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Dr John Molphy is a lecturer in physiology at Teesside University within the School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) and the department of Allied Health Professionals (AHP).

John graduated with a PhD in exercise physiology from Liverpool John Moores University in 2015 through the cardiorespiratory research group of Professor Greg Whyte, with a thesis entitiled 'The impact of acute and chronic administration of short-acting beta-2 agonists on urinary pharmacokinetics and athletic performance'. During this time John also managed a respiratory physiology laboratory within the University specialising in the detection of breathing issues in elite athletes.

John has since worked in various roles as a lecturer in exercise physiology at the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Kent and Liverpool John Moores University. Whilst also undertaking post-doctoral research positions in respiratory physiology at the University of Kent and in exercise metabolism at Liverpool John Moores University.

John was also fortunate enough to work at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar where he built a respiratory physiology laboratory within the athlete screening department in the hospital, specialising in the detection of breathing issues in elite athletes undergoing screening.

John has a passion for all things physiology and exercise, with a growing list of research collaborators from around the globe and he is continually looking to expand his research portfolio. Some memorable highlights include data collection for a post-doctoral research project at the Ironman World-championships in Kona, Hawaii.


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