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Blair Hamilton is the lead investigator of the Tavistock Transgender Athlete Study at the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences and an Associate Editor at the BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. Her primary research interests are the effects of testosterone suppression or supplementation on the athletic performance of Transgender Athletes and her secondary research interest is how bone responds to mechanical stress during exercise and how bone health could be improved via exercise interventions

 

Scholarly biography

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

I started my 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 Univerity. 

 

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 → …

Keywords

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

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