• 68 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am an experienced integrative physiologist with an interest and track record in human physiology and metabolism. I have conducted in vivo and in vitro research investigating the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in humans, cell lines and primary cells using advanced culture methods. To progress my research career, I have obtained competitive funding to work with leading international research groups to advance my research interests and capabilities to investigate obesity and metabolic disease. 



Research Interests

My interest in metabolic disease has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of cell and tissue types. I have conducted experiments using hepatocytes and I have developed an interest in the metabolic crosstalk between the liver and skeletal muscle.

Education/Academic qualification

Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Doctorate, Loughborough University

Oct 2011Sep 2014

Sport and Exercise Science, MSc, University of Hull

Dec 2010Jun 2012

Sport and Exercise Science, Degree, University of Hull

Oct 2007Jun 2010


  • QP Physiology
  • Metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cell Metabolism
  • Liver
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Nutrition

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Skeletal Muscle Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscle Chemical Compounds
Skeletal Muscle Fibers Medicine & Life Sciences
Tissue Chemical Compounds
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscles Medicine & Life Sciences
Phosphorylation Chemical Compounds
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2020

  • 68 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 14 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

High-Fat Overfeeding Impairs Peripheral Glucose Metabolism and Muscle Microvascular eNOS Ser1177 Phosphorylation

Parry, S. A., Turner, M. C., Woods, R. M., James, L. J., Ferguson, R. A., Cocks, M., Whytock, K. L., Strauss, J. A., Shepherd, S. O., Wagenmakers, A. J. M., van Hall, G. & Hulston, C. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 105, 1, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III
3 Citations (Scopus)

Physical Structuring of Injectable Polymeric Systems to Controllably Deliver Nanosized Extracellular Vesicles

Nikravesh, N., Davies, O. G., Azoidis, I., Moakes, R. J. A., Marani, L., Turner, M., Kearney, C. J., Eisenstein, N. M., Grover, L. M. & Cox, S. C., 9 May 2019, In : Advanced Healthcare Materials. 8, 9, 11 p., 1801604.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Scalable 3D printed molds for human tissue engineered skeletal muscle

Capel, A. J., Rimington, R. P., Fleming, J. W., Player, D. J., Baker, L. A., Turner, M. C., Jones, J. M., Martin, N. R. W., Ferguson, R. A., Mudera, V. C. & Lewis, M. P., 14 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 7, Feb, 13 p., 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Skeletal Muscle
2 Citations (Scopus)

The combined effect of sprint interval training and postexercise blood flow restriction on critical power, capillary growth, and mitochondrial proteins in trained cyclists

Mitchell, E. A., Martin, N. R. W., Turner, M. C., Taylor, C. W. & Ferguson, R. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 126, 1, p. 51-59 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitochondrial Proteins
Capillary Action
Muscle Proteins
Skeletal Muscle
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of sprint interval training on ectopic lipids and tissue-specific insulin sensitivity in men with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Sargeant, J. A., Bawden, S., Aithal, G. P., Simpson, E. J., Macdonald, I. A., Turner, M. C., Cegielski, J., Smith, K., Dorling, J. L., Gowland, P. A., Nimmo, M. A. & King, J. A., 1 Apr 2018, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118, 4, p. 817-828 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insulin Resistance