Andrew Barett

Dr Andrew Garrett

Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences

a.garrett@hull.ac.uk

01482 463866

Dr Andrew Garrett’s main area of expertise is the markers of fatigue in temperature regulation during exercise and he is an associate member of the Hull York Medical School.

He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and the University of Loughborough respectively.

His MSc thesis investigated intermittent exercise in hot and cool conditions. His PhD work was funded by the Australian military and based at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He examined the induction and decay of heat acclimation primarily focused on the response of the fluid-regulatory system in hot conditions.

Research

Research Interests

  • Intermittent exercise in the heat

  • Females response and adaptation to heat stress conditions

  • Health and safety of female military personnel in the heat

Research groups

Collaborates with national (Dr Neil Maxwell, University of Brighton; Dr Paul Castle, GlaxoSmithKline and Dr Andrew Weller, QinetiQ-British Military) and international experts (Dr Jim Cotter, University of Otago, New Zealand) on his work on the effectiveness of short-term heat acclimation with dehydration, on intermittent and continuous exercise, with moderately and highly trained athletes.

In the research theme of chronic disease, Dr Garrett has previously collaborated with Dr Enric Vilar (Renal Research Unit, Lister Hospital in Stevenage) investigating metabolism in kidney dialysis patients and Dr Carmel McEniery (Cambridge University) on the cardiovascular health screening of young, ethnic populations. He is currently collaborating with Dr Thozhukat Sathyapalan of the Hull York Medical School investigating insulin absorption in diabetes patients during heat stress.

Publications

Garrett A T, Creasy R, Rehrer N J, Patterson M J & Cotter J D (2012), 'Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Acclimation for Highly Trained Athletes', European Journal of Applied Physiology, Volume 112, 5, 1827-1837.

Garrett A T, Goossens N G, Rehrer N J, Patterson M J & Cotter J D (2009), 'Induction and Decay of Short-term Heat Acclimation', European Journal of Applied Physiology, Volume 107, 6, 659-671.

Garrett A T, Goossens N G, Rehrer N J, Patterson M J, Harrison J, Sammut I & Cotter J D (2014), 'Short-term Heat Acclimation is Effective and is not Impaired by Dehydration during Acclimation', American Journal Human Biology, 26:311–320.

Garrett A T, Rehrer N J & Patterson M J (2011), 'Induction and Decay of Short-heat Acclimation for Moderately and Highly Trained Athletes', Sports Medicine, 41 (9), 1-15.

Vilar E, Machado A, Garrett A T, Kozarski R, Wellsted D & Farrington K (2014), 'Disease-specific Predictive Formulas for Energy Expenditure in the Dialysis Population', Journal of Renal Nutrition, Vol 24, No 4 (July), 243-251.

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Applied Human Physiology

  • Environmental Physiology

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral projects

Research PhDs

  • Markers of fatigue in temperature regulation

  • Intermittent exercise in the heat

  • Health and safety of females exposed to heat stress conditions

  • Occupational Physiology with an interest in military operations

Completed PhDs 

PhD

  • Dr Chris Towlson (completed 2017), The Maturity Related Physical Phenotypes of English, Elite Youth Soccer Players: Exploring the Elite Player Performance Plan.

  • Dr Steve Barrett (completed 2016), PlayerLoadTM in Soccer: the Reliability, Validity and Understanding the Implications for Fatigue Management and Injury Risk.

  • Dr James Johnstone (completed 2014), Effectiveness of the Bioharness Physiological Monitoring Device for the Measurement of Elite Performance in Professional Sport

  • Dr Enric Vilar (completed 2012), Studies of Methods to Improve Haemodialysis Prescription (collaboration with the Renal Research Unit, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK).

MSc by Research

  • Jarrod Gritt (completed 2017), Health and Well-being of Female Athletes in the Preparation for Competition in the Heat Controlling for Menstrual Phase.

  • Lewis Wombwell (completed 2017), Effectiveness of a Personal Fluid Delivery System on Fluid Uptake, Physical and Cognitive Performance during a 90-minute Soccer Simulation in a Thermal Environment

  • Matt Birkett (completed 2016), Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Acclimation on Intermittent Exercise in a Hot Environment.

  • Fiona Nation (completed 2016), Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Acclimation on Intermittent Exercise in Thermoneutral and Hot Environments.

  • Gwyneth Chard (completed 2011), Ethnic Differences in Central versus Peripheral Blood Pressure as Markers of Hypertension.

  • Natalie Kipps (completed 2011), Ethnic Differences in Central versus Peripheral Blood Pressure: Nature versus Nurture?

Current PhD supervisions 

PhD

  • Rachel Burke, Effectiveness of Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation on Exercise Performance in Normoxic and Hypoxic Environments.

  • Damien Gleadall-Siddall, Cardiometabolic Benefits of Moderate-to-high Intensity Interval Training Compared to Traditional Training Modalities

MD Medical Science (collaboration with the Hull York Medical School, UK).

  • Dr Ahmed Al-Qaissi, Environmental Effects of Insulin Absorption in Type 1 Diabetes Patients.

MSc by Research

  • Jake Shaw, Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Aclimation (4-days) on Intermittent Exercise with Moderately-Trained Males.

  • Richard Turpin, Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Aclimation (4-days) on Intermittent Exercise with Moderately-trained Males.

  • Victoria Biddlecombe, Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Aclimation on Intermittent Exercise in the Heat with Moderately-trained Females and not Controlling for Menstrual Cycle Phase.

  • Edward Dodds (2016 on-going). Effectiveness of Short-term Heat Aclimation on Intermittent Exercise in the Heat with Moderately-trained Females and not Controlling for Menstrual Cycle Phase.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

  • professional member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand

  • MSc, University of Loughborough, UK

  • BA(Hons), University of Wales, UK

  • PGCertHE, University of Waikato, New Zealand

  • SFHEA, University of Hull, UK

External roles

  • Presented work at several international conferences such as the American College of Sports Medicine, Australian Physiological Society, European College of Sport Sciences and the International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics.

  • Member of an invited symposium team at the the Pre-Olympic conference in 2012, entitled ‘Rethinking the traditional heat acclimation strategy for Olympic and Paralympic athletes’

  • Regularly reviews articles for academic journals and a textbook reviewer for Taylor & Francis publications

  • Held PhD and MSc external examiner positions with the Universities of Brighton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

  • Expert panel member for the validation of a new MSc at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge

Awards and accolades

Grant applications

  • International Research and Development (IRAD) with QinetiQ (UK military): £77K (2017)

  • VitaCress, UK-Research funding support: £15K (2017) (Awarded)

  • British Federation of Women Graduates Scholarships (BFWG): £6K (2017)

  • Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG): £5k (2017)

  • UEFA Research Grant Programme: 15,000 EUROS (2016)

  • João Havelange Research Scholarship (FIFA): 18,000 US$ (2015) (Awarded)

  • Ministry of Defence; ‘Medic in action’: £80K (2013)

  • British Renal Association UK: £55K (2010)

  • Kidney Research UK: £120K (2010)

  • Kidney Research UK project grant: £34K, (2009) (Awarded)

  • Zephyr Electronics Ltd, UK: £10K, (2009) (Awarded)

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, UK: £6k, (2008) (Awarded)

  • Prostate Cancer Society UK: £250k (2008)

  • Doctoral research: Australian Military: £15K (2001-2006) (Awarded)

Professional highlights

Dr Garrett has been a competitive triathlete and competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand. He is a keen athlete having competed in the London and Edinburgh marathons.

He recently competed in the Hever Castle 1/2 Iron Triathlon and the International Triathlon Union series in Leeds albeit moving a lot slower than in his earlier athletic career!!!!