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Professor Sean Carroll

Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Summary

Lead, Research Excellence Framework (REF), Unit of Assessment, Sport and Exercise Science/ Programme Leader, Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. Professor Sean Carroll re-joined the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Hull in October 2011 and was Head of Department from 2012-16. His personal and collaborative research has centred on both exercise / fitness epidemiology and integrative human exercise physiology and its relation to cardiovascular health and disease. He has a particular interest in lipidology / endocrinology and cardiovascular metabolism. Professor Carroll was appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Academic Department of Cardiology, University of Hull. He is President and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine's Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk academic section.

Journal Article

Low skeletal muscle mass is associated with low aerobic capacity and increased mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease - a CARE CR study

Nichols, S., O'Doherty, A. F., Taylor, C., Clark, A. L., Carroll, S., & Ingle, L. (2019). Low skeletal muscle mass is associated with low aerobic capacity and increased mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease - a CARE CR study. Clinical physiology and functional imaging, 39(1), 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpf.12539

Is cardiorespiratory fitness related to cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease? A CARE CR study

Nichols, S., Taylor, C., Page, R., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Nation, F., Goodman, T., …Ingle, L. (2018). Is cardiorespiratory fitness related to cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease? A CARE CR study. Sports Medicine - Open, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-018-0138-z

Estimated peak functional capacity: an accurate method for assessing change in peak oxygen consumption after cardiac rehabilitation?

Nichols, S., Gleadall-Siddall, D. O., Antony, R., Clark, A. L., Cleland, J. G. F., Carroll, S., & Ingle, L. (2018). Estimated peak functional capacity: an accurate method for assessing change in peak oxygen consumption after cardiac rehabilitation?. Clinical physiology and functional imaging, 38(4), 681-688. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpf.12468

The repeatability of the abbreviated (4-h) Oral Fat Tolerance Test and influence of prior acute aerobic exercise

O’Doherty, A. F., Sathyapalan, T., Rigby, A. S., Ingle, L., & Carroll, S. (2018). The repeatability of the abbreviated (4-h) Oral Fat Tolerance Test and influence of prior acute aerobic exercise. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(1), 309-318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1320-z

CARE CR-Cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory Adaptations to Routine Exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation: a study protocol for a community-based controlled study with criterion methods

Nichols, S., Nation, F., Goodman, T., Clark, A. L., Carroll, S., & Ingle, L. (2018). CARE CR-Cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory Adaptations to Routine Exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation: a study protocol for a community-based controlled study with criterion methods. BMJ open, 8(1), e019216. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019216

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Carroll welcomes application's related to his areas of research focus. Completed PhDs - A O'Doherty (2018) The Effects of acute exercise and nutritional interventions on postprandial lipid metabolism, University of Hull, (co-supervised with Prof Lee Ingle) - C Taylor (2017) Supervised exercise training, submaximal cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term all-cause mortality in participants undergoing community-based cardiac rehabilitation, University of Hull (co-supervised with Prof Lee Ingle) - E. Chalari (2017) The effect of intermittent exercise on biomarkers of oxidative stress, University of Hull (supervisory team member with Dr Mark Fogarty and Dr Huw Jones) - S. Nicholls (2015) The Cardiorespiratory and Vascular Adaptations to a Standard UK Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, University of Hull (co-supervised with Prof Lee Ingle) - M G Mellis (2013) Physical activity, cardiorespiratory function and global cardiovascular disease risk in healthy young to middle-aged adults, Leeds Metropolitan University (co-supervised with Prof Lee Ingle) - R R Sloan (2012) The prognostic significance of cardiopulmonary exercise test variables in patients with suspected heart failure, Leeds Metropolitan University (collaborative research project with Dept of Academic Cardiology, University of Hull, co-supervised with Prof Lee Ingle) - J.P. Hobkirk (2011) Hypertriglyceridemia, small dense low-density lipoprotein and cardiometabolic risk stratification in paediatric obesity, Leeds Metropolitan University (co-supervised with Prof Rod King) Current PhD supervisions - Emma Whatley, PhD, 2014-date (co-supervised with Dr. J. Hobkirk) The relative energy deficiency syndrome and determinants of whole body and regional bone mineral density in female and male athletes - Richard Page, PhD, 2014-date (co-supervised with Dr. J. Hobkirk) Physical activity/exercise, postprandial lipaemia and liver function in apparently healthy participants and patients with coronary heart disease - Fiona Nation, PhD, 2016-date (co-supervised with Dr. Simon Nichols) The Oxygen uptake efficiency plateau as a submaximal measure of cardiorespiratory fitness and adaptation to exercise training in healthy participants and patients with coronary heart disease - Dr Yama Haqzad, MD, 2015-date (co-supervised with Dr J Hobkirk and Prof M Loubani, Hull East Yorkshire NHS Trust) Lipogenic and oxidative gene profiles controlling myocardial energy metabolism and cardiac lipid accumulation in Type 2 diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing cardiac surgery - Dr Zaheer Tahir, MD, 2017-date (co-supervised with Dr J Hobkirk and Prof M Loubani, Hull East Yorkshire NHS Trust) Dicholoroacetate and cardiac energy metabolism in response to ischaemia and re-perfusion