Dr Joel Borges Pinto Ferreira Da Rocha

Lecturer

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8529

Biography

Before joining Abertay University in 2016, I was a Post-Doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin examining the effect of age and sex on the time course and mechanisms of adaptation in cardiovascular and metabolic health with exercise training in type 2 diabetes.

I completed my degree in Sports Science and Physical Education at the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2007 before moving to the UK to study an MSc in Sports Science at Loughborough University.

While at Loughborough, I undertook a research project on the effects of high-intensity aerobic exercise on the appetite-regulating hormone acylated ghrelin.

I hold a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University on the effects of exercise on hunger, food intake and physical activity energy expenditure.

Currently, my research interests include:

  • Metabolic adaptations and exercise tolerance in Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and ageing
  • Exercise and appetite control
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Joel's teaching focuses on the areas of exercise physiology, physical activity and health.

Interests

Joel's research interests fit mainly within the broad area of physical activity and health, however, he also welcomes any enquiries with regards to potential collaborations in the area of human performance.

 

Main areas of interest include:

- Metabolic adaptations and exercise tolerance in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and ageing

- Exercise and appetite control

- Physical activity and sedentary behaviour

 

Student supervision

Joel has experience supervising master's and PhD students and welcomes enquiries from prospective research students in any of the above areas of research.

2019

Influence of type 2 diabetes on muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental cycle exercise

Gildea, N., Rocha, J., McDermott, A., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egaña, M. (2019) Influence of type 2 diabetes on muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental cycle exercise. . . .
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Is blubber hypoxic? First measurements of dissolved oxygen in a natural animal model of rapid fat tissue expansion

Oller Lopez, L., Rocha, J. & Bennett, K. A. . (2019) Is blubber hypoxic? First measurements of dissolved oxygen in a natural animal model of rapid fat tissue expansion. . . .
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Influence of exercise-induced energy deficit on non-exercise activity thermogenesis in overweight and obese adults

Arcon, M. & Rocha, J. (2019) Influence of exercise-induced energy deficit on non-exercise activity thermogenesis in overweight and obese adults. . . .
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Effect of type 2 diabetes in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental exercise in older individuals

McDermott, A. ., Gildea, N., Nevin, A., Rocha, J., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2019) Effect of type 2 diabetes in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental exercise in older individuals. . . .
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Oxygenating blubber

Oller Lopez, L., Rocha, J., McKnight, C. & Bennett, K. A. . (2019) Oxygenating blubber. . . .
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Time course adaptations in oxygen uptake kinetics during heavy-intensity exercise initiated from an elevated baseline subsequent to a 12 Week high-intensity interval or moderate-intensity continuous training in type 2 diabetes

Gildea, N., McDermott, A., Rocha, J., Nevin, A., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2019) Time course adaptations in oxygen uptake kinetics during heavy-intensity exercise initiated from an elevated baseline subsequent to a 12 Week high-intensity interval or moderate-intensity continuous training in type 2 diabetes. . . .
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2018

The effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training on pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygentaion kinetics during heavy intensity exercise in type 2 diabetes.

Nevin, A., McDermott, A., Gildea, N., Rocha, J., Crognale, D., Green, S., O'Shea, D. & Egana, M. (2018) The effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training on pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygentaion kinetics during heavy intensity exercise in type 2 diabetes.. . . .
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Time course adaptations in oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during submaximal exercise subsequent to a 12 week moderate-intensity continuous training or low-volume, high-intensity interval training intervention in type 2 diabetes.

Gildea, N., McDermott, A., Rocha, J., Crognale, D., Nevin, A., Green, S., O'Shea, D. & Egana, M. (2018) Time course adaptations in oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during submaximal exercise subsequent to a 12 week moderate-intensity continuous training or low-volume, high-intensity interval training intervention in type 2 diabetes.. . . .
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Time course adaptations in cardiorespiratory fitness and fractional oxygen extraction with low-volume high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training in people with type 2 diabetes

McDermott, A., Gildea, N., Rocha, J., Crognale, D., Nevin, A., Green, S., O'Shea, D. & Egana, M. (2018) Time course adaptations in cardiorespiratory fitness and fractional oxygen extraction with low-volume high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training in people with type 2 diabetes. . . .
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Characterising fat tissue structure and function in grey seals, an animal model of extreme fat deposition and mobilisation, using novel in vivo and in vitro approaches

Oller Lopez, L., Turton, J., Cobley, J. N., Rocha, J. & Bennett, K. A. . (2018) Characterising fat tissue structure and function in grey seals, an animal model of extreme fat deposition and mobilisation, using novel in vivo and in vitro approaches. . . p. 22. .
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Understanding oxygen management in grey seal blubber

Oller Lopez, L., Rocha, J., McKnight, C. & Bennett, K. A. . (2018) Understanding oxygen management in grey seal blubber. . . p. 16-16. .
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2017

Determining arterial blood velocity using MAUI software from recorded doppler ultrasound videos

Gawish, A., Deglint, J., Zuj, K. ., Egana, M., Rocha, J., Wong, A. & Hughson, R. (2017) Determining arterial blood velocity using MAUI software from recorded doppler ultrasound videos. . . .
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An acute bout of cycling does not induce compensatory responses in pre-menopausal women not using hormonal contraceptives

Rocha, J., Paxman, J. R., Dalton, C. F., Hopkins, M. & Broom, D. R. (2017) An acute bout of cycling does not induce compensatory responses in pre-menopausal women not using hormonal contraceptives. . . p. 87-94. .
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Venous occlusion plethysmography vs. Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of leg blood flow kinetics during different intensities of calf exercise

Murphy, E., Rocha, J., Gildea, N., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2017) Venous occlusion plethysmography vs. Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of leg blood flow kinetics during different intensities of calf exercise. . . p. 249-260. .
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2016

The effect of type 2 diabetes in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental cycling exercise

Gildea, N., Rocha, J., Green, S., O'Shea, D. & Egana, M. (2016) The effect of type 2 diabetes in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental cycling exercise. . . .
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The effects of the low recumbent body position in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental exercise

Gildea, N., Rocha, J., Corish, O., Comerford, J. & Egana, M. (2016) The effects of the low recumbent body position in muscle deoxygenation during ramp incremental exercise. . . .
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Influence of priming exercise on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during heavy-intensity cycle exercise in type 2 diabetes

Rocha, J., Gildea, N., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2016) Influence of priming exercise on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during heavy-intensity cycle exercise in type 2 diabetes. . . .
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Venous occlusion plethysmography and Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of the dynamic response of blood flow at the onset of exercise in the lower limb

Murphy, E., Gildea, N., Rocha, J. & Egana, M. (2016) Venous occlusion plethysmography and Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of the dynamic response of blood flow at the onset of exercise in the lower limb. . . p. 149P. .
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Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on eating behaviour, food cravings and 7-day energy intake and energy expenditure in inactive men

Rocha, J., Paxman, J., Dalton, C., Winter, E. & Broom, D. (2016) Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on eating behaviour, food cravings and 7-day energy intake and energy expenditure in inactive men. . . p. 1129-1136. .
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Influence of priming exercise and type 2 diabetes on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during submaximal exercise

Rocha, J., Gildea, N., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2016) Influence of priming exercise and type 2 diabetes on oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during submaximal exercise. . . .
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Effects of acute aerobic exercise on energy compensation in women who do not use hormonal contraceptives

Rocha, J., Paxman, J., Dalton, C. & Broom, D. (2016) Effects of acute aerobic exercise on energy compensation in women who do not use hormonal contraceptives. . . p. s61. .
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2015

Influence of menopause and Type 2 diabetes on pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and peak exercise performance during cycling

Kiely, C., Rocha, J., O'Connor, E., O'Shea, D., Green, S. & Egana, M. (2015) Influence of menopause and Type 2 diabetes on pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and peak exercise performance during cycling. . . p. R875-R883. .
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Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive pre-menopausal women taking oral contraceptives

Rocha, J., Paxman, J., Dalton, C., Winter, E. & Broom, D. (2015) Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive pre-menopausal women taking oral contraceptives. . . p. 183-191. .
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2013

Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive men

Rocha, J., Paxman, J., Dalton, C., Winter, E. & Broom, D. (2013) Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive men. . . p. 369-378. .
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