Dr Tom Bailey

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Dr Tom Bailey


Research areas

  • effects of acute and chronic exercise training on cardiovascular and thermoregulatory function across the lifespan and those with chronic disease
  • the impact of exercise training on cardiovascular and thermoregulatory (dys)function in post-menopausal females with hot flushes
  • the acute, and chronic cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses to exercise-independent intervention(s) in healthy and diseased populations
  • effects of surgical and/or exercise interventions in patients with peripheral arterial disease
  • exercise therapy in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients
  • ischemic preconditioning and chronic disease


Tom Bailey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exercise and Vascular Disease within the School of Health and Sport Sciences. Prior to his current appointment Tom completed his Doctorate at the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK (2011-2014). Prior to this and following on from his MSc in Sports Physiology, Tom held a Sport and Exercise Science Technician role at Edge Hill University, UK (2009-2011).

Dr Bailey is an early-career researcher with an interest in cardiovascular physiology, with a particular emphasis on cardiovascular disease risk and development within a clinical and exercise science context. The research work within Tom’s PhD focused on cardiovascular and thermoregulatory (dys)function in females across the lifespan, and the potential role of exercise training in symptomatic post-menopausal females that suffer from hot flushes.

Tom has expertise in a number of cardiovascular techniques including conduit artery function using Doppler ultrasound, cutaneous microvascular function using laser Doppler and cerebrovascular function using Transcranial Doppler. Additionally, Tom has experience in tests of thermoregulatory control including sweat rate and core temperature measurement.

PhD opportunities in Exercise Physiology

The University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland Australia), through the School of Health and Sport Sciences, is seeking expressions of interest from potential Doctoral candidates in the area of Exercise Physiology.

Projects are currently being offered across a broad range of topics, including sports performance, clinical exercise physiology, and integrated systems physiology (eg. cardiovascular and respiratory). Expressions of interest will remain open throughout the year and enquiries are welcome from eligible Honours, Masters, PhD, and Postdoctoral candidates.

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