Dr Michelle Swainson

Lecturer in Physiology

Research Overview

My main research interests are within the field of exercise physiology and preventive health, especially focused on the associations between fitness, fatness and cardio-metabolic risk. This interest spans healthy adults, retired athletes as well as cardiac patients engaging in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation. I am interested in the role of health screening to identify risk at a younger age, and promote the use of physical activity/exercise for both prevention and management of lifestyle-related conditions, particularly in middle-aged adults and those in sedentary workplaces. I also have a strong interest in methodologies used to determine and monitor obesity, focusing on DXA-derived visceral adipose tissue and measures of central adiposity, which is an area I am keen to advance in relation to cardio-metabolic diseases.

British Journal of General Practice (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Nutritional Sciences (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Prof Steven Blair
Hosting an academic visitor

Plenary worshop: Visceral adipose tissue DXA assessment and interpretation
Invited talk

International Society of Clinical Densitometry (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Sports Medicine - Open (Journal)
Publication peer-review

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Preventive Medicine (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Prof Steven Blair
Hosting an academic visitor

YoPAKE Annual Conference
Participation in conference

The Journal of Pediatrics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Invited talk: Posturite Workplace Event
Invited talk

Invited Talk: Prize Giving Speech
Invited talk

American College of Sports Medicine
Participation in conference

PLoS ONE (Journal)
Publication peer-review

International Journal of Obesity (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Invited Lecture: MSc Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation
Invited talk

Puijo Exercise is Medicine Symposium
Participation in conference

Invited Talk: Why Workplace Designers Should be Considering Sit-Stand
Invited talk

Acta Paediatrica (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Biomed Research International (Journal)
Publication peer-review

International Journal of Sports Medicine (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Online CPD seminars - Health and Wellbeing Physiology Team
Business Course/Training

Invited CPD lecture: The anti-inflammatory effects of exercise
Business Course/Training

Annual European College of Sport Sciences Congress
Participation in conference