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Alex is a physiologist who 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 healthcare professionals and researchers.
Alex is a lecturer in physiology within the School of Health Sciences, a senior research associate within Norwich Medical School, and an associate tutor for MBBS medical students.
Alex is an editorial board member of Physiology News — The Physiological Society’s magazine featuring latest developments in physiology research, education, and policy.
Doctor of Philosophy, Bangor University
Master of Science, Bangor University
Bachelor of Science, University of Dundee
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1/03/18 → 31/01/22
Sex differences in iron status during military training: A prospective cohort study of longitudinal changes and associations with endurance performance and musculoskeletal outcomesO'Leary, T. J., Jackson, S., Izard, R. M., Walsh, N. P., Coombs, C. V., Carswell, A., Oliver, S. J., Tang, J. C. Y., Fraser, W. & Greeves, J., 9 Aug 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: British Journal of Nutrition.
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Vitamin D metabolites are associated with musculoskeletal injury in young adults: A prospective cohort studyCarswell, A. T., O'Leary, T. J., Swinton, P., Jackson, S., Tang, J. C. Y., Oliver, S. J., Izard, R. M., Walsh, N. P., Fraser, W. D. & Greeves, J. P., 1 Aug 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
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Carswell, A. T., Jackson, S., Swinton, P., O'Leary, T. J., Tang, J. C. Y., Oliver, S. J., Sale, C., Izard, R. M., Walsh, N. P., Fraser, W. D. & Greeves, J. P., Nov 2022, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 54, 11, p. 1982-1989 8 p.
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Influence of vitamin D supplementation by simulated sunlight or oral D3 on respiratory infection during military trainingHarrison, S., Oliver, S. J., Kashi, D. S., Carswell, A., Edwards, J. P., Wentz, L. M., Roberts, R., Tang, J. C. Y., Izard, R. M., Jackson, S., Allan, D., Rhodes, L. E., Fraser, W., Greeves, J. & Walsh, N. P., Jul 2021, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 53, 7, p. 1505-1516 12 p.
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