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Ian Varley

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Ian teaches Exercise Physiology on undergraduate, (Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching and Sport Science, Exercise Nutrition and Health, Sport Science and Management) and postgraduate courses (MRes Exercise Physiology). This involves being Module Leader on Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology and contributing to Introduction to Research, Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing, Aetiology and Management of Disease and Prescriptions for Health modules.

Career overview

PhD studies conducted at Nottingham Trent University. Thesis title: 'The association of exercise and genotype on bone metabolism, skeletal adaptation and stress fracture injury'.

Research areas

Ian's research interests are:

  • The impact of exercise and physical activity on stress related bone injury, bone structure and bone metabolism.
  • Genetic associations with alterations in bone structure and injury.

External activity

  • Experience in leading consultancy based activities for various sports clubs and national governing bodies.
  • Acclimatisation sessions for individuals competing in hot and humid environments (Beijing Olympics 2008, Marathon de Sables) and hypoxic environments (Everest and Kilimanjaro climbers)

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration and/or support of:

  • Dr Craig Sale- Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr David Hughes- Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr William Fraser-University of East Anglia
  • Dr Carol Hall- Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Julie Greeves-Army Training and Recruitment Division


See all of Ian Varley's publications...

Press expertise

  • The influence of exercise on bone health in any population
  • Bone health in athletes
  • The influence of genetics on injury/performance