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About Max Garrard

Max Garrard joined our University in 2010 and is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology within the Carnegie Faculty. Max is passionate about providing a high quality student experience that blends motivational teaching, extra-curricular opportunity, and quality research activity.

He has experience of working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and more recently providing sports science support services across numerous athletic disciplines, including; middle and long distance running, cycling, triathlon, soccer, and high altitude mountaineering.

Max has many years of teaching experience and specialises in the delivery of modules related to sports performance physiology across the undergraduate and postgraduate provisions. He is currently Module Leader for:

  • Level 6 Performance in Extreme Environments
  • Level 7 Physiology of Sports Performance

Current Teaching

Max currently teaches on:

  • BSc (Hons.) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning

Modules include:

  • Level 4 Introduction to Research and Study Skills
  • Level 4 Foundations of Physiology for SPEX
  • Level 5 Professional Development for SPEX
  • Level 5 Measurement and Evaluation for SPEX Physiology
  • Level 6 Performance in Extreme Environments
  • Level 7 Physiology of Sports Performance

Research Interests

Max is an active researcher within the Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. His research interests include athletic training and preparation, ultra-endurance performance, and physiological characteristics of elite performers.

In 2011 he was a senior researcher on the Leeds Beckett University Himalayan Research Expedition to Mera Peak in the Hinku Valley. This project investigated pre-acclimatisation strategies for high altitude mountaineering. He also has research experience investigating cardiac and cardiovascular function in adolescent soccer players.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (8)

  • Unnithan VB; Barker P; Rowland T; Roche DM; Lindley M; Garrard M (2012), Cardiac Strain During Exercise In Adolescent Males. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, vol. 44
  • Marwood S; Roche D; Garrard M; Unnithan VB (2011), Pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during recovery in trained and untrained male adolescents. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 111 (11), p. 2775-2784.
  • Rowland T; Unnithan V; Roche D; Garrard M; Holloway K; Marwood S (2011), Myocardial function and aerobic fitness in adolescent females. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 111 (9), p. 1991-1997.
  • Rowland T; Unnithan V; Barker P; Lindley M; Roche D; Garrard M (2011), Time-of-Day Effect on Cardiac Responses to Progressive Exercise. CHRONOBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol. 28 (7), p. 611-616.
  • Roche DM; Rowland TW; Garrard M; Marwood S; Unnithan VB (2010), Skin microvascular reactivity in trained adolescents.. European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 108 (6), p. 1201-1208.
  • Marwood S; Roche D; Rowland T; Garrard M; Unnithan VB (2010), Faster Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Trained versus Untrained Male Adolescents. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, vol. 42 (1), p. 127-134.
  • Rowland T; Unnithan V; Garrard M; Roche D; Holloway K; Sandoval J; Marwood S (2010), Sex Influence on Myocardial Function with Exercise in Adolescents. American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 22 (5), p. 680-682.
  • Rowland TW; Garrard M; Marwood S; Guerra ME; Roche D; Unnithan VB (2009), Myocardial Performance during Progressive Exercise in Athletic Adolescent Males. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, vol. 41 (9), p. 1721-1728.
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