Professor George Metsios

Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Professor George Metsios image
Email address: G.Metsios@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323104 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Physical activity and public health, Interventions to improve health and Research Quality

About

George is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Wolverhampton. His work evolves around physical activity, exercise and health and specifically how physical activity and/or exercise can be used to improve – via specific physiological and molecular/genetic mechanisms – disease symptoms and health parameters in patients with different chronic diseases. George has led randomised controlled trials and epidemiological studies and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications in his field. His work has had a significant scientific impact since it has helped the formation of position statements and improve existing guidelines for treating different chronic diseases. His work has been used, amongst others, by the World Health Organisation, the British Heart Foundation, the National Health Services and the European League Against Rheumatism. George has also received both national and international grants (Medical Research Council, FP-7, Horizon 2020) and he is an expert evaluator in multiple funding bodies and peer-reviewed journals.  

Research interests

Interventions to improve health

Research quality

Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate (Full Time)

PhD in Muscle Metabolism and Disease (Full Time).

MSc in Exercise Physiology (Full Time).

BSc in Sports Science and Physical Education (Full Time).

Publications

All my peer-reviewed publications can be found in my Google Scholar or PubMed

Please see some of my publications, listed below,

  • Cancer cachexia prevention via physical exercise: molecular mechanisms, DW Gould, I Lahart, AR Carmichael, Y Koutedakis, GS Metsios, Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle 4 (2), 111-124
  • Individualised aerobic and resistance exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness and reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2013, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, JJV van Zanten, P Nightingale, ..., Annals of the rheumatic diseases 72 (11), 1819-1825
  • Anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha therapy improves insulin sensitivity in normal-weight but not in obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2012, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, VF Panoulas, P Nightingale, Arthritis Res Ther 14, R160
  • Time motion and video analysis of classical ballet and contemporary dance performance, 2011, MA Wyon, E Twitchett, M Angioi, F Clarke, G Metsios, Y Koutedakis, International journal of sports medicine 32 (11), 851-855
  • Vascular function and morphology in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review, 2011, A Sandoo, JJCSV van Zanten, GS Metsios, D Carroll, GD Kitas, Rheumatology 50 (11), 2125-2139
  • Rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility genes associate with lipid levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2011, TE Toms, VF Panoulas, JP Smith, KMJ Douglas, GS Metsios, Annals of the rheumatic diseases, annrheumdis144634
  • The association between microvascular and macrovascular endothelial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study, A Sandoo, D Carroll, GS Metsios, GD Kitas, JJ Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Arthritis Res Ther 13 (3), R99
  • Target organ damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the role of blood pressure and heart rate, 2010, VF Panoulas, TE Toms, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Atherosclerosis 209 (1), 255-260
  • Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease, 2010, GD Summers, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GD Kitas, Nature Reviews Rheumatology 6 (8), 445-451
  • Biological evidence for the acute health effects of secondhand smoke exposure, 2010, AD Flouris, CI Vardavas, GS Metsios, AM Tsatsakis, Y Koutedakis, American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 298
  • The endothelium and its role in regulating vascular tone, 2010, A Sandoo, JJCSV van Zanten, GS Metsios, D Carroll, GD Kitas The open cardiovascular medicine journal 4, 302
  • Vascular function and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of physical activity, 2010, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, A Sandoo, JJCSV van Zanten, ...The open cardiovascular medicine journal 4, 89
  • Statin use in rheumatoid arthritis in relation to actual cardiovascular risk: evidence for substantial undertreatment of lipid-associated cardiovascular risk?, 2010, TE Toms, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, H Griffiths, N Sattar, JP Smith, ..., Annals of the rheumatic diseases 69 (4), 683-688
  • Obesity in rheumatoid arthritis, 2010, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, Y Koutedakis, GD Kitas, Rheumatology, keq266
  • Association of interleukin-6 (IL-6)-174G/C gene polymorphism with cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the role of obesity and smoking, 2009, VF Panoulas, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, JP Smith, ...Atherosclerosis 204 (1), 178-183
  • Associations of obesity with modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2009, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, ..., Annals of the rheumatic diseases 68 (2), 242-245
  • Acute and short-term effects of secondhand smoke on lung function and cytokine production, 2009, AD Flouris, GS Metsios, AE Carrillo, AZ Jamurtas, K Gourgoulianis, ...American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 179 (11), 1029-1033
  • Fitness in contemporary dance: a systematic review, 2009, M Angioi, GS Metsios, Y Koutedakis, MA Wyon, International journal of sports medicine
  • Underweight and obese states both associate with worse disease activity and physical function in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis, 2009, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, VF Panoulas, AM Nevill, Clinical rheumatology 28 (4), 439-444
  • Association between selected physical fitness parameters and aesthetic competence in contemporary dancers, 2009, M Angioi, GS Metsios, E Twitchett, Y Koutedakis, M Wyon, Journal of dance medicine & science 13 (4), 115-123
  • Association of physical inactivity with increased cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2009, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, VF Panoulas, M Wilson, ... European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation 16 (2), 188-194
  • Transforming growth factor-β1 869T/C, but not interleukin-6− 174G/C, polymorphism associates with hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis, 2009, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, JP Smith, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Rheumatology 48 (2), 113-118
  • Cigarette smoking associates with body weight and muscle mass of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional, observational study, 2008, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, Arthritis research & therapy 10 (3), R59
  • New resting energy expenditure prediction equations for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2008, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, VF Panoulas, Y Koutedakis, Rheumatology 47 (4), 500-506
  • Long-term exposure to medium-dose glucocorticoid therapy associates with hypertension in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2008, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, ...Rheumatology 47 (1), 72-75
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and physical exercise: a systematic review, 2008, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, JV van Zanten, GJ Treharne, ...Rheumatology 47 (3), 239-248
  • Hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis, 2008, VF Panoulas, GS Metsios, AV Pace, H John, GJ Treharne, MJ Banks, ...Rheumatology 47 (9), 1286-1298
  • Serum uric acid is independently associated with hypertension in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2008, VF Panoulas, KMJ Douglas, HJ Milionis, P Nightingale, MD Kita, R Klocke, Journal of human hypertension 22 (3), 177-182
  • Cigarette smoking significantly increases basal metabolic rate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2008, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, AM Nevill, KMJ Douglas, Annals of the rheumatic diseases 67 (1), 70-73
  • Sexual dimorphism in the acute effects of secondhand smoke on thyroid hormone secretion, inflammatory markers and vascular function, 2008, AD Flouris, GS Metsios, AZ Jamurtas, Y Koutedakis, American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 294 (2), E456-E462
  • Can we use the Jackson and Pollock equations to predict body density/fat of obese individuals in the 21st century?, 2008, AM Nevill, GS Metsios, AS Jackson, J Wang, J Thornton, D Gallagher, International journal of body composition research 6 (3), 114
  • Individualised aerobic and resistance exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness and reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 2007, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, JJV van Zanten, P Nightingale, ... Annals of the rheumatic diseases 72 (11), 1819-1825
  • A brief exposure to moderate passive smoke increases metabolism and thyroid hormone secretion, 2007, GS Metsios, AD Flouris, AZ Jamurtas, AE Carrillo, D Kouretas, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 92 (1), 208-211
  • Redefining overweight and obesity in rheumatoid arthritis patients, 2007, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, GS Metsios, Y Koutedakis, AM Nevill, ...Annals of the rheumatic diseases 66 (10), 1316-1321
  • Blockade of tumour necrosis factor-α in rheumatoid arthritis: effects on components of rheumatoid cachexia, 2007, GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, KMJ Douglas, Y Koutedakis, ...Rheumatology 46 (12), 1824-1827
  • The effects of three months of aerobic and strength training on selected performance-and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students, 2007, Y Koutedakis, H Hukam, G Metsios, A Nevill, G Giakas, A Jamurtas, ...The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 21 (3), 808-812
  • Enhancing the efficacy of the 20 m multistage shuttle run test, 2005, AD Flouris, GS Metsios, Y Koutedakis, British Journal of Sports Medicine 39 (3), 166-170
  • The significance of muscular strength in dance, 2005, Y Koutedakis, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, G Metsios,l Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 9 (1), 29-34
  • Enhancing specificity in proxy-design for the assessment of bioenergetics, 2004, AD Flouris, Y Koutedakis, A Nevill, GS Metsios, G Tsiotra, Y Parasiris, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 7 (2), 197-204