Dr Aine Brislane

I graduated from University of Limerick with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. I then completed an MSc by distinction at Manchester Metropolitan University investigating the effect of antioxidant supplementation on recovery from exhaustive exercise in recreationally active women. I then moved to Liverpool John Moores University to complete my PhD investigating the effect of menopause and pregnancy on the peripheral and cerebrovascular system. I am particularly interested in how physical activity, sedentary behaviour and exercise affect various aspects of the vascular health during the lifespan. I am currently a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at York St. John University within the School of Sport.

Further Information

Teaching

I am responsible for delivering teaching in Exercise Physiology and supervising dissertation projects at undergraduate level.

Research

My research area is focused on the cardiovascular system in young and older adults, predominantly through the use of ultrasound to assess the function and structure of cerebral and peripheral arteries. I am interested in how lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity, sedentary behaviour and fitness influence the cardiovascular system. Specifically, I have investigated how these lifestyle behaviours during menopause and pregnancy affect the female cardiovascular system. Further to this, I am interested in how exercise during pregnancy translates to offspring artery health.

Professional Activities

I have presented at national, international and internal conferences including European Congress of Sport and Exercise Science (ECSS) and the Northern Vascular Biology Forum.

Publications and Conferences

Publications

Holder, S. M., Brislane, Á., Dawson, E. A., Hopkins, N. D., Hopman, M. T. E., Cable, N. T., Jones, H., Schreuder, T. H. A., Sprung, V. S., Naylor, L., Maiorana, A., Thompson, A., Thijssen, D. H. J. & Green, D. J. 2019. Relationship Between Endothelial Function and the Eliciting Shear Stress Stimulus in Women: Changes Across the Lifespan Differ to Men. Journal of the American Heart Association, 8, e010994.

 

Holder, S. M., Dawson, E. A., Brislane, A., Hisdal, J., Green, D. J. & Thijssen, D. H. J. 2019. Fluctuation in Shear Rate, with Unaltered Mean Shear Rate, Improves Brachial Artery Flow-Mediated Dilation in Healthy, Young Men. J Appl Physiol (1985).

 

Oral Communications

The effect of exercise on peripheral vascular outcomes during pregnancy: A pilot study.

European Congress of Sport and Exercise Science.

Brislane, Á., Jones, H., Holder, S.M., Low, D.A., Hopkins, N.D.

 

Vascular health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and ageing in women.

Northern Vascular Biology Forum 2017.

Brislane, Á., Jones, H., Carter, S., Holder, S.M., Low, D.A., Hopkins, N.D.

 

The effect of sedentary behaviour on vascular outcomes in pre-, post-menopausal and pregnant women.

Sedentary Behaviour Seminar with Associate Professor Genevive Healy and Professor David Dunstan.

Brislane, Á., Jones, H., Carter, S., Holder, S.M., Low, D.A., Hopkins, N.D.

 

Differences in Vascular Outcomes and Sedentary Behaviour in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women.

Liverpool John Moores University Postgraduate Research Day 2017. Awarded 2nd Prize.

Brislane, Á., Jones, H., Carter, S., Holder, S.M., Low, D.A., Hopkins, N.D.

 

Poster Communications based on the work contained within this thesis.

 

The effect of exercise on cerebral blood flow, physical activity and sedentary behaviour during pregnancy.

Institute of Health Research Conference.

Brislane, Á., Jones, H., Holder, S.M., Low, D.A., Hopkins, N.D.

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