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Research interests

Lindsay's main research area is the benefits of physical activity on health in different special populations.  She recently completed a a feasibilty study to investigate moderate and high intensity exercise levels in Crohn's Disease patients funded by Crohn's and Colitis UK.  Other current projects include investigating the benefits of physcial activity in alcohol addiction in collaboration with Queen Mary University and also depression in adolescents in collaboration with several Institutions and NHS Trusts.  Other health related research interests include exploring the cardiometabolic effects of Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice supplementation.  Finally, coming from a sports background a keen area of research is in the area of epee fencing with regards to physiological, biomechanical and psychological responses which involves collaboration work with the University of Central Lancashire. 


Dr Lindsay Bottoms joined Hertfordshire University in May 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and became a Reader in Exercise and Health Physiology towards the end of 2019.  She is currently the Head of Centre for Research in Psychology and Sports Science.  

From 2010 -2015 Lindsay was a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and the University of East London. Prior to that, from 2007 – 2010 Lindsay was a Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, teaching on the Sport Science degree programmes. 

Her Ph.D was on thermoregulation during upper body exercise, and was undertaken at Coventry University.

Lindsay retired from competing internationally at Epee Fencing in 2018, having competed for England at the Fencing Commonwealth Championships in 2010 and won a bronze medal at the 2014 championships.  She volunteers at British Fencing and is the Chair of the epee selector panel.

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External positions

Chair of the Physiology and Nutrition Division, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science

15 Nov 2021 → …


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