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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr. Philip Mcbride

Dr. Philip Mcbride

Clinical Trials Manager

 Medical School Building F.02


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Dr Philip McBride holds a Ph.D in health sciences; his Ph.D investigated how step cadence and breaking up sedentary time interact with glucose control and physical function in people with type 2 diabetes. Philip currently acts as clinical trial manager at University of Exeter, where he manages a project interested in improving upper-limb rehabilitation services for people who have experienced stroke.


  • Ph.D in Health Science
  • MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine
  • BSc (hons) in Applied Health and Exercise Science

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Research interests

  • Exercise as medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Physical function

Research projects

EvolvRehab for telerehabilitation

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Journal articles

Perks J, Mcbride P, Rayt H, Payne T, Edwardson C, Rowlands AV, Messeder SJ, Yates T, Sayers R (2023). Efficacy of a personalised activity plan for BREAKing UP sitting time in patients with intermittent claudication (the BREAK UP study). Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 204 Abstract.  Author URL.
McBride P, Henson J, Edwardson CL, Maylor B, Dempsey PC, Rowlands AV, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T (2023). Four-Year Increase in Step Cadence is Associated with Improved Cardiometabolic Health in People with a History of Prediabetes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 55(9), 1601-1609. Abstract.  Author URL.
Yates T, Henson J, McBride P, Maylor B, Herring LY, Sargeant JA, Davies MJ, Dempsey PC, Rowlands AV, Edwardson CL, et al (2023). Moderate-intensity stepping in older adults: insights from treadmill walking and daily living. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
McBride P, Yates T, Henson J, Davies M, Gill J, Celis-Morales C, Khunti K, Maylor B, Rowlands A, Edwardson C, et al (2022). Ethnic differences in the relationship between step cadence and physical function in older adults. J Sports Sci, 40(10), 1183-1190. Abstract.  Author URL.

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