James Gavin

Dr James Gavin

  • Lecturer in Sport
  • Dorset House D145, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I joined Bournemouth University in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. After completing my PhD titled: 'the effect of glycogen reduction on neuromuscular responses and recovery from unaccustomed, eccentric exercise' (University of Chichester/University of Southampton), I worked on a project examining the influence of exercise interventions and step height on the stair negotiation biomechanics of community-dwelling, older adults (Liverpool John Moores University).

Current academic interests focus on: i) stair negotiation as a physical exercise/rehabilitation intervention, ii) the influence of inspiratory muscle training on balance and functional mobility of older adults and, iii) research methods for students and practitioners.

Journal Articles

  • Gavin, J., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T.W., 2016. Stair negotiation as a rehabilitation intervention for enhancing recovery following total hip and knee replacement surgery. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, In press (In press).
  • Gavin, J., Myers,, S.D. and Willems,, M.E.T., 2016. Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses after exercise-induced muscle damage: the influence of lowered glycogen. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Epub ahead of print.
  • Gavin, J., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2016. Effect of eccentric exercise with reduced muscle glycogen on plasma interleukin-6 and neuromuscular responses of m. quadriceps femoris. Journal of Applied Physiology.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S. and Willems, M.E.T., 2015. The Accumulative Effect of Concentric-Biased and Eccentric-Biased Exercise on Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Responses to Subsequent Low-Intensity Exercise: A Preliminary Study. JOURNAL OF HUMAN KINETICS, 49 (1), 131-140.
  • Gavin, J.P. and Coleman, I., 2015. Placement experience and learning motivations in Higher Education: a comparison between practical- and study-based programmes. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2015. Neuromuscular responses to mild-muscle damaging eccentric exercise in a low glycogen state. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25 (1), 53-60.
  • Gavin, Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2015. The effect of glycogen reduction on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during downhill running. European Journal of Applied Physiology.
  • Gavin, J.P., Willems, M.E.T. and Myers, S.D., 2014. Reproducibility of lactate markers during 4 and 8 min stage incremental running: a pilot study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport., 17 (6), 635-639.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2013. Physiological responses at various lactate markers for running at 4 and 8 minute treadmill increments. Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects: International Scientific Journal of Kinesiology, 10 (1), 5-14.
  • Gavin, J.P. and Williams, A.G., 2010. No association of α-actinin-3 (ACTN3) and vitamin D receptor (VDR) genotypes with skeletal muscle phenotypes in young women. Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects, 7 (1), 5-11.

Conferences

  • Gavin, J., Burgess, L. and Wainwright, T., 2017. Neuromuscular comparison of hte upper-leg during isometric bed exercises and functional sit-to-stand exercises in older adults. In: OARSI 2017 Congress 27-30 April 2017 Las Vegas.
  • Gavin, J., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T.W., 2016. Stair negotiation as a rehabilitation intervention for enhancing recovery following orthopaedic surgery: a systematic review. In: Research and Impact in Active Ageing Symposium 24-25 June 2016 University of Cumbria, Lancaster.
  • Gavin, J., Cooper, M. and Wainwright, T., 2016. KNEE JOINT ANGLE INFLUENCES GASTROCNEMIUS NEUROMUSCULAR ACTIVITY DURING GEKO ELECTROSTIMULATON IN HEALTHY, OLDER ADULTS: A PILOT STUDY. In: 20th European Congress of physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 24-28 April 2016 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Wainwright, T.W., Cooper, M. and Gavin, J., 2016. ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION AFFECTS LOWER-LEG NEUROMUSCULAR ACTIVITY, BUT NOT BALANCE ABILITY, IN HEALTHY, OLDER ADULTS. In: 20th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 24-28 April 2016 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Gavin, J., Cooper, M. and Wainwright, T.W., 2016. ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION FOR 20 MINUTES DOES NOT INDUCE NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE IN OLDER ADULTS, REGARDLESS OF LEG POSITION. In: 20th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 24-28 April 2016 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Gavin, J.P., Reeves, N.D., Maganaris, C.N. and Baltzopolous, V., 2015. Exercise training in older people causes joint moment redistribution during stair descent. In: International Society of Biomechanics 12-15 July 2015 Glasgow.
  • Gavin, J.P., Reeves, N.D., Maganaris, C.N. and Baltzopoulos, V., 2014. The effect of resistance exercise training on the postural stability of older adults descending stairs of different step heights. In: British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Scientific Meeting 7-9 July 2014 Liverpool.
  • Willems, M.E.T., Gavin, J.P. and Myers, S.D., 2014. Effect of muscle-damaging eccentric exercise with reduced muscle glycogen on plasma interleukin-6 and neuromuscular responses. In: 19th ECSS Congress 2-5 July 2014 Amsterdam.
  • Maganaris, C.N., Gavin, J.P., Reeves, N.D. and Baltzopoulos, V., 2014. The effect of resistance exercise training on the biomechanics of stair ascent in older people. In: 19th European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Congress 2-5 July 2014 Amsterdam. 562.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2013. Effect of glycogen reduction on cardiorespiratory responses during downhill running. In: BASES Annual Conference 3-5 September 2013 University of Central Lancashire.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2013. Effect of a pre-exercise glycogen reduction protocol on neuromuscular responses during maximal eccentric knee extensions. In: 18th ECSS Congress 26-29 June 2013 Barcelona.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2013. Effect of a pre-exercise glycogen reduction protocol on the recovery of neuromuscular function following mild exercise-induced muscle damage. In: 18th ECSS Congress 26-29 June 2013 Barcelona.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2012. Effect of eccentric contractions with a pre-exercise glycogen depletion protocol on metabolic responses during submaximal cycling. In: 17th ECSS Congress 4-7 July 2012 Bruges.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D. and Willems, M.E.T., 2012. Effect of stage duration on physiological responses at fixed and modelled plasma lactate markers during incremental treadmill running. In: 17th ECSS Congress 4-7 July 2012 Bruges.
  • Gavin, J.P., Myers, S.D., Clements, R.E. and Willems, M.E.T., 2012. Reproducibility of speed at fixed and modelled lactate markers during treadmill running. In: The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance 19-21 March 2012 London. The Physiological Society.
  • Gavin, J.P. and Morse, C.I., 2008. The acute effects of static and dynamic stretching on passive torque, maximal voluntary contraction and range of motion in the plantarflexor muscle group. In: BASES Student Conference 2-4 April 2008 University of Bedfordshire.

Reports

  • Maganaris, C.N., Baltzopoulos, V. and Gavin, J.P.C., 2014. Biomechanical and sensory constraints of step and stair negotiation in old age.. Sheffield: New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme.

PhD Students

  • Francesco Ferraro (Using trunk (torso) muscle training to improve the balance and functional mobility of older people: a feasibility study)

Invited Lectures

  • The University of the Third Age

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Exercise science is relevant to both athletes, aiming to maximise performance for competition, and untrained, aiming to maintain functional fitness for day-to-day life. This interactive workshop will highlight the importance of exercise science in our lives by testing ‘the Six Pillars of Functional Fitness’, including mobility, strength and balance.
  • Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
  • STEM Ambassador

Qualifications

  • Level 1 ISAK Accredited Anthropometrist in Kinanthropometry (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), 2010)
  • PGCE in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Chichester, 2013)

Honours

  • Chartered Scientist (The Science Council/The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), 2015)
  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), 2015)
  • Award for Academic Excellence (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008)

Memberships

  • Grants Academy, Member (2015-2016),
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow (2013-),
  • The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Probationary Sport and Exercise Scientist (2010-),
  • The Physiological Society, Member (2011-),
The data on this page was last updated at 04:08 on March 23, 2017.