Dr Oliver Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and a member of staff in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and a member of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation.
Oliver was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Brighton in 2015 following undergraduate and postgraduate study at the institution where he obtained MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, PGCE Post Compulsory Education, and BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degrees. Oliver is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Oliver regularly publishes within peer-reviewed journals predominantly in the field of Exercise and Environmental Physiology with a particular focus on acute and chronic responses to heat and/or hypoxic stress, and subsequent sporting and clinical/health applications. Oliver’s research also examines cross adaptation between environmental stressors, and the mechanistic role(s) of heat shock proteins in thermal adaptation. 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 winning several young investigator awards.
Newest selected publications
Walter, E. and Gibson, O. (2020) 'The efficacy of steroids in reducing morbidity and mortality from extreme hyperthermia and heatstroke – a systematic review'. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, 8 (4). pp. e00626. ISSN: 2052-1707 Open Access Link
Barwood, MJ., Gibson, OR., Gillis, JD., Jefferies, O., Morris, N., Pearce, J., (2020) 'Menthol as an ergogenic aid for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games: an expert led consensus statement using the modified Delphi method'. Sports Medicine, 50 (10). pp. 1 - 26. ISSN: 0112-1642 Open Access Linket al.
Hunt, AP., Minett, GM., Gibson, OR., Kerr, GK. and Stewart, IB. (2020) 'Could Heat Therapy Be an Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases? A Narrative Review'. Frontiers in Physiology, 10 (1556). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 1664-042X Open Access Link
Walter, E. and Gibson, O. (2020) 'The efficacy of antibiotics in reducing morbidity and mortality from heatstroke – A systematic review'. Journal of Thermal Biology, 88. pp. 102509 - 102509. ISSN: 0306-4565 Open Access Link
Gibson, O., James, C., Mee, J., Willmott, A., Turner, G., Hayes, M. and (2019) 'Heat alleviation strategies for athletic performance: A review and practitioner guidelines'. Temperature, 7 (1). pp. 1 - 34. ISSN: 2332-8940 Open Access Linket al.