Professor Lee Ingle

Head of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences

l.ingle@hull.ac.uk

01482 463141

Professor Lee Ingle rejoined the Sport, Health and Exercise Science (SHES) subject group in March 2012. He has held the title of Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Academic Cardiology, University of Hull since 2007.

Prof Ingle was previously Reader in the Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University. In 2016, he became Subject Group Leader for Sport, Health and Exercise Science within the School of Life Sciences.

He is also Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes (MSc Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, MSc Cancer Rehabilitation and MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology).

Research

Research Interests

  • The therapeutic benefits of exercise on cardiovascular health and disease outcomes

  • The mechanisms associated with exercise intolerance and their interplay with symptoms and patient's quality of life

  • The role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for diagnosing aetiology of breathlessness and for risk stratification

  • The efficacy of comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation on risk factor modification, mortality, and morbidity in patients with cardiorespiratory disease.

  • The importance of cardiorespiratory fitness and individualised exercise prescription in healthy and diseased populations

Research groups

Exercise, Health and Human Performance at the University of Hull

City Healthcare Partnerships, Hull and East Riding

@HIITorMISSUK (high-intensity interval training or moderate-intensity steady-state training)

Publications

Taylor C, Tsakirides C, Moxon J, Moxon J W, Dudfield M, Witte K K, Ingle L, Carroll S (2017), 'Exercise Dose and All-cause Mortality within Extended Cardiac Rehabilitation: a Cohort Study, Open Heart, in press.

O'Doherty A, Sathyapalan T, Ingle L, Carroll S (2017), 'The Effects of Acute Interval Exercise and Strawberry Intake on Postprandial Lipaemia', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, in press.

Kargarfard M, Shariat A, Ingle L, Letizia L, Kargarfard M A (2017), 'Randomised Controlled Trial to Examine the Impact of Aquatic Exercise Training on Functional Capacity, Balance, and Perceptions of Fatigue in Female Patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press.

Ingle L, Mellis M, Brodie D, Sandercock G (2017), 'Characterisation of the Metabolically Healthy Phenotype in Overweight and Obese British Men, Preventive Medicine, 10; 94:7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.11.001.

Ingle L, Mellis M, Brodie D, Sandercock G (2016), 'Associations between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and the Metabolic Syndrome in British Men', Heart, doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310142.

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation

  • Professional Practice & Clinical Placement

Research PhDs

Prof Ingle would welcome applications for postgraduate study in the area of exercise rehabilitation, especially for disease-specific groups including cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.

Completed PhDs 

2014-2017, Alasdair O'Doherty (submitted awaiting viva), The Effects of Acute Exercise and Nutritional Interventions on Postprandial Lipid Metabolism, University of Hull, supervised with Prof Sean Carroll

2014-2017, Dr Claire Taylor, Supervised Exercise Training, Submaximal Cardiorespiratory Fitness and All-Cause Mortality in Participants undergoing Community-based Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of Hull, supervised with Prof Sean Carroll

2011-2017, Dr Lisa Board (part-time), Autonomic Cardiovascular Modulations during Ascent to Very High Altitude: Impact of Intermittent Hypoxic Pre-acclimation, Leeds Beckett University, supervised with Dr Theocharis Ispoglou

2012-2015, Dr Sean Wheatley, Fatness, Fitness And Cardiometabolic Health In Young People, Leeds Beckett University, supervised with Dr Claire Griffiths

2012-2015, Dr Simon Nichols, Cardiorespiratory And Vascular Adaptations To Routine Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation In The UK, University of Hull, supervised with Prof Sean Carroll

2010-2013, Dr Michelle Swainson, Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Function And Global Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Healthy Young-To-Middle Aged Adults, supervised with Prof Sean Carroll

2008-2011, Dr Rebecca Sloan, Prognostic Value Of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing In Patients With Suspected Heart Failure, Leeds Beckett University, supervised with Prof Sean Carroll

2008-2011, Dr Patrick Lander, The Role Of Pacing In Submaximal And Maximal Intensity Exercise: Impacts Of Environment And Protocol Manipulation, Leeds Beckett University, supervised with Dr Ron Butterly and Prof Andrew Edwards.

Current PhD supervisions 

2015-2018, Damien Gleadall-Siddall, University of Hull, supervised with Dr Andrew Garrett.

2015-2018, Stefan Birkett, University of Hull, supervised with Dr Simon Nichols and Dr Gordon McGregor.

2015-2019, Alaa Khushhal, University of Hull, supervised with Dr Grant Abt.

2017-2020, Sean Pymer, University of Hull, supervised with Prof Ian Chetter.

2017-2020, Tom Nickolay, University of Hull, supervised with Dr Angela Hoye and Dr Simon Nichols.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of Hull, 2001

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Hull, 2002

  • MSc, Leeds Beckett University, 1998

  • BSc Hons, University of Sunderland, 1997

External roles

Course director and examiner for the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (BACPR) exercise instructor training course.

Regularly reviewed manuscripts for the most prominent journals in the disciplinary area of cardiology and sport and exercise science, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology, European Journal of Heart Failure, International Journal of Cardiology, Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Journal of Sports Sciences.

Refereed Fellowship applications for the Medical Research Council (MRC), and project grants for Heart Research UK (HRUK), NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB), and he sits on Frimedbio panel 8 'Medicine, Health Sciences, and Biology' of the Research Council of Norway.

Section Editor (Rehabilitation) for BioMed Research International, Cogent Medicine (Sport & Exercise Science), and sits on the editorial advisory boards of Research in Sports Medicine, Open Heart Failure Journal, and Case Studies in Cardiology.

Received external funding from the British Heart Foundation, Department of Health, Department of Transport, and the Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust Fund.

Examined MRes, MPhil, and PhD theses at the universities of Brighton, Edge Hill, Essex, Hull, Kent, Leeds Beckett, and Liverpool John Moores.

Previously appointed external programme examiner for postgraduate sport and exercise science and cardiac rehabilitation pathways at the Universities of Sunderland and Essex. Currently external examiner for the MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Awards and accolades

2015 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Professional highlights

Prof Ingle has been invited to present at a number of international conferences including the European Society of Cardiology - Heart Failure, EuroPrevent, European College of Sports Science, and the ICSEMIS pre-Olympic conference.

In 2013, he was invited to speak at the Royal College of Physicians to an influential group of Consultant Cardiologists from the UK and US regarding the role of CPET in clinical practice.

He has also accepted invitations to present at a number of national conferences including British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, British Cardiovascular Society, and the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

He has been the first author on a number of high impact journal articles including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, International Journal of Cardiology, European Journal of Heart Failure, Heart, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, International Journal of Sports Medicine, amongst others.