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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Bert Bond

Dr Bert Bond

Senior Lecturer

 B.Bond@exeter.ac.uk

 2157

 Richards Building RB105c

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health Sciences, and a co-director of the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) and the Exeter Head Impacts, Brain Injury and Trauma (ExHIBIT) research group. My research focusses on understanding how lifestyle exposures (such as exercise, nutrition, sleep and head impacts) influence parameters of cardiometabolic and vascular health across the lifespan. This involves performing a range of innovative techniques (notably vascular ultrasound) across a range of populations. I am a Review Editor for Frontiers in Physiology and our institional rep for the Physiological Society.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Peripheral and cerebral vascular health across the lifespan
  • The influence of exercise, diet and sleep on cardiovascular health 
  • Exercise and the integrative control of blood pressure
  • Head impacts and cerebrovascular function
  • Interventions for the prevention of neurodegenerative disease

Qualifications

2009 - BSc (Hons), Exercise and Health with Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University

2010 - MSc, Paediatric Exercise Physiology, University of Exeter

2015 - PhD, Paediatric Exercise Physiology, University of Exeter

2018 - Fellow of the Higher Education Authority 

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Publications

Journal articles

Jack J, Woodgates A, Smail O, Felix B, Lynam K, Lester A, Williams G, Bond B (In Press). Cerebral blood flow regulation is not acutely altered after a typical number of headers in women footballers. Frontiers in Neurology, Neurotrauma Abstract.
Weston M, Barker A, Tomlinson O, Coombes JS, Bailey TG, Bond B (In Press). Differences in cerebrovascular regulation and ventilatory responses during ramp incremental cycling in children, adolescents and adults. Journal of Applied Physiology
Chorlton R, Williams C, Denford S, Bond B (In Press). Incorporating movement breaks into primary school classrooms; a mixed methods approach to explore the perceptions of pupils, staff and Governors. BMC Public Health Abstract.
Ingham-Hill E, Hewitt A, Lester A, Bond B (In Press). Morning compared to afternoon school-based exercise on cognitive function in adolescents. Brain and Cognition Abstract.
Bond B, Koep J, Weston M, Barker A, Sansum K (In Press). The acute and postprandial effects of sugar moiety on vascular and metabolic health outcomes in adolescents. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Wallis W, Al-alem Q, Lorimer H, Smail O, Williams G, Bond B (In Press). The acute influence of amateur boxing on dynamic cerebral autoregulation and cerebrovascular reactivity to carbon dioxide. European Journal of Applied Physiology
Bond B, West S, Smail O (In Press). The acute influence of sucrose consumption with and without vitamin C co-ingestion on microvascular reactivity in healthy young adults. Microvascular Research
Weston M, Barker A, Tomlinson O, Coombes J, Bailey T, Bond B (In Press). The effect of exercise intensity and cardiorespiratory fitness on the kinetic response of middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity during exercise in healthy adults. Journal of applied physiology
Bond B, Lester A, Buckingham G (In Press). The effects of partial sleep restriction and subsequent caffeine ingestion on neurovascular coupling. Journal of Sleep Research Abstract.
Koep J, Bond B, Barker A, Ruediger S, Pizzey F, Coombes J, Bailey T (In Press). The relationships between age, sex and cerebrovascular reactivity to hypercapnia using traditional and kinetic-based analyses in healthy adults. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology Abstract.
Bond B, Barker A, Koep J, Weston M, Lester A, Coombes J, Bailey T (In Press). The within and between-day reliability of cerebrovascular reactivity using traditional and novel analytical approaches. Experimental Physiology Abstract.
Weston ME, Barker AR, Tomlinson OW, Coombes JS, Bailey TG, Bond B (2023). Agreement between left and right middle cerebral artery blood velocity responses to incremental and constant work-rate exercise in healthy males and females. Physiological Measurement, 44(7), 074001-074001. Abstract.
Lear R, Metcalf B, Brailey G, Nunns M, Bond B, Hillsdon M, Pulsford R (2023). Associations of habitual physical activity and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity; a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PLoS One, 18(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Smail OJ, Clarke DJ, Al‐Alem Q, Wallis W, Barker AR, Smirl JD, Bond B (2023). Resistance exercise acutely elevates dynamic cerebral autoregulation gain. Physiological Reports, 11(8). Abstract.
Koep JL, Bond B, Barker AR, Ruediger SL, Pizzey FK, Coombes JS, Bailey TG (2023). Sex modifies the relationship between age and neurovascular coupling in healthy adults. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 43(8), 1254-1266. Abstract.
Kranen SH, Oliveira RS, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2023). The effect of 4 weeks of high‐intensity interval training and 2 weeks of detraining on cardiovascular disease risk factors in male adolescents. Experimental Physiology, 108(4), 595-606. Abstract.
Kranen SH, Oliveira RS, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2023). The utility of the reperfusion rate of tissue oxygen saturation as a measure of vascular endothelial function in adolescents: reliability, validity and sensitivity. Front Physiol, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.
Koep JL, Taylor CE, Coombes JS, Bond B, Ainslie PN, Bailey TG (2022). Autonomic control of cerebral blood flow: fundamental comparisons between peripheral and cerebrovascular circulations in humans. J Physiol, 600(1), 15-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Koep JL, Coombes JS, Barker AR, Taylor CE, Pizzey FK, Ruediger SL, Bond B, Bailey TG (2022). Intracranial Cerebrovascular Reactivity by Traditional and Novel Methods in Young, Middle, and Old Aged Healthy Males and Females. The FASEB Journal, 36(S1).
Duncombe SL, Barker AR, Bond B, Earle R, Varley-Campbell J, Vlachopoulos D, Walker JL, Weston KL, Stylianou M (2022). School-based high-intensity interval training programs in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE, 17(5), e0266427-e0266427. Abstract.
Weston M, Koep J, Lester A, Barker A, Bond B (2022). The acute effect of exercise intensity on peripheral and cerebral vascular function in healthy adults. Journal of applied physiology Abstract.
Burley MJ, Blackwell J, Bond B, Williams C, Stephens FB (2022). The effect of various breath‐hold techniques on the cardiorespiratory response to facial immersion in humans. Experimental Physiology, 108(1), 50-62. Abstract.
Barker A, Bond B, Duncombe S, Earle R, Stylianou M, Varley-Campbell J, Vlachopoulos D, Walker J, Weston K (2021). School-based high-intensity interval training programs in children and adolescents: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 24, s78-s79.
Kranen SH, Oliveira RS, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2021). The acute effect of high‐ and moderate‐intensity interval exercise on vascular function before and after a glucose challenge in adolescents. Experimental Physiology, 106(4), 913-924. Abstract.
Vanhatalo A, Blackwell J, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, Bond B, Nyberg M, Jones AM (2020). Dietary Nitrate Counteracts the Elevated Blood Pressure Response to Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition in Humans. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), 232-233.
Koep JL, Barker AR, Banks R, Banger RR, Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B (2020). The reliability of a breath‐hold protocol to determine cerebrovascular reactivity in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 48(9), 544-552. Abstract.
Aboo Bakkar Z, Fulford J, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Jones AM, Bond B, Bowtell JL (2019). Montmorency cherry supplementation attenuates vascular dysfunction induced by prolonged forearm occlusion in overweight, middle-aged men. J Appl Physiol (1985), 126(1), 246-254. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kranen SH, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Reliability of low-flow vasoreactivity in the brachial artery of adolescents. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 47(3), 133-138. Abstract.
Koep J, Barker A, Bond B, Coombes J, Bailey T (2019). Shear stress and cerebrovascular function during acute isometric exercise: the role of exercise intensity and aging. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22
Cockcroft EJ, Bond B, Williams CA, Harris S, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2019). The effects of two weeks high-intensity interval training on fasting glucose, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in adolescent boys: a pilot study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11(1). Abstract.
Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, O'Connor A, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 31(2), 213-222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Aboo Bakkar Z, Fulford J, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Jones AM, Bond B, Bowtell JL (2018). Prolonged forearm ischemia attenuates endothelium-dependent vasodilatation and plasma nitric oxide metabolites in overweight middle-aged men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(8), 1565-1572. Abstract.
Malik AA, Williams CA, Bond B, Weston KL, Barker AR (2017). Acute cardiorespiratory, perceptual and enjoyment responses to high‐intensity interval exercise in adolescents. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(10), 1335-1342. Abstract.
Cockcroft EJ, Moudiotis C, Kitchen J, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2017). High-intensity interval exercise and glycemic control in adolescents with type one diabetes mellitus: a case study. Physiol Rep, 5(13). Abstract.  Author URL.
Bond B, Weston KL, Williams CA, Barker AR (2017). Perspectives on high-intensity interval exercise for health promotion in children and adolescents. Open Access J Sports Med, 8, 243-265. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2017). The reliability of a single protocol to determine endothelial, microvascular and autonomic functions in adolescents. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 37(6), 703-709. Abstract.
Bond B, Williams CA, Jackman SR, Woodward A, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). Accumulating exercise and postprandial health in adolescents. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 64(9), 1068-1076. Abstract.
Bond B, Williams CA, Isic C, Jackman SR, Tolfrey K, Barrett LA, Barker AR (2015). Exercise intensity and postprandial health outcomes in adolescents. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(5), 927-936. Abstract.
Bond B, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Corless LM, Williams CA, Barker AR (2015). Exercise intensity and the protection from postprandial vascular dysfunction in adolescents. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 308(11), H1443-H1450. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bond B, Hind S, Williams CA, Barker AR (2015). The Acute Effect of Exercise Intensity on Vascular Function in Adolescents. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(12), 2628-2635. Abstract.
Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Harris S, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). Two weeks of high-intensity interval training improves novel but not traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 309(6), H1039-H1047. Abstract.
Barker AR, Day J, Smith A, Bond B, Williams CA (2014). The influence of 2 weeks of low-volume high-intensity interval training on health outcomes in adolescent boys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(8), 757-765. Abstract.
Barker AR, Bond B, Toman C, Williams CA, Armstrong N (2012). Critical power in adolescents: Physiological bases and assessment using all-out exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(4), 1359-1370. Abstract.

Conferences

Lester A, Bond B, Buckingham G (2023). P6 the effects of partial sleep restriction and subsequent caffeine ingestion on neurovascular coupling in young healthy adults. Abstracts.
Vanhatalo A, Blackwell J, Bailey SJ, Wylie LJ, Bond B, Nyberg M, Jones AM (2020). Dietary Nitrate Counteracts the Elevated Blood Pressure Response to Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition in Humans.  Author URL.

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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Majed Alobaid
  • Matthew Burley
  • Emma Edwards
  • Jacob Jack
  • Jodie Koep
  • Rebecca Lear
  • Alice Lester
  • Kate Sansum
  • Jessica Thomas
  • Jessica Virgili
  • Max Weston
  • Alex Woodgates

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