G Florida-James
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Prof G Florida-James

Professor

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Expert Panel Invite: Academic Business Engagement UHI
  • Invited signatory on response to: The European Green Deal – Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy by the Transformers Group. "Prioritizing Active Mobility, A report and recommendations addressing the EU Commission on the European Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility."
  • Expert Panel Invite at EuroBike On Main Stage : topic-"We want to understand the societal challenges we are currently facing in the mobility transition. "
  • Invited member: World Commission of Sports -Cycling Science Steering Group

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Innovation Conference Power of the Bike
  • Invited to contribute abstract for presentation at: Velocity City, Lisbon 2021

 

Editorial Activity

  • Invited lead guest editor Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Title: "Sports and Health: Attitudes and Issues in Creating Sustainability within the Mountain Biking and Surfing Communities"
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Science and Cycling
  • Invited lead guest editor for Special Issue for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner of MRes candidate Shane Seeley at University of Glasgow
  • External Examiner University Bath (UG & PG Sport & health)
  • External examiner of PhD candidate Sophie Harrison in exercise immunology, Bangor University, September 2020
  • External examiner at the University of Wales (NEWI) (UG programme), Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (UG programme) the University of West of Scotland (UG programme).
  • Validation panel for the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences at Edgehill University College in April 2006

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Product Innovation of the Year. Scottish Mountain Bike Awards
  • Enterprising Educator. 2019 winner of the Bright Red Sparks, Enterprising Educators category for work at the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland.
  • Product Innovation of the Year. Scottish Mountain Bike Awards.
  • Business to Academia Partnership of the Year Award, Scottish Mountain Bike Awards
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Medical Research Council: Invited expert grant reviewer for MRC on subject of Exercise Immunology

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited speaker at launch of Cycling Industries Europe's Cycling Innovation Network
  • Key note address at Sport & Health Innovation Conference, hosted by UWS and Scottish Enterprise.
  • Invited Panel Member for MTB Scotland at German Mountain Bike Congress 2021
  • Cycling Industries Europe: Invited to speak and host workshop: "Bridging academia & industry, from cutting-edge research to practical support."
  • Exercise Immunology Key note address at University of Constantine Conference, Algeria.
  • Scottish Mountain Bike Gathering 2020.Invited Speaker Scottish MTB Gathering 2020: Premier Destination Spotlight: Tweed Valley Panel session exploring the progress, and challenges, in developing & creating a world class mountain bike destination.
  • Cycling Industries 2030 – taking the lead in new mobility (Brussels). Professor Geraint Florida-James was invited to give the welcome address and chair the first session.
  • Main Stage Presentation at EuroBike- the largest Industry Show in the World.Presentation on the successful knowledge transfer models that have been developed at ENU and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
  • Invited Key Note: International Mountain Biking Association (Europe Meeting, Agueda, Portugal.).
  • German Mountain Bike Tourism Group
  • Florida-James, G. Creating a community to develop business, sport and participation in mountain biking. (2014) Scottish Mountain Biking Conference (International edition), (November Peebles). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G. (2011) The Science of Mountain Biking. Cycling Ireland “Pedal Fever” Coaches Conference: (November-Dublin). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1993) Physiological and performance markers of circadian rhythms for student nurses on shift work. Communication to the 2nd European Meeting of the Societies of Chronobiology. (May, Paris-France.)
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2002) Usefulness of criteria referenced marking sheets. Napier University Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (May, Edinburgh)
  • Florida-James, G., Westbury, T. and Ball, C. (2010) The demands of downhilling: Invited Symposium. First World Congress on Cycling Science (June, Edinburgh, UK).
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Florida-James,G.D., Wallymahmed,A.H. & Reilly, T. (1999) The effect of nocturnal shiftwork on the physical activity levels of student nurses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 14. (Awarded Inter-disciplinary Section prize for communication at BASES 1998 ann
  • Florida-James, G.D. & Reilly, T. (1995) An analysis of work rate in Gaelic football. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference. (September, Aberdeen-Scotland).
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Particles Interest Group Scotland Meeting, Scottish Executive (September- Edinburgh).
  • Florida-James, G.D. and Francis, R. (1999) The effect of time of day on lung function and VO2max of asthmatic individuals. BASES Annual Conference (September, Leeds- England).
  • Florida-James, G.D. and Doggart, L. (2000) Diurnal Variation, body temperature and muscle strength performance. ECSS Annual Conference (July- Jyvaskyla, Finland).
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1995) Job performance of student nurses and nocturnal shiftwork. British Psychological Society Special Group in Health Psychology Annual Conference. (September, Bristol-England).
  • Florida-James,G. (2012), Support in Mountain Biking: British Cycling Coaches Conference: (May- Birmingham). Invited workshop.
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Presented to British Olympic Physiology Steering Group, BASES Annual Conference, (September- Sheffield)
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1994) Mood entrainment and nocturnal shiftwork. British Psychological Society Special Group in Health Psychology Annual Conference. (September, Sheffield-England).
  • Florida-James, G. (2013) Effects of air pollution on the immune response to exercise. College of Sport and Exercise Medicine (March- London). Invited presentation.
  • Florida-James, G.D. (2003) Ozone and athletic performance. Particles Interest Group Scotland Meeting, Scottish Executive (September- Edinburgh).
  • Florida-James, G.D., Wallymahmed, A.H. & Reilly, T. (1993) Physiological and performance markers of circadian rhythms for student nurses on shift work. Communication to the 2nd European Meeting of the Societies of Chronobiology. (May, Paris-France.)

 

Media Activity

  • Article in MBR: How Mountain Biking Saved a Town
  • Can Cycling Boost Your Immune System- Article for Cycling UK
  • I have appeared a number of times in the past years in the UK mountain bike magazine MBR as a sport scientist expert on mountain biking, in Men’s Health as an expert on marathon running, antioxidants and pollution and also in the Guardian as an expert exe
  • The launch of the Mountain Bike centre for Scotland (MTBCOS) we had press coverage from BBC Radio and television, ITV and both local and national newspapers: June 2014
  • The 18 month Showcase of MTBCOS gained local mainstream publicity (eg Peebleshire), Scottish (eg Herald & National) and international cycling press coverage (eg Enduro MTB Magazine, Descent World)) and featured Scottish Minister for Innovation, Tourism an
  • Ripley’s Believe or Not? (US Edition)- piece on winning Tough Guy Race 2001. Day in the life of athlete featuring work at Napier, including Human Performance Testing in Lab at Merchiston.
  • January 2016: BBC Radio 5 Live Programme on Ultra Endurance Running- Features contribution from myself and showcasing Human Performance Labs at Sighthill and environmental chamber in particular.
  • BBC Scotland Adventure Show: piece showcasing the work I did with Scottish Cycling Elite Downhillers, featuring testing in Edinburgh Napier Human Performance Labs 2011.
  • The work on pollution and performance for the successive Athens and Beijing Olympic Games generated a great deal of interest both nationally and internationally and I was interviewed for example by the Reuters Group, the British Press, the Greek Press, an
  • SNTV Adventure Scotland: Scottish Islands Peaks Race Win- camera crew filmed us throughout race win 2003

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Cycling Industries Europe- founding member.
  • Invited founding member of UK Society for Exercise Immunology

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • 2014 to 2020: host evening public lecture series at MTBCOS.

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Principal Guest of St Ronan's Border Games 2019

 

Reviewing

  • External organisation reviews. Invited reviewer of promotion application to professoriate at University of Bath.
  • External Organisation Reviews. Invitation to selection panel for Professorial staff. University of Stirling.
  • External Organisation Reviews. Invitation to review progression to Associate Professor, University of Bath.
  • Invited reviewer for: Journal of Sport Sciences, the International Sport Medicine Journal, Medical Science Monitor, European Journal of Sports Science, Inhalation Toxicology, Extreme Physiology and Medicine, International Journal of Sport Performance

 

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Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men

Journal Article
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Taylor, G., Malone, E., Simpson, R. J., West, D., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise-responsive CD28null angiogenic T cells compared with younger men. Physiological Reports, 6(12), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13697
Aging is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. As a result of aging, endothelial dysfunction develops, partly due to a reduction in vascular regenerative abili...

Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment

Journal Article
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2018)
Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3402143
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...

The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults

Journal Article
Lithgow, H. M., Florida-James, G., & Leggate, M. (2018)
The combined effect of high-intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in overweight and obese adults. Physiological Reports, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13684
High intensity intermittent training (HIIT) has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic conditions including the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Independently...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Westbury, T., Davison, R., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 2,
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L., Ingram, L., Cunningham, J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2017)
Physiological characteristics and performance in elite enduro mountain biking. Journal of Science and Cycling, 6(2), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.28985/171231.jsc.09
Enduro mountain bike racing is composed of several timed predominantly downhill race stages linked by time restricted, non-competitive transition stages. This study aimed to ...

Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2018)
Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 314(3), 392-402. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, October)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research - 57th Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace.

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July)
A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace. Paper presented at 38th Annual Conferenec of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society., Hong Kong
Purpose: To investigate the effect of acute day-to-day psychosocial work characteristics upon the autonomic and endocrine stress response. Design: The study employed a singl...

Assessment of occupational stress in higher education employees through the cortisol awakening response.

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July)
Assessment of occupational stress in higher education employees through the cortisol awakening response. Poster presented at STAR Conference 2017, Hong Kong
Purpose: Although the cortisol awakening response (CAR) has been used to investigate occupational stress among various professions there are limitations to the interpretation ...

Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes

Journal Article
Ross, M. D., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Vascular Ageing and Exercise: Focus on Cellular Reparative Processes. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3583956
Ageing is associated with an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The increased risk can be attribu...

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