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Dr Kat Holloway

Health Sciences
0151 291 3227

I am a lecturer in Sport & Exercise Physiology and lead the Level C Undergraduate Sport & Exercise Science provision. My main areas of teaching include physical activity and health, chronic disease management, exercise prescription and exercise training. 

I graduated with upper second class honours (2:1) from Liverpool John Moores University in Exercise Physiology and went onto complete a PhD in “The effects of exercise training on cardiac and peripheral function in men and women” under the supervision of Professor Tim Cable.  The research was funded by the British Heart Foundation to examine the issues regarding cardiovascular health and exercise, which won prizes at both British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences Conference and European Conference in Sport Sciences. 
I have taught at Liverpool Hope University since 2008, with particular research interest on the effects of exercise training in relation to health and disease.  This includes both cardiac and vascular adaptations in athletic and diseased populations.  I have previously collaborated with the British Heart Foundation, Blackburn & Darwen PCT, Crewe FC, Everton FC and Mersey Roads 24, and have strong links with Liverpool Football Club Community Department.  Current research is focused on the effects of high intensity training programs on cardiac and peripheral indices with particular emphasis on gender-specific changes.

Recent publications:1.      VB Unnitan, DM Roche, M Garrard, K Holloway, S Marwood, Oxygen uptake kinetics in training adolescent females. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015.2.      T Rowland, V Unnithan, D Roch, M Garrard, K Holloway, S Marwood. Myocardial function and aerobic fitness in adolescent females. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2011.3.      T Rowland, M Garrard, D Roche, S Marwood, K Holloway, V Unnithan. Gender Influence on Myocardial Function During Maximal Cycling in Adolescents.  American Journal of Human Biology, 2010.4.      K Holloway, M O’Gorman, JP Morton, NT Cable, DF Goldspink, JG Burniston. Proteomic investigation of changes in human vastus lateralis muscle in response to interval-exercise training. Proteomics, 2009.5.      JP Morton, K Holloway, NT Cable, DF Goldspink, J Burniston, L Evans, AC Kayani, A McArdle. Heat shock protein adaptations of male and female human skeletal muscle following aerobic training. Muscle Nerve, 2009.