Alexander Carswell


Personal profile


Alex is a lecturer in physiology within Norwich Medical School. Alex joined the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA in 2019. After completing his undergraduate degree in sports biomedicine at the University of Dundee, Alex studied exercise physiology as a postgraduate and has subsequently undertaken several years of postdoctoral research. Alex had the privilege of being a member of the Extremes Research Group at Bangor University and Endurance Research Group at the University of Kent. Alex started working on multidisciplinary, UK Ministry of Defence research programmes in 2014, with findings used to support policy. Since 2019, Alex has worked closely with colleagues within Norwich Clinical Trials Unit to implement clinical trials with volunteer participants. Alex is motivated to better understand the physiology underlying human health and physical performance, with interests in the impact of exercise and nutrition. Alex is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for applied physiology with his peers and the next generation of doctors, healthcare professionals, and researchers.

Alex is an editorial board member of Physiology News — The Physiological Society’s magazine featuring latest developments in physiology research, education, and policy.

Publications: Google Scholar / ResearchGate

Previous appointments at UEA:

  • Senior research associate, Norwich Medical School (2019-2024).
  • Lecturer in physiology, School of Health Sciences (2023-2024).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Bangor University

Master of Science, Bangor University

Bachelor of Science, University of Dundee

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