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Paul Smith

  • Dr
  • Senior Lecturer
  • University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
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Research interests

Methodological approaches and physiological responses to upper-body exercise


My interests and expertise are based in the application of exercise physiology in an attempt to optimise sporting performance. I am a BASES accredited Exercise Physiologist (Research) and have an interest in the design and development of methods used in the assessment of peak an-/aerobic power, exercise efficiency and oxygen uptake kinetics within laboratory and field-based settings. My current research focus predominantly revolves around the determination of physiology responses to upper-body exercise. In this context generic arm crank ergometry and the sporting pursuit of handcycling are employed. I am a co-author (with Dr. Michael J. Price, Coventry University) of a recent book chapter (details provided above) that provides methodological recommendations associated with upper-body exercise testing. Outside work, I am a trustee of the UK Handcycling Association (UKHCA), a national charity concerned with the creation of recreational and competitive opportunities for disabled people. I am also currently exploring the feasibility of establishing a Centre for Disability Sport at UWIC in conjunction with colleagues from the Federation of Disability Sport Wales.

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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

September 2007 - Present