Profile: Mark Glaister PhD
Programme Director

Mark studied for his PhD at The University of Edinburgh specialising in physiological responses to multiple sprint work typical of that experienced in field and court sports. During that time, he worked with many of Scotland’s elite athletes, providing physiological support to national squads in sports including badminton, lacrosse, rugby, athletics, and hockey.

Since 2002, Mark has worked at St Mary’s University as a full time lecturer in exercise physiology and is the Programme Director for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology. Mark has over 20 peer reviewed publications and is a reviewer for a number of international peer reviewed journals.

He has collaborated with researchers in a number of national and international institutions including: the University of Edinburgh, UNITEC (New Zealand), United States Olympic Organisation (USA), UWIC (Cardiff), University of East Tennessee (USA), and the University of East Stroudsburg (USA).

Mark is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has presented his research at several of their annual conferences. Mark has an active interest in Sport and has completed four London marathons and has cycled the route of the tour de France twice.

He has been promoted to Reader in Exercise Physiology for his contribution internationally to scientific knowledge in the area of caffeine supplementation and its effect on performance in sport, particularly in sprinting, and his significant contribution to research leadership in the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary's University and to the wider sporting community.

Publications

  • Glaister M, Pattison JR, Dancy B, McInnes G. (2012). Perceptual and Physiological Responses to Recovery from a Maximal 30 s Sprint. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 26(10): 2850-2857.

  • Leeder J, Pedlar CR, Glaister M, McDonald K, Dawson J. (2012). Sleep duration and quality in elite athletes measured using wristwatch actigraphy. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30 (6): 541-545.

  • Glaister M, Patterson SD, Foley P, Pedlar CR, Pattison JR, McInnes G. (2012). Caffeine and sprinting: dose responses and efficacy. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 26(4): 1001-1005. S

  • Burden R, Glaister M. (2012). Effects of Ionised and Non-ionised Compression Tights on Sprint and Endurance Cycling. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 26(10): 2837-2843. SS

  • Howatson G, Hough P, Pattison J, Hill JA, Blagrove R, Glaister M, Thompson KG. (2011). Trekking poles reduce exercise-induced muscle injury during mountain walking. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43 (1): 140-145.

  • Glaister M, Witmer C, Clarke DW, Guers JJ, Heller JL, Moir GL. (2010). Familiarisation, reliability, and evaluation of a multiple sprint running test using self-selected recovery periods. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 24(12): 3296-3301.

  • Wakefield B, Glaister M. (2009). The influence of work interval intensity and duration on time spent at a high percentage of VO2max during intermittent supramaximal exercise. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 23 (9): 2548-2554.

  • Glaister M, Hauck H, Abraham CS, Merry KL, Beaver D, Woods B, McInnes G. (2009). Familiarization, reliability, and comparability of a 40 m maximal shuttle run test. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 8: 77-82.

  • Howatson G, Brouner J, Glaister M, van Someren KA. (2009). The reliability of electromechanical delay and torque during isometric and concentric isokinetic contractions. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 19: 975-979.

  • Glaister M, Howatson G, Lockey RA, Abraham CS, Goodwin JE, Foley P, McInnes G. (2008). Caffeine supplementation and multiple sprint running performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40 (10): 1835-1840.

  • Glaister M. Multiple sprint work: methodological, physiological, and experimental issues. (2008). International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 3: 106-111. (Invited commentary)

  • Glaister M, Howatson G, Pattison JR, McInnes G. (2008). The reliability and validity of fatigue measures during multiple sprint work: an issue revisited. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 22 (5): 1597-1601.

  • Goodwin J, Glaister M, Howatson G, Lockey RA, McInnes G. (2007). Effect of pre-performance lower-limb massage on 30 m sprint running. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 21 (4): 1028-1031.

  • Glaister M, Howatson G, Lockey RA, Abraham CS, Goodwin JE, McInnes G. (2007). Familiarisation and reliability of multiple sprint running performance indices. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 21 (3): 857-859.

  • Glaister M, Stone MH, Stewart AM, Hughes M, Moir GL. (2007). The Influence of Endurance Training on Multiple Sprint Cycling Performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 21 (2): 606-612.

  • Moir G, Sanders R, Button C, Glaister M. (2007). The effect of periodized resistance training on accelerative sprint performance. Sports Biomechanics. 6 (3): 285-300.

  • Glaister M, Stone MH, Stewart AM, Hughes M, Moir GL. (2006). Aerobic and anaerobic correlates of multiple sprint cycling performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 20 (4): 792-798.

  • Glaister M, Lockey RA, Abraham CS, Staerck A, Goodwin JE, McInnes G. (2006). Creatine supplementation and multiple sprint running performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 20 (2): 273-277.

  • Glaister M. (2005). Multiple sprint work: Physiological responses, mechanisms of fatigue, and the influence of aerobic fitness. Sports Medicine. 35 (9), 757-777.

  • Glaister M, Stone MH, Stewart AM, Hughes M, Moir GL. (2005). The influence of recovery duration on multiple sprint cycling performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 19 (4): 831-837.

  • Moir G, Sanders R, Button C, Glaister M. (2005). The influence of familiarization on the reliability of force variables measured during unloaded and loaded vertical jumps. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 19 (1): 140-145

  • Glaister M, Stone MH, Stewart AM, Hughes M, Moir GL. (2004). The reliability and validity of fatigue measures during short-duration, maximal-intensity intermittent cycling. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 18 (3): 459-462.

  • Moir G, Button C, Glaister M, Stone MH. (2004). The influence of familiarization on the reliability of vertical jump and acceleration sprinting performance in physically active men. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 18 (2): 276-280.

  • Moir G, Glaister M. (2004). The reliability of accelerative sprint performance. Does starting position matter? Journal of Human Movement Studies. 47: 183-191.

  • Glaister M, Stone MH, Stewart AM, Hughes M, Moir GL. (2003). Reliability of power output during short-duration, maximal-intensity intermittent cycling. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 17 (4): 781-784.

  • Stone MH, Moir G, Glaister M, Sanders R. (2002). How much strength is necessary? Physical Therapy in Sport. 3: 88-96.

 

Mark Glaister

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