Dr Matthew Black
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Matthew Black Ph.D is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism research group.
Matthew's research expertise spans the two broad areas of this group:
- Skeletal muscle bioenergetics, and oxygen delivery and utilisation, as modulators of exercise (in)tolerance in health and disease
- Therapeutic and ergogenic applications of manipulating nitric oxide bioavailability via dietary interventions.
Ph.D in Exercise Physiology 2017
MSc by Research in Exercise Physiology 2011
BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences (1st Class) 2010
Research group links
- Bioenergetic models of human performance, particularly the critical power model
- Physiological determinants of exercise performance
- Physiological causes of exercise-induced fatigue
- Interactions between running physiology and kinematics that explain performance
- Interventions (e.g., exercise training, dietary, footwear) that influence fatigue and performance
- Influence of nitric oxide bioavaiability on muscle energetics and cardiovascular health across the lifespan
BBSRC - The tongue microbiome and nitric oxide bioavailability across the human lifespan
see link - https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=BB%2FP022162%2F1
Briefly, this project will investigate whether the prevalence of specific nitrate-reducing bacteria residing on the surface of the tongue influences the cardiovascular benefits that may be derived from the consumption of a high nitrate diet and whether there are differences between young and older adults.