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Dr. Anthony Baross

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Sport Studies
  • Department: Sports, Exercise & Life Sciences

General information

Tony Baross first studied Sport and Exercise at the Christ Church College Canterbury. I attained a First class degree and went on to study Exercise and Health behaviours at the City University London.

Graduating with a Distinction in this MSc Tony then secured a position at Bedford College, lecturing undergraduate and HND  level Sport and Exercise Science,  he then joined the University of Northampton  and continued to lecture in Sport and Exercise Science. Whilst working at Northampton Tony started his PhD studies with the University of Kent in The effects of isometric exercise training on cardiovascular variables with specific reference to blood pressure and vascular parameters in middle-aged men. Studies from his thesis have been published in peer reviewed international journals.  

Teaching

BSc Sport and Exercise Science  and MSc Strength and Conditioning .Lecturing on the following modules:

  • Introduction to fitness training methods
  • Physiological basis of sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Physiology
  • Advanced Fitness Training Methods
  • Cardiovascular Responses and Adaptations

Research

Tony's main area of research is the effects of isometric training on cardiovascular parameters (blood Pressure).  He is currently undertaking collaborative research with the University of Windsor, Canada and Greenwich University, UK research teams.

Tony is also on two PhD supervisory teams at the university which are focussed on the effects of cryotherapy on performance and injury prevention/rehabilitation and the determinants of postural sway and balance disturbances in young adults during blood flow restriction.

Tony is also interested in the benefits of strength development for enhanced endurance performance, and would accept doctoral submissions in any of these areas.

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