School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Patrick Highton

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PhD student

Patrick graduated with a first class degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham in 2013, and then obtained a distinction on the MSc Exercise Physiology course at Loughborough University in 2014.  Following this, he worked as a Research Assistant with the Leicester Kidney Exercise Team at the Leicester General Hospital, assisting in the delivery of many different research projects involving exercise and nutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease.  He started his PhD at Loughborough University in 2015, in collaboration with the Leicester Kidney Exercise Team and the University of Leicester.

Project Title: Exercise, Inflammation and Immune Function in End Stage Renal Disease

Project Summary: Investigating how both acute bouts of aerobic exercise and aerobic exercise training influence chronic low-grade inflammation and cellular immunity in end stage renal disease patients, primarily renal transplant recipients and haemodialysis patients, with the aim to inform exercise interventions and prescriptions in a clinical setting.