Ian is a Senior Lecturer who teaches primarily on the Physical Education programmes within the Institute of Sport. Having studied at the University of Chichester at both undergraduate and MSc level, Ian holds a degree in BA (Hons) Physical Education and Teaching (QTS), as well as an MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology.
Ian teaches on a number of undergraduate modules, including athletics, physiology, and classroom pedagogy, as well as leading the athletics content on the PGCE Secondary PE degree. Outside of his teaching commitments, Ian is also part of the Institute of Sport’s timetabling team.
Ian is currently completing his PhD, examining individual variability in response to New Zealand blackcurrant supplementation and the effect upon exercise performance.
2008-2012, First-class, BA (Hons) Physical Education and Teaching (with QTS), University of Chichester
2012-2014, Distinction, MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of Chichester
Potter, J.A., Hodgson, C.I., Broadhurst, M., Howell, L., Gilbert, J., Willems, M.E.T., & Perkins, I.C. (2019). Effects of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on sport climbing performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(1), 67-75.
Wadey, C., Perkins, I., & Potter, J. (2018). Chocolate milk improves post-exercise recovery in tennis players. Reviews and Reports Press 2(1), 77-83.
Perkins I.C., Vine S.A., Blacker S.D., & Willems M.E.T. (2015). New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves High-intensity Intermittent Running. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25, 487-493.
Ian has research interests in the following areas:
- Supplementation to improve sports performance and exercise capacity
- Intermittent, high-intensity sport and exercise
- Exercise training programmes and interven
Fryer, S., Giles, D., Bird, E. L., Stone, K., Paterson, C., Balas, J., Willems, M. E. T., Potter, J. A. and Perkins, I.et al (2020) New Zealand blackcurrant extract enhances muscle oxygenation during repeated intermittent forearm muscle contractions in advanced and elite rock climbers. European Journal of Sport Science, 21 (9). pp. 1290-1298. ISSN 1746-1391 10.1080/17461391.2020.1827048
Willems, M. E. T., Bradley, M., Blacker, S. D. and Perkins, I.et al (2020) Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Isometric Contraction-Induced Fatigue and Recovery: Potential Muscle-Fiber Specific Effects. Sports (Basel, Switzerland), 8 (10). ISSN 2075-4663 10.3390/sports8100135
Fryer, S., Perkins, I., Paterson, C., Gloucester, C., Willems, M. E. T. and Potter, J. A.et al (2020) New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Enhances Muscle Oxygenation During Forearm Exercise in Intermediate-Level Rock Climbers. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 30 (4). pp. 258-263. ISSN 1526-484X 10.1123/ijsnem.2019-0365
Potter, J. A., Hodgson, C. I., Broadhurst, M., Howell, L., Gilbert, J., Willems, M. E. T. and Perkins, I.et al (2019) Effects of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on sport climbing performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1439-6319 10.1007/s00421-019-04226-2
Wadey, C., Perkins, I. and Potter, J. A. (2018) Chocolate Milk Improves Post-Exercise recovery in Tennis Players. Reviews Press, 2 (1). pp. 77-83. 10.28964/RevPress-2-111
Perkins, I., Vine, S., Blacker, S. D. and Willems, M. E. T.et al (2015) New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves High-intensity Intermittent Running. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25 (5). pp. 487-493. ISSN 1526-484X 10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0020
Conference or Workshop Items
Potter, J. A., Perkins, I., Hodgson, C. I., Broadhurst, M., Howell, L., Gilbert, J. and Willems, M. E. T.et al (2018) Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant on Sports Climbing Performance. In: European College of Sports Science, 4-7 July 2018, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. (Unpublished)
Perkins, I., Vine, S., Blacker, S. D. and Willems, M. E. T.et al (2015) New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves high-intensity intermittent running performance. In: International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference, 16-18 December 2014, Newcastle upon Tyne.