Portrait of Dr Glen Davison

Dr Glen Davison

Head of School


Dr Glen Davison attained his first degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 and MSc in Exercise Physiology in 2002. 

He commenced his PhD on “Nutrition and Exercise Immunology” in 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 2011. Dr Davison is also a BASES Accredited sport and exercise scientist (Physiology) and a Chartered Scientist (CSci). He has worked with amateur, elite and professional 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. Exercise and Immune function in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Exercise in people with Parkinson's Disease.

Research interests

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 in:

  • 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.
  • Exercise in people with Parkinson's Disease




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