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Ben Fitzpatrick


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Ben is a Lecturer in sports science and the Course Director for the BSc Sport, Physical Activity and Health programme on the Magee campus.Ben graduated from the University of Wales Bangor in 2000 and then worked for a series of community and sport development programmes in his native Wales and then Northern Ireland. To further develop his interest and expertise in health, Ben completed and graduated in 2010 as a registered Nurse from Ulster University and has had over five years’ experience working in acute and emergency medicine departments.Supplementing his multi-professional background, Ben completed his PhD in Physical Activity and Health in 2016. While completing his PhD he was Research Associate on the Sport for Life: All Island project and managed the Exercise Physiology lab on the Magee campus. Ben has lectured on both Nursing and Sport courses across the University and became a permanent lecturer with the School of Sport in September 2016.

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Affective and perceptual responses during reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training (REHIT)

Songsorn, P., Brick, N., Fitzpatrick, B., Fitzpatrick, S., McDermott, G., McClean, CM., Davison, G., Vollaard, N. B. J. & Metcalfe, R., 19 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High-Intensity Interval Training
Cross-Over Studies
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Healthy Volunteers

Anticipated Task Difficulty Provokes Pace Conservation and Slower Running Performance

Brick, N., Fitzpatrick, B., Turkington, R. & Mallett, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 51, 4, p. 734-743 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lactic Acid
Decision Making

Every Minute Counts: Patterns and Times of Physical Activity Participation in Children From Socially Disadvantaged Areas in Ireland

Belton, S., Breslin, G., Shannon, S., o'brien, W., Fitzpatrick, B., Haughey, T., Chambers, F., Powell, D., Mc Cullagh, D. & Brennan, D., 1 May 2019, 16, 5, p. 333-339 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vulnerable Populations
Principal Component Analysis

Extremely short duration interval exercise improves 24-h glycaemia in men with type 2 diabetes

Metcalfe, R. S., Fitzpatrick, B., Fitzpatrick, S., McDermott, G., Brick, N., McClean, CM. & Davison, G., 31 Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Glycemic Index
High-Intensity Interval Training
1 Citation (Scopus)

Metacognitive processes and attentional focus in recreational endurance runners

Brick, N., Campbell, M., Sheehan, R., Fitzpatrick, B. & MacIntyre, T., 12 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle