily Mile thanks to our research. Additionally, I like to be involved in public engagement activities to help communicate science to the widest possible audience. I have been involved in a variety of activities in locations ranging from small local venues to working in schools throughout the UK with the BBC.
I am Director of Labs for the Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group (PENRG) and Impact Champion for the Faculty. I am a core member of international consortia (Athlome and ELITE) focused on the genetics of sporting performance. I am a section editor of the journal All Life and an associate editor of the journal Annals of Human Genetics.
I coordinate and deliver the modules Readings in Sport and Exercise Sciences (SPSU9R7) and Advanced Methods in Human Physiology (SPSU9HP). My teaching on SPSU9R7 includes an optional half-module on the genetics of sporting performance. I also teach on a number of other undergraduate modules and supervise several postgraduate students.
Journal Editorships I'm a Section Editor for Epidemiology, Genetics & Genomics in All Life (formerly Frontiers in Life Science) and Senior Editorial Board Member for the Annals of Human Genetics.
Grants panel member or reviewer for major international funding bodies I have been a panel member or reviewer for:
Academy of Finland Life Panel;
British Heart Foundation;
EU (including COST, MSCA-RISE and MSCA-IF programmes;
South African National Research Foundation;
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance.
Divisional / Faculty Contribution
Director of Labs I line manage our technical staff and oversee the smooth running of our suite of laboratory facilities.
Physiological Society Representative The Physiological Society I am my University representative for the Physiological Society. I apply for funding for our activities, promote membership and invite and arrange external speakers as well as supporting The Society with outreach activities.
Member of the FHSS Athena Swan Equality and Diversity Committee I am a member of the FHSS Athena Swan committee which helps develop and monitor good practice in gender equality throughout the Faculty.
Event / Presentation
Selected Invited Seminars and Oral Presentations 2020
• Invited speaker at the Wales Exercise Medicine Symposium (Cardiff, Wales) “BBC Terrific Scientific: Citizen Science and the acute effects of Daily Mile like activity on cognition and wellbeing”
• Invited speaker at the British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Branch (Templepatrick, Northern Ireland) “Is the Daily Mile good for the health and learning of our primary school children?”
• Oral presentation at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Conference (London, UK) “Does the Daily Mile improve the physical activity and physiological health of primary school children?”
• Invited speaker and panel member at the Future of Fitness Conference (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) “Why are we not all the same, and how do we increase physical activity in school children?”
• Organised, chaired and spoke in symposium at PhySoc Annual Meeting (Cardiff) “Non-coding RNA expression in diet, exercise and disease”
• Invited symposium talk at the World Congress of Cycling Conference (Leeds) “Tour de France Champions: born or trained? Genetics and epigenetic contributions to elite athletic performance?”
• Invited international seminar at the Lithuanian Sports University (Kaunas, Lithuania) “To the Genome and Beyond: genetic and epigenetic variation in physiology and athlete status”
• Invited conference seminar at Systems Biology of Exercise Conference (Leeds) “Baseline Plasma MicroRNA Levels Differ Between Elite Endurance and Strength Athletes”
• Invited seminar for Human Nutrition (University of Glasgow) “microRNAs, exercise, nutrition and insulin resistance”
• Invited keynote speaker at the Making an impact with your PhD Conference (University of Glasgow) “Career Path to Academia”
• Invited keynote speaker at the Register of Exercise Professionals National Convention (Birmingham) “The importance of exercise within different population groups”
• Invited keynote speaker at the Register of Exercise Professionals Scottish Convention (Edinburgh) “The importance of exercise within different population groups”
• Invited Lecturer on International Networking for Young Scientist Workshop (Malaysia)
• Invited Speaker at the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (Kaunas) "ACTN3 genotypes and obesity-, power- and endurance-related phenotypes in adolescent Greeks"
External Examiners and Validations
Examiner of PhD and MPhil theses I have been examiner for 8 PhD thesis (5 external, 3 internal) and 4 MPhil thesis (1 external, 3 internal).
Other Academic Activities
Scottish Crucible is a leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland. Each year Scottish Crucible enables 30 highly promising competitively selected Early Career Researchers from across Scotland to come together to explore and expand their innovative potential through a series of intensive, two-day workshops (called 'LABs').
Public Engagement Activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific/KS2/zf7qscw Throughout my career, I have sought out opportunities to be involved in and drive public engagement. Whatever our research interests, we need to communicate our findings in a way that can be understood by the largest number of people to achieve the maximum impact.
• Public Events
• I have organised and/or spoken at public debates in Glasgow and Edinburgh Science Festivals and Café Scientifique style sessions in deprived areas of Glasgow. I have also run sessions in primary schools, hosted school pupils at the University, given radio and TV interviews, been science busking in London, written online quizzes and taken part in science fairs.
• Citizen Science
• Working with the BBC as part of their Terrific Scientific campaign, Our Exercise Investigation involved 1/3 of UK primary schools (~8,000) learning about exercise and the brain through the research itself, interactive quizzes and a Live Lesson (which had the second highest viewing figures ever). Almost 12,000 children took part in the research aspects of the project.
• Accessible writing
• I have written 4 articles for The Conversation with >100k reads. I have also written for Nutmeg and guest blogged for the Physiological Society Blog.
The Physiological Society The Physiological Society http://www.physoc.org/ The Physiological Society brings together over 3000 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in its two leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology. The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career. Membership is available for all career stages, from undergraduate level to senior level scientists.
The Genetics Society The Genetics Society http://www.genetics.org.uk The Genetics Society was founded by William Bateson in 1919 and is one of the oldest "learned societies" devoted to Genetics in the world. Its membership of over 1700 consists of most of the UK's active professional geneticists, including teachers, researchers and students. Industry and publishing are also well represented in our membership. It is a registered charity, and organises meetings to promulgate genetics, supports students to attend meetings, sponsors research through fieldwork grants and student bursaries, and promotes the Public Understanding of Genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading journals in the field, and publishes a regular newsletter. The Genetics Society organises a wide-ranging programme of scientific meetings covering all areas of genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading academic journals in the field, publishes a newsletter twice a year and represents the interests and opinions of the genetics community to governments and other public institutions. It also recognises significant scientific achievements by both leading and younger geneticists via the award of medals and prize lectureships. The Society has links with a number of other learned societies with overlapping interests in, for example Human Genetics, Call Biology and Developmental Biology, and hold occasional joint meetings with them.
The Royal Society of Biology The Society of Biology https://www.rsb.org.uk/ The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.
Chartered Biologist (CBiol) The Society of Biology https://www.rsb.org.uk/ Chartered Biologist status (designated by the postnominal CBiol) provides a benchmark for bioscientists working in a vast and continually growing array of settings and we are the only body that can award the title Chartered Biologist. Professionally recognising those who work in the life sciences at a high level, Chartered Status is recognised as a hallmark of excellence in both the UK and the European Union. It engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees. Chartered Status is open to Members (MRSB) and Fellows (FRSB) of the Royal Society of Biology with a Masters level qualification or equivalent, who can also demonstrate the required professional competences and a commitment to CPD.
Supervision of Research Assistants
Supervision of Impact Research Assistants
As Impact Champion I led and supervised two Impact Research Assistants as we supported researchers across the FHSS in developing and evidencing their Impact Case Studies for REF 2021.
Supervision of Technicians As Director of Labs I supervise the work of our two technical staff in PENRG.
Postgraduate Supervision I have 3 current (2 PhD, 1 masters) and 3 completed (2 PhD students and 1 masters) students. All completed on time.
Stirling Crucible Founder and Organiser
https://www.stir.ac.uk/…tudies/crucible/ I co-founded and co-organised the ‘Stirling Crucible.’ Crucibles are an innovative approach to researcher development. They emphasise stimulation of interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and leadership leading to the formation of networks that can generate research with impact and lead to sustainable funding. The Stirling Crucible is now on its fourth run.
Mentoring other Researchers I am a mentor on the IMMP (International Mentoring Partnership Programme) which is a collaboration between the University of Stirling and UNESP (Brazil) through which I regularly (virtually) meet my mentee in Brazil.
Member of the UoS Sports Development Project Board I am a member of the University of Stirling Sports Development Project Board which oversees the development of the new sports centre and facilities.
Impact Champion I coordinate the development of FHSS impact case studies for two Units of Assessment (A3 and C24) within REF 2021. I also promote the wider impact agenda beyond the REF. I am additionally lead author on one of our impact case studies related to our Daily Mile work. As part of this role I line manage two research assistants and contribute to the University Impact Subgroup Meetings reporting back to the Faculty.
My work aims to make people healthier. I do this through: (1) research on physical activity interventions; (2) research on genetic and epigenetic aspects of response to exercise/nutrition; and (3) public engagement activities to spread understanding of biomedical science and health research.
My physical activity research focuses on the popular Daily Mile schools physical activity intervention – now done by ~50% of Scottish primary schools. I co-lead a multidisciplinary team of academics including physiologists, developmental psychologists and behaviour change experts. Our projects have attracted a great deal of attention from a wide range of organisations and individuals both at home and abroad including governments, policy makers, television, newspapers, teachers, parents and academics.
Why are we not all the same? Whilst increasing physical activity will improve population level health, the same amount of physical activity will not work equally well for all individuals. I have several genetic and epigenetic projects with the goal of tailoring of health advice to individuals. These focus on understanding inter-individual differences and gender differences in the physiology that underpins our health, disease and sports performance. I am a core member of international consortia in these areas (e.g. Athlome or ELITE).
Throughout my career, I have sought out opportunities to be involved in and drive public engagement. Recently, I have been able to combine this with my physical activity research using a Citizen Science approach to collect data from >11,000 school children. Whatever our research areas, we need to communicate our findings in a way that can be understood by the largest number of people to achieve the maximum impact.
Booth JN, Chesham RA, Brooks NE, Gorely T & Moran CN (2022) The Impact of the Daily Mile™ on School Pupils’ Fitness, Cognition, and Wellbeing: Findings From Longer Term Participation. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Art. No.: 812616. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.812616
MacGregor KA, Rodriguez-Sanchez N, Di Virgilio TG, Barwell ND, Gallagher IJ & Moran CN (2022) Changes in adipose tissue microRNA expression across the menstrual cycle in regularly menstruating females: a pilot study. Physiological Genomics, 54 (1), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1152/physiolgenomics.00088.2021
Moran C & Wang G (2021) Genetic Limitations to Athletic Performance. In: Tiidus PM, MacPherson REK, LeBlanc PJ & Josse AR (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exercise. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge, pp. 218-231. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-on-Biochemistry-of-Exercise/Tiidus-MacPherson-LeBlanc-Josse/p/book/9780367223830
MacGregor KA, Rodriguez-Sanchez N, Barwell ND, Gallagher IJ, Moran CN & Di Virgilio TG (2021) Human Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Sampling using a Mini-liposuction Technique. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 175, Art. No.: e62635. https://doi.org/10.3791/62635
MacGregor KA, Gallagher IJ & Moran CN (2021) Relationship between insulin sensitivity and menstrual cycle is modified by BMI, fitness, and physical activity in NHANES. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 106 (10), pp. 2979-2990. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab415
Hartwig TB, Sanders T, Vasconcellos D, Noetel M, Parker PD, Lubans DR, Andrade S, Ávila-García M, Bartholomew J, Belton S, Brooks NE, Bugge A, Cavero-Redondo I, Christiansen LB & Moran C (2021) School-based interventions modestly increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness but are least effective for youth who need them most: an individual participant pooled analysis of 20 controlled trials. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55 (13), pp. 721-729. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-102740
Booth JN, Chesham RA, Brooks NE, Gorely T & Moran CN (2020) A citizen science study of short physical activity breaks at school: improvements in cognition and wellbeing with self-paced activity. BMC Medicine, 18 (1), Art. No.: 62. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01539-4
Chalkley A, Clark J, Gahagan A, Aitkin L, Booth J, Brannan MG, Crane C, Daly-Smith A, Griffin I, Holmes I, Moran C, Nasir N, Poole R, Ryde G, Sherar L, Sollars L, Williams L & Wright C (2020) Active Mile Briefing: Evidence And Policy Summary. Public Health England. London. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/active-mile-briefings
Chesham RA, Booth JN, Sweeney EL, Ryde GC, Gorely T, Brooks NE & Moran CN (2019) Response to Daly-Smith et al.'s commentary on 'The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study'. Commentary on: Daly-Smith A, Morris JL, Hobbs M, McKenna J. Commentary on a recent article on the effects of the ‘daily mile’ on physical activity, fitness and body composition: addressing key limitations. BMC Medicine, 2019, 17:96. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1335-4. BMC Medicine, 17 (1), Art. No.: 97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1336-3
Allen C, Cobey K, Havlíček J, Singleton F, Hahn A, Moran C & Roberts C (2019) Preparation For Fatherhood: A Role For Olfactory Communication During Human Pregnancy?. Physiology and Behavior, 206, pp. 175-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.03.030
Moran C, Williams A & Wang G (2019) Using elite athletes as a model for genetic research. In: Lightfoot JT, Hubal M & Roth S (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics. 1st ed. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 357-371.
Moran C, Brooks N, Booth J, Chesham R, Sweeney E, Ryde G & Gorely T (2019) The impact of the Daily Mile on Primary School Children. University of Stirling. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/
Moran CN, Brooks N & Chesham R (2018) When kids run for 15 minutes in school every day, here’s what happens to their health. The Conversation. 10.05.2018. https://theconversation.com/when-kids-run-for-15-minutes-in-school-every-day-heres-what-happens-to-their-health-96371
Chesham R, Booth JN, Sweeney EL, Ryde G, Gorely T, Brooks N & Moran CN (2018) The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study. BMC Medicine, 16, Art. No.: 64. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1049-z
Moran CN & Pitsiladis Y (2017) Tour de France Champions born or made: where do we take the genetics of performance?. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (14), pp. 1411-1419. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1215494
Wang G, Tanaka M, Eynon N, North K, Williams A, Collins MR, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley E, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov I, de Geus E, Alsayrafi M & Pitsiladis Y (2016) The Future of Genomic Research in Athletic Performance and Adaptation to Training. In: Posthumus M & Collins M (eds.) Genetics and Sports. 2nd ed. Medicine and Sports Science, 61. Basel: Karger, pp. 55-67. http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/445241
Moran CN (2016) Explainer: what is gene doping – and will any athletes at Rio 2016 have tried it?. The Conversation. 08.08.2016. https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-gene-doping-and-will-any-athletes-at-rio-2016-have-tried-it-63230
Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins MR, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, de Geus E & Alsayrafi M (2016) Athlome Project Consortium: a concerted effort to discover genomic and other “omic” markers of athletic performance. Physiological Genomics, 48 (3), pp. 183-190. https://doi.org/10.1152/physiolgenomics.00105.2015
Webborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, Ahmetov I, Ashley E, Byrne N, Camporesi S, Collins MR, Dijkstra P, Eynon N, Fuku N, Garton F & Moran CN (2015) Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (23), pp. 1486-1491. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095343
Moran C (2015) Born to win: top athletes don’t share a single talent gene, but hundreds of them. The Conversation. 25.06.2015. https://theconversation.com/born-to-win-top-athletes-dont-share-a-single-talent-gene-but-hundreds-of-them-43816
Venckunas T, Skurvydas A, Brazaitis M, Kamandulis S, Snieckus A & Moran CN (2012) Human alpha-actinin-3 genotype association with exercise-induced muscle damage and the repeated-bout effect. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 37 (6), pp. 1038-1046. https://doi.org/10.1139/h2012-087
Alfred T, Ben-Shlomo Y, Cooper R, Hardy R, Cooper C, Deary I, Gunnell D, Harris SE, Kumari M, Martin RM, Moran CN, Pitsiladis YP, Ring SM, Sayer AA, Smith GD, Starr JM, Kuh D & Day INM (2011) ACTN3 Genotype, Athletic Status, and Life Course Physical Capability: Meta-Analysis of the Published Literature and Findings from Nine Studies. Human Mutation, 32 (9), pp. 1008-1018. https://doi.org/10.1002/humu.21526
Moran CN, Barwell ND, Malkova D, Cleland SJ, McPhee I, Packard CJ, Zammit VA & Gill JMR (2011) Effects of Diabetes Family History and Exercise Training on the expression of Adiponectin and Leptin and their Receptors. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 60 (2), pp. 206-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2009.12.026
Moran CN & Halliday KJ (2010) Fruit Development: new directions for an old pathway. Current Biology, 20 (24), pp. R1081-R1083. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/archive?year=2010; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2010.10.054
Hall LML, Moran CN, Milne GR, Wilson J, MacFarlane NG, Forouhi NG, Hariharan N, Salt IP, Sattar N & Gill JMR (2010) Fat Oxidation, Fitness and Skeletal Muscle Expression of Oxidative/Lipid Metabolism Genes in South Asians: Implications for Insulin Resistance?. PLoS ONE, 5(12): e14197. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0014197
Scott RA, Bailey MES, Moran CN, Wilson RH, Fuku N, Tanaka M, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, Grammatikaki E, Moschonis G, Manios Y & Pitsiladis YP (2010) FTO genotype and adiposity in children: physical activity levels influence the effect of the risk genotype in adolescent males. European Journal of Human Genetics, 18 (12), pp. 1339-1343. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2010.131
Wilson RH, Moran CN, Cole JJ, Pitsiladis YP & Bailey MES (2010) Evolutionary History of the ADRB2 Gene in Humans. American Journal of Human Genetics, 86 (3), pp. 490-493. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.01.031
Kourlaba G, Pitsiladis YP, Lagou V, Grammatikaki E, Moran CN, Kondaki K, Roma-Giannikou E & Manios Y (2008) Interaction effects between total energy and macronutrient intakes and angiotensin-converting enzyme 1 (ACE) I/D polymorphism on adiposity-related phenotypes in toddlers and preschoolers: the Growth, Exercise and Nutrition Epidemiological Study in preSchoolers (GENESIS). British Journal of Nutrition, 100 (6), pp. 1333-1340. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114508988759
Barwell ND, Malkova D, Moran CN, Cleland SJ, Packard CJ, Zammit VA & Gill JMR (2008) Exercise training has greater effects on insulin sensitivity in daughters of patients with type 2 diabetes than in women with no family history of diabetes. Diabetologia, 51 (10), pp. 1912-1919. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-008-1097-6
Lagou V, Manios Y, Moran CN, Bailey MES, Grammatikaki E, Oikonomou E, Ioannou E, Moschonis G, Wilson RH & Pitsiladis YP (2007) Developmental changes in adiposity in toddlers and preschoolers in the GENESIS study and associations with the ACE I/D polymorphism. International Journal of Obesity, 31 (7), pp. 1052-1060. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803605
Moran CN, Yang N, Bailey MES, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, MacArthur DG, North K, Pitsiladis YP & Wilson RH (2007) Association analysis of the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism and complex quantitative body composition and performance phenotypes in adolescent Greeks. European Journal of Human Genetics, 15 (1), pp. 88-93. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201724
Moran CN, Yang N, MacArthur DG, Vassilopoulos C, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, Bailey MES, Pitsiladis YP, North K & Wilson RH (2006) ACTN3 Genotypes and Obesity-, Power- and Endurance-Related Phenotypes in Adolescent Greeks. 53rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado USA, 31/05/2006 - 03/06/2006. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38 (Supplement 5), pp. S48-S49. http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com/sp-3.5.1a/ovidweb.cgi?&S=KPEGFPEAALDDMPAPNCPKKFJCHGLFAA00&Link+Set=jb.search.16212_1342438299_49%7c2%7csl_10
Moran CN, Vassilopoulos C, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, Bailey MES, Montgomery H, Wilson RH & Pitsiladis YP (2006) The associations of ACE polymorphisms with physical, physiological and skill parameters in adolescents. European Journal of Human Genetics, 14 (3), pp. 332-339. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201550
Moran CN, Vassilopoulos C, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, Bailey MES, Wilson RH & Pitsiladis YP (2005) Effects of interaction between angiotensin I-converting enzyme polymorphisms and lifestyle on adiposity in adolescent Greeks. Obesity Research, 13 (9), pp. 1499-1504. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2005.181
Scott RA, Moran CN, Wilson RH, Onywera V, Boit MK, Goodwin WH, Gohlke P, Payne J, Montgomery H & Pitsiladis YP (2005) No association between Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) gene variation and endurance athlete status in Kenyans. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 141 (2), pp. 169-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2005.05.001
Scott RA, Moran CN, Wilson RH, Onywera V, Boit MK, Goodwin WH, Montgomery H & Pitsiladis YP (2005) ACE Genotype Is Not Associated With Elite Endurance Athlete Status In Kenyans. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37 (Supplement 5), pp. S167-S167. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2005/05001/ACE_Genotype_Is_Not_Associated_With_Elite.882.aspx
Moran CN, Vassilopoulos C, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ, Wilson RH & Pitsiladis YP (2005) Physical Activity-dependent Effects Of Beta-adrenergic Receptor Polymorphisms On Obesity-related Phenotypes In Children. 52nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA, 01/06/2005 - 04/06/2005. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37 (Supplement 5), pp. S473-S473. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2005/05001/Physical_Activity_dependent_Effects_Of.2470.aspx; https://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200505001-02470
Scott RA, Wilson RH, Goodwin WH, Moran CN, Georgiades E, Wolde B & Pitsiladis YP (2005) Mitochondrial DNA lineages of elite Ethiopian athletes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 140 (3), pp. 497-503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2004.11.014
Moran CN, Scott RA, Adams SM, Warrington SJ, Jobling MA, Wilson RH, Goodwin WH, Georgiades E, Wolde B & Pitsiladis YP (2004) Y chromosome haplogroups of elite Ethiopian endurance runners. Human Genetics, 115 (6), pp. 492-497. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-004-1202-y
Scott RA, Moran CN, Wilson RH, Goodwin WH & Pitsiladis YP (2004) Genetic influence on East African running success. Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology, 1 (4), pp. 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1079/ECP200434
Scott RA, Wilson RH, Goodwin WH, Moran CN, Georgiades E, Wolde B & Pitsiladis YP (2004) Mitochondrial DNA lineages of elite Ethiopian athletes. 51st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 02/06/2004 - 05/06/2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36 (5 Supplement), pp. S39-S39. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2004/05001/Mitochondrial_DNA_Lineages_Of_Elite_Ethiopian.185.aspx
Moran CN, Scott RA, Wilson RH, Georgiades E, Goodwin WH, Wolde B & Pitsiladis YP (2004) Increased frequency of an ace polymorphism in Ethiopian elite marathon runners. American College of Sports Medicine 51st Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 02/06/2004 - 05/06/2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36 (Supplement 5), pp. S259-S259. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2004/05001/Increased_Frequency_Of_An_Ace_Polymorphism_In.1240.aspx
Wilson RH, Moran CN, Vassilopoulos C, Tsiokanos A, Jamurtas AZ & Pitsiladis YP (2004) Components of exercise-related phenotypes and their responses to genetic and environmental variation. 51st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, USA, 02/06/2004 - 05/06/2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36 (Supplement 5), pp. S259-S260. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2004/05001/Components_of_Exercise_Related_Phenotypes_and.1242.aspx
In the Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group we strive to deliver modern interactive teaching that engages students and is directly informed by our research expertise. I teach modules on the Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate programme.
SPSU9RS(Research Project in Sports and Exercise Sciences)
Guest Lecturer University of Glasgow Each year I deliver 2 hours of lectures on the undergraduate Physiology and Sports Science course at the University of Glasgow. I additionally deliver 6 hours of lectures on the masters level World Class Athlete course at the University of Glasgow.