Dr. Simon B Adamson

Database Manager


Tayside Clinical Trials Unit
Tayside Medical Science Centre
University of Dundee
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Residency Block Level 3
George Pirie Way

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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), a Clinical Research Assistant at Queen Margaret University (2015-2016) and as a Data Entry Clerk at the University of Dundee for both the Health Informatics Centre (2016-2017) and The Institute of Cardiovascular Research (2017). In his current role, Simon acts as a Database Manager for the Data Management Team based in the Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU).  


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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