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Joel Borges Pinto Ferreira da Rocha

Lecturer

  • 33 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20132020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Before joining Abertay University in 2016, I was a Post-Doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin examining the effect of age and sex on the time course and mechanisms of adaptation in cardiovascular and metabolic health with exercise training in type 2 diabetes.

I completed my degree in Sports Science and Physical Education at the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2007 before moving to the UK to study an MSc in Sports Science at Loughborough University.

While at Loughborough, I undertook a research project on the effects of high-intensity aerobic exercise on the appetite-regulating hormone acylated ghrelin.

I hold a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University on the effects of exercise on hunger, food intake and physical activity energy expenditure.

Currently, my research interests include:

  • Metabolic adaptations and exercise tolerance in Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and ageing
  • Exercise and appetite control
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Teaching

Joel's teaching focuses on the areas of exercise physiology, physical activity and health.

Research interests

Joel's research interests fit mainly within the broad area of physical activity and health, however, he also welcomes any enquiries with regards to potential collaborations in the area of human performance.

 

Main areas of interest include:

- Metabolic adaptations and exercise tolerance in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and ageing

- Exercise and appetite control

- Physical activity and sedentary behaviour

 

Student supervision

Joel has experience supervising master's and PhD students and welcomes enquiries from prospective research students in any of the above areas of research.

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Research Output

  • 33 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 14 Abstract
  • 8 Article
  • 3 Poster
  • 2 Meeting Abstract

Characterising grey seals' blubber structure

Oller, L., Rocha, J., Dagleish, M. & Bennett, K., 10 Jan 2020, p. 5-5. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
  • Effect of type 2 diabetes in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental exercise in older individuals

    McDermott, A. D., Gildea, N., Nevin, A., Rocha, J., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M., 10 Jul 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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  • Influence of priming exercise on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during moderate-intensity cycling in type 2 diabetes

    Rocha, J., Gildea, N., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egaña, M., 14 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 127, 4, p. 1140-1149 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Influence of type 2 diabetes on muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental cycle exercise

    Gildea, N., Rocha, J., McDermott, A., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egaña, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 269, 7 p., 103258.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    An acute bout of cycling does not induce compensatory responses in pre-menopausal women not using hormonal contraceptives

    Borges Pinto Ferreira da Rocha, J. (Creator), Paxman, J. (Creator), Dalton, C. (Creator), Hopkins, M. (Creator), Broom, D. (Creator), Sheffield Hallum Research Data Archive (SHURDA), 5 Jun 2018

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