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Emily Bowring

PhD Student

Emily Bowring

About Research


In 2017 I graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first-class honours degree (BSc) in Physiology and Sport Science. I then went on to complete an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at St Mary’s University, graduating with a distinction in 2019.

I have also been an active staff member in the SHAPS department completing testing in the human performance lab with elite and recreational athletes including T54/55 Paralympic Athletes. I have also run outreach projects with schools and run the summer careers camp in 2019. More recently I was an associate lecturer in Sport Physiology and have recently been appointed as a 0.8 FTE lecturer in Sport Physiology.


Research profile

PhD Title: The effects of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives on endurance running in elite and recreational level athletes.

My PhD aims to contribute to closing the gap in sports physiology research for female athletes. It is now accepted that female athletes are not “small men” and as such female athletes should not be informed by male-dominant research. My research aims to develop a narrative of how the menstrual cycle and different forms of hormonal contraceptives may influence training and performance in endurance female runners.


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