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Research interests

The role of physical activity in preventing and managing disease and illness, and improving health and wellbeing. 

My research and practice has focused on:-

  • cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training for individuals with cardiovascular disease, particularly chronic heart failure.
  • exercise programmes for individuals being treated for and/recovering from can
  • exercise during pregnancy.
  • exercise interventions to prevent falls in the elderly.

I have worked with NHS trusts, hospitals, condition-specific charities and leisure providers to research and implement positive outcomes for patients.

 

Supervisory Interests

I have supervised/am supervising PhDs in the following areas:-

  • Exercise cardiology
  • Detraining and muscle function
  • Heat sensitivity in breast cancer survivors
  • High intensity interval training
  • Women’s decisions to exercise in pregnancy

Approach to teaching

Course Leader for BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science.

I encourage students to take an interest in what is going on around them - in the local or wider community - and to think about how this links to sport, exercise and health science. Relating a theoretical concept to something that is personally relevant in their lives often helps them to extend their learning beyond the degree course content.

I assist students into voluntary work on exercise referral and falls prevention interventions, and cardiac, stroke and cancer rehabilitation programmes as this enhances their learning, motivates their interest and can improve their employability.

I particularly enjoy this aspect of working with students individually or in small groups on exercise, nutrition and health-related projects in the community.

Education/Academic qualification

2011 → …

2006 → …

… → 2010

PhD, University of Brighton

… → 2010

University of Brighton

… → 2006

External positions

External Examiner, MSc Applied Exercise and Health Science, Canterbury Christ Church University

2018 → …

Adviser, CU Fitter initiative and Course Tutor for the CU Fitter Award in Applied Cancer Exercise (CIMSPA endorsed)

2015 → …

External Examiner, University of Chester, MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation, University of Chester

20132017

External Examiner, Foundation Degree and Progression to Honours in Health Promotion and Personal Training, University of Chichester

20082012

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Research Output 2008 2018

Sweat
Hot Temperature
Sweat Glands
Walking
Steam Bath

Prognostic importance of tissue velocity imaging during exercise echocardiography in patients with systolic heart failure

van Zalen, J., Patel, N. R., Podd, S., Raju, P., McIntosh, R., Brickley, G., Beale, L., Sturridge, L. P. & Lloyd, G. 1 Mar 2015 2, 1, p. 19-27 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Systolic Heart Failure
Echocardiography
Exercise
Stress Echocardiography
Stroke Volume

Oxygen cost of recreational horse-riding in females

Beale, L., Maxwell, N., Gibson, O., Twomey, R., Taylor, B. & Church, A. 1 Jan 2014 12, 6, p. 808-813 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Horses
Oxygen
Costs and Cost Analysis
Oxygen Consumption
Walking

Why sprint interval training is inappropriate for a largely sedentary population

Hardcastle, S., Ray, H., Beale, L. & Hagger, M. S. 23 Dec 2014 5, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
participation
self-regulation
confidence
time

A comparison of high intensity interval training with circuit training in a short-term cardiac rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic heart failure

Beale, L., McIntosh, R., Raju, P., Lloyd, G., Brickley, G. & McIntosh, R. 28 Aug 2013 1, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Exercise
Oxygen Consumption
Systolic Heart Failure

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Research degree

Heat sensitivity and alleviating strategies for female breast cancer survivors

Maxwell, N. (Supervisor), Flint, M. (Supervisor), Beale, L. (Supervisor)
2016 → …

Activity: Research degree