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Craig Sale

Professor

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Sport

Role

Professor Sale is the Director for the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Centre. He was the UoA C26 Coordinator for REF 2014 and continues in this role towards the next REF. Professor Sale is Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the School Research Committee, College Research Committee, College Research Degrees Committee and the School Ethical Review Committee (Humans). In addition he is Module Leader for the MRes Exercise Physiology module and teaches mainly in the areas of Metabolic Physiology.

Career overview

Professor Sale is currently a Professor of human physiology and the Director for the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement Research Centre at NTU. He is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was awarded his doctorate from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002 following the completion of his BSc (Hons) and MSc programmes at the same institution. Following his studies Professor Sale was a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester and then a Senior Scientist and Deputy Capability Group Leader at QinetiQ Ltd.

Research areas

Professor Sale's research investigates the impact of exercise and nutrition on health and performance in humans, with a particular focus on the triggers for adaptations in bone and muscle. He has > 70 publications and has authored > 80 conference abstracts in these areas. Professor Sale is editor-in-chief for Nutrition and Health, a field editor for Frontiers in Nutrition, and is on the editorial board of the Sport and Exercise Scientist. He is also on the International Scientific Committee for the International Congress on Carnosine and Anserine 2017. He has experience in conducting and completing numerous grant and commercially funded projects, with career income generation for research to date being > £1m.

Current postdoctoral supervisions:

  • Dr Eimear Dolan (University of Sao Paulo)

Past postdoctoral supervisions:

  • Dr Ruth Hobson
  • Dr Ricci Hannah
  • Dr Bryan Saunders (University of Sao Paulo)

Current PhD students:

  • Mr Charlie Lavilla
  • Miss Rebecca Stannard
  • Miss Olivia Brown
  • Miss Ana Anton-Solanas
  • Mr Daniel Martin
  • Dr Fergal Coulter
  • Dr Sarah Jackson (University of East Anglia)
  • Mr Joseph Matthews
  • Miss Stephanie Hanley

Previous PhD students:

  • Dr Jo Corbett (University of Chichester)
  • Dr Chester Hill (University of Chichester)
  • Dr Glenys Jones (University of Chichester)
  • Dr Bryan Saunders
  • Dr Ian Varley
  • Dr Maria Papageorgiou
  • Dr Becky Townsend

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Professor Sale has acted as an external panel member for several validation events for institutions such as Northumbria University, Glyndwr University and the University of Hertfordshire. In addition, he is an experienced Chief and External Examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for institutions such as London Metropolitan University, Limerick University, the University of Essex and Glyndwr University.

Professor Sale has been external examiner for numerous PhD theses and has also acted as an external scrutiniser for MPhil/PhD applications. Added to this, he has had experience as a grant reviewer for funders in the UK, Belgium and Poland, has worked on the organising committees for international conferences and has given numerous invited lectures and keynotes both nationally and internationally. Professor Sale is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Sponsors and collaborators

Research is currently being conducted with the funding and/or support of:

Internal Collaborators:

  • Dr Cleveland Barnett, Lecture in Biomechanics
  • Dr Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
  • Professor Robert Rees, Director of the Van Geest Cancer Research Centre
  • Dr Ruth Hobson, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
  • Dr Simon Cooper, Lecturer in Sports Nutrition
  • Dr Mark Turner, Reader
  • Dr Rob Morris, Reader in Physics
  • Dr Stephanie McArdle, Senior Research Fellow in Bioscience
  • Dr Gareth Cave, Principal Lecturer in Chemistry

External Collaborators:

  • Dr Alun Williams, Reader in Sport and Exercise Genomics, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Professor Bruno Gualano, Professor of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Professor Guilherme Artioli, Professor of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Professor Hamilton Roschel, Professor of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Professor Hugh Montgomery, Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance, University College London
  • Dr Jonathan Scott, Medical Projects and Technology Team Lead, European Astronaut Centre, Germany
  • Dr Julie Greeves, Senior Scientific Officer, Army Recruiting and Training Division
  • Professor Roger Harris, Junipa Ltd
  • Professor William Fraser, Professor of Medicine, Norwich Medical School

Publications

Circulating parathyroid hormone concentrations are reduced following acute treadmill running. Scott JPR, Sale C, Greeves JP, Casey A, Dutton J and Fraser WD, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2014, 99 (5), 1774-1782

Influence of training status on high-intensity intermittent performance in response to ß-alanine supplementation. Painelli VS, Saunders B, Sale C, Harris RC, Solis MY, Roschel H, Gualano B, Artioli GG and Lancha Junior AH, Amino Acids, 2014, 46(5), 1207-1215

Carnosine: from exercise performance to health. Sale C, Artioli GG, Gualano B, Saunders B, Hobson RM and Harris RC, Amino Acids, 2013, 44 (6), 1477-1491

Effect of recovery duration between two bouts of running on bone metabolism. Scott JPR, Sale C, Greeves JP, Casey A, Dutton J and Fraser WD, Medicine and Science is Sports and Exercise, 2013, 43 (5), 429-438

Effect of fasting versus feeding on the bone metabolic response to running. Scott JPR, Sale C, Greeves JP, Casey A, Dutton J and Fraser WD, Bone, 2012, 51, 990-999

The role of exercise intensity in the bone metabolic response to an acute bout of weight-bearing exercise. Scott JPR, Sale C, Greeves JP, Casey A, Dutton J and Fraser WD, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2011, 110 (2), 423-432

The effect of training status on the metabolic response of bone to an acute bout of exhaustive treadmill running. Scott JPR, Sale C, Greeves JP, Casey A, Dutton J and Fraser WD, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2010, 95 (8), 3918-3925

Effect of beta-alanine plus sodium bicarbonate on high-intensity cycling capacity. Sale C, Saunders B, Hudson S, Wise JA, Harris RC and Sunderland CD, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011, 43 (10), 1972-1978

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