Blair Hamilton

Blair Hamilton

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20202023

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Introducing Blair Hamilton, a trailblazer in the world of sports research at the University of Brighton's School of Sport and Health Sciences. Not only are they a dynamic lecturer in Exercise and Health at the School of Applied Sciences, but they're also a driving force behind the scenes as the lead investigator of the groundbreaking "Sporting Performance of Athletes of the Gender Spectrum" study.

 

Blair's curiosity knows no bounds. Their main focus? Unraveling the impact of gender-affirmative endocrine care on the incredible athletic abilities of transgender athletes. In simpler terms, they're delving into how hormone treatments affect these athletes' performance, paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable sports environment.

 

But that's not all! Blair's zest for knowledge extends to the realm of bones and exercise. They're passionately exploring how our bones respond to the magic of movement, especially during exercise. By understanding this intricate dance, Blair envisions a future where exercise becomes a key ingredient in building and maintaining strong, healthy bones.

 

So, whether they're peeling back the layers of gender inclusivity in sports or uncovering the hidden secrets of our bones, Blair Hamilton is a force to be reckoned with, leading the charge towards a brighter, more informed future for athletes of all backgrounds.

 

 

Scholarly biography

Let's dive into Blair's incredible journey! Their background is a fusion of health, fitness, and sports development. Picture this: back in 2008, they nailed their national qualifications in health and fitness, and by 2010, they rocked a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching and development. But that's just the start!

 

Fast forward to their six-year adventure in the United States. Blair not only explored new horizons but also kick-started their own personal training and sports development business. Now that's some serious entrepreneurial spirit!

 

In 2016, Scotland welcomed Blair back with open arms. They embarked on an exciting academic voyage, earning an undergraduate honors degree in Exercise and Health Science from the University of Aberdeen in 2019. During this time, Blair made history by generating the first-ever performance data for a transgender athlete in the world of football, all through their final year project. Talk about groundbreaking research!

 

The thrill of steering their own research ship and their extensive teaching background sparked a new passion for Blair: academia. Their love for teaching led them to embrace student-centered methods, always leaving their door open for students to connect. Imagine being in Blair's class – students describe their teaching style as captivating, warm, and packed with knowledge.

 

But wait, there's more! Blair kicked off their PhD journey in January 2020, diving deep into the effects of gender-affirming hormone treatment on the sporting prowess and physiology of transgender athletes. Their home base for this exciting venture? The School of Sport and Health Sciences at Brighton University.

 

Over the past three years, Blair has been on fire, churning out numerous articles on their subject of expertise. Not to mention, they've taken the stage at both national and international conferences, sharing their insights with the world.

 

So, whether they're shaping the future of sports research, igniting minds in the classroom, or making waves with their groundbreaking studies, Blair's journey is a testament to the power of curiosity and determination.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health Science, University of Aberdeen

1 Sept 20166 Jun 2019

Award Date: 6 Jun 2019

HND Sports Coaching with Development of Sport

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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