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Dr Rebecca Vince

Lecturer in Physiology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

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.

She joined the Sport, Health and Exercise Department in 2008 teaching physiology and nutrition and is involved in multiple research projects in biochemistry and physiology as well as both sport and health nutrition.

Journal Article

Dynamic change in insulin resistance induced by free fatty acids is unchanged though insulin sensitivity improves following endurance exercise in PCOS

Aye, M. M., Butler, A. E., Kilpatrick, E. S., Kirk, R., Vince, R., Rigby, A. S., …Atkin, S. L. (2018). Dynamic change in insulin resistance induced by free fatty acids is unchanged though insulin sensitivity improves following endurance exercise in PCOS. Frontiers in endocrinology, 9(OCT), https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2018.00592

Can sit-to-stand muscle power explain the ability to perform functional tasks in adults with severe obesity"

Orange, S. T., Marshall, P., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (2019). Can sit-to-stand muscle power explain the ability to perform functional tasks in adults with severe obesity?. Journal of sports sciences, 37(11), 1227-1234. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1553500

Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Kirk, R. J., Madden, L. A., Peart, D. J., Aye, M. M., Atkin, S. L., & Vince, R. V. (2019). Circulating endothelial microparticles reduce in concentration following an exercise programme in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10(MAR), https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00200

The effect of exenatide on cardiovascular risk markers in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dawson, A. J., Sathyapalan, T., Vince, R., Coady, A., Ajjan, R. A., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effect of exenatide on cardiovascular risk markers in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00189

Exercise prehabilitation in elective intra-cavity surgery: A role within the ERAS pathway" A narrative review

Orange, S. T., Northgraves, M. J., Marshall, P., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (2018). Exercise prehabilitation in elective intra-cavity surgery: A role within the ERAS pathway? A narrative review. International journal of surgery, 56, 328-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.04.054

Research interests

Becky's personal and collaborative research spans both health-based and sport-based research around:

1.) Using a personalised medicine approach in a range of settings (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cancer, ageing/frailty)

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

3.) Exercise/nutritional ‘prehabilitation’ (a strategy to increase functional capacity/physical fitness prior to a physiological stressor such as surgery) either through exercise (resistance and/or aerobic) or through other interventions (nutrition)

4.) Nutrition in health and disease

5.) The cellular stress response in healthy and diseased states e.g. heat shock proteins, endothelial microparticles, oxidative stress

6.) The endothelial response in diseased states or diving/decompression illness

7.) Nutritional supplementation for sports performance/recovery investigating the effects of ergogenic aids/nutritional supplements to improve sport performance and aid in recovery, covering a broad interest in all nutritional supplements and diet plans across all sports

Postgraduate supervision

Self-funded PhD/MSc projects are available in the area of personalised medicine (exercise/diet), obesity/type 2 diabetes/PCOS, nutrition (in sport/disease), the human stress response and endothelial function.

For example:

• Using our individualised exercise App for personalised medicine in a variety of settings (e.g. obesity, diabetes, PCOS, cancer, ageing/frailty)

• Exercise, nutritional and lifestyle interventions in PCOS, T2D and obesity

• Exercise/nutritional ‘prehabilitation’ (a strategy to increase functional capacity/physical fitness prior to a physiological stressor such as surgery)

• Nutrition in health and disease

• Nutrition and supplementation for sports performance/recovery

• The cellular stress response