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Joel Borges Pinto Ferreira da Rocha

Lecturer

  • 32 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20132019
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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 2013 2019

  • 32 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 12 Abstract
  • 8 Article
  • 3 Poster
  • 2 Meeting Abstract

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

Open Access
Architectural Accessibility
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Exercise
Muscles
Oxygen
Open Access
File
Thermogenesis
Energy Intake
Exercise
Energy Metabolism
Research

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., 15 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Oxygen
Muscles
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Myoglobin

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., 23 Jul 2019, In : Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 269, 7 p., 103258.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Architectural Accessibility
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Muscles
Linear Models
Oxygen

Datasets

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

Dataset