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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 Physical Activity in Health and Disease. Oliver is the Department of Life Sciences Senior Tutor. 

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 and a member of The Physiological Society.

Oliver's primary research interests relate to Exercise and Environmental Physiology and in particular the impact of Heat Stress on Human Health, Performance, and Function. Research in this area includes understanding the impact of climate change/heat waves on human health, quantifying changes in endurance and team sport performance in the heat and examining methods to attenuate performance declines. 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

Willmott, AGB., Diment, AG., Chung, HC., James, CA., Maxwell, NS., Roberts, JD. and et al. (2024) 'Cross-adaptation from heat stress to hypoxia: A systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis'. Journal of Thermal Biology, 0 (in press, pre-proof). pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0306-4565 Open Access Link

Journal article

Willmott, AGB., James, CA., Hayes, M., Maxwell, NS., Roberts, J. and Gibson, OR. (2023) 'The reliability of a portable steam sauna pod for the whole-body passive heating of humans'. Journal of Thermal Biology, 118. pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0306-4565 Open Access Link

Journal article

James, CA., Gibson, O., Dhawan, A., Stewart, C. and Willmott, A. (2023) 'Volume and intensity of locomotor activity in international men’s field hockey matches over a two-year period'. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3. pp. 1 - 11.Open Access Link

Journal article

Patel, J., Boyer, N., Mensah, K., Haider, S., Gibson, O., Martin, D. and et al. (2023) 'Critical illness aspects of heatstroke: A hot topic'. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 24 (2). pp. 206 - 214. ISSN: 1751-1437 Open Access Link

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Gibson, OR., Astin, R., Puthucheary, Z., Preston, S., Yadav, S., Gavins, FNE. and et al. (2023) 'Skeletal muscle angiogenic, regulatory and heat shock protein responses to prolonged passive hyperthermia of the human lower limb'. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 324 (1). pp. R1 - R14. ISSN: 0363-6119 Open Access Link

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