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Dr Gavin Tempest

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Gavin completed his PhD training at the University of South Australia which examined the neural basis of affective responses during exercise using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS; a non-invasive neuroimaging technique). He completed his initial postdoctoral training at Tomsk State University (Russia) and then escaped the Siberian winter to thaw out at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera. His postdoc work examined the effects of exercise upon cognitive function and creativity using NIRS. He then moved stateside to Stanford University where he examined the effectiveness of exercise to improve brain function and symptoms in childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 2019, Gavin was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation.

Gavin Tempest

Gavin's broad research theme examines the neurophysiological and psychological effects of physical activity participation in children and adults.

Gavin has a particular interest in perceptual responses to exercise (effort, affect and arousal) and how they can influence positive physical activity behaviours.

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  • Aerobic Exercise, Cognitive Performance, and Brain Activity in Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Van Riper, S., Tempest, G., Piccirilli, A., Ma, Q., Reiss, A. 1 Aug 2023, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Understanding Children's Cycling Behavior From the Socio-Ecological Perspective, Yesiltepe, D., Pepping, R., Ling, F., Tempest, G., Mauw, S., Janssen, M., Hettinga, F. 29 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • DE-PASS Best Evidence Statement (BESt): Modifiable determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years– A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis, Khudair, M., Marcuzzi, A., Ng, K., Tempest, G., Bartoš, F., Peric, R., Maier, M., Beccia, F., Boccia, S., Brandes, M., Cardon, G., Carlin, A., Castagna, C., Chaabene, H., Chalkley, A., Ciaccioni, S., Cieślińska-Świder, J., Čingienė, V., Cortis, C., Corvino, C., de Geus, E., Di Baldassarre, A., Di Credico, A., Drid, P., Fernandez Tarazaga, R., Gallè, F., García Sánchez, E., Gebremariam, M., Ghinassi, B., Goudas, M., Hayes, G., Honorio, S., Izzicupo, P., Jahre, H., Jelsma, J., Juric, P., Kolovelonis, A., Kongsvold, A., Kouidi, E., Mansergh, F., Masanovic, B., Mekonnen, T., Jarle Mork, P., Murphy, M., O'Hara, K., Ozbil Torun, A., Palumbo, F., Popovic, S., Prieske, O., Puharic, Z., Ribeiro, J., Rumbold, P., Sandu, P., Sorić, M., Stavnsbo, M., Syrmpas, I., Van Der Ploeg, H., Van Hoye, A., Vilela, S., Woods, C., Wunsch, K., Capranica, L., MacDonncha, C., Ling, F. 20 Sep 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • Exercisers' Affective and Enjoyment Responses: A Meta-Analytic and Meta-Regression Review, Tavares, V., Schuch, F., Tempest, G., Parfitt, G., Oliveira Neto, L., Galvão-Coelho, N., Hackett, D. 1 Oct 2021, In: Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Reliability and validity of physical fitness tests in people with mental disorders: A systematic review and meta‐analysis, de Oliveira Tavares, V., Vancampfort, D., Hallgren, M., Heissel, A., Chaparro, C., Solmi, M., Tempest, G., de Oliveira Neto, L., Galvão‐Coelho, N., Firth, J., Schuch, F. 1 Jul 2021, In: Physiotherapy Research International
  • Put on your (fNIRS) thinking cap: frontopolar activation during augmented state creativity, Tempest, G., Radel, R. 5 Nov 2019, In: Behavioural Brain Research
  • The utility of functional near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring cortical activity during cycling exercise, Tempest, G., Reiss, A. 1 May 2019, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Impact of Physical and Cognitive Exertion on Cognitive Control, Davranche, K., Tempest, G., Gajdos, T., Radel, R. 27 Nov 2018, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • The importance of understanding the underlying physiology of exercise when designing exercise interventions for brain health, Smith, A., Hendy, A., Tempest, G. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Physiology
  • The long and winding road: effects of exercise intensity and type upon sustained attention, Radel, R., Tempest, G., Brisswalter, J. 15 Oct 2018, In: Physiology & Behavior

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