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Research Profile

  • Saul Cuttell was appointed as Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northampton in December 2015 and then Programme Leader for Sport Science in 2018. Saul achieved his Bachelors (Hons) degree in Sport Studies from Bedfordshire University and completed his master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology from Roehampton University. Saul’s research focuses on mainly environmental physiology, exercise induced muscle damage and the repeated bout effect. More recently Saul’s research has been centred on Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) and anthropometric factors that influence skin and core cooling. Saul is currently undertaking his PhD in the muscular adaption to different forms of eccentric muscle contractions and the onset of recovery from cooling or warming. Saul has developed a research profile and has published in a number of peer reviewed international journals. Saul welcomes any enquiries with regards to research collaborations.


    • PhD (ongoing; The repeated bout effect and the use of different water immersion strategies for muscular recovery)
    • PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education), University of Northampton (2013)
    • MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Roehampton University (2011)
    • BSc (Hons) Sport Studies, Bedfordshire University (2009)

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SE Physiology)
    • European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
    • Physiological Society Affiliate Member
    • UKSCA Member


  • Module Tutor

    • SPO1012 Introduction to Fitness Training Methods
    • SPO1039 How to be Successful at University
    • SPO2018 Research Methods
    • SPO2041 Professional Practice and Entrepreneurialism
    • SPO2045 Health Physiology
    • SPO3025 Advanced Fitness Training Methods
    • SPO3051 Applied Physiology
    • SPO4001 Dissertation
    • SPOM016 Strength and Conditioning Techniques
    • SPOM029 Research Methods (MSc)
  • Broad research interests

    • Exercise induced muscle damage and different recovery strategies
    • Immunological responses to muscular adaption using heat or cooling
    • Repeated bout effect and different modes of eccentric muscular contraction
    • Using maximal aerobic speed testing to inform training load in football
    • Practical cooling methods used to enhance exercise capacity and performance in heat stressed environments.
    • Anthropometric factors that influence how the body cools and rewarms in extreme environments.
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Saul Cuttell’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.