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.
Oliver was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Brighton 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 in 2015.
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. In addition to thermoregulatory research,
Oliver has 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 PhD winning several young investigator awards.
Newest selected publications
Barrington, JH., Chrismas, BCR., Gibson, O., Tuttle, JA., Pegrum, J., Govilkar, S., (2017) 'Hypoxic Air Inhalation and Ischemia Interventions Both Elicit Preconditioning Which Attenuate Subsequent Cellular Stress In vivo Following Blood Flow Occlusion and Reperfusion'. Frontiers in Physiology. ISSN: 1664-042X Open Access Linket al.
Tuttle, JA., Chrismas, BCR., Gibson, O., Barrington, JH., Hughes, DC., Castle, PC., (2017) 'The Hsp72 and Hsp90α mRNA responses to hot downhill running are reduced following a prior bout of hot downhill running, and occur concurrently within leukocytes and the vastus lateralis'. Frontiers in Physiology. ISSN: 1664-042X Open Access Linket al.
James, CA., Hayes, M., Willmott, AGB., Gibson, O., Flouris, A., Schlader, Z. and (2017) 'Defining the determinants of endurance running performance in the heat'. Temperature.Open Access Linket al.
James, CA., Richardson, AJ., Willmott, AGB., Watt, PW., Gibson, OR. and Maxwell, NS. (2017) 'Short-term heat acclimation and precooling, independently and combined, improve 5 km running performance in the heat'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. pp. 1 - 1. ISSN: 1064-8011 Open Access Link
Relf, R., Willmott, A., Mee, J., Gibson, O., Saunders, A., Hayes, M. and (2017) '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'. Journal of Sports Sciences. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0264-0414 Open Access Linket al.