Nicolette C. Bishop

Loughborough University, United Kingdom


Nicolette (Lettie) Bishop completed her first degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham in 1997 for which she was awarded the C.T.M Davies Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Following this, Lettie accepted a PhD Scholarship to work with Professor Mike Gleeson investigating nutritional influences on the immune response to exercise, for which she was also awarded the Ratcliffe Prize for Postgraduate Achievement. On completion of her PhD in June 2000, Lettie joined Loughborough University as a Research Associate with the Human Muscle Metabolism Research Group. In September 2000, Lettie became a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and in 2007 was appointed to her current position in the School as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. Her research interests lie in the effect that exercise has on cellular and mucosal immune function in addition to interactions between exercise, immune function and inflammatory responses in healthy individuals and in those with chronic conditions, including chronic kidney disease and spinal cord injuries. Her recent work with chronic kidney disease patients was highly commended at the Da Vinci Health Technology awards in March 2010. Over the past 10 years she has published over 45 papers on exercise immunology and is co-author on the recently published (Feb 2011) International Society of Exercise and Immunology Position Statement on Immune function and Exercise. She is a member of the Physiological Society and the International Society of Exercise and Immunology and an associate member of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University.

Biography Updated on 12 April 2011

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