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If you would like to find out more about the Active Health Exercise Lab, then please email active.health@uhi.ac.uk

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Dr Daniel Crabtree

Dr Daniel Crabtree

Research Fellow, Physical Activity & Health

Daniel Crabtree

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I am a Research Fellow with a background in nutrition and exercise metabolism. I am interested in the relationship between diet and physical activity in weight management and disease prevention. I also have an interest in appetite control and gut-brain interactions.

Main research interests

  • Effects of physical activity on metabolic health
  • The use of dietary interventions for weight management
  • Mechanisms underlying appetite control

Full research profile; My publications, activities and projects

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Kirsty Hickson RD

Kirsty Hickson RD

Research Technician, Active Health Group

Kirsty Hickson

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As well as being the team’s technician I am a registered dietitian. I’ve worked for many years in research, the food industry and medical device industry as well as clinical dietetics. I’m particularly interested in the roles of nutrition and activity in the prevention and rehabilitation of disease and am fortunate that my dual role in the team allows me to be involved in both aspects.

Main research interests

The effects of lifestyle and nutrition in health and disease.

Full research profile; My publications, activities and projects

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Dr Matthew Fraser

Dr Matthew Fraser

Post-doc researcher, physical activity and health

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I am a post-doctoral researcher with a background in applied sport and exercise science and environmental psychology. I am interested in the use of digital technology to improve aspects of health, wellbeing and performance. I also have an interest in various strategies to improve levels of physical activity and mental health.

Main research interests

  • Effects of digital technology on increasing physical activity.
  • The effects of green exercise on health parameters.
  • Physical activity and exercise.

Full research profile; My publications, activities and projects

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Jed McKernie

Jed McKernie

Sports Lecturer, Inverness College UHI

Jed McKernie

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I am a postgraduate researcher studying on the Exercise Physiology, Training and Nutrition MRes programme. My project is entitled “The science of shinty: a needs analysis and training considerations” and aims to develop an athlete profile. I have a background in the physical preparation of athletes in a range of sports including football and downhill mountain biking.

Main research interests

  • The use of technology in testing and monitoring athletes.
  • Physical preparation of athletes.