Dr Marie Clare Grant


School School of Social and Health Sciences

Department Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 30 8617


I joined the Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences as a lecturer in March 2016.  Prior to this, I worked with the Dundee Academy of Sport and the Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences as a teaching fellow.

I gained my undergraduate degree in Physiology and Sports Science, BSc (Hons), from the University of Glasgow and my PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of the West of Scotland where I was also an associate lecturer for three years (2009-2012).

I am currently module leader for:

  • Physiology for physical activity and health (SPS203)
  • Contexts of sport, health and exercise (SPS206)

My current research projects include:

  • Sleep patterns in youth swimmers and the impact of the time of day on swimming performance.
  • The impact of dry land strength and conditioning on swimming performance in young highly trained swimmers.



Baker, J.S., McCormick, M.C, and Robergs, R.A. (2010) Interaction among skeletal muscle metabolic energy systems during intense exercise. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism doi: 10.1155/2010/905612.

Baker, J.S., Davies, B., McCormick, M.C., and Graham, M. (2013) An elevated systolic blood pressure response at eight minutes in full contact exercise may identify hypertensive subjects. Research in Sports Medicine Vol. 21(1), pp. 1-11.

George, G.P., Grant, MC., Davies, B., and Baker, JS. (2014) The impact of short duration, high intensity exercise on cardiac troponin release. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging doi: 10.1111/cpf.12225

Grant, M.C., Robergs, R.A., Baird, M.F. and Baker, J.S. (2014) The effect of prior upper body exercise on subsequent Wingate performance. BioMed Research International doi.org/10.1155/2014/329328

Grant, M.C., Watson, H. and Baker, J.S. (2014) Assessment of the upper body contribution to multiple sprint cycling in males and females. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging  doi: 10.1111/cpf.12159

Grant, M.C. and Baker, J.S. (2017) An overview of the effect of probiotics and exercise on mood and associated health conditions. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. doi: 10.1080/10408398 

Grant, M.C. and Kavaliauskas, M. (2017).  Land based resistance training and youth swimming performance.  International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. doi: 10.23937/2469-5718/1510064

Grant, M.C. and Glen, J. (2018).  An investigation into sleep patterns and the effect of time of day on performance in youth swimmers.  Accepted for publication in: Biological Rhythm Research (January 2018).

McCormick M.C., and Baker, J.S. (2011) Considerations in the use of high intensity leg cycle ergometry as a test of muscular performance.  Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal Vol. 19(3), pp. 202-16.

McCormick, M.C., Kilgore, L., Watson, H., and Baker, J.S. (2012) Perceptual feeling and time-of-day effects on high intensity exercise performance. Biology of Exercise Vol. 8(2), pp. 5-18.

McCormick, M.C., Watson, H., Simpson, A., Kilgore, L. and Baker, J.S. (2014) Surface electromyographic activities of upper body muscles during high intensity cycle ergometry. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal Vol. 22(2), pp. 124-135.

McCormick, M.C. and Baker, J.S. (2014) Resistive force selection and upper body contraction dynamics: Relationships with anaerobic cycle ergometry performance In: Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sports and Exercise 1st ed Oxon, UK: Routledge, pp.213-224

Phillips, S.M., Findlay, S., Kavaliauskas, M. and Grant, M.C. (2014). The influence of serial carbohydrate mouth rinsing on power output during a cycle sprint.  Journal of Sport Science and Medicine Vol. 13(2), pp. 252-258

Posters have been successfully defended at the following conferences:

  • European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Liverpool (Jul 2011)
  • University of the West of Scotland Research Student Conference (May 2011)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Glasgow (Sep 2010)
  • University of the West of Scotland Research Student Conference (May 2010).



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