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Research Profile

  • Brett studied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) at the University of Essex and graduated in 2017. He was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence in all 3 years of study.

    He conducted a research placement as an undergraduate research assistant in the final year of his BSc, examining “Green Exercise”.

    Brett studied Sports Biomechanics MSc at Loughborough University and graduated in 2018. He was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence during this year of study.

    He had a work placement at British Athletics whilst doing his MSc shadowing the lead Biomechanist, working with elite level athletes during their preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

    Brett is currently doing a Ph.D. at the University of Northampton, examining the effects of eccentric exercise on neuromuscular characteristics in older adults. Brett is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant teaching at the University of Northampton alongside his Ph.D. on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) programme.

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

    • Anatomy and Human Movement
    • Biomechanical Basis of Sport and Exercise
    • Sport Research Methods
    • Supervising undergraduate dissertation students
  • Brett is interested in the process of ageing and how exercise can be used as medicine, with a focus on the wastage of muscle (sarcopenia). He is currently trying to find the optimal weekly training frequency that elicits meaningful adaptations whilst also requiring the least commitment.

    Brett’s specific area of focus is eccentric exercise, a form of exercise in which the muscles contracts and lengthens rather than shortening. This has been proven to produce superior neuromuscular adaptations whilst placing less stress upon the cardiopulmonary systems in comparison to traditional training methods.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Brett Baxter’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.