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"
  • Invited lead guest editor for Special Issue for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Science and Cycling

 

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

  • Cycling Industries Europe: Invited to speak and host workshop: "Bridging academia & industry, from cutting-edge research to practical support."
  • Invited Panel Member for MTB Scotland at German Mountain Bike Congress 2021
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exercise Immunology Key note address at University of Constantine Conference, Algeria.
  • 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. (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.)
  • 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. 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).

 

Media Activity

  • Can Cycling Boost Your Immune System- Article for Cycling UK
  • Article in MBR: How Mountain Biking Saved a Town
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

 

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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Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., Westbury, T., Florida-James, G., Harris, P., Campbell, S. A., Westbury, T., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 40(6), 824-845. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2015.1014316
Students suffer from stress as a result of many factors, including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study a...

Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise

Journal Article
Florida-James, G. D., Ingram, L. A., Simpson, R. J., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2015)
Sleep disruption and its effect on lymphocyte redeployment following an acute bout of exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 47, 100-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.018
Sleep disruption and deprivation are common in contemporary society and have been linked with poor health, decreased job performance and increased life-stress. The rapid redep...

Lung Inflammation, oxidative stress and air pollution.

Book Chapter
Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. (2014)
Lung Inflammation, oxidative stress and air pollution. In K. C. Ong (Ed.), Lung InflammationInTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/58252
This is a very relevant chapter in the context of “Lung Inflammation” because it details and discusses an important theme in this area: air pollution. The analyses of epidemio...

Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon

Journal Article
Graham, S. M., McKinley, M., Chris, C. C., Westbury, T., Baker, J. S., Kilgore, L., & Florida-James, G. (2012)
Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(6), 462-466. https://doi.org/10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon. Design: Prospective study gatheri...

Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption

Presentation / Conference
Ingram, L., Simpson, R., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. (2012, May)
Lymphocyte subset responses to an acute bout of intense exercise following a night of sleep disruption. Poster presented at 59th Annual Meeting & 3RD World Congress on Exercise Medicine
No abstract available.

Effect of vitamin supplementation on lung injury and running performance in a hot, humid, and ozone-polluted environment: Antioxidants on lung injury and performance

Journal Article
Gomes, E. C., Allgrove, J. E., Florida-James, G., & Stone, V. (2011)
Effect of vitamin supplementation on lung injury and running performance in a hot, humid, and ozone-polluted environment: Antioxidants on lung injury and performance. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 21(6), e452-e460. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01366.x
In this study, the effect of vitamin C and E supplementation on lung injury and performance of runners were analyzed. Using a randomized, double-blinded, crossover design, nin...

Impact of heat and pollution on oxidative stress and CC16 secretion after 8 km run

Journal Article
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V., & Florida-James, G. (2011)
Impact of heat and pollution on oxidative stress and CC16 secretion after 8 km run. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(9), 2089-2097. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-011-1839-x
To investigate the acute effect of a hot, humid and ozone-polluted (O3) environment on lung inflammation and oxidative tress of runners performing 8 km time trial run. Using a...

Perceived exertion and heart rate models for estimating metabolic workload in elite British soldiers performing a backpack load-carriage task

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., & Jackson, A. S. (2010)
Perceived exertion and heart rate models for estimating metabolic workload in elite British soldiers performing a backpack load-carriage task. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme, 35(5), 650-656. https://doi.org/10.1139/h10-053
Identifying field measures to estimate backpack load-carriage work intensity in elite soldiers is of interest to the military. This study developed rating of perceived exertio...

The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum

Journal Article
Florida-James, G. D., McFarlin, B. K., O’Connor, D. P., Simpson, R. J., Booth, S., Florida-James, G., …Simpson, R. J. (2010)
The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(6), 1259-1268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-010-1616-2
Acute exercise alters the surface expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and HLA.DR on blood monocytes, which could transiently compromise immunity. As serum factors might b...

Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment

Journal Article
Gomes, E. C., Stone, V., & Florida-James, G. (2010)
Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(1), 199-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-010-1485-8
Large urbanized areas, where sports events take place, have a polluted environment and can also reach high temperatures and humidity levels. The aim of this study was to inves...

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