Mark Glaister

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Telephone: 020 8240 4012

Mark studied for his PhD at the University of Edinburgh specialising in physiological responses to multiple sprint work typical of that experienced in field and court sports. During this time, he worked with many of Scotland’s elite athletes, providing physiological support to national sports squads, including: badminton, lacrosse, rugby, athletics, and hockey.

Since 2002, Mark has worked at St Mary’s University as a full time lecturer in exercise physiology and is the Programme Director for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology. Mark has over 30 peer reviewed publications and is a reviewer for a number of international peer reviewed journals.

He has collaborated with researchers from a number of national and international institutions including: the University of Edinburgh, UNITEC (New Zealand), United States Olympic Organisation (USA), Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of East Tennessee (USA), and the University of East Stroudsburg (USA).

Mark is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has presented his research at several of their annual conferences. Mark has an active interest in sport and has completed three Ironman competitions, four London marathons, and has cycled the route of the tour de France twice.

He has been promoted to Reader in Exercise Physiology for his contribution internationally to scientific knowledge in the area of caffeine supplementation and its effect on performance in sport, particularly in sprinting, and his significant contribution to research leadership in the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary's University and to the wider sporting community.