Dr Rebecca Vince

Lecturer in Health Physiology/ Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences

rebecca.vince@hull.ac.uk

01482 463176

Dr Rebecca Vince graduated in Biomedical Science at the University of Hull in 2005 and stayed on to complete a PhD identifying novel peptide sequences which bind to MRSA for targeted photodynamic therapy of chronic wounds.

Research

Research Interests

  • Exercise ‘prehabilitation’ to prepare people better for the stresses of surgical interventions

  • Exercise, nutritional and lifestyle interventions in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), type 2 diabetes and obesity

  • Nutrition in health, disease and sports performance / recovery

  • Endothelial response, microparticles and heat shock proteins under normal, stressed and diseased states and the potential role of exercise/diet in preconditioning to attenuate the response

  • Cell surface antigen expression as potential biomarkers of inflammation and decompression illness

Research groups

  • Exercise, Health and Sports Psychology research group at the University of Hull

  • Collaborates with colleagues from the Faculty of Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences and HYMS) and externally with City Health Care Partnerships (Hull and East Riding).

Publications

Kirk R J, Peart D, Madden L A and Vince R V, 'Effect of strenuous physical exercise on the endothelial microparticle release in healthy individuals', European Journal of Sports Science, 14(4), pp 345-352 (2014)

Kahal H, Aburima A, Ungvari T, Rigby A S, Dawson A, Coady A, Vince R V, Ajjan R A, Kilpatrick E S, Naseem K M and Atkin S L, 'Polycystic ovary syndrome has no independent effect on vascular, inflammatory or thrombotic markers when matched for obesity', Clinical Endocrinology, 79(2), pp 252-258 (2013)

Peart D, Kirk R J, Madden L A, Siegler C J and Vince R V, 'The influence of exogenous carbohydrate provision and pre-exercise alkalosis on the heat shock protein response to prolonged interval cycling', Amino Acids, 44(3), pp 903-910 (2013)

Peart D, Siegler J and Vince R V, 'Practical Recommendations for Coaches and Athletes: A Meta-Analysis of Sodium Bicarbonate for Athletic Performance', The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(7), pp 1975-83 (2012)

Vince R V, Midgley A W, Laden G and Madden L A, 'The effect of hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning on heat shock protein 72 expression following in vitro stress in human monocytes', Cell Stress and Chaperones, 16(3), pp 339-343 (2011)

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (Level 5)

  • Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease (Level 5)

  • Ergogenic Aids (Level 6)

Research PhDs

  • Exercise / nutritional preconditioning and rehabilitation strategies in disease and prior to surgery

  • Exercise / nutritional strategies in obesity, type 2 diabetes and PCOS

  • Exercise and nutrition, particularly ergogenic aids / nutritional supplements to improve sport performance and aid in recovery

  • Exercise Biochemistry

Completed PhDs

  • Dr Matthew Northgraves, Exercise prehabilitation in colorectal cancer surgery patients : the effects on physical functioning, health related quality of life and markers of cellular protection, 2012-2015, primary supervisor in collaboration with Prof John MacFie/Mr John Hartley (HYMS), Dr Leigh Madden (Biological Sciences) and Phil Marshall (SHES)

  • Dr Chris Wilcox, The Development and Optimisation of a Hip Injury Screen and Intervention Protocol within Elite Ice Hockey Athletes, 2009-2014, primary supervisor in collaboration with Dr Hollie White (SHES)

  • Dr Richard Kirk, Endothelial function response to different modes of acute and chronic exercise in both healthy and diseased populations, 2010-2013, primary supervisor in collaboration with Dr Leigh Madden (Biological Sciences) and Prof Steve Atkin (HYMS)

  • Dr Dan Peart, The effect of exercise on heat shock protein expression and markers of oxidative stress, 2009-2012, primary supervisor in collaboration with Dr Jason Siegler (SHES)

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Sam Orange, The efficacy of home based strength and conditioning interventions in an obese population, 2015-2018, pimary supervisor in collaboration with Phil Marshall (SHES) and Dr Leigh Madden (Biological Sciences)

  • Jessica Roebuck, The efficacy of home-based strength and conditioning interventions in obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, 2017-2020, co-supervisor in collaboration with Phil Marshall (SHES)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Biomedical Science, Identification of MRSA specific peptides and expression of peptide containing recombinant proteins for targeted photodynamic therapy, University of Hull

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, First Class, University of Hull

External roles

  • Invited reviewer for numerous physiology, health, nutrition and biochemistry journals

Awards and accolades

  • Principal Investigator for research project, ‘Assessing the Health Economics of two home-based exercise programmes in obese adults’, £10,000 awarded by the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG (2018)