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

  • 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
  • Product Innovation of the Year. Scottish Mountain Bike Awards.
  • Business to Academia Partnership of the Year Award, Scottish Mountain Bike Awards
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • 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

 

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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Invited Key Note: International Mountain Biking Association (Europe Meeting, Agueda, Portugal.).
  • German Mountain Bike Tourism Group
  • 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.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. 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. (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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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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Resting Blood Lymphocytes Are Activated By Autologous Serum After A 40km Cycling Time Trial: 542

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Bartlett, D. B., Booth, S., Florida-James, G. D., & McFarlin, B. K. (2009)
Resting Blood Lymphocytes Are Activated By Autologous Serum After A 40km Cycling Time Trial: 542. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(Supplement 1), 7. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000353277.01938.3c
PURPOSE: Although it is known that peripheral blood lymphocytes display an activated phenotype immediately after an acute bout of high-intensity exercise, it is not known if t...

Reliability Study Of The Technique To Assess Upper Respiratory Airway Inflammation In A Polluted Environment: 1695

Journal Article
Gomes, E. C., Florida-James, G., & Stone, V. (2009)
Reliability Study Of The Technique To Assess Upper Respiratory Airway Inflammation In A Polluted Environment: 1695. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(Supplement 1), 99. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000354860.20764.82
Airway inflammation can be detected by an increased influx of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils, as well as increased expression of inflammatory markers, which include i...

Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708

Journal Article
Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., & Simpson, R. J. (2009)
Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(Supplement 1), 57. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000353442.94255.27
Soldiers who serve in the "elite" units of the British Army are expected to "speed march" carrying heavy backpack loads, which involves a combination of bo...

Impact of Pollution, Heat and Humidity on Athletic Performance: 2040

Journal Article
Couto Gomes, E., Florida-James, G., & Stone, V. (2008)
Impact of Pollution, Heat and Humidity on Athletic Performance: 2040. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(Supplement), S363. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000323452.60241.02
No abstract available. E-22 Free Communication/Poster - Environmental Conditions: Air Quality

Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Ingram, L. A., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H., & Guy, K. (2008)
Senescent T-lymphocytes are mobilised into the peripheral blood compartment in young and older humans after exhaustive exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(4), 544-551. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.002
Senescent T-lymphocytes are antigen-experienced cells that express the killer-cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1) and/or CD57; fail to clonally expand following further antig...

Total lymphocyte CD8 expression is not a reliable marker of cytotoxic T-cell populations in human peripheral blood following an acute bout of high-intensity exercise

Journal Article
Campbell, J. P., Guy, K., Cosgrove, C., Florida-James, G., & Simpson, R. J. (2008)
Total lymphocyte CD8 expression is not a reliable marker of cytotoxic T-cell populations in human peripheral blood following an acute bout of high-intensity exercise. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(3), 375-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.09.001
Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes co-express the T-cell receptor, CD3 and the MHC I restricted antigen CD8. Although total CD8 expression is often used to identify CD8+ T-cells in blood...

Apoptosis does not contribute to the blood lymphocytopenia observed after intensive and downhill treadmill running in humans.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Florida-James, G., Whyte, G. P., Black, J., Ross, J. & Guy, K. (2007)
Apoptosis does not contribute to the blood lymphocytopenia observed after intensive and downhill treadmill running in humans. Research in Sports Medicine. 15, 157-174. doi:10.1080/15438620701405339. ISSN 1543-8627
The lymphocytopenia that occurs during the recovery stage of exercise may be a result of apoptosis through an increased expression of CD95, a loss of the complement regulatory...

Physiological and Anthropometrical Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in ??Elite?? British Soldiers: 1384

Journal Article
Graham, S. M., Simpson, R. J., Clement, R., & Florida-James, G. D. (2007)
Physiological and Anthropometrical Indicators of Backpack Running Performance in ??Elite?? British Soldiers: 1384. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(Supplement), S199. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000273743.89788.1f
PURPOSE: To identify indicators of backpack running performance in “elite” British soldiers using an extensive range of physiological and anthropometrical variables. METHODS: ...

High-Intensity Exercise Mobilises Senescent T-lymphocytes into the Peripheral Blood Compartment in Young and Old Subjects: 781

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Cosgrove, C., Florida-James, G. D., Whyte, G. P., Pircher, H., & Guy, K. (2007)
High-Intensity Exercise Mobilises Senescent T-lymphocytes into the Peripheral Blood Compartment in Young and Old Subjects: 781. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(Supplement), S61. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000273140.61651.0b
T-cell senescence occurs during aging as a consequence of chromosome telomere shortening in response to repetitive antigenic stimulation. Senescent T-lymphocytes normally exhi...

High-intensity exercise elicits the mobilization of senescent T lymphocytes into the peripheral blood compartment in human subjects.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Florida-James, G., Cosgrove, C., Whyte, G. P., Macrae, S., Pircher, H., & Guy, K. (2007)
High-intensity exercise elicits the mobilization of senescent T lymphocytes into the peripheral blood compartment in human subjects. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103, 396-401. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00007.2007
Clonal expansion of T lymphocytes in response to antigenic stimulation is a fundamental process of adaptive immunity. As a consequence of clonal expansion, some T lymphocytes ...

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