School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Staff

Dr Laura Barrett

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Laura Barrett has a BSc in Physical Education, Sports Science and Chemistry (Loughborough) and a PhD in Exercise Physiology (Loughborough).

Laura's doctoral research was on the effect of exercise on cardiovascular risk factors in children and the effect of intermittent games activity on postprandial lipaemia in adolescents and young adults. Laura completed her PhD in November 2004 and following this took up a Research Associate post in the Institute of Youth Sport at Loughborough University.

In September 2005 she joined the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre at Exeter University where she worked as a Research Fellow. Laura returned to Loughborough in September 2007 to take up the post of Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

Laura's primary research interest concerns paediatric exercise physiology and health. In particular the influence of exercise on cardiovascular risk factors and on postprandial lipaemia in young people.

Invited reviewer for Annals of Human Biology, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sport Sciences, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

  • Armstrong, N., Barrett, L.A. and Welsman, J.R., ''Cardiorespiratory training during childhood and adolescence'', Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, 3, January 2007, 17-25.
  • Barrett, L.A., Morris, J.G., Stensel, D.J. and Nevill, M.E., ''Effects of intermittent games activity on postprandial lipemia in young adults'', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(7), 1st July 2006, 1282-1287.
  • Barrett, L.A., Morris, J.G., Stensel, D.J. and Nevill, M.E., ''Exercise and postprandial plasma triacylglycerol concentrations in healthy adolescent boys'', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(1), January 2007.