Active Health Exercise Lab

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The Active Health Exercise Lab (AHXL) was formed in 2018, thanks to funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal and is located within the University of the Highlands and Islands, Centre for Health Science, Inverness.

Active Health Exercise Lab equipment

The primary aim of the AHXL research team is to combine expertise within the areas of physical activity, nutrition and biochemistry to help prevent and manage disease. Collectively, their work creates opportunities to drive research that can have significant impact on health and wellbeing in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

For us to conduct our research we rely on volunteers from the public, so please take a look at the research studies we are currently offering. By volunteering to participate in our research, you will be contributing to research-led developments in healthcare improvement. In addition, our studies also offer individual feedback related to your general health and/or diet and/or physical fitness.

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

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Dr David Muggeridge

Dr David Muggeridge

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Exercise & Cardiovascular Health

David Muggeridge

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I am a postdoctoral researcher with a background in sport and exercise physiology. I am particularly interested in novel interventions to improve sport performance and/ or cardiovascular health. I am also interested in the use of wearable technology within these settings. In my current role we are aiming to advance cardiac health care by utilising interventions, technology and novel diagnostics.

Main research interests

  • Dietary nitrate supplementation for sport performance and cardiovascular health
  • The use of wearable technology for patient monitoring
  • Novel interventions for cardiovascular health

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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I am a Registered Dietitian and have worked in research, clinical dietetics and industry for several years. The role of nutrition, activity and lifestyle in the prevention and rehabilitation of disease conditions is of particular interest to me. I am also very interested in the role of antioxidants in disease states.

Main research interests

The effects of lifestyle and nutrition in health and disease.

Full research profile; My publications, activities and projects