mark fogarty

Dr Mark Fogarty

Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Faculty of Health Sciences

+44 (0) 1482 463270

Dr Mark Fogarty joined the University of Hull as a lecturer of exercise physiology in November 2012.

Prior to joining the University of Hull, he held an academic position at Edinburgh Napier University.

His PhD thesis investigated different modes of exercise and the use of natural and synthetic antioxidants supplements on free radical generation and their effects on macromolecules such as DNA, lipid and proteins.


Research Interests

  • Effects of exercise-induced oxidative stress and macromolecular damage with interests in age related disease pathology

Research groups

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Ulster (Dr Gareth Davison; Dr Conor McClean; Dr Ciara Hughes) as well with colleagues at Glamorgan University in Wales (Prof Damian Bailey).
  • Developed links with commercial food companies, such as Vitacress Salads and Baxters, and will seek to further work with these companies investigating the health-related benefits of the products they produce.


Bray, J.W., Fogarty, M., Barrett, S., Lovell, R., and Abt, G. 'Using Microtechnology to Evaluate the Between- and Within-Match Variability of Professional Twenty20 Cricket Fast Bowlers'. Professional Strength and Conditioning. December 2016.

Boukhemis Boukelia, R.C.R Davison, G.D. Florida-James, M.C. Fogarty. 'Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C'. European Journal of Applied Physiology. Nov 2016

Fogarty MC, Devito G, Hughes CM, Burke G, Brown JC, McEneny J, Brown D, McClean C, Davison GW. 'Effects of α-lipoic acid on mtDNA damage after isolated muscle contractions'. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Aug;45(8):1469-77

Fogarty MC, Hughes CM, Burke G, Brown JC, Davison GW. 'Acute and chronic watercress supplementation attenuates exercise-induced peripheral mononuclear cell DNA damage and lipid peroxidation'. British Journal of Nutrition. 2013 Jan;109(2):293-301

M.C. Fogarty, C.M. Hughes, G. Burke, J.C. Brown, T.R. Trinick, E. Duly, D.M. Bailey and G.W. Davison. 'Exercise induced lipid peroxidation: Implications for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage and systemic free radical generation'. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2011 Jan;52(1):35-42


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Introduction to Nutrition (Level 4)

Research PhDs

Dr Fogarty welcomes applications in

  • Exercise and Oxidative Stress
  • DNA Damage
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Exercise Biochemistry

Completed PhDs

  • James Bray (Submitted 2017). Co supervisor. Player loading and match Variability of Heart Rate, High-Speed Activity and Accelerometry in Twenty20 Cricket. Funded as a University of Hull staff member.
  • Eleanna Chalari (Submitted 2017). Principle Supervisor. Exercise induced Oxidative Stress: The implications of altering exercise modality and intensity. Self funded.
  • Zac Boukemis (Submitted 2014). Co Supervisor. Diurnal variation in physiological, psychological and immune responses to 10 km run performed in hot and cold environments. Faculty funded PhD studentship Edinburgh Napier University.

Current PhD supervisions

  • Nikki Bolton (2014-on going) Principle Supervisor. Exercise-induced mitochondrial DNA modification and dietary interventions: Implications for muscle health. Funded by a Faculty of Science and Engineering PhD studentship, University of Hull.
  • Rachel Burke (2014-on going). Co supervisor. Nutritional supplementation to improve physiological and cognitive function in highly stressful environments. Funded by a Faculty of Science and Engineering PhD studentship.


Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry. Exercise-induced Free Radical Generation and Macromolecular Damage, University of Ulster, supervised by Prof Gareth Davison and Dr Ciara Hughes. examined by Dr John Winder (internal - University of Ulster) and Professor Philip Jakeman (external - University of Limerick). Graduated Summer 2013.

External roles

  • Presented key research findings at national (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) and international (International comet assay conferences; American College of Sport Medicine) conferences.
  • Invited reviewer for several leading publications (International Journal of Sport Medicine; Journal of Sport Sciences; European Journal of Sport Science).

Awards and accolades

External Grants

  • "The role of Xylitol on total calorie intake in healthy adults". £2,500 awarded Aug 2017 by Totally Sweet (PI).
  • "The impact of acute watercress ingestion on exercise performance in elite cyclists". £15,000 awarded July 2017 by Vitacress Salads (PI)
  • “The impact of a simulated 45min soccer protocol on knee pain and quality of life: the role of inflammation”. £95,438 awarded September 2016 by Reckitt Benckiser (PI).
  • “The quantification of caffeine absorption rates following the application of a trans dermal spray”. £2,500 awarded September 2014 by TDT Technologies (PI).
  • “The efficacy of acute watercress supplementation compared to a synthetic antioxidant and the relationship with DNA oxidation during exercise”. £12,000 awarded September 2013 by Vitacress salads (PI).
  • “The relationship between oxidative stress, DNA damage and terminal heart failure patients”. £3,971 awarded April 2013 by the Hull & East Riding Cardiac Trust Fund.
  • “The effects of acute supplementation with ASEA on exercise performance in elite cycling”. £2500 awarded January 2013 by ASEA.
  • “Isolation and quantification of DNA damage in the sub-populations of white blood cells”. £1,080 awarded June 2010 by the Nuffield Foundation to fund a six week studentship designed to develop a research interests in undergraduate students.
  • “Acute and chronic watercress supplementation attenuates exercise-induced peripheral mononuclear cell DNA damage and lipid peroxidation”. £1,200 soft funding awarded in September 2010 by Vitacress salads.