Education
School of EDUCATION
University College Cork
Cork

E: john@johnbradley.email

I did an undergraduate honours degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, then a PhD linking Biochemistry to Exercise Physiology at the University of Glasgow (Thesis titled: Lactate Production and the Redox State of Muscle). My philosophy is in applying science, linking scientific theory with practical application to reinforce the benefits of exercise and improve athletic performance. My extensive science background is supplemented with sporting experience as a competitive swimmer, representing Great Britain as a Senior International at numerous events including World University Games, European Sprint Championships and World Short Course Finals. I am currently a Technical Member of the Irish Institute of Sport, providing support for talented Irish athletes to ensure high performance and athletic achievement at the highest level.

Research Interests

My research aims to apply the principles of Exercise Physiology to improve athletic performance. My multifaceted scientific background allows me to develop interdisciplinary research and collaborative projects to improve sports performance and enhance the benefits of exercise. This has a number of impacts:

To support the High Performance Athlete and Coach to achieve their performance goals;To help develop aspiring Coaches and Physical Education Teachers to use the latest scientific research to underpin and enhance their student or athlete interaction;To apply science to enhance the understanding and practical benefits of exercise to the general population.

Recent grant funding includes:

SFI funded Tyndall National Access Programme (NAP): €17184 for project: Profiling the effective kayak and rowing paddle stroke (2012)NDLR: €3700 for project: Using digital technology to support Teaching and Learning (2012)Local company: €4086 for project: Evaluation of the potential of a commercially available calcium-ricj supplement to module the rate of fat metabolism in human subjects (2009)NAIRTL: €4750 for project: The Sports Nutrition Game for Sport & Exercise (2009)Consultancy services to the Scottish Institute of Sport: €1134.87 (2008)

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Profiling the effective kayak and rowing paddle stroke.Science Foundation Ireland01-MAY-1230-APR-13€17,183.00
NDLR ProjectNational Digital Research Centre (NDRC)28-JUN-1231-MAY-13€3,700.00
Marigot - Evaluation of the potential ability of a commercialy available calcium-rich supplement to modulate the rate of fat matabolism in human subjects.Industry05-JAN-0903-APR-09€3,600.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'School Sport and Academic Achievement'
Bradley, J,Keane, F,Crawford, S (2013) 'School Sport and Academic Achievement'. Journal of School Health, 83 :8-13 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'School Sport and Academic Achievement'
Bradley, J; Keane, F; Crawford, S. (2013) 'School Sport and Academic Achievement'. Journal of School Health, 83 (1):8-13 [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'The sports science of curling: A practical review'
Bradley, John L; (2009) 'The sports science of curling: A practical review'. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8 :495-500 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'The effect of calcium supplementation on fat metabolism during recreational exercise'
Bradley, J., Woods, T., Murphy, S., Keane, L., O'Brien, N.; (2009) 'The effect of calcium supplementation on fat metabolism during recreational exercise'. Proceedings of The 39th Annual Research Conference In Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, :5-6 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'Physiological determinants of climbing specific finger endurance and sport rock climbing performance'
MacLeod, D., Sutherland, D.L., Buntin, L., Whitaker, A, Aitchison, T., Watt, I., Bradley, J., Grant, S; (2007) 'Physiological determinants of climbing specific finger endurance and sport rock climbing performance'. Journal of Sports Science, 25 (12):1433-1443 [Details]
(1997)'Near-infrared Spectroscopic (NIRS) measurements of flow at the proximal interphalangeal joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients, rock climbers, and controls: initial investigation'
Abbot, N.C., Ferrell, W.R., Bradley, J.L., Lockhart, J.C., Hunter, J.; (1997) 'Near-infrared Spectroscopic (NIRS) measurements of flow at the proximal interphalangeal joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients, rock climbers, and controls: initial investigation'. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 7 (3):68-74 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2013)Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting
Bradley, J., Gomez, J., Woods, T. (2013) THE EFFECT OF FOAM ROLLING ON SUBSEQUENT EXERCISE PERFORMANCE IN MAN Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting [Details]
(2013)Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting
Corcoran M, Bradley J, Woods T, O'Halloran KD (2013) An investigation of the effect of green tea extract (camellia sinensis) supplementation on fat metabolism in exercising humans Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting [Details]
(2011)NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference - Engaging Minds: Active Learning, Participation and Collaboration in Higher Education
John Bradley, Tom Hill, Sabin Tabirca, Yin Jie Chen; (2011) Performance Nutrition Game NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference - Engaging Minds: Active Learning, Participation and Collaboration in Higher Education [Details]
(2010)6TH ICCE Continental Coach Conference
Bradley, J.; (2010) The Sports Science of Sweeping a Stone in Curling 6TH ICCE Continental Coach Conference [Details]
(2010)6th ICCE Continental Coaches Conference
Walsh, J., Bradley, J; (2010) Volunteer Coaching in the Junior Sport Environment 6th ICCE Continental Coaches Conference [Details]
(2009)International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Bradley, J.; (2009) Physiological Monitoring of Swimming International Society of Biomechanics in Sports [Details]
(2007)Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference
Bradley, J., Fairweather, M.; (2007) Assessing and Developing Speed, Agility and Decision Making in Badminton Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference [Details]
(2007)Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference
Kerr, A., Bradley, J.; (2007) Performance Analysis ¿ the Benefits to Badminton Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference [Details]
(2007)UK Sport High Performance Conference
Bradley, J.L., Yule, S.; (2007) Effective Interaction of Physiology and S & C Coaching UK Sport High Performance Conference [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2007)Torque profiles as a non-invasive diagnostic tool to identify arterial flow restrictions and assess changes in cycling position.
Edmundson, C., Varley, M.R., Bower, J.A., Bradley, J.; (2007) Torque profiles as a non-invasive diagnostic tool to identify arterial flow restrictions and assess changes in cycling position. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Physiological intensity during elite amateur golf.
Duncan, A., McNally, S.J., Bradley, J., Fairweather, M.M. ; (2006) Physiological intensity during elite amateur golf. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Vascular damage in competitive cyclists caused by repeated mechanical stress.
Edmundson, C., Bower, J.A., Varley, M.R., Bradley, J.L.; (2006) Vascular damage in competitive cyclists caused by repeated mechanical stress. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Energy expenditure during 24-hour rowing: a case study.
Bradley, J.L., Edmundson, C.E., Shaw, D.F. ; (2005) Energy expenditure during 24-hour rowing: a case study. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Validating the accuracy of the Wingate anaerobic test using an SRM Powermeter crank.
Edmundson, C.J., Bower, J.A., Bradley, J., Varley, M.; (2005) Validating the accuracy of the Wingate anaerobic test using an SRM Powermeter crank. Abstract [Details]
(2005)The effect of workload and reacah on cycling posture during a maximal graded exercise test in cycling.
Edmundson, C.J., Bower, J.A., Bradley, J., Varley, M. ; (2005) The effect of workload and reacah on cycling posture during a maximal graded exercise test in cycling. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Assessment of the effects of an isotonic carbohydrate gel on exercise performance.
Brooks, D., Bradley, J.L., Lane, P., Hodgson, R.; (2002) Assessment of the effects of an isotonic carbohydrate gel on exercise performance. Abstract [Details]
(2002)Assessment of the relationship between pre-hydration and weight loss during exercise.
Bradley, J.L., Gardner, L., Brooks, D.; (2002) Assessment of the relationship between pre-hydration and weight loss during exercise. Abstract [Details]
(2001)Lactate minimum running speed is sensitive to training if test speeds are adjusted accordingly.
Spurway, N., Blackwood, L., Bradley, J., Burden, D., Georgiades, E., Goddard, C., Wilson, H. ; (2001) Lactate minimum running speed is sensitive to training if test speeds are adjusted accordingly. Abstract [Details]
(1997)The redox state of exercising forearm muscle.
Bradley, J.L., Spurway, N.C.; (1997) The redox state of exercising forearm muscle. Abstract [Details]
(1996)The usefulness of an electronic pacing device in physiological testing in swimmers.
Mcclure, J., Bradley, J., Grant, S., Hillis, W.S., Macintyre, P. ; (1996) The usefulness of an electronic pacing device in physiological testing in swimmers. Abstract [Details]
(1996)The redox state of forearm muscle exercising simultaneously with various leg cycling intensities.
Bradley, J; (1996) The redox state of forearm muscle exercising simultaneously with various leg cycling intensities. Abstract [Details]
(1994)Investigation into the effect of exercise in small and large muscle groups on the blood flow and extracellular lactate concentrations of the forearm.
Bradley, J.L., Spurway, N.C.; (1994) Investigation into the effect of exercise in small and large muscle groups on the blood flow and extracellular lactate concentrations of the forearm. Abstract [Details]
(1994)Preliminary investigations into the effect of exercising small and large muscle groups on the blood flow and extracellular lactate concentrations of the forearm.
Bradley, J.L., Spurway, N.C., Hood, S. ; (1994) Preliminary investigations into the effect of exercising small and large muscle groups on the blood flow and extracellular lactate concentrations of the forearm. Abstract [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(2010)Curling Science.
Gorski, C; (2010) Curling Science. Internet: Articles Globe icon [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2009)The sports science of curling: A practical review.
Bradley, JL (2009) The sports science of curling: A practical review. Book Reviews [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2009)Physiological Monitoring of Swimming.
Bradley, J.; (2009) Physiological Monitoring of Swimming. Invited Lectures [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2010)Curling Science Radio Interview: 26 February 2010.
Bradley, J; (2010) Curling Science Radio Interview: 26 February 2010. Radio Presentation Globe icon [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2011)NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference - Engaging Minds: Active Learning, Particitation and Collaboration in Higher Education,
John Bradley, Tom Hill, Sabin Tabirca, Yin Jie Chen; (2011) Performance Nutrition Game. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference - Engaging Minds: Active Learning, Particitation and Collaboration in Higher Education, NUI Galway , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)International AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick, 2011,
Crawford, S; Bradley, J; Buttimer, E. (2011) • Establishing the incidence of motor impairment among school children in primary schools in Cork, Ireland. [Poster Presentation], International AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick, 2011, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]
(2007)Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference,
Bradley, J. & Fairweather, M.; (2007) Assessing and Developing Speed, Agility and Decision Making in Badminton. [Oral Presentation], Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference, Glasgow , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference,
Kerr, A. & Bradley, J; (2007) Performance Analysis - the Benefits to Badminton. [Oral Presentation], Badminton World Team Championships - Coaching Conference, Glasgow , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)UK Sport High Performance Conference,
Bradley, J.L., Yule, S.; (2007) Effective Interaction of Physiology and S & C Coaching. [Oral Presentation], UK Sport High Performance Conference, Birmingham , 01-MAR-07 - 01-MAR-07. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Exercise Physiology & Coaching Science07-JAN-08 /
Scottish Institute of Sport, UK Exercise Physiologist01-OCT-04 / 31-DEC-07
University of Central Lancashire, UK Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology01-MAY-99 / 01-SEP-04
University of Glasgow, UK Associate Lecturer01-FEB-96 / 30-APR-99

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2009Univerity College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
1991University of Bath BScBiochemistry
1997University of Glasgow PhDExercise Physiology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Scottish Institute of Sport High Performance Curling Programme
(Consultant) Invited to give workshop and presentation on the Physiology of Curling.

Teaching Interests

Developing on-line support for teaching and learning. Part of this work has been presented at conference: Performance Nutrition Game (John Bradley, Tom Hill, Sabin Tabirca, Yin Jie Chen) - see Publications for details.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Introduction to Exercise Physiology ED1310Introduction to Exercise Physiology
2015Movement Analysis ED1309Movement Analysis
2015Exercise Prescription ED2305Exercise Prescription
2015Exercise Physiology ED2306Exercise Physiology
2015Coaching Science 1 ED3306Coaching Science 1
2015Coaching Science 2 ED3307Coaching Science 2
2015Coaching Science 3: Issues in Sports Coaching ED4310Coaching Science 3: Issues in Sports Coaching