1st Endurance Research Conference




Dr Glen Davison attained his first degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001. He then completed an MSc in Exercise Physiology, also at Sheffield Hallam, graduating in September 2002. He commenced his PhD on “Nutrition and Exercise Immunology” in October 2002 at Loughborough University. Whilst at Loughborough Glen also worked as a Teaching Assistant in Exercise Physiology. He worked as a lecturer in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Aberystwyth University for just over 5 years before joining the SSES, University of Kent, in September 2011. Dr Davison is also a BASES Accredited sport and exercise scientist in Physiology Support. He has worked with amateur and professional/elite athletes from a range of sports, including Football, Rugby, Hockey, Athletics, Triathlon and Cycling.

His current interests include: Nutrition and Exercise Immunology; Interval training; Sport & Exercise Science support of athletes (i.e. maintaining optimal health and performance) in sports including Football, Rugby, Hockey, Athletics, Endurance/LD running, Triathlon and Cycling; Exercise Immunology in people with Diabetes.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Chou, C. et al. (2018). Short-Term High-Dose Vitamin C and E Supplementation Attenuates Muscle Damage and Inflammatory Responses to Repeated Taekwondo Competitions: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. International Journal of Medical Sciences [Online] 15:1217-1226. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7150/ijms.26340.
Stimpson, N., Davison, G. and Javadi, A. (2018). Joggin' the Noggin: Towards a Physiological Understanding of Exercise-Induced Cognitive Benefits. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews [Online] 88:177-186. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.03.018.
March, D. et al. (2018). The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on intestinal injury and circulating intestinal bacterial DNA following exercise in the heat. European Journal of Nutrition [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-018-1670-9.
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For more information about my publications, please visit my Google Scholar or Research Gate profiles.

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Research Interests

My research to date has focussed on Immune System Function in athletes and how the human immune system responds to prolonged (endurance) exercise, as well as various types of training (including high-intensity interval training). 
I am particularly interested:

  • The effects of nutrition on human immune function, physiological adaptation, and risk of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms after exercise.
  • The effects of acute/short-term supplementation with commercially available supplements.
  • Immune function in people with Diabetes.
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