Dr Mike Morris

Deputy Head of Department, Programme Leader - MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation

Mike has been a member of the Department since September 2005, his specialist areas of teaching are exercise and health and exercise physiology.  Mike's research interests are in the areas of perceived exertion and physical activity.

He is the programme leader for the MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation programme

Qualifications

 Ph.D., University of Liverpool.

MSc (Distinction), Exercise and Nutrition Science, University of Chester

BSc (Hons), Sports Science (Physiology), Liverpool John Moores University

FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

Mike's specialist areas are Exercise Physiology, Data Analysis and Statistics and he teaches on the following Postgraduate modules:

  • Exercise and Health
  • Physiology and Physical Performance
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming
  • Exercise and Weight Management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Research

Interests

  • Perceived exertion
  • Exercise and health
  • Validity, reliability and sensitivity assessment of measurement tools/protocols
  • Prediction of aerobic capacity
  • Physical activity
  • Ergogenic aids

Published work

Recent Publications

Khan, M., Broadbent, K., Morris, M., Joseph, F & Ewins, D. (2014) System Accuracy Evaluation of the GlucoRx® Nexus Voice TD-4280 Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Disease Markers (in press).

Morris M. Statistics: Inferential (editors McIntosh, A., Mason-Whitehead, E. & Coyle, D). Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research, London, Sage, 2013.

 Buckley, J.P, Mellor, D.D, Morris, M, & Joseph, F (2013) Standing-based office work shows encouraging signs of attenuating post-prandial glycaemic excursion. Occup Environ Med Published Online First: doi:10.1136/oemed- 2013-101823

Mellor, D.D, Whitham, C, Goodwin, S, Morris, M, Reid, M & Atkin, S.L. (2013) Weight loss in a UK commercial all meal provision study: a randomised control trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics  doi: 10.1111/jhn.12171.

Donaldson, E.L, Fallows, S & Morris, M. (2013) A text message based weight management intervention for overweight adults. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics  doi: 10.1111/jhn.12096. 

Smallwood, S.R., Morris, M.M., Fallows, S.J., & Buckley, J.P. (2012) Physiologic responses and energy expenditure of Kinect active video game play in schoolchildren. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 166(11): 1005-1009.

Al-Mutairi, F. H., Fallows, S. J., Abukhudair, W.A., Islam, B.B., & Morris, M.M. (2012). Difference between continuous positive airway pressure via mask therapy and incentive spirometry to treat or prevent post-surgical atelectasis. Saudi Medical Journal. 33 (11), 1190-5

Morris, M, Lamb, K.L., Hayton, J., Cotterrell, D., & Buckley, J. (2010) The validity and reliability of predicting maximal oxygen uptake from a treadmill-based sub-maximal perceptually regulated exercise test. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 109(5), 983-8

Curtis, D, Fallows, S, Morris, M., & McMakin, M. (2010) The efficacy of frequency specific microcurrent therapy on delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 14 (3) 272 - 279.

Morris, M, Lamb, K.L., Cotterrell, D., & Buckley, J. (2009) Predicting maximal oxygen uptake via a perceptually regulated exercise test (PRET). Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 7: Vol. 7; No 2, 122-128

Mutwalli, H., Fallows, S., Sykes, K., Morris, M., Abukhudair, W., Ashmeeg, A., Arnous, A., & Zamzami, M. (2008) Effectiveness of Early Cardiac Rehabilitation on Post-Operative Coronary Artery Bypass Patients. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, 20(2); 60-65

Nigalye, K., Fallows, S., & Morris, M. (2007) Impact of cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life, International Journal of Cardiology; Vol. 122, Issue ,P S61

 

Recent Conference Communications

Alabdulkarim, H, Morris, M & Buckley J. (2015) Does a light pacing strip reduce the need for a practice test of the incremental shuttle walking test. Presented at the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Manchester.

Coyle, M., Fallows, S., Morris, M., Kennelly, S., Purtill, E., & Glennon-Slattery, C. (2015). Weight loss outcomes from a 6-month Midlands-based community weight management programme ‘PLAN’. Accepted for oral presentation at the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Weight Management Interest Group conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Coyle, M., Fallows, S., Morris, M., Kennelly, S., Purtill, E., & Glennon-Slattery, C. (2015). Can quality of life be improved by engaging with community-based weight management programmes? Accepted for oral presentation at the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Weight Management Interest Group conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Morris, M., Lamb, K.L., Wynn, G., Somauroo, J., Cotterrell, D., & Buckley, J.P. (2014) RPE to Regulate Exercise Intensity and Predict VO2peak in Heart Failure Patients. Presented at European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS), Amsterdam.

Khan, M, Joseph, F, Morris, M & Broadbent, K. (2014) System accuracy evaluation for the GlucoRxNexus TD-4280 blood glucose monitoring system. Presented at American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco (California).

Morris, M. & Battersby, A (2010). Comparison of continuous and discontinuous protocols for the prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from a perceptually regulated exercise test (PRET). Presented at European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS), Antalya (Turkey).

Morris, M. Lamb, K., Cotterrell, D & Buckley, J (2009). Predicting Maximal Oxygen Uptake from a Perceptually Regulated Exercise Test (PRET). 

Morris, M. Lamb, K., & Cotterrell, D (2008). Methodological considerations for the prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from perceptually regulated exercise. Presented at European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS), Portugal.

Morris, M. Lamb, K., & Cotterrell, D (2008). The efficacy of predicting maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2max) from perceptually regulated exercise of differing durations. Presented at the IPEM Physiological Measurement Specialist Interest Group & Physiological Society Meeting, York.

Lee, M, Morris, M., & Buckley, J (2008). Predicting VO2max using Ratings of Perceived Exertion during the Chester Step Test. Presented at British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Student Conference, Bedfordshire.

Mutwalli, H., Morris, M. Fallows, S., & Sykes, K (2007). Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation on physical function and quality of life post coronary artery surgery - A Saudi Arabian example. Presented at British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) Annual Conference, Cardiff.

Nigalye, K., Fallows, S., & Morris, M. (2007) Impact of cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life, International Journal of Cardiology; Vol. 122, Issue ,P S61

Chow, C.K., Fallows, S., Morris, M. & Sykes, K. (2007). Comparison of home-based resistance plus aerobic exercise versus aerobic exercise alone in community phase of cardiac rehabilitation in Hong Kong. Presented at British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) Annual Conference, Cardiff.

Morris, M, Lo, K.C, Lamb K.L, & Fallows, S. (2007). The suitability and reliability of perceptually regulated exercise at RPE 13 in Chinese adults using a translated Borg 6-20 scale. Presented at European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS), Finland.

Morris, M, Balloff, A, Kellett, D, Fallows, S, Thiel, C, Banzer, W, & Sykes, K. (2007). Carbohydrate and Fat Demands of Bundesliga Soccer Players. Presented at European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS), Finland.

Koukioglou, V., Fallows, S., & Morris, M. (2007). Breakfast and cognitive performance in Greek secondary school students. Presented at European Nutrition Conference, Paris.  Published Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (2007) 51 (supp1) 103

O'Melia-Dunne, M., Fallows, S & Morris, M. (2007). Nutrition and Exercise Survey of Irish Schoolchildren. Presented at European Nutrition Conference, Paris.  Published Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (2007) 51 (supp1) 328.

Sabri, H, Ellahi, B, Fallows, S & Morris, M. (2007). Adherence to a Mediterranean diet - Experience of Middle Eastern migrants to UK. Presented at European Nutrition Conference, Paris.  Published Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (2007) 51 (supp1) 123.

Shah, D, Ellahi, B, Fallows, S & Morris, M. (2007). Diet patterns among South Asian students in the UK. Presented at European Nutrition Conference, Paris.  Published Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (2007) 51 (supp1) 403.

Morris, M., Sykes, K, & Edwards, P. (2006). Effects of a semi-structured home-based six week exercise programme for patients with intermittent claudication. Presented at British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) Annual Conference, Belfast.

Collins, S., Morris, M. Fallows, S., & Sykes, K. (2006). Can physiotherapy breathing exercises improve lung function and quality of life in patients with heart failure? Presented at British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) Annual Conference, Belfast.

Kerr, S., Fallows, S., Morris, M. & Sykes, K. (2006). Relaxation - Therapist or tape? Subjective view of cardiac patients. Presented at British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) Annual Conference, Belfast.