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Dr Oliver Gibson
Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology


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

James, CA., Willmott, AGB., Dhawan, A., Stewart, C. and Gibson, O. (2021) 'Increased air temperature decreases high-speed, but not total distance, in international field hockey'. Temperature, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 2332-8940 Open Access Link

Journal article

Walter, E., Watt, PW., Gibson, OR., Willmott, AGB., Mitchell, D., Moreton, R. and et al. (2021) 'Exercise hyperthermia induces greater changes in gastrointestinal permeability than equivalent passive hyperthermia'. Physiological Reports, 9 (16). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 2051-817X Open Access Link

Journal article

Koch Esteves, N., Gibson, OR., Khir, AW. and González-Alonso, J. (2021) 'Regional thermal hyperemia in the human leg: Evidence of the importance of thermosensitive mechanisms in the control of the peripheral circulation'. Physiological Reports, 9 (15). pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 2051-817X Open Access Link

Journal article

Waldock, KAM., Gibson, OR., Relf, RL., Eichhorn, G., Hayes, M., Watt, PW. and et al. (2021) 'Exercise heat acclimation and post-exercise hot water immersion improve resting and exercise responses to heat stress in the elderly'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 0 (in press). pp. 774 - 780. ISSN: 1440-2440 Open Access Link

Journal article

James, CA., Gibson, O., Dhawan, A., Stewart, C. and Willmott, A. (2021) 'Volume and intensity of locomotor activity in international men’s field hockey matches over a two-year period'. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 0 (in press).Open Access Link

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