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Dr Michael Kingsley Professor, Exercise Science & Physiology

Professor Kingsley has published over 80 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), Prof 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 serves as a panel member for NHMRC, an advisor for the NHS Research Priorities Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme, UKRI Future Leadership Fellowships, 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, Prof Kingsley has successfully obtained external funding in excess of STG: 5M. This funding has included national competitive grants (Australian NHMRC, Welsh Assembly Government, National Health Service, Local Education Authority, Diabetes UK), philanthropic support (Bendigo Tertiary Education Anniversary Foundation, Renal Society), and commissioned research for commercial groups (Australia Post, Laerdal ltd, The Sugar Bureau, Hi5 Ltd), 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 AFL Victoria). His current research focus includes: (i) effects of nutritional and exercise interventions on oxidative stress, inflammation and cognitive function, (ii) influence of exercise and lifestyle interventions on cardiometabolic function in athletes and patients with chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease, and (iii) the application of wearable sensors to monitor exercise intensity and volume.
Prof 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, Discipline Leader for Exercise Science and Physiology, and a founding member of the Executive Team for the La Trobe Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation (SER) Research Focus Area.

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