Liverpool Hope University’s School of Health Sciences is celebrating after one of its academics was appointed to the editorial advisory board of a prestigious journal.
Dr Peter Angell is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Hope, and has a particular interest in cardiovascular health.
And Dr Angell, a performance and rehabilitation specialist who works with a number of high level martial arts athletes, is now on the editorial advisory board of the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
Professor Omid Khaiyat, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiology and Health, as well as Head of the School of Health Sciences, congratulated Dr Angell on his achievement.
He added: “This is a considerable personal achievement for Peter and also for the School as this is one of the most prestigious journals in the field.”
Last year Dr Angell was part of a Hope team that published new research into the effects of exercise and whey protein on muscle mass, fat mass, ‘myoelectrical muscle fatigue’ - ie, performance and endurance - as well as health-related quality of life in older adults.
The study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology of which Dr Angell is now an editorial advisor, found that adding whey protein to diets actually had no additional benefits in those who were already consuming adequate amounts of protein.
A separate study led by Dr Angell in 2018 saw him examining the cardiovascular consequences of anabolic steroid use in a group of males.
That was published in the journal Science & Sports and can be accessed here.
Speaking of his new role with the Journal, Dr Angell says: “It’s a great privilege to have been asked to undertake this role and a nice recognition of my contribution to the scientific process in recent years.”