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Luke Hughes

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Applied Exercise Physiology

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Biography

Luke graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Exercise Physiology in 2015. He then moved to St. Mary’s University to do his PhD alongside lecturing, which he was awarded in January 2019.

Luke is now a grant funded Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Applied Exercise Physiology at St. Mary’s University. He has worked with the FA and is now a consultant for the English Institute of Sport. He also works as a clinical exercise physiologist conducting cardiopulmonary exercise testing within the Anaesthetics Department at University College London Hospitals.


Research

Luke's PhD research focused on the use of blood flow restriction training as a clinical rehabilitation tool, specifically for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patients.

His clinical studies were conducted at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health at University College London Hospitals. His post-doc research continues to investigate the use of blood flow restriction in other aspects of rehabilitation.

His research interests include: exercise immunology, bone metabolism, exercise-induced hypoalgesia and physiological adaptations and countermeasures during exposure to microgravity and unloading.



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