Dr Les Tumilty

Dr Les Tumilty

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

Institute Director of Employability

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Les received a BSc. (Hons) degree in Sports and Exercise Science from London Southbank University in 1998. Following a period of employment, Les returned to study an MSc. in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University in 2006. He completed his PhD within the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University in 2011. Since then he has been teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, within the Department at Aberystwyth, first as a Teaching Fellow, and since late 2012, as a permanent Lecturer.

Teaching

Research

My research examines central fatigue in sports and exercise, the effects of nutrition on markers of central fatigue and physiological limitations to exercise under demanding environmental conditions. A separate research interest involves the effect of nutrition and exercise on blood glucose control.

Publications

Tumilty, L, Thatcher, R, Beckmann, M & Davison, G 2015, 'No effect of oral tyrosine administration on mood and motivation or heart rate variability during endurance performance in the heat' 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 - 2014, .
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2014, 'Failure of oral tyrosine supplementation to improve exercise performance in the heat' Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol 46, no. 7, pp. 1417-25. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000243
Tumilty, L, Thatcher, R, Beckmann, M & Davison, G 2014, 'Acute oral tyrosine supplementation does not prevent the decline in maximal handgrip force in hyperthermic subjects' 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 - 2014, .
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2013, 'Acute oral administration of a tyrosine and phenylalanine-free amino acid mixture reduces exercise capacity in the heat' European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 113, no. 6, pp. 1511-1522. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-012-2577-4
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2012, 'Acute oral tyrosine administration does not improve exercise performance in the heat in man' The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2012 - 2012, pp. 93.
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2011, 'Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heat' European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 111, no. 12, pp. 2941-2950. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-1921-4
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2011, 'A tyrosine and phenylalanine-free amino acid mixture decreases exercise capacity in the heat' The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference 2011, Colchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011 - 2011, .
Tumilty, L 2010, 'Book Review: The Biochemical Basis of Sports Performance' The Sport and Exercise Scientist, no. 26.
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2010, 'Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heat' BASES 2010 Annual Student Conference, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010 - 2010, pp. 181.
Tumilty, L 2009, 'Book Review: Thermoregulation and Human Performance: Physiological and Biological Aspects' The Sport and Exercise Scientist, no. 20.
Tumilty, L, Davison, G, Beckmann, M & Thatcher, R 2009, 'Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heat' 6th Wales Institute of Sport, Health and Exercise Science Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009 - 2009, .