Gareth Davison


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 1173 Citations
  • 20 h-Index

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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

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

    Tryfidou, D., McClean, CM., Nikolaidis, M. & Davison, G., 31 Jan 2020, In : Sports Medicine. 50, 1, p. 103-127 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

    Estevez-Lopez, F., Maestre Cascales, C., Russell, D., Alvarez-Gallardo, I., Rodriguez-Ayllon, M., Sanudo, B., Hughes, C., Davison, G. & McVeigh, J., 29 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The Superoxide Scavenger and Antioxidant, L-Propionyl-carnitine, is Metabolically Enhanced Following Exercise in Hypoxia

    Davison, G., Vinaxia, M., McGovern, R., Novials, A., Correig, X. & McClean, C., 25 Apr 2020, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 5 ed. Vol. 52.

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    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