Dr Rhys Thatcher

BSc (Teesside), MSc (Loughborough), PhD (Teesside)

Dr Rhys Thatcher

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Rhys received a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Science from the University of Teesside in 1996 before undertaking an MSc at Loughborough University. Following his MSc he returned to the University of Teesside and began work on a PhD thesis examining the impact of Soccer match play on the immune system. During this time Rhys provided Sports Science support to Middlesbrough Football Club before taking a lecturing post in Exercise Physiology at the University of Teesside. Having successfully completed his PhD in July 2001 he moved to Kingston University before joining the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in August 2003. Rhys is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Higher Education Academy as well as a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. He is actively involved in research into the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease states and is currently Vice Chair of Research and Development for the Hywel Dda Local Health Board.

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Principal Areas of Interest:

The role of exercise in the management of chronic disease; the psycho-physiological limitations to human performance.

Publications

The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on intestinal injury and circulating intestinal bacterial DNA following exercise in the heatMarch, D. S., Jones, A. W., Thatcher, R. & Davison, G. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Nutrition.
The effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on in vivo immunity following prolonged exercise: a randomised controlled trialJones, A. W., March, D. S., Thatcher, R., Diment, B., Walsh, N. & Davison, G. 2017 In : European Journal of Nutrition.
Motivational State Does Not Affect All-Out Short Duration Exercise PerformanceKuroda, Y., Hudson, J., Thatcher, R., Legrand, F. & Macdermid, P. 2017 In : Sports and Exercise Medicine.3, 2, p. 40-456 p.
Intestinal fatty-acid binding protein and gut permeability responses to exerciseMarch, D. S., Marchbank, T., Playford, R., Jones, A. W., Thatcher, R. & Davison, G. 2017 In : European Journal of Applied Physiology.117, 5, p. 931-94111 p.
A 15-week vitamin D supplementation and indoor cycling intervention reduces exercising heart rate, with no effect on glycaemic control in healthy adults: A pilot investigationCurtis, F., Thatcher, R., Rice, S. & Davison, G. 2017 In : International Journal of Exercise Science.10, 2, p. 274-28310 p.
Zinc carnosine works with bovine colostrum in truncating heavy exercise–induced increase in gut permeability in healthy volunteersDavison, G., Marchbank, T., March, D. S., Thatcher, R. & Playford, R. 2016 In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.104, 2, p. 526-536
Agreement between Session RPE and Heart Rate Derived TRIMP across a range of running speedsThatcher, R. & Curtis, F. 2016 In : Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche.175, 7-8, p. 308-3136 p.
Randomised trial: The nutriceutical zinc carnosine works with bovine colostrum in truncating heavy exercise induced increase in gut permeability through actions on tight junctions, apoptosis and heat shock protein 70 productionPlayford, R., Davison, G., Marchbank, T., March, D. S. & Thatcher, R. 2016
Can Patients Educate Patients? A Feasibility StudyCurtis, F., Tomlinson, S., Hurlin, C., Thatcher, R. & Rice, S. 2016
Motivational State and Personality in Relation to Emotion, Stress, and HRV Responses to Aerobic ExerciseKuroda, Y., Thatcher, J. & Thatcher, R. 2015 In : Journal of Psychophysiology.29, p. 147-16014 p.
Sweat osmolarity shows intra-animal regional variation in the horsePotts, S., Thatcher, R., Jones, A. W., Warren, L., Tenbroeck, S. H., Nottage, F. & McEwan, N. 2015 In : Veterinary Dermatology.26, 5, p. 374-e85
Influence of 4 weeks of bovine colostrum supplementation on neutrophil and mucosal immune responses to prolonged cyclingJones, A. W., Thatcher, R., March, D. S. & Davison, G. 2015 In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.25, 6, p. 788-7969 p.
High-intensity interval training: a potential novel method for improving bone massGuppy, F. M., Thatcher, R. & Wallace, J. 2015
Associations between vitamin D status and measures of glycaemia in participants with normoglycaemia, impaired fasting glucose and type 2 diabetesCurtis, F., Rice, S., Thatcher, R. & Davison, G. 2015
Six weeks of high-intensity interval training reduces fat mass in healthy malesGuppy, F. M., Thatcher, R. & Wallace, J. 2015
No effect of oral tyrosine administration on mood and motivation or heart rate variability during endurance performance in the heatTumilty, L., Thatcher, R., Beckmann, M. & Davison, G. 2015
Heart Rate Variability as a Predictor of Failure in Cognitive PerformanceWale, R., Thatcher, R. & Hudson, J. 2015
Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on upper respiratory illness in active malesJones, A. W., Cameron, S. J. S., Thatcher, R., Beecroft, M. S., Mur, L. A. J. & Davison, G. 2014 In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.39, p. 194-203
Failure of oral tyrosine supplementation to improve exercise performance in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2014 In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.46, 7, p. 1417-259 p.
Acute oral tyrosine supplementation does not prevent the decline in maximal handgrip force in hyperthermic subjectsTumilty, L., Thatcher, R., Beckmann, M. & Davison, G. 2014
Iechyd a newidiadau ffordd o fyw sy’n gysylltiedig ag oedran mewn ardaloedd gwledig: y pwyslais ar bryderon cyfredol yng Nghymru: Health and lifestyle changes associated with ageing in rural communities: the emphasis on current concerns in WalesCurtis, F., Oliver, E. J., Jones, A. W., Thatcher, R. & Rice, S. 2013 In : Gwerddon.16
Acute oral administration of a tyrosine and phenylalanine-free amino acid mixture reduces exercise capacity in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2013 In : European Journal of Applied Physiology.113, 6, p. 1511-152212 p.
Exploring the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic bovine colostrum supplementation on risk of upper respiratory tract infectionJones, A. W., Cameron, S. J., Thatcher, R., Beecroft, M. S., Mur, L. & Davison, G. 2013
The Influence of Recovery Duration after Heavy Resistance Exercise on Sprint Cycling PerformanceThatcher, R., Gifford, R. & Howatson, G. 2012 In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.26, 11, p. 3089-30946 p.
Acute oral tyrosine administration does not improve exercise performance in the heat in manTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2012 p. 93
Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2011 In : European Journal of Applied Physiology.111, 12, p. 2941-295010 p.
Metamotivational state and dominance: Links with EMG gradients during isokinetic leg extension and a test of the misfit effectKuroda, Y., Thatcher, J. & Thatcher, R. 2011 In : Journal of Sports Sciences.29, 4, p. 403-4108 p.
Stress responses during aerobic exercise in relation to motivational dominance and stateHudson, J., Kuroda, Y., Legrand, F. D. & Thatcher, R. 2011 In : Journal of Sports Sciences.29, 3, p. 299-3068 p.
A tyrosine and phenylalanine-free amino acid mixture decreases exercise capacity in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2011
The effect of acute bovine colostrum supplementation on neutrophil responses to prolonged cyclingJones, A. W., Thatcher, R. & Davison, G. 2011
Perceptual and cognitive responses during exercise: Relationships with metamotivational state and dominanceThatcher, J., Kuroda, Y., Thatcher, R. & Legrand, F. 2010 In : European Journal of Sport Science.10, 3, p. 199-2079 p.
Mood States of Soccer Players in the English Leagues: Reflections of an Increasing WorkloadLovell, G. P., Townrow, J. & Thatcher, R. 2010 In : Biology of Sport.27, 2, p. 83-886 p.
Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2010 p. 181
Sport and Exercise Science: Active Learning in Sport SeriesThatcher, J., Thatcher, R., Day, M. C., Portas, M. & Hood, S. 2009 1 ed.SAGE Publications. 240 p. (Active Learning in Sport Series)
Effects of Instructional and Motivational Self-Talk on the Vertical JumpTod, D. A., Thatcher, R., McGuigan, M. & Thatcher, J. 2009 In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.23, 1, p. 196-2027 p.
Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heatTumilty, L., Davison, G., Beckmann, M. & Thatcher, R. 2009
A modified TRIMP to quantify the in-season training load of team sport playersStagno, K., Van Someren, K. & Thatcher, R. 2007 In : Journal of Sports Sciences.25, 6, p. 629-6346 p.
Influence of blood donation on O-2 uptake on-kinetics, peak O-2 uptake and time to exhaustion during severe-intensity cycle exercise in humansBurnley, M., Roberts, C. L., Thatcher, R. & Doust, J. H. 2006 In : Experimental Physiology.91, p. 499-50911 p.
Comparison of the Lactate Pro and Analox GM7 blood lactate analysersVan Someren, K., Howatson, G., Nunan, D., Thatcher, R. & Shave, R. 2005 In : International Journal of Sports Medicine.26, 8, p. 657-615 p.
Seasonal Variation in the Physiological Profile of High-Level Male Field Hockey PlayersStagno, K., Thatcher, R. & Van Someren, K. 2005 In : Biology of Sport.22, 2, p. 107-1159 p.
Development and validation of a sport-specific exercise protocol for elite youth soccer playersThatcher, R. & Batterham, A. 2004 In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.44, 1, p. 15-228 p.
Gender differences in the pre-competition temporal patterning of anxiety and hormonal responsesThatcher, J., Thatcher, R. & Dorling, D. 2004 In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.44, p. 300-3089 p.