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Dr Rebecca Vince

Lecturer in Physiology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Sport, Health and Exercise 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.

Undergraduate

Programmes taught on:

- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition

- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Modules list:

- Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease (Level 5/6)

- Nutrition in Specialist Sporting Populations (Level 5/6)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Resistance training leads to large improvements in strength and moderate improvements in physical function in adults who are overweight or obese: a systematic review

Orange, S. T., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (2020). Resistance training leads to large improvements in strength and moderate improvements in physical function in adults who are overweight or obese: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 66(4), 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2020.09.009

Impaired heat shock protein 72 expression in women with polycystic ovary syndrome following a supervised exercise programme

Vince, R. V., Kirk, R. J., Aye, M. M., Atkin, S. L., & Madden, L. A. (2020). Impaired heat shock protein 72 expression in women with polycystic ovary syndrome following a supervised exercise programme. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 25(1), 73-80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12192-019-01048-1

Feasibility of a novel exercise prehabilitation programme in patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery: a feasibility randomised controlled trial

Northgraves, M. J., Arunachalam, L., Madden, L. A., Marshall, P., Hartley, J. E., MacFie, J., & Vince, R. V. (2019). Feasibility of a novel exercise prehabilitation programme in patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-05098-0

Effect of home-based resistance training performed with or without a high-speed component in adults with severe obesity

Orange, S. T., Marshall, P., Madden, L. A., & Vince, R. V. (in press). Effect of home-based resistance training performed with or without a high-speed component in adults with severe obesity. Translational Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1002/tsm2.115

The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects

Al-Qaissi, A., Alqarni, S., Javed, Z., Atkin, S. L., Sathyapalan, T., Vince, R., & Madden, L. A. (2019). The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects. Endocrine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-019-02059-9

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