Dr Carrie Ferguson


I graduated with a BSc (hons) in Physiology and Sports Science from the University of Glasgow (1999-2003). I then studied to obtain my PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Professor Sue Ward (2003-2006). My PhD examined limitations to exercise tolerance and the parameters of aerobic function, with a specific focus on high-intensity exercise tolerance and the power-tolerable duration relationship. My PhD Roles by postdoctoral positions at the University of Leeds and Penn State College of Medicine. I then worked as a University Teacher (University of Glasgow), Teaching Associate (Strathclyde University) and Teaching Fellow (University of Leeds), before taking up my Lectureship as an independent investigator at the University of Leeds in 2012


  • Chair, Faculty of Biological Sciences Research Ethics Committee
  • Programme Manager, Sports Science and Physiology

Research interests

Cardiovascular, Sports and Exercise Sciences

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  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Leeds
  • BSc (Hons), Physiology & Sports Science, University of Glasgow

Professional memberships

  • Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Student education

Modules managed

SPSC3321 - Advanced Exercise Physiology

Modules taught

BMSC5301M - Advanced Research Topics
SPSC1225 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
SPSC2302 - Exercise Physiology in Sport, Health and Disease
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II
SPSC3321 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
SPSC5382 - Extended Research Project

Academic Roles

UG Programme Leader - Sports Science and Physiology
PGT Programme Leader - Sports Science and Physiology


Member of Undergraduate School Taught Student Education Committee

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