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Fergus Guppy leads the Sport and Exercise Science area at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with Oriam, Scotlands National Performance Centre.  His work focuses on interventions to improve health in the general population and performance in elite atheltes.  Fergus is very heavily involved with Open Scholarship, being part of the founding group of both Sport Rχiv, the first dedicated pre-print server in Sport and Exercise Science, as well as the The Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology (STORK) a platform for kinesiologists, movement scientists, sport and exercise scientists, physical activity and health scientists to come together to improve methods and practices within their respective disciplines.

Research interests

Fergus' research interests span a number of areas including:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiology
  • Integrity and Inclusion in Elite Sport
  • Wearable Technology and Sensors for Performance Monitoring

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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  • Comment on: "Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage"

    Hamilton, B., Guppy, F. & Pitsiladis, Y., Jan 2024, In: Sports Medicine. 54, 1, p. 237-242 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    2 Citations (Scopus)
  • An observational human study investigating the effect of anabolic androgenic steroid use on the transcriptome of skeletal muscle and whole blood using RNA-Seq

    Kolliari-Turner, A., Lima, G., Wang, G., Malinsky, F. R., Karanikolou, A., Eichhorn, G., Tanisawa, K., Ospina-Betancurt, J., Hamilton, B., Kumi, P. Y. O., Shurlock, J., Skiadas, V., Twycross-Lewis, R., Kilduff, L., Martin, R. P., Ash, G. I., Potter, C., Guppy, F. M., Seto, J. T., Fossati, C., & 3 othersPigozzi, F., Borrione, P. & Pitsiladis, Y., 3 May 2023, In: BMC Medical Genomics. 16, 94.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    31 Downloads (Pure)
  • Data from an International Multi-Centre Study of Statistics and Mathematics Anxieties and Related Variables in University Students (the SMARVUS Dataset)

    Terry, J., Ross, R. M., Nagy, T., Salgado, M., Garrido-Vásquez, P., Sarfo, J. O., Cooper, S., Buttner, A. C., Lima, T. J. S., Öztürk, İ., Akay, N., Santos, F. H., Artemenko, C., Copping, L. T., Elsherif, M. M., Milovanović, I., Cribbie, R. A., Drushlyak, M. G., Swainston, K., Shou, Y., & 135 othersLeongómez, J. D., Palena, N., Abidin, F. A., Reyes-Rodríguez, M. F., He, Y., Abraham, J., Vatakis, A., Jankowsky, K., Schmidt, S. N. L., Grimm, E., González, D., Schmid, P., Ferreira, R. A., Rozgonjuk, D., Özhan, N., O’Connor, P. A., Zsido, A. N., Stiglic, G., Rhodes, D., Rodríguez, C., Ropovik, I., Enea, V., Nurwanti, R., Estudillo, A. J., Beribisky, N., Himawan, K. K., Geven, L. M., Van Hoogmoed, A. H., Bret, A., Chapman, J. E., Alter, U., Flack, Z. M., Hanna, D., Soltanlou, M., Banik, G., Adamkovič, M., van der Ven, S. H. G., Mosbacher, J. A., Şen, H. H., Anderson, J. R., Batashvili, M., De Groot, K., Parker, M. O., Helmy, M., Ostroha, M. M., Gilligan-Lee, K. A., Egara, F. O., Barwood, M. J., Thomas, K., McMahon, G., Griffin, S. M., Nuerk, H-C., Counsell, A., Lindemann, O., Van Rooy, D., Wege, T. E., Lewis, J. E., Aczel, B., Monaghan, C., Al-Hoorie, A. H., Huber, J. F., Yapan, S., Garrido Vásquez, M. E., Callea, A., Ergiyen, T., Clay, J. M., Mertens, G., Topçu, F., Tutlu, M. G., Täht, K., Mikkor, K., Caso, L., Karner, A., Storm, M. M. C., Daroczy, G., Zein, R. A., Greco, A., Buchanan, E. M., Schmid, K., Hunt, T. E., De Keersmaecker, J., Branney, P. E., Randell, J., Clark, O. J., Steltenpohl, C. N., Malu, B., Tekeş, B., Ramis, T., Agrigoroaei, S., Badcock, N. A., McAloney-Kocaman, K., Semenikhina, O. V., Graf, E. W., Lea, C., Ogba, K. T. U., Guppy, F. M., Warhurst, A. C., Lindsay, S., Al Khateeb, A., Scharnowski, F., de Kwaadsteniet, L., Francis, K. B., Lecompte, M., Webster, L. A. D., Morsanyi, K., Forwood, S. E., Walters, E. R., Tip, L. K., Wagge, J. R., Lai, H. Y., Crossland, D. S., Darda, K. M., Flack, T. R., Leviston, Z., Brolly, M., Hills, S. P., Collins, E., Roberts, A. J., Cheung, W-Y., Leonard, S., Verschuere, B., Stanley, S. K., Xenidou-Dervou, I., Ghasemi, O., Liew, T., Ansari, D., Guilaran, J., Penny, S. G., Bahnmueller, J., Hand, C. J., Rahajeng, U. W., Peterburg, D., Takacs, Z. K., Platow, M. J. & Field, A. P., 29 May 2023, In: Journal of Open Psychology Data. 11, 1, 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    19 Downloads (Pure)
  • Nanopore sequencing of DNA barcodes succeeds in unveilling the diversity of fungal mock communities

    Pedroso-Roussado, C., Guppy, F., Bowler, L. & Inacio, J., 17 Jul 2023, In: Open Research Europe. 3, 45.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    30 Downloads (Pure)
  • Technology Innovation and Guardrails in Elite Sport: The Future is Now

    Guppy, F., Muñiz-Pardos, B., Angeloudis, K., Grivas, G. V., Pitsiladis, A., Bundy, R., Zelenkova, I., Tanisawa, K., Akiyama, H., Keramitsoglou, I., Miller, M., Knopp, M., Schweizer, F., Luckfiel, T., Ruiz, D., Racinais, S. & Pitsiladis, Y., Dec 2023, In: Sports Medicine. 53, Suppl 1, p. 97-113 17 p.

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    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)