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 Sinead McDonagh

Sinead McDonagh

Research Fellow

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Sinead completed her BSc in Sport Sciences at Brunel University in 2011. She then moved to the University of Exeter to study for a MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

During her time as a Masters student, Sinead became very interested in the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation and lifestyle choices on cardiovascular health and exercise tolerance and went on to pursue a PhD in this area.

In 2017, Sinead joined the University of Exeter Medical School Primary Care department as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow where her research focuses on the detection and management of postural hypotension in primary care.

Qualifications

  • BSc Sport Sciences (Brunel University)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine (University of Exeter)
  • PhD Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (University of Exeter) - In progress
  • AFHEA

Research

Research interests

  • Recognition and management of postural hypotension in primary care
  • Improving blood pressure control in patients with hypertension
  • Lowering blood pressure and improving exercise capacity through dietary nitrate supplementation
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Nitrite and Nitric Oxide Biology

Research projects

DROP: Detecting risks of postural hypotension

Cochrane Review: Allied health professional-led interventions for improving control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension

 

Conferences

McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. (2015). Effects of blood donation and nitrate ingestion on the physiological response to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise. Oral presentation at the 2015 Physiological Society Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. (2015). Effects of blood donation and nitrate ingestion on the physiological response to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise. Oral presentation at the 2015 ECSS Annual Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. (2015). Effects of blood donation and nitrate ingestion on the physiological response to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise. Oral presentation at the 2015 GSSI Nutrition Award ECSS Annual Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM. (2015). Effects of blood donation and nitrate ingestion on the physiological response to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise. Oral presentation at the 2015 BASES Student Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2014). Antibacterial mouthwash attenuates the physiological effects of chronic nitrate supplementation in humans. Mini Oral presentation at the 2014 ECSS Annual Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2014). Antibacterial mouthwash attenuates the physiological effects of chronic nitrate supplementation in humans. Oral presentation at the 2014 GSSI Nutrition Award ECSS Annual Conference.

McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2014). Antibacterial mouthwash attenuates the physiological effects of chronic nitrate supplementation in humans. Oral presentation at the 2014 BASES Student Conference.

 

Academic Awards

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Nutrition Award winner at the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS) Conference 2015, Malmö. ‘Effects of blood donation and nitrate ingestion on the physiological response to moderate-intensity and incremental exercise’.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Nutrition Award Finalist at the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS) Conference 2014, Amsterdam. ‘Antibacterial mouthwash attenuates the physiological effects of chronic nitrate supplementation in humans’.

Recipient of the 2010-2011 Brunel University Best Undergraduate Dissertation Award for thesis entitled “Effects of Short Term Plyometric Training on Bone Mineral Density, Bone Mineral Content and Body Composition of Males in Non-Weight Bearing Sports’.

Recipient of the 2010-2011 Physiological Society Undergraduate Dissertation Award.

Recipient of the 2010-2011 Ede & Ravenscroft Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM (2016). Dietary nitrate supplementation attenuates the reduction in exercise tolerance following blood donation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 311(6), H1520-H1529. Abstract.  Author URL.
McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). The Effects of Chronic Nitrate Supplementation and the Use of Strong and Weak Antibacterial Agents on Plasma Nitrite Concentration and Exercise Blood Pressure. Int J Sports Med, 36(14), 1177-1185. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Black MI, Kelly J, McDonagh STJ, Carter J, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, et al (2017). Influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on physiological and muscle metabolic adaptations to sprint interval training. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 642-652. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Jones AM, Blackwell JR, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, McDonagh STJ, Thompson C, Kelly J, Sumners P, Mileva KN, et al (2017). Muscle metabolic and neuromuscular determinants of fatigue during cycling in different exercise intensity domains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 446-459. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM (2016). Dietary nitrate supplementation attenuates the reduction in exercise tolerance following blood donation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 311(6), H1520-H1529. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Fulford J, Kelly J, Black MI, McDonagh STJ, Jeukendrup AE, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). Dietary nitrate improves sprint performance and cognitive function during prolonged intermittent exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115(9), 1825-1834. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). The Effects of Chronic Nitrate Supplementation and the Use of Strong and Weak Antibacterial Agents on Plasma Nitrite Concentration and Exercise Blood Pressure. Int J Sports Med, 36(14), 1177-1185. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2017

Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Black MI, Kelly J, McDonagh STJ, Carter J, Bailey SJ, Vanhatalo A, et al (2017). Influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on physiological and muscle metabolic adaptations to sprint interval training. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 642-652. Abstract.  Author URL.
Black MI, Jones AM, Blackwell JR, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, McDonagh STJ, Thompson C, Kelly J, Sumners P, Mileva KN, et al (2017). Muscle metabolic and neuromuscular determinants of fatigue during cycling in different exercise intensity domains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 122(3), 446-459. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

McDonagh STJ, Vanhatalo A, Fulford J, Wylie LJ, Bailey SJ, Jones AM (2016). Dietary nitrate supplementation attenuates the reduction in exercise tolerance following blood donation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 311(6), H1520-H1529. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Thompson C, Wylie LJ, Fulford J, Kelly J, Black MI, McDonagh STJ, Jeukendrup AE, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). Dietary nitrate improves sprint performance and cognitive function during prolonged intermittent exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115(9), 1825-1834. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McDonagh STJ, Wylie LJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM (2015). The Effects of Chronic Nitrate Supplementation and the Use of Strong and Weak Antibacterial Agents on Plasma Nitrite Concentration and Exercise Blood Pressure. Int J Sports Med, 36(14), 1177-1185. Abstract.  Author URL.

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