Christopher Chamberlin

Christopher Chamberlin is the course leader for Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons), and is also a senior lecturer in Health Sciences for the School of Human Sciences.

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Christopher Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin has an MPhil Clinical Physiology and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Between 2002 and 2015, Chris has held lecturing posts at Royal Holloway University of London, Middlesex University and Brunel University. Additionally, he has acted as a consultant physiologist, most recently at the Porsche human performance lab at Silverstone GP circuit.

Chris is a former elite triathlete, who is now pre-occupied with breathing, mountains, water, wild swimming, food, music, exploring and coffee.

Membership of professional bodies


Teaching interests

  • Exercise physiology: Cardiovascular function, muscle, cardio pulmonary exercise testing (CPET), exercise biochemistry, immunity, fatigue, exercise in hot and high-altitude environments, fat metabolism, endurance, nutrition, high intensity exercise, skin and micro-vascular function
  • Specific populations: Ageing, spinal cord injury, children, pregnancy, obesity, strength and conditioning in endurance athletes, motor-sport testing and prescription, elite endurance athletes

Research interests

  • Sudden death in black African athletes
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) repolarisation changes and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Exercise and fat metabolism
  • High intensity exercise
  • Skin blood flow responses to exercise
  • Exercise capacity following electrically stimulated walking intervention in stroke patients

Physiological measurement experience

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • ECG
  • Phlebotomy
  • Body composition
  • Laser Doppler fluximetry
  • Transcutaneous oxygen uptake
  • Thermal imaging
  • Clinical functional electrical stimulation
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Tissue interface pressure measurement

Published conference papers

  • Chamberlin, C, and Swain, I D (2002). Investigation into the pressure relieving capacity of a programmable air cell mattress. 3rd Bournemouth University Academic Biomedical Engineering Research Group meeting, (ISBN 1-85899-178-1), Bournemouth, UK.
  • Chamberlin, C, (2003). Skin blood flow responses to variations in the cycle time and pressure characteristics of alternating pressure mattress overlays. 4th Bournemouth University Academic Biomedical Engineering Research Group meeting, (ISBN 1-85899-1730), pp. 28-30, Salisbury.
  • Reeves, M A, Chamberlin, C, and Swain, I D (2003). Development of a programmable active pressure mattress. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, (ISBN 1-903613-19-1), pp. 33-34, Bath, UK.
  • Khan, M S, Kairinos, N, Cadier, M (2005). The use of laser Doppler in determining timing for division of cross leg free flaps. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol:58(1), pp. 120-121.


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