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Dr Ian Lahart

Dr Ian Lahart

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 323058
  • Location University of Wolverhampton William Penny Brookes Building Walsall Campus Gorway Road Walsall WS1 3BD
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Areas of expertise Sport and Exercise Physiology

Ian Lahart is a senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, course leader of BSc sport and exercise science, and module leader of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Physiology modules at the University of Wolverhampton. He has taught on undergraduate sports science modules since 2005. Ian completed his PhD on physical activity and breast cancer in 2014. He has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals with high im­pact factors in the area of exercise and chronic disease, and has presented his work at a number of research conferences, including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, American College of Sports Medicine and Physiology Society annual conferences. As part of his studies he led a randomised controlled trial aimed at increasing the levels of physical activity and quality of life of breast cancer patients post-treatment. Ian has worked within the NHS for the past six years as a research fellow at Russells Hall hospital. He was involved in the setting up of and helps manage a MacMillan funded exercise-based cancer rehabilitation service in Action Heart, a cardiac rehabilitation center in Russells Hall Hospital. Previous research has taken Ian to America, where he provided both sports science support to and collected data from four cyclists who completed the Race Across America (RAAM) as part of a four-man team. Ian assisted the riders as they cycled from California to Maryland (3000 miles) in just six and a half days. On a personal level, Ian is a competing triathlete.

Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), Physiology Society, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), and British Society for Research on Aging (BSRA)

2014: PhD Physical activity and breast cancer, University of Wolverhampton.

2008: Awarded PGCERT in Teaching and Learning in HE - University of Birmingham.

2008: Awarded MSc Sport and Exercise Science - University of Wolverhampton

2002: BA (Hons) 2:1 Sports Studies and Physical Education & Social and Applied Psychology – Newman College of Higher Education (accredited by Coventry University)

IM Lahart, GS Metsios, AM Nevill, GD Kitas, AR Carmichael (2016) Randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical activity intervention in breast cancer survivors. BMC cancer 16 (1), 1

AM Nevill, MJ Duncan, I Lahart, G Sandercock (2015) Modelling the association between weight status and social deprivation in English school children: Can physical activity and fitness affect the relationship? Annals of human biology, 1-8

IM Lahart, GS Metsios, AM Nevill, AR Carmichael (2015) Physical activity, risk of death and recurrence in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Acta Oncologica 54 (5), 635-654 

Lahart, I.M., Metsios, G.S., Nevill, A.M. and Carmichael, A.R. (2014) Physical activity levels in women attending breast screening, receiving chemotherapy and post-breast cancer treatment; a cross-sectional study. Int J Environ Res Public Health 11: 5487-96.

Lahart, I.M., Reichl, C., Metsios, G.S., Nevill, A.M. and Carmichael, A.R. (2014) Physical activity and awareness in breast screening attendees in Black Country, UK. Health promotion international dau053

Lahart, I.M., Lane, A.M., Hulton, A.T., Williams, K., Godfrey, R., Pedlar, C.  and Whyte, G. (2013) Challenges in Maintaining Emotion Regulation in a Sleep and Energy Deprived State Induced by the 4800km Ultra-Endurance Bicycle Race; the Race across AMerica (RAAM) Journal of Sports Science & Medicine 12: 481

Gould, D.W., Lahart, I., Carmichael, A.R., Koutedakis, Y. and Metsios, G.S. (2013) Cancer cachexia prevention via physical exercise: molecular mechanisms. Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle 4: 111-124

Williams, K., George, K., Hulton, A., Godfrey, R., Lahart, I., Wilson, M.G., Charlesworth, S., Warburton, D., Gaze, D. and Whyte, G. (2011) A unique case series of novel biomarkers of cardiac damage in cyclists completing the 4800 km Race Across America (RAAM). Curr Med Chem 18: 3446-51.

Hulton, A.T., Lahart, I., Williams, K.L., Godfrey, R., Charlesworth, S., Wilson, M., Pedlar, C. and Whyte, G. (2010). Energy Expenditure in the Race Across America. Int J Sports Med; 31: 463-7.

Lahart, I. and Robertson, P. (2009). Strength and Conditioning Programme Design for Combat  Sports. In Duncan, M. and Lyons, M. (Eds.) Advances in Strength and Conditioning Research. Nova Publishers.

2008-10: Visiting Lecturer – University of Wolverhampton

2005-09: Lecturer on BSc Sports Therapy and Tutor on BTEC Sport - University College Birmingham

2004-05: Sport and Fitness Development Manager – BCFTCS

2002-04: Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer – Livingwell Health Club