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

 

Date


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The effects of marathon running on expression of the complement regulatory proteins CD55 (DAF) and CD59 (MACIF) on red blood cells.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Florida-James, G., Whyte, G. P., Middleton, N., Shave, R., George, K., & Guy, K. (2007)
The effects of marathon running on expression of the complement regulatory proteins CD55 (DAF) and CD59 (MACIF) on red blood cells. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 99, 201-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-006-0326-2
Exercise is known to result in the haemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Although mechanical stressors such as footstrike and an increased velocity of blood flow may be involv...

Impact of repeated prolonged exercise bouts on cardiac function and biomarkers.

Journal Article
Middleton, N., Shave, R., George, K., Whyte, G. P., Simpson, R. J., Florida-James, G. & Gaze, D. (2007)
Impact of repeated prolonged exercise bouts on cardiac function and biomarkers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 39, 83-90. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000239395.93578.60. ISSN 0195-9131
Purpose: The present study examined the impact of repeated bouts of prolonged ( Methods: Ten athletes completed a 15.3-mile hill run on three consecutive days and were assesse...

Physiological variables and performance markers of serving soldiers from two “elite” units of the British Army.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Gray, S., & Florida-James, G. (2006)
Physiological variables and performance markers of serving soldiers from two “elite” units of the British Army. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24, 597-604. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410500230811
The aim of this study was to compare selected physiological variables and performance markers of soldiers from two “elite” units of the British Army. Ten soldiers from each of...

Lymphocyte Phenotype Alterations, Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Acute Phase Proteins Following Repeated Bouts of Mountainous Hill-Running: 2278

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Guy, K., Whyte, G. P., Middleton, N., Black, J. R., Ross, J. A., …Florida-James, G. D. (2006)
Lymphocyte Phenotype Alterations, Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Acute Phase Proteins Following Repeated Bouts of Mountainous Hill-Running: 2278. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(Supplement), S412???S413. https://doi.org/10.1249/00005768-200605001-01739
No abstract available.

The effects of intensive, moderate and downhill treadmill running on human blood lymphocytes expressing the adhesion/activation molecules CD54 (ICAM-1), CD18 (β2 integrin) and CD53.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Florida-James, G., Whyte, G. P., & Guy, K. (2006)
The effects of intensive, moderate and downhill treadmill running on human blood lymphocytes expressing the adhesion/activation molecules CD54 (ICAM-1), CD18 (β2 integrin) and CD53. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 97, 109-121. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-006-0146-4
This study examined the effects of intensive, moderate and downhill treadmill running on blood lymphocyte expression of adhesion/activation (AA) molecules. Trained subjects co...

Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Adhesion/activation Molecules And Complement Regulatory Proteins Following Intensive, Moderate And Eccentric Exercise: 1739 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Guy, K., Whyte, G. P., & Florida-James, G. D. (2005)
Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Adhesion/activation Molecules And Complement Regulatory Proteins Following Intensive, Moderate And Eccentric Exercise: 1739 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(Supplement), S336. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200505001-01738
No abstract available.

Immune alterations, lipid peroxidation, and muscle damage following a hill race.

Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Wilson, M. R., Black, J., Ross, J. A., Whyte, G. P., Guy, K., & Florida-James, G. (2005)
Immune alterations, lipid peroxidation, and muscle damage following a hill race. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 30, 196-211. https://doi.org/10.1139/h05-115
Hill races usually include large downhill running sections, which can induce significant degrees of muscle damage in a field setting. This study examined the link between musc...

The Athens 2004 pollution climate and athletic performance.

Journal Article
Florida-James, G., Donaldson, K., & Stone, V. (2004)
The Athens 2004 pollution climate and athletic performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 967-980. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410400000272
Athens sits in a basin approximately 450 [km.sup.2] in area, surrounded by mountains and open sea. Anthropogenic emissions in conjunction with the topographical and meteorolog...

Effects of Nocturnal Shiftwork on Mood States of Student Nurses

Journal Article
Florida-james, G., Wallymahmed, A., & Reilly, T. (1996)
Effects of Nocturnal Shiftwork on Mood States of Student Nurses. Chronobiology International, 13(1), 59-69. https://doi.org/10.3109/07420529609040842
Daily mood changes were monitored over successive 24-h periods using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) (3) to assess the effect of nocturnal shiftwork on mood. Twenty-three st...

The physiological demands of Gaelic football.

Journal Article
Florida-James, G., & Reilly, T. (1995)
The physiological demands of Gaelic football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(1), 41-45. doi:10.1136/bjsm.29.1.41
Match-lay demands of Gaelic football and fitness profiles were assessed at club competitive level. English Gaelic football club championship players (n = 11) were assessed for...

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