Dr Oliver Gibson is a lecturer in Physiology within the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Brunel University London, joining in September 2015. He is an active member of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation (CHPER - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Centres/Centre-for-Human-Performance-Exercise-and-Rehab).
Oliver was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Brighton in 2015 following undergraduate and postgraduate study at the institution were he obtained MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, PGCE Post Compulsory Education, and BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degrees.Oliver’s doctoral research investigated the physiological and cellular responses to acute and chronic heat stress, with particular focus on the implications the conferred adaptations have on subsequent systemic hypoxia – a concept known as cross acclimation.
Oliver has also published within peer-reviewed journals in the wider field of physiology including intermittent sprint performance, training in hypoxia, ergogenic aids to improve endurance performance, and whole body metabolism in the field and laboratory. These publications can be viewed in the 'Selected Publications' tab.
Oliver provides peer-review for a number of international journals, and has presented at a number of national and international conferences (ICSEMIS, 2012; ASPETAR Training and competing the heat, 2014; ECSS 2015, 2016; ICEE 2015; PPTR 2016) with work allied to Oliver's Ph.D winning several young investigator awards.
Newest selected publications
James, CA., Richardson, AJ., Watt, PW., Willmott, AGB., Gibson, OR. and Maxwell, NS. (2018) 'Short-Term Heat Acclimation and Precooling, Independently and Combined, Improve 5-km Time Trial Performance in the Heat.'. J Strength Cond Res, 32 (5). pp. 1366 - 1375. ISSN: 1064-8011 Open Access Link
Relf, R., Willmott, A., Mee, J., Gibson, O., Saunders, A., Hayes, M. and (2018) 'Females exposed to 24 h of sleep deprivation do not experience greater physiological strain, but do perceive heat illness symptoms more severely, during exercise-heat stress.'. J Sports Sci, 36 (3). pp. 348 - 355. ISSN: 0264-0414 Open Access Linket al.
Willmott, AGB., Gibson, O., James, CA., Hayes, M. and Maxwell, NS. (2018) 'Physiological and perceptual responses to exercising in restrictive heat loss attire with use of an upper-body sauna suit in temperate and hot conditions.'. Temperature. ISSN: 2332-8959 Open Access Link
Willmott, AGB., Hayes, M., Waldock, KAM., Relf, RL., Watkins, ER., James, CA., (2017) 'Short-term heat acclimation prior to a multi-day desert ultra-marathon improves physiological and psychological responses without compromising immune status.'. J Sports Sci, 35 (22). pp. 2249 - 2256. ISSN: 0264-0414 Open Access Linket al.
Gibson, OR., Taylor, L., Watt, PW. and Maxwell, NS. (2017) 'Cross-Adaptation: Heat and Cold Adaptation to Improve Physiological and Cellular Responses to Hypoxia'. Sports Medicine, 47 (9). pp. 1751 - 1768. ISSN: 0112-1642 Open Access Link