Dr Tony Turner

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology / Leader of Human Performance Science Research Group

Background

Tony Turner is a senior lecturer in exercise physiology in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences (SPEHS), where he leads the Human Performance Science Research Group and is research cluster facilitator for SPEHS. He teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: BSc Applied Sport Science, MA Physical Education and MSc Strength & Conditioning. Tony has applied experience as a physiologist working with performers in a range of sports, most recently in motor sport on the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy:

Coaching motorsport stars of the future

Undergraduate teaching

  • BSc Applied Sport Science
  • MA Physical Education

Postgraduate teaching

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Current PhD students supervised

  • Xiang (Cam) Zhao - Unilateral resistance training in adolescents
  • Andrew M Murray - Recovery in adolescent athletes
  • Stephanie Adams - Concussion in motor sport: Exploring experts' perceptions, knowledge and attitudes

Past PhD students supervised

  • Jacki Thow - Asymmetries in strength & power related to swimming technique
  • Matthew Pearce - Characterising time outside and physical activity of children using GPS
  • Mark Sanderson - Whole body vibration: Stimulus Characteristics and Acute Neuromuscular Responses
  • Shaun Phillips - Impact of carbohydrate supplementation on intermittent exercise performance in adolescents.
  • Danielle Bryant - Teacher stress, learned optimism and coping strategies
  • Alan MacPherson - Rhythm in Sport

Research summary

The application of physiology in sport & exercise contexts

  • motor sport physiology & performance
  • cardio-respiratory systems’ responses during exercise
  • physiology of strength & conditioning
  • physiology of Race Running
  • physiology of golf caddying
  • concussion

Current and recent research

Tony is a core member of the Human Performance Science Research Group and associate member of the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre.

Research & Knowledge Exhange funds (since 2008):

  • Research - College of AHSS Reserach & KE grant (2017), £5k.
  • Research - Moray House School of Education research seedcorn funding (2016), £1.3k.
  • Research - Principal's Career Development Scholarship with Edinburgh Global top-up (2015), ~£50k.
  • Knowledge Exchange - projects with FIA Institue Young Driver Excellence Academy is ongoing since 2011, accruing in excess of £50k in external funding.
  • Research - University of Edinburgh Development trust Innovation Initaitive grant (2013), £5k.
  • Research - Hearts Development Trust funding for MSc by Research (2012-13), £5k.
  • Research - Moray House School of Education research seedcorn funding (2012), £1k.
  • Knowledge Exchange - College of HSS Knowledge Exhange grant (2010), £2.5k.
  • Knowledge Exchange - work with Pirelli Star Driver programme (2009-2010), accrued £4.5 in external funding.
  • Research - College of HSS PhD studentship (2008), £45k.
  • Knowledge Exhange - work with Scottish Institute of Sport (2008), £27.5k.