Mr Mark Faghy

Mark Faghy

Position: Associate Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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About

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (Level 4)
  • Physiological & Biomechanical Assessment (Level 5)
  • Biomedical Implications of Exercise, Activity & Health (Level 6)
  • Applied Physiology (Level 6)
  • Supervision of undergraduate research projects for our Independent Studies for Sport and Exercise Module (Level 6)

Professional interests

I rejoined the University of Derby in September 2016 as a lecturer in Exercise Physiology and academic lead on a University led Sport England project (Derby a City on the Move). My professional interests are centered around the use of physiology and exercise and the impact this has on human performance and health.

Research interests

My research is concerned with the respiratory system and how this limits exercise, human performance and health. Secondly, the use of physical acticity as a vehicle to improve health. 

Membership of professional bodies

Active member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

European Respiratory Society (Silver Memeber)

American College Sports Medicine

European College of Sports Sciences

Higher Education Teaching Academy

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Derby
  • PhD in Respiratory Physiology, University of Derby

Recent publications

  • Lomax, M., Brown, P, I., Kapus, J., Faghy, M,A., (under review), The effect of weekly training volume and how this alters Inspiratory muscle adaptaion following IMT, Target Journal: European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (Under review), Acute Inspiratory loading does not improve 2.4 km time-trial performance with a 25 kg thoracic load, Journal of Sport Sciences.
  • Faghy, M, A., Blacker, SD., Brown, P, I., (2016), Effects of load carriage mass upon respiratory muscle fatigue, European Journal of Sport Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1202326
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (2015), Training the inspiratory muscles improves running performance when carrying a 25 kg thoracic load in a backpack. Eur J Sport Sci, 14(1), pp, 1-10.
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (2014), Preloaded time trial to assess load carriage performance, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Vol 28(12), pp. 3354-62.
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown P, I., (2014), Thoracic load carriage induced respiratory muscle fatigue, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 114(5), pp.1085 – 93.
  • Brown, P, I., Venables, H, K., Liu, H., De-Witt, J, T., Brown, M, R., Faghy, M, A., (2013), Ventilatory muscle strength, diaphragm thickness and pulmonary function in world-class powerlifters. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 113(11), pp. 2849-55.

Recent conferences

  • Faghy, M, A., Lindley, M, R., Brown, P, I., (2016), Functional Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) Improves Load Carriage Performance Greater than Traditional IMT Techniques - Poster presentation at American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts USA.
  • Lindley, M, R., Micklebrough, T, D., Sowter, H, Faghy, M, A., (2016), Can inspiratory muscle training relieve symptoms of dyspnoea and improve quality of life for advanced cancer patients? A pilot study. - Poster presentation at American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts USA.
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (2015). Acute Inspiratory loading does not improve 2.4 km time-trial performance with a 25 kg thoracic load. Presented at the European Congress for Sport Sciences (ECSS), Malmo: Sweden. Oral Presentation.
  • Lester, P., Faghy, M, A., (2015), Inspiratory Muscle Function during Pre-Loaded (LC) Time Trial Performance using Traditional (IMTTRAD) and Functional (IMTFUNC) Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). Presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences student conference, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Poster Presentation.
  • Mann, J., Faghy, M, A., (2015), does inspiratory muscle training attenuate reductions in locomotor muscle fatigue after exercise with thoracic load carriage? Presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences student conference, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Oral Presentation.
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (2014), Inspiratory muscle training improves 2.4 km time-trial performance when carrying a 25 kg thoracic load - presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, St Georges Park, Burton upon trent. 
  • Faghy, M, A., (2013), Implications of Thoracic Load Carraige on Respiratory Function - presented as guest speaker at Newcastle College Research Conference 2013 - Newcastle College
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown P, I., (2013), Thoracic load carriage induced respiratory muscle fatigue, presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University. - Winner of the Post Graduate Oral Presentation Award
  • Faghy, M, A., Brown, P, I., (2013),  Thoracic Load carriage induced respiratory muscle fatigue, presented at the New Horizons conference, University of Derby. - Winner of the best Abstract and Presentation Award

Additional interests and activities

Invited talks:

  • November 2016: Inspiratory muscle training and the relevance and application to human performance, Power breathe international distributor meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany. Key Note Speaker.
  • November 2016: Inspiratory muscle training and the benefits to health, Power breathe international distributor meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany. Key Note Speaker.
  • April 2016: What does a PhD mean, what is it all about and where can it lead? University of Derby annual research conference, Key note speaker.
  • November 2015: Training the inspiratory muscles: research and application, POWERbreathe annual distributor meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany. Key note speaker.
  • September 2015: The respiratory system: An occupational Hazard? Newcastle College Research Annual conference, Guest Speaker.
  • April 2015: My Journey, Derby University annual graduate conference, Guest Speaker.
  • August 2014, Respiratory system limitations during exercise with thoracic load carriage, Nottingham Trent University, Respiratory research group
  • October 2013, Implications of Thoracic Load Carriage on Respiratory Function, Newcastle College Inaugural Research conference, Guest Speaker.

Experience in industry

I have applied experience delivering sport science support to athletes across the performance spectrum, most notably in professional football, and I have continued to deliver this applied support work whilst in the department through the Human Performance Unit.

In the media

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