School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Staff Profile of Prof Neil Walsh

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Prof Neil Walsh FACSM
Professor, Deputy Head of School, Research; Director Extremes Research Group
(01248) 38 3480
George Building, Normal Site

Video biography

View Neil Walsh's video biography here.

Research areas                                                              

  • The effects of exercise training, environmental stress, and diet on immune function.
  • Markers of hydration status.

Member of the Extremes Research Group

Sample Publications

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  • Shing CM, Peake JM, Lim CL, Briskey D, Walsh NP, Fortes MB, Ahuja K and Vitetta L (2014). Effects of probiotics supplementation on gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation and exercise performance in the heat. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114, 93-103.
  • Fortes MB, Di Felice U, Dolci A, Junglee NA, Crockford MJ, West L, Hillier-Smith R, Macdonald JH and Walsh NP (2013). Muscle damaging exercise increases heat strain during subsequent exercise heat stress. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 45, 1915-1924.
  • Walsh NP, Gleeson M, Shephard, RJ, Gleeson M, Woods, JA, Bishop NC, Fleshner F, Green C, Pedersen BK, Hoffman-Goetz L, Rogers CJ, Northoff H, Abbasi A and Simon P (2011). Position Statement Part One: Immune Function and Exercise. Exercise Immunology Review, 17, 6-63.
  • Walsh NP, Gleeson M, Pyne DB, Nieman DC, Dhabhar FS, Shephard, RJ, Oliver SJ, Bermon S and Kajeniene A (2011). Position Statement Part Two: Maintaining Immune Health. Exercise Immunology Review, 17, 64-103.
  • Harper Smith A, Coakley S, Ward M, Friedmann P, Macfarlane, A and Walsh NP (2011). Exercise-induced stress inhibits both the induction and elicitation phases of T-cell-mediated immune responses in humans. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 25, 1136-42.
  • Fortes MB, Diment BC, Di Felice U, Gunn AE, Kendall JL, Esmaeelpour M and Walsh NP (2011). Tear fluid osmolarity as a potential marker of hydration status. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43, 1590-7.

Neil’s publications can be found here.


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Gleeson M, Bishop NC and Walsh NP (2013). Exercise Immunology. Routledge: Abingdon, UK.

Professional Positions/Memberships

  • Editorial board, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; Exercise Immunology Review
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
  • Full member of BASES and The Physiology Society
  • Full member of International Sport and Exercise Immunology Society

Teaching Modules

Sport Nutrition; Environmental Physiology

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