Dr Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in exercise physiology and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a qualified personal trainer.
Dr Johnson completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University and his research activity is focused on responses and limitations of the pulmonary system during exercise, dietary interventions to reduce exercise-induced asthma, and the aetiology of exercise intolerance.
Dr Johnson is a member of the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement research group. His research is primarily focused on exercise physiology, with emphasis on the responses and limitations of the pulmonary system during exercise, the effects of inspiratory muscle training, novel dietary interventions to reduce exercise-induced asthma, and the mechanisms of exercise intolerance.
Dr Johnson has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles in these research areas and has presented relevant abstracts at numerous internationally-renowned scientific conferences. He is a member of the European Respiratory Society and acts as peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
- Member of the European Respiratory Society
- Peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals
- Dissemination of research at numerous internationally-renowned scientific conferences
Sponsors and collaborators
Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and/or support of:
- Dr William Kinnear, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
- Dr William Smith, City Hospital, Nottingham
- Dr Dominick Shaw, City Hospital, Nottingham
- Dr Ian Spendlove, The University of Nottingham
- Food Microbial Sciences Research Group, University of Reading
- Clasado Ltd.
- Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time-trial performance. Johnson MA, Gregson IR, Mills DE, Gonzalex JT and Sharpe GR, European Journal of Applied Physiology (In press)
- Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation. Mills D, Johnson M, McPhilimey M, Williams N, Gonzalez J, Barnett Y and Sharpe G, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2014, 116, 970-979
- Determinants of inspiratory muscle strength in healthy humans. Brown PI, Johnson MA, Sharpe GR, Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 2014, 196, 50-55
- Prior upper body exercise reduces cycling work capacity but not critical power. Johnson MA, Mills DE, Brown PI, Sharpe GR, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2014, 46 (4), 802-8
- The effects of inspiratory muscle training on plasma interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and a volitional mimic of the exercise hyperpnea. Mills DE, Johnson MA, Martin, McPhilimey J, Williams NC, Gonzalez JT, Barnett YA Sharpe GR, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2013, 115 (8), 1163-1172
- Inspiratory loading intensity does not influence lactate clearance during recovery. Johnson MA, Sharpe GR, Mills DE, Brown DM, Gonzalez JT, Bayfield KJ et al, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 2012, 44, 863-871
- Loading of trained inspiratory muscles speeds lactate recovery kinetics. Johnson MA, Sharpe GR and Brown PI, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 2010, 42 (6), 1103-1112
- Investigations of the lactate minimum test. Johnson MA, Sharpe GR and Brown PI, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2009, 30 (6), 448-454
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