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School of Health and Human Performance

PhD Researcher

Name: Ms. Sarah Hughes

Contact email address: hughess3@gmail.com

For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Effect of Exercise on Vascular Health in Men and Women with Coronary Artery Disease

Sarah is undertaking her PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology with a focus on vascular biology. Her programme of studies compares the efficacy of high-intensity intermittent exercise to traditional moderate-intensity continuous exercise on endothelial function and platelet/endothelial-derived microparticles (blood biomarkers) in men and women with coronary artery disease. Endothelial function, assessed using high-resolution ultrasonography, is used as a surrogate measure for coronary artery disease.

Funding: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

             CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies


Supervisor: Professor Niall Moyna