Physiology Research Lab

​​​​Our most specialised equipment is located in the research laboratory for use during current research studies. This is also the centre for external clients who use our services as providers of fitness testing support.​

The labs support a wide range of staff and student research activity. Final year undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain experience with more advanced ​exercise physiology equipment during independent research dissertation project. There are also opportunities to be involved in ongoing postgraduate and staff research projects.

Our most specialised equipment is located in the research laboratory for the use by doctoral students and staff members. This laboratory contains advanced and specialist equipment for assessing the cardiovascular responses and adaptations associated with different exercise modalities, in a range of different populations. 2D and 3D ultrasounds are available for non-invasive assessment of cardiac, arterial and transcranial structure and function. A specifically designed cardiac stress table allows researchers to apply these techniques during exercise. There is also specialist equipment to measure arterial stiffness, muscle sympathetic nerve activity, blood volume and beat-by beat blood pressure. This wide range of equipment and expertise allows for the production of a variety of high-quality research and research led teaching.