Ep 90: Dr Glen Davison on the Immune System Functions and How it is Impacted by Running
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we had one of the top researchers of exercise immunology – Dr. Glen Davison. Our host Vikas Singh, and Dr. Davison talk about the immune system, how running affects immunity, and various other things.
Professor Glen Davison attained his first degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 and his MSc in Exercise Physiology in 2002.
He commenced his Ph.D. in “Nutrition and Exercise Immunology” in 2002 at Loughborough University. Whilst at Loughborough Glen also worked as a Teaching Assistant in Exercise Physiology. He worked as a lecturer in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Aberystwyth University for just over 5 years before joining the SSES, University of Kent, in 2011. Professor Davison is also a BASES Accredited sport and exercise scientist (Physiology) and a Chartered Scientist (CSci). He has worked with amateur, elite and professional athletes from a range of sports, including football, rugby, hockey, athletics, triathlon, and cycling.
His current interests include Nutrition and Exercise Immunology; Interval training; Sport & Exercise Science support of athletes (i.e. maintaining optimal health and performance) in sports including football, rugby, hockey, athletics, endurance/LD running, triathlon and cycling; Exercise Immunology in people with Diabetes. Exercise and Immune function in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Exercise in people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)