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Associate Professor Michael Kingsley Associate Professor, Exercise Science & Physiology

Dr Kingsley has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications to his name in nutrition, sports medicine, sports science and medical journals. These publications have disseminated research in the following fields: lifestyle interventions and health, exercise-induced oxidative stress, heart rate variability analysis, applied nutritional supplementation, and power analysis in professional athletes.
As an experienced postgraduate supervisor (16 completions and 9 current students), Dr Kingsley has supervised student completions at PhD, MPhil and MSc programme levels. Further contributions to scholarly environment include serving as an Editorial Board member of four international journals (Nutrition, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Sports, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport) and regularly reviewing for numerous scholarly journals, grant providers and institutions. Additionally, he is an advisor for the NHS Research Priorities Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme, Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, and Commonwealth Scholarship schemes. With collaborators from a wide range of disciplines, which include Engineering, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Psychology and Information Technologies, Dr Kingsley has successfully obtained external funding in excess of STG: 1M. This funding has included commissioned research for commercial groups, Welsh Assembly Government, National Health Service, Local Education Authority, Diabetes UK, Laerdal Ltd, Australia Post, and professional / semi-professional sports teams (including: Welsh Rugby Union, Ospreys Rugby Football Club, Swansea Rugby Football Club, Aberavon Rugby Football Club, Swansea City Football Club, and Pioneers AFL). His current research focus includes: (i) effects of nutritional interventions on oxidative stress and inflammation (ii) influence of nutritional supplementation on muscle damage and skill performance during high-intensity intermittent sports, which builds on funding from The Sugar Bureau and Hi5 Ltd and (iii) influence of lifestyle interventions on patients with chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes (Diabetes UK), and chronic kidney disease (NHS and British Renal Society). He collaborates with colleagues from the La Trobe Rural Health School and School of Allied Health in addition to external researchers from CQUniversity, Swansea University, Northumbria University, Queen's University Belfast, University of Glasgow and Rhodes University.
Dr Kingsley is an Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA) and held British Association of Sports Sciences (BASES) Accreditation as a Sport & Exercise Scientist (Physiology - research). He is the Research Director for La Trobe Rural Health School, an established and productive researcher in the Physical Activity and Rehabilitation Research Group, and a member of the Executive Team for the La Trobe Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation (SER) Research Focus Area.


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