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Dr Christopher Vine

Research Fellow – Occupational Performance Research Group

About

Christopher is a Research Fellow with the Occupational Performance Research Group (OPRG) at the University of Chichester. He has been the OPRG led researcher on the delivery of several commercial contracts, including Data Analytics to Maximise Human Performance and Experimental Testing of Tools, Techniques and Technologies for Monitoring Fatigue. These themes build on his knowledge and experience previously gained during the completion of his PhD titled ‘Development of a Novel Military Load Carriage Protocol to Examine Physical and Cognitive Performance’.

Christopher has wide-ranging experience in undertaking field-based research, which he has been gained through the delivery of commercial research contracts (e.g. MoD, RNLI), and through sports science support (e.g. RYA).  His three personal research themes of interest are Physical and Cognitive Interactions within Physically Demanding Occupations, Load Carriage and Physical Fatigue, and Physical Employment Standards.

Alongside his research activity, Christopher has taught physiology, nutrition and research methods across a number of modules and degree pathways at the University of Chichester. He recently developed an Occupational Health and Performance module, which complements the work being undertaken by the OPRG and more broadly by the Institute of Applied Sciences. Christopher also sits on the Research and Innovation Committee, and is a sub-group member for the review of ethical applications.

Education

  • 2018-2022 – PhD – University of Chichester – “The Development of a Novel Military Load Carriage Protocol to Examine Physical and Cognitive Performance”
  • 2015-2016 – MSc Sports Performance – University of Portsmouth
  • 2011-2015 – BSc Sport and Exercise Science with Industrial Placement – University of Bath

Research Interests

Christopher has three personal research themes of interests in the following areas:

  • Physical and cognitive interactions within physically demanding occupations
  • Load carriage and physical fatigue
  • Physical employment standards

Research Output

Articles

Vine, C., Spurr, T. J. and Blacker, S. D. (2024) Food for thought: Dietary nootropics for the optimisation of military operators cognitive performance. BMJ Military Health. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2633-3767 (In Press)

Vine, C., Runswick, O. R., Blacker, S. D., Coakley, S. L., Siddall, A. G. and Myers, S. D. (2023) Cognitive, psychophysiological, and perceptual responses to a repeated military-specific load carriage treadmill simulation. Journal of Human Factors. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0018-7208 10.1177/00187208231214216

Vine, C., Rue, C. A., Walker, F. S., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D. and Doherty, J. (2023) A comparison of physical performance during one- and two-person simulated casualty drags. Applied ergonomics, 110. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1872-9126 10.1016/j.apergo.2023.104001

Rue, C. A., Myers, S. D., Coakley, S. L., Ashdown, K., Lee, B. J., Hale, B. J., Siddall, A. G., Needham-Beck, S., Hinde, K., Osofa, J. I., Walke, F. S., Fieldhouse, A., Vine, C., Doherty, J., Flood, T. R., Walker, E. F., Wardle, S. L., Greeves, J. P. and Blacke, S. D. (2023) Changes in Physical Performance during British Army Junior Entry, British Army Standard Entry, and Royal Air Force Basic Training. Changes in Physical Performance during British Army Junior Entry, British Army Standard Entry, and Royal Air Force Basic Training. ISSN 2633-3775 10.1136/military-2022-002285

Vine, C., Coakley, S. L., Myers, S. D., Blacker, S. D. and Runswick, O. R. (2022) The Development, and Day-to-Day Variation, of a Military-Specific Auditory N-Back Task and Shoot-/Don’t-Shoot Task. Experimental Results. ISSN 2516-712X (In Press)

Vine, C., Coakley, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Runswick, O. R. and Myers, S. D. (2022) Physiological and Subjective Responses to a Novel Military Specific Load Carriage Treadmill Protocol. Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 26 (2). pp. 121-131. ISSN 2703-240X (In Press) 10.36905/jses.2022.02.06

Vine, C., Myers, S. D., Coakley, S. L., Blacker, S. D. and Runswick, O. R. (2021) Transferability of Military Specific Cognitive Research to Military 1 Training and Operations. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.604803

Vine, C., Coakley, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Doherty, J., Hale, B. J., Walker, E. F., Rue, C. A., Lee, B. J., Flood, T. R., Knapik, J. J., Jackson, S., Greeves, J. P. and Myers, S. D. (2020) Accuracy of Metabolic Cost Predictive Equations During Military Load Carriage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. ISSN 1064-8011 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003644

Lomax, M., Mayger, B., Saynor, Z., Vine, C. and Massey, H. (2018) Practical considerations for assessing pulmonary gas exchange and ventilation during flume swimming using the MetaSwim metabolic cart. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33 (7). pp. 1941-1953. ISSN 1064-8011 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002801

Conference or Workshop Items

Rue, C. A., Needham-Beck, S., Maroni, T. D., Ashdown, K., Lee, B., Walker, F. S., Osofa, J. I., Doherty, J., Vine, C., Wardle, S. L., Greeves, J. P., Saunders, P., Fieldhouse, A., Blacker, S. D. and Myers, S. D. (2023) A Comparison of Role-Related Physical Fitness Between British Army Recruits and Trained Soldiers. In: University Of Chichester Research Conference 2023, 5th & 6th July 2023, Bognor Regis Campus. (Unpublished)

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