Richard Metcalfe

Richard Metcalfe

Swansea University

Welsh Crucible 2019

Richard is a Lecturer in Human and Exercise Physiology within the Applied Sport Technology, Exercise and Medicine (ASTEM) Research Centre at Swansea University. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2010, and subsequently completed his PhD in exercise physiology at The University of Bath (2010-2015) under the supervision of Dr Niels Vollaard. He joined Swansea University in October 2017, after 3-years working as a Lecturer in Exercise and Health at Ulster University in Northern Ireland (2014-2017).

Richard’s research examines the integrative physiology of exercise and nutrition, but with a primary focus on interval training, cardiorespiratory fitness, carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes. He conducts both basic and applied studies, which aim to develop and optimise exercise interventions for sedentary or clinical populations, both from the perspective of improving key health markers, but also for removing important barriers to exercise adherence.

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