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Prof John Saxton

Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

John Saxton graduated from Loughborough University in 1990 before embarking upon PhD research in skeletal muscle physiology at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.

Following a period of post-doctoral work, he undertook lectureships at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Sheffield, before working as a research physiologist in Health and Safety Executive research laboratories in Sheffield.

He then spent 10 years at Sheffield Hallam University, where he led the Active Health Research Group and was Principal Investigator for several randomised controlled exercise trials with clinical populations, including cardiovascular disease and cancer patients.

In March 2010, he joined the University of East Anglia as a position in Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UEA and held the leadership positions of Associate Dean for Enterprise and Engagement (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) and Post Graduate Research Director for the School of Health Sciences.

John Saxton

Campus Address

Northumberland Building
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Physiology PhD June 30 1994
  • Fellow British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2014
  • Ordinary Member Physiological Society 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Neurostructural and neurophysiological correlates of multiple sclerosis physical fatigue, Ellison, P., Goodall, S., Kennedy, N., Dawes, H., Clark, A., Pomeroy, V., Duddy, M., Baker, M., Saxton, J. 12 Jan 2021, In: Neuropsychology Review
  • Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, Ashton, R., Aning, J., Tew, G., Robson, W., Saxton, J. 18 Jan 2021, In: Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Cancer prevention through weight control-where are we in 2020?, Anderson, A., Renehan, A., Saxton, J., Bell, J., Cade, J., Cross, A., King, A., Riboli, E., Sniehotta, F., Treweek, S., Martin, R. 25 Nov 2020, In: British Journal of Cancer
  • Cancer survivorship, excess body fatness and weight-loss intervention-where are we in 2020?, Anderson, A., Martin, R., Renehan, A., Cade, J., Copson, E., Cross, A., Grimmett, C., Keaver, L., King, A., Riboli, E., Shaw, C., Saxton, J. 25 Nov 2020, In: British Journal of Cancer
  • Effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions amongst adults attending colorectal and breast cancer screening, Orange, S., Hicks, K., Saxton, J. 8 Nov 2020, In: Cancer Causes and Control
  • Effects of short-term, medium-term and long-term resistance exercise training on cardiometabolic health outcomes in adults, Ashton, R., Tew, G., Aning, J., Gilbert, S., Lewis, L., Saxton, J. 1 Mar 2020, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise-induced attenuation of treatment side-effects in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer beginning androgen-deprivation therapy, Ndjavera, W., Orange, S., O'Doherty, A., Leicht, A., Rochester, M., Mills, R., Saxton, J. 1 Jan 2020, In: BJU International
  • The Role of Self-Determination in Changing Physical Activity Behavior in People Diagnosed With Bowel Polyps, Lewis, L., Shaw, B., Banerjee, S., Dieguez, P., Hernon, J., Belshaw, N., Saxton, J. 1 Feb 2020, In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
  • The serological responses to acute exercise in humans reduce cancer cell growth in vitro, Orange, S., Jordan, A., Saxton, J. 18 Nov 2020, In: Physiological Reports
  • Using qualitative and co-design methods to inform the development of an intervention to support and improve physical activity in childhood cancer survivors: a study protocol for BEing Active after ChildhOod caNcer (BEACON), Brown, M., Araújo-Soares, V., Skinner, R., Glaser, A., Sarwar, N., Saxton, J., Montague, K., Hall, J., Burns, O., Sharp, L. Dec 2020, In: BMJ Open

PGR Supervision

  • Clare Wade Start: 22/05/2018
  • Paula Ellison Neurophysiological correlate of multiple sclerosis fatigue and the feasibility of progressive resistance exercise for ameliorating symptoms of fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis Start: 01/10/2014
  • Ruth Ashton Supported progressive resistance training for countering the adverse side effects of prostate cancer treatment Start: 01/10/2015
  • Clare Wade Start: 22/05/2018
  • Paula Ellison Neurophysiological correlate of multiple sclerosis fatigue and the feasibility of progressive resistance exercise for ameliorating symptoms of fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis Start: 01/10/2014
  • Ruth Ashton Supported progressive resistance training for countering the adverse side effects of prostate cancer treatment Start: 01/10/2015


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