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Jason M. R. Gill; Ph.D.

Dr. Gill is currently an Associate Professor in Exercise and Metabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Dr. Gill’s major research interests include: why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, and how lifestyle interventions can modulate this excess risk; the interactions between physical activity, energy balance, body fatness and disease risk; and the mechanisms by which exercise regulates lipoprotein metabolism. He is Director of the MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He also plays an active role in communicating the science of physical activity, diet, obesity and cardio-metabolic risk to the widest possible audience including a number of appearances on TV documentaries and organization of Understanding of Science events for the general public. Dr. Gill has published ~70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited >2500 times to date (H-index 26), and has been invited to speak at over 60 National and International Conferences on topics related to exercise, diet, obesity and cardio-metabolic disease. Earlier, he was past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Division of Physical Activity for Health, and author on the BASES physical activity public health guidance document “The ABC of Physical Activity for Health”. Dr. Gill has also contributed to Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism from Loughborough University in England, and both a BSc and MSc degrees from the same institution.


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