Dr Sweeney's research focuses on metabolic health, exercise physiology, sleep and nutrition.
Dr Sweeney joined Nottingham Trent University in January 2020. She was awarded her PhD from Northumbria University after completing her BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and MPhil at the University of Stirling. Her PhD focussed on the interaction between sleep, exercise and metabolic health.
Dr Sweeney's main research interests are sleep, exercise, nutrition, and metabolic health. More specifically, her research explores the impact of sleep duration and quality on glucose metabolism, and examines how exercise and nutrition can modulate the relationship between sleep and metabolic health.
Sweeney, E. L., Peart, D. J., Ellis, J. G., & Walshe, I. H. (2021). Impairments in glycaemic control do not increase linearly with repeated nights of sleep restriction in healthy adults: a randomised controlled trial. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, 46(9), 1091–1096.
Sweeney. E.L., Peart, D., Ellis, J.G., Kyza, I., Harkes, T., & Walshe, I.H. (2020). Acute Sprint Interval Exercise Alters Impaired Insulin Profiles Induced by a Single Night of Sleep Restriction. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 30(2), 139-144.Peart, D., Walshe, I.H.,
O’Doherty, A., Sweeney, E.L., James, E., Henderson, T., McDermott, A. (2020). The effect of exercise on environmentally induced symptoms of dry eye. Physiological Reports. 8(2).
Chesham, R. A., Booth, J. N., Sweeney, E. L., Ryde, G. C., Gorely, T., Brooks, N. E., & Moran, C. N. (2018). The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study. BMC Medicine, 16(1), 64.
Sweeney, E. L., Jeromson, S., Hamilton, D. L., Brooks, N. E., & Walshe, I. H. (2017). Skeletal muscle insulin signaling and whole‐body glucose metabolism following acute sleep restriction in healthy males. Physiological Reports, 5(23).
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