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Professor Sean Carroll

Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation 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

High-intensity interval training in patients with intermittent claudication

Pymer, S., Harwood, A. E., Prosser, J., Waddell, A., Rhavindhran, B., McGregor, G., …Chetter, I. C. (2023). High-intensity interval training in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 78(4), 1048-1056.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2023.05.045

Serum transthyretin and aminotransferases are associated with lean mass in people with coronary heart disease: Further insights from the CARE-CR study

James, E., Goodall, S., Nichols, S., Walker, K., Carroll, S., O’Doherty, A. F., & Ingle, L. (2023). Serum transthyretin and aminotransferases are associated with lean mass in people with coronary heart disease: Further insights from the CARE-CR study. Frontiers in Medicine, 10, Article 1094733. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2023.1094733

Metabolic risk is associated with sociodemographic characteristics in adolescents from both rural and urban regions from southern Brazil

de Souza, S., Francisco de Castro Silveira, J., Marques, K. C., Gaya, A. R., Franke, S. I. R., Renner, J. D. P., …Reuter, C. P. (2022). Metabolic risk is associated with sociodemographic characteristics in adolescents from both rural and urban regions from southern Brazil. BMC Pediatrics, 22(1), Article 324. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03386-z

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. (2021). 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, 64(6), Article 101462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2020.101462

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), Article 101462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2020.101462

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

HIV infection, cardiac dysfunction and effects of rehabilitation in patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy

Funder

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Grant

£57,000.00

Started

3 January 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Digital delivery of lifestyle behaviour change in patients requiring cardiac surgery? A scoping exercise focusing on patients and healthcare professionals

Funder

British Heart Foundation

Grant

£7,850.00

Started

12 September 2022

Status

Complete

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

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