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Dr Michelle Swainson

Lecturer in Physiology

Michelle Swainson

Furness Building



Research overview

My main research interests are within the field of exercise physiology and preventive health, especially focused on the associations between fitness, fatness and cardio-metabolic risk. This interest spans healthy adults, retired athletes as well as cardiac patients engaging in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation. I am interested in the role of health screening to identify risk at a younger age, and promote the use of physical activity/exercise for both prevention and management of lifestyle-related conditions, particularly in middle-aged adults and those in sedentary workplaces. I also have a strong interest in methodologies used to determine and monitor obesity, focusing on DXA-derived visceral adipose tissue and measures of central adiposity, which is an area I am keen to advance in relation to cardio-metabolic diseases.

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