Josh Thorley

  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: January 2021
Primary supervisor: Dr Tom Clifford
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Stephen Bailey / Professor Lettie Bishop / Dr Neil Martin

Josh graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2017 with a first-class Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Following this, he was awarded the University’s Jubilee Scholarship in order to undertake a Masters by Research in Exercise Immunology. This research project investigated the influence of intensified aerobic exercise on neutrophilic pro-inflammatory cytokine production. In late 2020, Josh was awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma (distinction) from the Institute of Performance Nutrition. Josh began a funded PhD studentship at Loughborough University in January 2021 which focuses on the field of Exercise Redox Biology.


Josh’s PhD research will investigate the influence of exercise and dietary interventions on promoting redox adaptation and mitigating oxidative stress.