Professor Ronald Baxendale
- Professor (Life Sciences Human Life Sciences)
RH Baxendale is a physiologist with a strong interest in human physiology. He has extensive experience in teaching many aspects of physiology to undergraduates in Life Sciences and in School of Medicine. He contributes to postgraduate taught courses. He has experience of course design and course management. Currently, he is External Examiner in Human Health and Disease at Trinity College Dublin. He has recently been external examiner in the Universities of Newcastle and Dundee. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and member of the Physiological Society.
His role as head of the Human Biological Sciences group of subjects between 2011 and 2018 allowed him to modernise and further develop the teaching and student experience in a popular group of subjects including Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology and Sports Science. In 2014, new, broader ranging Human Biology programmes were introduced. Course designs allowed further specialisations by including joint honours degrees in Human Biology & Nutrition, Neuroscience and Psychology and Physiology, Sports Science and Nutrition.
The performance of these courses has bene outstanding. They attract large numbers of students and score highly in NSS and university league tables. In 2018, The Complete University Guide rated Pharmacology and Physiology & Sports Sciences in 3rd place in the UK. The Anatomy and Physiology courses were rated 4th in the UK. Pharmacology and Nutrition have both scored 100% in NSS surveys.
Dr Baxendale contributes to postgraduate teaching and supervises a range of postgraduate research projects. He has been particularly successful in delivering research projects overseas and he maintains research collaborations with graduates after they return home.
Recent PhD projects include
1. Effects of high environmental temperatures on training intensity in football players.
Student: Ghareeb Alshuwaier
2. Caffeine consumption and perceptions during intensity.
Student: Fahad Alslouli
3. The effects of exercise on VEGF and Endostatin.
Student: Inayat Shah
4. An investigation of the effect of short bouts of exercise on adiponectin concentrations in young healthy females
Student Mabrouka Alzwayi
5. Effects of a 10,000 steps per day walking programme and a social ecology intervention on health parameters in overweight men.
Student: Anas Mohmmad Alduhishy
6. A study of choice and reaction times.
Student: Paola Rizzi
7. Muscle properties and motor skills in adolescents with diplegic cerebral palsy,
Student: Russell McGregor
8. Does combining physiotherapy with Botulinum toxin type A injections improve the management of children with spastic cerebral palsy?
Student: Abeer Ali Flemban
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Musculo-skeletal reflex dysfuntion in the hypermobility syndrome
Arthritis Research Campaign
2001 - 2005