Dr Laura Wilson


Dr Laura Wilson
NameDr Laura Wilson
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Sport Science
Research institute
Primary appointmentLondon Sports Institute
Email addressL.Wilson@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3744-6132
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Laura is a senior lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition and joined Middlesex University as a full time member of staff in November 2019. Laura is the Programme Leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and also teaches across undergraduate modules in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Research Methods. Laura is an accredited physiologist with BASES and is the current BASES Physiology and Nutrition Division CPD Representative. Laura is also a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA). 

Teaching

Laura currently teaches on the following modules and programmes;

  • Programme Leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Module Leader SES4030 Research Methods
  • Module Leader SES4037 Theory of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Module Leader SES4038 Applied Sport Nutrition
  • Module Leader SES2704/2804 Applied Sport and Exercise Science
  • Module Tutor SES4096 Dissertation
  • Module Tutor SES4013 Professional Placement
  • Module Tutor SES3504 Advanced Physiology
  • Module Tutor SES2504 Applied Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Module Tutor SES2502/2602/2702/2802 Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Module Tutor SES1502/1602/1702/1802 Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Shannah Anico, ‘Physical Literacy and The Mayors Golden kilometre’, Director of Studies, September 2019 – present. 
  • Xiang Tyler Yao, ‘Anthropometry and physical characteristics in English Premiership female rugby union’, Supervisor, September 2020 – present.  
  • Katherine Paice, ‘Assessing the prevalence and risk of disordered eating in female netball players’, Director of Studies, January 2022 – present.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2022
Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
Middlesex University
25 Nov 2019
31 Aug 2022

Education and qualifications

PhD Exercise Physiology

'The impact of cryotherapy versus placebo interventions on recovery following strenuous exercise, and adaptations to resistance training’

22 Apr 2019
Middlesex University
MSc Sport Science (Physiology)
University of Chester
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
University of Chester
PGCert HE
Middlesex University

Grants

An Evaluation on Interlink Foundations Active Ageing Project
01 Jul 2020
Interlink Foundation
Short Term Heat Acclimation in an Ageing Population
10 Mar 2023
Middlesex University

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Reviewer
External peer-reviewer
Peer Reviewed Journals

Invited Reviewer for the following publications;

European Journal of Applied Physiology

Journal of Sports Sciences

European Journal of Sport Science

Journal of Sports Medicine

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Performance Enhancement and Health

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Healthcare

Journal of Athletic Training

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living

Applied Sciences

Nutrients

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Journal of Clinical Medicine

European Journal of Inflammation

Journal of Biomechanics

External Examiner for MRes project
External examiner
Leeds Becket University

Research outputs

Seasonal variation and positional differences in anthropometry, strength, and power characteristics in English premiership women’s rugby union players

Yao, X., Austerberry, A., Bishop, C., Chiang, C., Wilson, L. and Turner, A. 2024. Seasonal variation and positional differences in anthropometry, strength, and power characteristics in English premiership women’s rugby union players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004736

Running event, age and competitive level as predictors of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry-derived body composition and bone health markers in female runners

Wilson, L. and Curtis, C. 2024. Running event, age and competitive level as predictors of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry-derived body composition and bone health markers in female runners. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004773

Youths are less susceptible to exercise-induced muscle damage than adults; a systematic review with meta-analysis

Fernandes, J., Hayes, L., Dingley, A., Moeskops, S., Oliver, J., Arede, J., Twist, C. and Wilson, L. 2023. Youths are less susceptible to exercise-induced muscle damage than adults; a systematic review with meta-analysis. Pediatric Exercise Science. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2023-0108

Topical application of L-Menthol – Physiological and genetic considerations to assist in developing female athlete research: A narrative review

Villegas-Serna, T., Wilson, L. and Curtis, C. 2024. Topical application of L-Menthol – Physiological and genetic considerations to assist in developing female athlete research: A narrative review. Journal of Thermal Biology. 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103758

Effect of hot water immersion on acute physiological responses following resistance exercise

Jackman, J., Bell, P., Van Someren, K., Gondek, M., Hills, F., Wilson, L. and Cockburn, E. 2023. Effect of hot water immersion on acute physiological responses following resistance exercise. Frontiers in Physiology. 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2023.1213733

‘Works for some but not others’ A qualitative study on teachers’ perspectives and perceived pupil experience of a North West London school-based run/walk programme

Anico, S., Wilson, L., Smith, E. and Eyre, E. ‘Works for some but not others’ A qualitative study on teachers’ perspectives and perceived pupil experience of a North West London school-based run/walk programme. Education 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2023.2210582

The effectiveness of school-based run/walk programmes to develop physical literacy and physical activity components in primary school children: A systematic review

Anico, S., Wilson, L., Eyre, E. and Smith, E. 2022. The effectiveness of school-based run/walk programmes to develop physical literacy and physical activity components in primary school children: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences. 40 (22), pp. 2552-2569. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2023.2174720

Assessing the prevalence and risk of disordered eating in female netball players

Paice, K., Curtis, C., Papadopoulos, K., Turner, A. and Wilson, L. 2022. Assessing the prevalence and risk of disordered eating in female netball players. BASES conference 2022. Leicester, UK 15 - 16 Nov 2022 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. 32-32 https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2125766

A combination of cherry juice and cold water immersion does not enhance marathon recovery compared to either treatment in isolation: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Difranco, I., Cockburn, E., Dimitriou, L., Paice, K., Sinclair, S., Faki, T., Hills, F., Gondek, M., Wood, A. and Wilson, L. 2022. A combination of cherry juice and cold water immersion does not enhance marathon recovery compared to either treatment in isolation: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.957950

Investigating the prevalence of low energy availability, disordered eating and eating disorders in competitive and recreational female endurance runners

Dervish, R., Wilson, L. and Curtis, C. 2022. Investigating the prevalence of low energy availability, disordered eating and eating disorders in competitive and recreational female endurance runners. European Journal of Sport Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2022.2079423

Quantifying frequency of use of methods of body mass loss in competing UK powerlifters

Wood, T., Wilson, L. and Curtis, C. 2022. Quantifying frequency of use of methods of body mass loss in competing UK powerlifters. Performance Enhancement & Health. 10 (2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2022.100221

Cold water immersion offers no functional or perceptual benefit compared to a sham intervention during a resistance training program

Wilson, L., Dimitriou, L., Hills, F., Gondek, M., Van Wyk, A., Turek, V., Rivkin, T., Villiere, A., Jarvis, P., Miller, S., Turner, A. and Cockburn, E. 2021. Cold water immersion offers no functional or perceptual benefit compared to a sham intervention during a resistance training program. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 35 (10), pp. 2720-2727. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000004097

Prevalence of disordered eating, eating disorders and risk of low energy availability in professional, competitive and recreational female athletes based in the United Kingdom

Sharps, F., Wilson, L., Graham, C. and Curtis, C. 2022. Prevalence of disordered eating, eating disorders and risk of low energy availability in professional, competitive and recreational female athletes based in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Sport Science. 22 (9), pp. 1445-1451. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1943712

A pilot study to determine whether repeated post-exercise cryotherapy exposure augments physiological and perceptual responses to cold

Wilson, L., Dimitriou, L., Hills, F., Gondek, M., Van Wyk, A., Turek, V., Rivkin, T., Villiere, A., Jarvis, P., Miller, S., Turner, A. and Cockburn, E. 2020. A pilot study to determine whether repeated post-exercise cryotherapy exposure augments physiological and perceptual responses to cold. 25th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Virtual (due to Covid-19), initial venue Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain 28 - 30 Oct 2020

The impact of cryotherapy versus placebo interventions on recovery following strenuous exercise, and adaptations to resistance training

Wilson, L. 2019. The impact of cryotherapy versus placebo interventions on recovery following strenuous exercise, and adaptations to resistance training. PhD thesis Middlesex University School of Science and Technology

Whole body cryotherapy, cold water immersion, or a placebo following resistance exercise: a case of mind over matter?

Wilson, L., Dimitriou, L., Hills, F., Gondek, M. and Cockburn, E. 2019. Whole body cryotherapy, cold water immersion, or a placebo following resistance exercise: a case of mind over matter? European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119 (1), pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-4008-7

Influence of tart cherry juice on airway biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress following a 42.2km trail run

Dimitriou, L., Yagnik, D., Wood, A., Sinclair, S., Paice, K., Wilson, L., Hills, F., Gondek, M., Kwan Xue Bin, K., Howatson, G. and Cockburn, E. 2018. Influence of tart cherry juice on airway biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress following a 42.2km trail run. 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science. Dublin, Ireland 04 - 07 Jul 2018

The influence of repeated cold water immersion on adaptations to strength and power training

Wilson, L., Dimitriou, L., Gondek, M., Hills, F. and Cockburn, E. 2018. The influence of repeated cold water immersion on adaptations to strength and power training. 23rd Annual Congress of the ECSS 2018. Dublin, UK 04 - 07 Jul 2018 European College of Sport Science. pp. 94

The effect of plasma volume on changes in biomarkers of muscle damage, inflammation, oxidative stress and leukocyte differentialfollowing a 42.2 km trail run, and the efficacy of recovery interventions

Cockburn, E., Hills, F., Wilson, L., Paice, K., Wood, A. and Dimitriou, L. 2017. The effect of plasma volume on changes in biomarkers of muscle damage, inflammation, oxidative stress and leukocyte differentialfollowing a 42.2 km trail run, and the efficacy of recovery interventions. BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017. Nottingham, UK 28 - 29 Nov 2017 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. s26

Influence of cold water immersion and cherry juice on recovery following a 42.2km trail run

Paice, K., Dimitriou, L., Wilson, L., Hills, F., Sinclair, S., Gondek, M., Kwan Xue Bin, X., Wood, A. and Cockburn, E. 2017. Influence of cold water immersion and cherry juice on recovery following a 42.2km trail run. BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017. Nottingham, UK 28 - 29 Nov 2017 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. s92

The influence of cold water immersion on markers of recovery following resistance exercise

Wilson, L., Dimitriou, L., Hills, F., Gondek, M. and Cockburn, E. 2017. The influence of cold water immersion on markers of recovery following resistance exercise. BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017. Nottingham, UK 28 - 29 Nov 2017 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. s66

Recovery following a marathon: a comparison of cold water immersion, whole body cryotherapy and a placebo control

Wilson, L., Cockburn, E., Paice, K., Sinclair, S., Faki, T., Hills, F., Gondek, M., Wood, A. and Dimitriou, L. 2018. Recovery following a marathon: a comparison of cold water immersion, whole body cryotherapy and a placebo control. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118 (1), pp. 153-163. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3757-z

The effects of a single whole-body cryotherapy exposure on physiological, performance and perceptual responses of professional academy soccer players following repeated sprint exercise

Russell, M., Birch, J., Love, T., Cook, C., Bracken, R., Taylor, T., Swift, E., Cockburn, E., Finn, C., Cunningham, D., Wilson, L. and Kilduff, L. 2017. The effects of a single whole-body cryotherapy exposure on physiological, performance and perceptual responses of professional academy soccer players following repeated sprint exercise. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (2), pp. 415-421. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001505
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