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Associate Professor Denise Roche

Sports and Exercise Science/Sport Rehabilitation
0151 291 3293

I am an Exercise and Health Physiologist within the School of Health Sciences and have been a lecturer at Liverpool Hope since 2000.  I have a PhD in Paediatric Exercise Physiology from Liverpool John Moores University entitled "Physical activity, physical fitness, HbA1c and skin microvascular reactivity in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes". I also have a PG.Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and have been a Fellow of the HE Academy since 2004.

My main specialism is exercise physiology and health. I am research active and have presented my research nationally and internationally. My research interests are the vascular and metabolic responses to chronic training. I am the Subject Lead for Human Biology/Biological Sciences, the PGR co-ordinator for Science, chair of the School of Health Sciences Research Committee and level lead (year 3) on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. My teaching and both postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation supervision typically focuses on my specialisms; exercise and health, vascular and cardiometabolic.


Recent Publications 

Goulding, R.P., Roche, D.M., Marwood, S. (2021) The ramp and all-out exercise test to determine critical power: validity and robustness to manipulations in body position. European Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN 1439-6319

Roche, D.M., Jackson, M., Amirabdollahian, F., Khaiyat, O. (2020) Clustered cardiometabolic risk and arterial stiffness of recreational adult tennis players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.20.11674-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33314882.

Goulding, R.P., Roche, D.M., Scott, S. Koga, S., Weston, P.J., Marwood, S. (2020) Limitations to exercise tolerance in type 1 diabetes: the role of pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and priming exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN 8750-7587

Goulding, R.P. Roche, D.M., Marwood, S. (2019) Reply to Francescato et al.: on correct computation of confidence intervals for kinetic parameters. Physiological Reports, 7 (14). e14181-e14181. ISSN 2051-817X

Goulding, R.P., Roche, D.M. and Marwood, S., (2019). Hyperoxia speeds pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and increases critical power during supine cycling. Experimental Physiology. DOI: 10.1113/EP087599.

Jackson, M.J., Roche, D.M, Amirabdollahian, F and Khaiyat, O. (2019) The Health Benefits of Tennis: A cluster analysis of the musculoskeletal health of tennis players versus healthy active non-playing controls.(Accepted for publication Sport Health).

Goulding RP., Roche D. and Marwood S. (2019) Effect of hyperoxia on critical power and VO2 kinetics during upright cycling. (Under review) Med. Sci. Sports Exerc.)

Marwood, S., Goulding, R.P. and Roche D.M. (2019).  Letter to the editor: Determining the upper limit of the metabolic steady-state, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(3):602.

Goulding, R.P., Roche, D.M. and Marwood, S. (2018). Work-to-work exercise slows pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics, decreases critical power, and increases W’ during supine cycling. Physiological reports6(21), p.e13916.


Goulding, R.P., Roche, D.M. and Marwood, S. (2018). Elevated baseline work rate slows pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and decreases critical power during upright cycle exercise. Physiological reports6(14), p.e13802.


Holloway, K., Roche, D. and Angell P. (2018) Evaluating the progressive central and peripheral vascular health benefits of short-term high intensity interval training. European Journal of Applied Physiology,118(10):2259-2268