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Dr David Claxton BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I teach the physiology of sport and exercise on the undergraduate and postgraduate Sport and Exercise Science degree courses. My current interests include endurance training principles, physiological assessment of sport performance, the effects of low carbohydrate diets on health and sport performance, and the physiology of vertical treadmill exercise.

About

After graduating from Liverpool Polytechnic, with a 2(1) in Sport and Exercise Science, I worked for 15 years as a physiology technician during which time I completed my PhD on Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Children. This research included working closely with the Sheffield Children's Hospital investigating the long-term effects of diaphragmatic hernia repair. Other clinical work includes the evaluation of walking economy in children and young adults with achondroplasia. I have been teaching in higher education since 2003 and have undertaken the role of Course Leader for three master’s courses: Physical Activity for Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. I am currently the co-course leader for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science a role I have undertaken for six years. I am director of studies for a PhD investigating the effects of high temperature and humidity on the performance of para-athletes. I still occasionally compete in duathlon and triathlon events and can be found most weekends running or cycling in the Peaks. Specialist areas of interest: Oxygen uptake kinetics Vertical treadmill exercise Good laboratory practice quality assurance and laboratory safety The effects of low carbohydrate, high fat diets on health and sport performance


Specialist areas of interest

Oxygen uptake kinetics
Vertical treadmill exercise
Good laboratory practice quality assurance and laboratory safety

Teaching

Subject area

Sport
Sport Science

Courses

BSc Sport and Exercise Science
BSc Sport  and Exercise Technology
MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science
MSc Sports Engineering
MSc Advanced Sport Coaching Practice

Research

Sprint Interval Training on the Vertical Treadmill Optimising Nutrition in Soccer Effects of Caffeine on post half - time soccer performance in females The effects of high temperature and humidity on the performance of para-athletes.


Publications

Journal articles

Dunn, M., Claxton, D., Fletcher, G., Wheat, J., & Binney, D. (2018). Effects of running retraining on biomechanical factors associated with lower limb injury. Human Movement Science, 58, 21-31. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.01.001

Jordan, A.R., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., Barnes, A., & Fysh, M. (2018). Sprint interval training on the vertical treadmill improves aerobic and anaerobic running performance. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 14 (1), 106-112. http://doi.org/10.12965/jer.1835122.561

Jordan, A., Barnes, A., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., & Fysh, M. (2017). Kinematics and neuromuscular recruitment during vertical treadmill exercise. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 13 (3), 307-314. http://doi.org/10.12965/jer.1734916.458

Edwards, A.M., Claxton, D.B., & Fysh, M.L. (2003). A comparison of two time-domain analysis procedures in the determination of VO2 kinetics by pseudorandom binary sequence exercise testing. European journal of applied physiology, 88 (4-5), 411. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-002-0725-y

Saxton, J.M., Claxton, D., Winter, E., & Pockley, A.G. (2003). Peripheral blood leucocyte functional responses to acute eccentric exercise in humans are influenced by systemic stress, but not by exercise-induced muscle damage. Clinical science, 104 (1), 69-77. http://doi.org/10.1042/CS20020096

Edwards, A.M., Challis, N.V., Chapman, J.H., Claxton, D.B., & Fysh, M.L. (2001). The test-retest reliability of gas exchange kinetics in humans using a pseudo random binary sequence exercise test. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 85 (3-4), 333-338. http://doi.org/10.1007/s004210100441

Claxton, D.B., Chapman, J.H., Fysh, M.L., & Challis, N.V. (2000). Exercise testing in children: An alternative approach. Ergonomics, 43 (10), 1593-1602. http://doi.org/10.1080/001401300750004014

Edwards, A.M., Challis, N.V., Chapman, J.H., Claxton, D.B., & Fysh, M.L. (1999). V̇O2 kinetics determined by PRBS techniques differentiate elite endurance runners from elite sprinters. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 20 (1), 1-6. http://doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-971082

Marven, S.S., Smith, C.M., Claxton, D., Chapman, J., Davies, H.A., Primhak, R.A., & Powell, C.V.E. (1998). Pulmonary function, exercise performance, and growth in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 78 (2), 137-142. http://doi.org/10.1136/adc.78.2.137

Conference papers

Edwards, A.M., Challis, N.V., Chapman, J.H., Claxton, D.B., & Fysh, M.L. (2001). TIME DOMAIN ANALYSIS OF OXYGEN UPTAKE KINETICS IN ELITE RUNNERS BY PSEUDO RANDOM NARY SEQUENCE (PRBS) EXERCISE. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 33 (5), S21. http://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200105001-00118

Theses / Dissertations

Jordan, A.R. (2013). The biomechanics of and physiological responses to vertical treadmill exercise. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Fysh, M., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., & Barnes, A.

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