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Dr Stephen Patterson

Professor in Applied Exercise Physiology & Performance

Dr Stephen Patterson

About Research

Email: stephen.patterson@stmarys.ac.uk

Biography

Stephen is a Professor in Applied Exercise Physiology & Performance. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Applied Performance Sciences and course lead for the Professional Doctorate in Strength and Conditioning. He has published > 70 peer-reviewed research papers. He joined St Marys in 2009 having previously graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Napier University, Edinburgh (2005) before completing an MSc in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise from Strathclyde University in Glasgow (2006). He then moved to Loughborough University where he completed his Ph.D. specialising in the responses and adaptations to exercise with blood flow restriction.


Research

Research profile

Stephen’s research fits into two main themes of Health and Sports Performance with significant overlap between the two. He works with external stakeholders and industry partners to address questions and research that meets their needs. His main research focuses on the following:

  • Blood flow restriction training for rehabilitation and performance
  • Ischemic Preconditioning
  • Physiology of team sports

PhD Students

  • Jonathan Griffin (PhD student: St Marys University / Surrey University) – “The effect Ischemic Preconditioning on parameters of athletic performance” – (Completed - January 2017)
  • Luke Hughes (PhD student: St Marys University / Liverpool Hope) – “Blood flow restriction as a clinical rehabilitation tool.” – (Completed - January 2019). Currently Post doctoral researcher at St Marys.
  • Paul Head (PhD student: St Mary's University / Liverpool Hope) - "The efficacy of blood flow restriction training in clinical populations." – Director of Studies
  • Luke Woodhouse (PhD Student: St Marys University / Liverpool Hope) – “The physical and fitness characteristics of elite female rugby players and the relationships to match performance”. – Director of Studies
  • Nasir Uddin (PhD Student: St Marys University / Liverpool Hope) – “Central and Peripheral Modulations following Hypo-hydration and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in combat athletes.”. – Director of Studies
  • Paul Hough (PhD Student: St Marys University / Liverpool Hope) – “ The assessment of psychomotor vigilance performance following circadian rhythm misalignment in elite athletes and skilled performers” – Supervisor
  • David Silver (PhD student: St Marys University / Surrey University) – “Concussion in youth rugby”. – Director of studies
  • Jourdain Benstead-Banthorpe (PhD student: St Marys / Liverpool Hope) – “The effect of blood flow restriction training on individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome” – Director of Studies
  • Jamie Farrell (PhD Student: St Marys University / Liverpool Hope) – “The use of blood flow restriction in lower back pain patients” – Director of Studies.

Research Publications

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If you’re interested in doing a PhD with Stephen or have any queries about his research, please contact him via:

Stephen.patterson@stmarys.ac.uk

Twitter: Stephen_patt


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