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Sarah Coakley

Course Lead - Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

About Research

Email: sarah.coakley@stmarys.ac.uk

Biography

Sarah is a BASES accredited Sports Physiologist and Research Scientist at St Mary's University. She has provided sports science support to Olympic and Paralympic athletes across a wide range of sports. More recently, she has been involved with a number of large projects funded by the UK Ministry of Defence.

Sarah's interests include; endurance training, exercise prescription, modelling endurance performance, load carriage and occupational performance.


Research

Research profile

Published and peer reviewed journals

  • Vine, C.A.J, Myers, S.D., Coakley, S.L., Blacker, S.D., and Runswick, O.R. (2021). Transferability of military-specific cognitive research to military training and operations. Frontiers in Psychology. 12: 386.
  • Vine, C.A.J, Coakley, S.L., Blacker, S.D., Doherty, J., Hale, B.J., Walker, E.F., Rue, C.A., Lee, B.J., Flood, T.R., Knapik, J.J., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., and Myers, S.D. (2020) Accuracy of metabolic cost predictive equations during military load carriage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 8.
  • Coakley, S.L., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Hale, B., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Roberts, R., and Blacker, S.D. (2019). 1.5 mile run time and body mass predict 8-mile loaded march performance, irrespective of sex. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22 (2): 217-221.
  • Hogg, J.S., Hopker, J.G., Coakley, S.L., and Mauger, A.R. (2018). Prescribing 6-weeks of running training using parameters from a self-paced maximal oxygen uptake protocol. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118 (5): 911-918.
  • Coakley, S.L., and Passfield, L. (2018). Individualised training at different intensities, in untrained participants, results in similar physiological and performance benefits. Journal of Sports Sciences. 36: (8): 881-888.
  • Coakley, S.L., and Passfield, L. (2018) Cycling performance is superior for time-to-exhaustion versus time-trial in endurance laboratory tests. Journal of Sports Sciences: 36 (11): 1228-1234.
  • Harper Smith, A.D., Coakley, S.L., Ward, M.D., MacFarlane, A.W., Friedmann, P.S., and Walsh, N.P. (2011). Exercise-induced stress inhibits both the induction and excitation phases of in vivo T-cell mediated immune responses in humans. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 25 (6): 1136-1142.

Conference abstracts and presentations

  • Coakley, S.L., Twaites, J., Siddall, A.G., Walker, E.F., Lee, B.J., Rue, C.A., Vine, C.A.J., Doherty, J., Flood, T.R., Needham-Beck, S.C., Edwards, V.C., Powell, S.D., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P, Langford, J., Hillsdon, M., Blacker, S.D., Myers., S.D. (2018). Investigation of the use of machine learning algorithms to identify military load carriage activity. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Lee, B.J., Rue, C.A., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Doherty, J., Flood T.R., Vine, C.A.J., Rayson, M.P., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D., Nindl, B., Brown P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Myers, S.D., and Blacker, S.D. (2018). Repeatability of a fire and movement representative military task for the UK Armed Forces Ground Close Combat Physical Employment Standards. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Rue, C.A., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J., Doherty, J., Flood T.R., Rayson, M.P., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D., Nindl, B., Brown P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., and Blacker, S.D. (2018). The development of a repeated lift and carry (RL&C) representative military task (RMT) for the UK Armed Forces Ground Close Combat (GCC) Physical Employment Standards. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Vine, C.A.J., Rue, C.A., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Doherty, J., Flood T.R., Rayson, M.P., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D., Nindl, B., Brown P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Myers, S.D., and Blacker, S.D. (2018). Development of a swimming representative military task for the Royal Marine Commados’ Physical Employment Standards. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Doherty, J., Blacker, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J., Rue, C.A., Flood T.R., Rayson, M.P., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D., Nindl, B., Brown P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., and Myers, S.D. (2018). The development of a vehicle casualty extraction representative military task for the British Army Ground Close Combat Physical Employment Standards. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Coakley, S.L., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Hale, B., Knapik, J.J., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). The application of a mathematical model to estimate the aerobic capacity required to complete an 8-mile loaded march from an individual's body mass. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S66. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Walker, E.F., Doherty, J., Vine, C.A.J., Coakley, S.L., Rue, C.A., Lee, B.J., Flood, T.R., Blacker, S.D., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Myers, S.D. (2017). Physical demands of a boarding operations training exercise conducted by the Royal Marines. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S114. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Lee, B.J., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Rue, C.A., Flood, T.R., Doherty, J., Vine, C.A.J., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). A job task analysis of digging duties conducted by the ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S66. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rue, C.A., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J., Doherty, J., Flood, T.R., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). A job task analysis of casualty evacuation by stretcher performed by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S64. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Vine, C.A.J., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Rue, C.A., Lee, B.J., Flood, T.R., Doherty, J., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). A job task analysis to quantify the physical demands of load carriage duties conducted by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S64-65. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Flood, T.R., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Rue, C.A., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J., Doherty, J., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). A job task analysis of casualty drags performed within ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S155. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Doherty, J., Blacker, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J., Rue, C.A., Flood, T.R., Rayson, M., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D.L., Nindl, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P. and Myers, S.D (2017). A job task analysis of a parachuting training exercise conducted by the British Army parachute regiment. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20: S169. Presented at the International Congress of Solider Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Coakley, S.L., Myers, S.D., Walker, E. F., Hale, B., Jackson, S., Greeves J.P., Roberts, R. and Blacker, S.D. (2017). A statistical model to predict 12.8 km Loaded March performance to an Infantry standard for male and female British Army personnel. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, USA.
  • Walker, E. F., Blacker, S.D., Rayson, M.P., Coakley, S.L., Knapik, J.J. (FACSM). Gebhardt, D.(FACSM), Hale, B., Brown, P.I. Jackson, S. Greeves J.P. and Myers, S.D. (2017). Identification and verification of critical physically demanding tasks undertaken by Royal Marines. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, USA.
  • Blacker S.D., Coakley S.L., Walker, E. F., Hale, B, Jackson S. Greeves J.P., Roberts R. and Myers S.D. (2017). Gender differences in British Army Infantry Representative Military Task Performance. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, USA.
  • Coakley, S.L., and Passfield, L. (2015) A power law model reduces variability in time-to-exhaustion. Presented at the European College of Sports Medicine, Malmö, Sweden.
  • Coakley, S.L., and Passfield, L. Individualised training duration induces similar physiological and performance benefits at different intensities. Presented at the 2nd World Congress of Cycling Science, 2014, UK.

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