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David Broom

Dr David Robert Broom

Reader of Physical Activity and Health

Summary

David is a Reader in Physical Activity and Health.

He has a broad interest in the benefits of physical activity on health but has examined the effects of exercise on appetite and appetite related hormones and has been involved in the development, monitoring and evaluation of physical activity and weight management interventions.

He is elected Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health and an Associate Editor of BMC Obesity. He is an appointed member of the Chief Medical Officers Adult Expert Working Group tasked with updating the UK's physical activity guidelines and is therefore influencing national government policy.

  • About

    David is a Reader of Physical Activity and Health. His research interests are the effects of physical activity and nutritional interventions on energy balance in the prevention and treatment of excess weight and obesity.

    His expertise is the study of exercise on appetite and appetite related hormones having published numerous peer reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, two of which have amassed over 150 citations each. His most recent first author exercise and appetite related paper was the Journal of Endocrinology's top most downloaded non-gold open access article for 2017. He has contributed to two British Association of Sport and Exercise Science's (BASES) expert statements on this topic.

    He has evaluated health service provision including physical activity referral and has developed, monitored and evaluated physical activity and weight management interventions for local authorities. He has demonstrated success with winning and delivering bids and his income generation profile is burgeoning.

    He has taught on the exercise prescription and physiology related modules of the Sport and Exercise Science and Physical Activity related degrees since 2007. He previously course led BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science where it was his responsibility to work with academic and support colleagues to ensure its successful organisation and operation leading to excellent student experience.

    He is an appointed Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is passionate about delivering excellent learning and teaching experiences and providing opportunities for the sport and exercise scientists and practitioners of the future. This has been recognised through receiving two inspirational teaching awards.

    David supervises PhD students and has examined twelve at multiple UK and international Universities. He has presented at many national and international conferences including invited keynotes. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Obesity and Advisory Editor for the journals Appetite and the Journal of Sports Sciences.

    He is elected Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health, appointed Fellow and member of the Scientific Conference Organising committee. He is an appointed member of the Chief Medical Officers Adult Expert Working Group tasked with updating the UK's physical activity guidelines and is therefore influencing national government policy.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Appetite
    Appetite Related Hormones
    Food Intake
    Exercise Prescription
    Physical Activity Promotion and Development
    Weight Loss
    Obesity

  • Teaching

    Courses

    BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Sport and Health
    BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

    Modules

    Level 4 Foundations of Physical Activity Sport and Health (Module Leader)
    Level 5 Physical Activity, Health and Disease (Module Leader)
    Level 5 Physical Activity and Health (Module Leader)
    Level 6 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Health (Module Leader)
    Level 6 Physical Activity Programming for Special Populations (Module Leader)
    Level 6 Project (Supervisor)
    Level 7 Project (Supervisor)

  • Research

    I am a principal and co-investigator on multiple research projects with national and international collaborations. 

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Fellow of BASES
    Deputy Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health (2010-2016)
    Fellow of HEA
    Advisory Board for 'Journal of Sports Sciences'

    External Examiner Biomedical Science Undergraduate Programme - BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health (Physiology)
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    September 2013 - December 2017

    External Examiner Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition - MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science
    Chester University
    January 2015 - 2019

    Editorial Board The Sport and Exercise Scientist (2015 - present)

    Consultant for Clearcast

    Journal reviews: David frequently reviews appetite, physical activity and health related articles for journals which has included 'Appetite', 'The Journal of Applied Physiology', 'Journal of Sport Sciences', 'Journal of Sports Science and Medicine', 'British Journal of Nutrition', 'Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences' 'Journal of Community Medicine & Public Health Care' and the 'Journal of Endocrinology'.

    David has reviewed grant applications for British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants

    Chief Medical Officers Expert Working Group
    Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health (2018-present)
    BASES Scientific Conference Organising Committee (2017-present)
    Deputy Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health (2010-2016)
    Fellow of BASES
    Fellow of the HEA
    Associate Editor for BMC Obesity
    Advisory Board for the 'Journal of Sports Sciences'
    Advisory Board for 'Appetite' Journal.
    External Examiner Biomedical Science Undergraduate Programme - BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health (Physiology)
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    September 2013 - December 2017
    External Examiner Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition - MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science
    Chester University
    January 2015 - 2019
    Editorial Board The Sport and Exercise Scientist (2015 - 2018)
    Consultant for Clearcast
    Journal reviews: David frequently reviews appetite, physical activity and health related articles for high impact factor journals
    David has reviewed grant applications for the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants, Dunhill Medical Trust and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Director of Studies x 4 / Supervisor x 6 = 10

    10. Director of Studies to Rosa Greasley (PhD - Full-time - aiming to submit November 2018)
    A lifestyle intervention to improve outcomes in men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer.

    9. Director of Studies to Vicki Coulton (PhD - Part-time - aiming to submit December 2018)
    The development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a childhood obesity intervention.

    8. Lead supervisor for Hanan Abdella (PhD - Full-time - due to submit February 2019)
    The influence of genetics on appetite, biomarkers and weight-loss.

    7. Lead supervisor for Hameida El Farssi (PhD - Full-time - due to submit February 2019)
    The influence of intermittent fasting on appetite, biomarkers and weight-loss.

    6. Lead supervisor for Amie Woodward (PhD - Full-time - due to complete 2020)
    Exploring the effect of exercise in reducing cardiovascular disease risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

    5. Director of Studies to Thomas Parkington (PhD - Full-time - due to complete 2020)
    Exploring the efficacy of blood flow restriction in people with peripheral vascular disease.

    4. Lead supervisor for Rachel Young (PhD - Part-time - due to complete September 2021)
    Power Assisted Exercise for People with Stroke: a Sequential, Mixed Methods Study.

    3. Lead supervisor for Karl Spiteri (PhD - Part-time - due to complete September 2021)
    Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour changes in retirement tansition

    2. Director of Studies to Clare Appleby (PhD - Full-time – due to complete September 2021)
    Resistance exercise and protein supplementation to attenuate sarcopenia and anorexia of aging

    1. Supervisory Team for Shane Nugent (PhD - Part-time - due to complete 2022)
    Vegan diet and exercise performance

    DOCTORAL COMPLETIONS

    2. Dr. Kirsty Edmondson-Jones - September 2017 - (Director of Studies)
    Appetite and Energy intake - the project is embargoed due to commercial sensitivity.

    1. Dr. Joel Rocha - July 2013 - (Lead Supervisor)
    Effects of exercise on hunger, food intake and energy expenditure.

  • Media

    David is an expert in physical activity, health and exercise science. His research and teaching interests predominantly lie in the physiology of exercise and health and the prescription of physical activity.

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