I teach the physiology of sport and exercise physiology on the undergraduate and postgraduate Sport and Exercise Science-related degrees and cover both applied sports physiology and the physiology of physical activity and health. Current topics of interests include: training principles, sport performance assessment, physiology of obesity c.f. low carbohydrate diets, the physiology of vertical treadmill exercise, with a passion for all things "endurance".
After graduating form Liverpool Polytechnic, with a 2(i) 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. I was Course Leader for three masters courses: Physical Activity for Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. In the five years a Course Leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Science I lead the process of transition into the current MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. Which thanks to the hard work of the current Course Leader and staff, seems to be going form strength-to-strength?
I still occasionally compete in duathlon and triathlon 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
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
BSc Sport and Exercise Technology
MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science
MSc Sports Engineering
MSc Advanced Sport Coaching Practice
Sprint Interval Training on the Vertical Treadmill
Optimising Nutrition in Soccer
Measurement of Movement in Tennis
Effects of Caffeine on post half - time soccer performance in females
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
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., 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
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.