Staff from School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES), Bangor University
Prof Andrew Lemmey (Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology)
Andrew is an academic researcher and is currently Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. For 16 years Professor Lemmey has led a productive, multidisciplinary team which is internationally recognised for its contributions to the non-pharmaceutical management (principally involving exercise) of chronic conditions. His research areas of expertise include rheumatoid cachexia, and strategies for improving body composition, physical function, quality of life, and attenuating fatigue in patients with chronic conditions (principally rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and end-stage osteoarthritis). He has written the chapter on "Arthritis" for the Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL, USA) text "Clinical Exercise Physiology (3rd Edition)" published in March 2013. This textbook is used by the American College of Sports Medicine as the core text in their course for Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM RCEP) qualification, and is unchallenged as the world's leading, and most influential, text on exercise rehabilitation for patients with chronic diseases. Andrew has recently been invited to write the chapter on 'Arthritis' in the ACSM's 'Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (10th edition)'; due to be published in 2015, this is leading text in this field in the world.
Currently he is leading a multi-million pound, joint bid between the college of Health & Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (NHS) to establish an academically-based Rehabilitation Centre in Bangor.
Dr Aamer Sandoo (Lecturer in Exercise Physiology)
Aamer is a lecturer in exercise physiology and a senior NHS research scientist in cardiovascular physiology. His research interests centres on the biological mechanisms of cardiovascular disease with a particular focus on factors that affect endothelial function in the small and large blood vessels. Aamer has worked extensively with different clinical populations including rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and aging. He has published twenty-five scientific articles (15 as first author) in high-impact factor, peer-reviewed medical journals of international standard. He has also presented at numerous national and international conferences and is an invited reviewer for 14 internationally recognised medical journals. Aamer is also interested in exercise pedagogy for healthcare professionals involved in treating long-term illnesses. In his spare time, he actively promotes science to diverse groups including school teachers, college students, secondary school pupils and primary school children.
Staff page: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/sport/staff-aamer-sandoo.php