Dr. Simon B Adamson

Data Entry Clerk


Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Mailbox 1, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, DUNDEE, DD1 9SY

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+(44) 01382 381200

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Simon graduated from Abertay University in 2011 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science, before completing a Masters by Research (MbR) in 2012. Following on from this, Simon continued his research training by undertaking a PhD at Abertay University, from which he graduated from in 2017.

Simon has previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at Abertay University (2011 – 2015) and as a Clinical Research Assistant at Queen Margaret University (2015-2016). In his current role, Simon acts as a Data Entry Clerk for both the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) and the Division of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, where he is currently developing and maintaining clinical databases as part of Professor Jill Belch’s support staff. 


Whilst he has a strong interest in physical activity and health overall, a key focus of Simon’s research is aimed at investigating novel exercise paradigms and their potential to improve the health of middle-aged and elderly individuals. In particular, Simon is interested in extremely short duration, high intensity training (HIT) and the effects HIT has on various markers of cardio-metabolic and functional health. He also has an interest in the potential of utilising HIT in clinical populations, as well as the mechanisms by which HIT elicits improvements in health.


Adamson, S., Lorimer, R., Cobley, J. & Babraj, J.A. (2014). Extremely short duration high-intensity training substantially improves the physical function and well-being of elderly individuals. Journal of American Geriatrics.

Adamson, S., Lloyd, R., Lorimer, R. & Babraj, J.A. (2014). High intensity training improves health and physical function in middle aged adults. Biology. 3(2), 333-344.

Jakeman, J., Adamson, S. & Babraj, J.A. (2012). Extremely short duration high-intensity training substantially improves endurance performance in triathletes. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 37, 976-981.


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