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Blair Hamilton (she/her) is the lead investigator of the Sporting Performance of Athletes of the Gender Spectrum study at the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences, a lecturer in Exercise and Health at the School of Applied Sciences and an Associate Editor at the BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. Her primary research interests are the effects of gender-affirmative endocrine care on the athletic performance of Transgender Athletes. Blair's secondary research interests are how bone responds to mechanical stress during exercise and how exercise interventions could improve bone health




Scholarly biography

Blair completed her undergraduate honours degree in Exercise and Health Science at the University of Aberdeen in 2019, and during this time generated the first performance data for a transgender athlete in the sport of football, the research setting through her final year project. The enjoyable element of the autonomy of the research project developed into wanting Blair wanting to work in academia.


Blair started her PhD in January 2020 examining the effects of gender-affirming hormone treatment on the sporting performance and physiology of transgender athletes in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Brighton University.


Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Aberdeen

1 Sep 20166 Jun 2019

Award Date: 6 Jun 2019

1 Jul 20071 Jun 2010

Award Date: 1 Jun 2010

External positions

Sports Scientist

1 Jul 2020 → …


  • Q Science (General)
  • Sport
  • Physiology
  • Transwomen
  • Bone
  • Lung
  • Transmen
  • Testosterone


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