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Professor Sean Carroll

Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Faculty and Department

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

Professor Carroll was appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Academic Department of Cardiology, University of Hull. He is a former Section President and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine's Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic academic section.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Ratings of perceived exertion at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in people with coronary heart disease: A CARE CR study

Nichols, S., Engin, B., Carroll, S., Buckley, J., & Ingle, L. (2021). Ratings of perceived exertion at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in people with coronary heart disease: A CARE CR study. Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine, 64(6), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2020.101462

Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers

Marsden, A. J., Riley, D. R., Birkett, S., Rodriguez-Barucg, Q., Guinn, B. A., Carroll, S., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Love is in the hair: arginine methylation of human hair proteins as novel cardiovascular biomarkers. Amino acids, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-021-03024-5

The Rating of Perceived Exertion at the Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease - Prescribing Implications for Exercise-Based Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: A CARE CR study

Nichols, S., Engin, B., Carroll, S., Buckley, J., & Ingle, L. (in press). The Rating of Perceived Exertion at the Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease - Prescribing Implications for Exercise-Based Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: A CARE CR study. Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine,

The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review

O'Caroll, G., King, S. L., Carroll, S., Perry, J., & Vanicek, N. (in press). The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review. Brain Injury, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2020.1812117

Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication

Pymer, S., Ibeggazene, S., Palmer, J., Smith, G. E., Carroll, S., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2021). Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 41(3), 188-193. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000551

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Carroll welcomes application's related to his areas of research focus.

Completed PhD/MDs

- Emma Whatley (2020) The relative energy deficiency syndrome and determinants of whole body and regional bone mineral density in female and male athletes

- Dr Yama Haqzad, MD, 2019 Lipogenic and oxidative gene profiles controlling myocardial energy metabolism and cardiac lipid accumulation in Type 2 diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing cardiac surgery (co-supervised with Dr J Hobkirk and Prof M Loubani, Hull East Yorkshire NHS Trust)

- 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

- 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 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