Staff Profiles: Dr. Simon Fryer

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Staff Profile: Dr. Simon Fryer
Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Laboratories Director

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Dr. Simon Fryer

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Laboratories Director

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I am interested in sport and exercise physiology with a specialist interest in blood flow and vascular function for performance, health and disease.


As an exercise physiologist that has research interests in health, disease and sport performance, I deliver a range of Sport and Exercise Science modules. I have particular interests in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, new non-invasive assessments of vascular function, and gaining a better understanding of blood flow and oxygen changes in high level rock climbers.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Exercise Physiology University of Canterbury, New Zealand 2013
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education Further Education Portsmouth University 2008
MSc MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology University of Chichester 2007
BA (Hons) Adventure Education University of Chichester 2006


Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow

£2,000 University of Canterbury Travel Award, 2013



£15,000 - University of Canterbury International Doctoral Scholarship 2010



Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists

British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

American College of Sport Medicine

International Rock Climbing Research Association- Founding Member

Teaching and research


As a Senior Fellow of the HEA I am involved in research informed teaching across a range of Sport and Exercise Science modules. Mainly exercise physiology and research methods.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Simon’s research interests lie in helping to better understand the human body with respect to health, disease and exercise.

Macro and micro vascular function: Please see ResearchGate for current list of publications:


More publications from Dr. Simon Fryer can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Academic Link Tutor for FdA in Outdoor Development and Leadership - Gloucester College

Subjects for media interviews

Vascular function

Rock climbing performance

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Professional positions

Laboratories Director

External examining

FdA Sport and Exercise Science at Leicester College (De Montford University) BSc Exercise, Physical Activity and Health at Salford University