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Graham Sharpe

Graham Sharpe

Deputy Head of Department

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Graham is Deputy Head of the Sport Science Department.

He is also Chair of the Departmental Teaching and Learning Committee and leads the Level 6 module "Strength, Power and Endurance in Sport and Exercise" (SPOR30022)

Research areas

Dr Sharpe's research interests focus on the potential for breathing to limit whole body exercise in healthy humans.

  • The effects of inspiratory muscle training on exercise tolerance.
  • The influence of gut microbiota on lung inflammation
  • The physiological consequences of increased work of breathing.
  • Exercise-induced inspiratory muscle fatigue and its effect on locomotor muscle function.

Dr Sharpe is able to act as a consultant in the following areas:

  • Measurement of the physiological response to exercise in healthy and clinical populations based upon blood-borne markers and breath-by-breath analysis of pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange.
  • Measurement of lung function and respiratory muscle strength, including trans-diaphragmatic pressures.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD may exist in all areas outlined above especially projects examining exercise-induced diaphragm fatigue using bilateral magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerves. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Expert reviewer for the following journals:

  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Journal of Sport Sciences
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Sports Engineering

External PhD Examiner:

  • Brunel University

Sponsors and collaborators

University collaborations include:

  • University of Loughborough
  • Queens Medical Centre (University of Nottingham)
  • Brunel University