Gareth Davison


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 1070 Citations
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Gareth is Professor of Exercise Biochemistry and Physiology, Director of Research at the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, and Director of the Exercise Biochemistry and Physiology Research Laboratories at Ulster. He holds a BA Hons and an MSc, and was awarded his PhD in Biochemistry and Physiology in 2002.  Professor Davison is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has published widely in the area of Exercise Biochemistry and Medicine. His work can be read in high impact factor journals such as Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Diabetologia, Diabetes, Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise and Clinical Science. He sits on a number of journal editorial boards, and is the current Physiology and Nutrition Executive Editor at the Journal of Sports Science. He has attracted significant grant income and conducted many successful research projects with local government agencies and international organisations. Professor Davison has a successful record of PhD researcher completions, and has examined postgraduate research degrees at several national (Ireland and UK) and international universities. 

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Research Output 1999 2019

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

Cold water immersion improves recovery of sprint speed following a simulated tournament

Leeder, J. D. C., Godfrey, M., Gibbon, D., Gaze, D., Davison, G., van Someren, K. A. & Howatson, G., 21 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Sport Science. 19, 9, p. 1166-1174 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physiological Stress
Creatine Kinase

DNA Damage Following Acute Aerobic Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta‑analysis

Davison, G., McClean, CM., Tryfidou, D. & Nikolaidis, M., 16 Sep 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 50, 1, p. 103-127 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
DNA Damage
Comet Assay

Endothelial Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis: Role of Oxidative Stress

Tucker, M. A., Fox, B. M., Seigler, N., Rodriquez-Miguelez, P., Looney, J., Thomas, J., McKie, K. T., Forseen, C. & Davison, G., 19 Jun 2019, In : Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2019, 1 p., 1629638.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oxidative stress
Cystic Fibrosis
Oxidative Stress
Blood Vessels

Exercise and Cardiovascular Health in the UAE

Davison, G. & Dalibalta, S., 2 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Healthcare in the Arab world.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cardiovascular Diseases


Psychological and Physiological Factors that Affect Success in Ultra-marathoners

Author: Sutton, J., Jan 2019

Supervisor: Breslin, G. (Supervisor) & Davison, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis