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

Research interests

Cardiovascular, Sports and Exercise Sciences

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


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

Professional memberships

  • Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine