Staff profile

Dr Mark Faghy


Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Subject

Sport and Exercise Science

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

m.faghy@derby.ac.uk

About

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology. 

 

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities include:

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 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

 

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.

Additional interests and activities

Invited talks:

In the media

Recent publications