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Christopher Vine

Research Assistant – Occupational Performance Research Group

Christopher Vine is a research assistant with the Occupational Performance Research Group at the University of Chichester.  Christopher began his studies at the University of Bath in 2011 and as part of his undergraduate degree he completed a yearlong industrial placement at the University of Birmingham’s Hi Performance Centre. In his final year of undergraduate studies Christopher completed a research project investigating the effects of quercetin supplementation on markers of oxidative stress following exercise in the heat. Christopher then proceeded to complete a Masters degree in Sports Performance at the University of Portsmouth. During his studies at Portsmouth he conducted a research project investigating the oxygen uptake kinetics of swimming above and below critical velocity.    


2011 – 2015 BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science with Industrial Placement, University of Bath

2015 - 2016 MSc Sports Performance, University of Portsmouth


American College of Sports Medicine 


Journal articles

Lomax, M., Mayger, B., Saynor, Z., Vine, C., & 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.

Lee, B., Mohd Sukri, N., Ogden, H., Vine, C., Thake, D., Turner, J. and Bilzon, J., (2015). A comparison of two commercially available ELISA methods for the quantification of human plasma heat shock protein 70 during rest and exercise stress. Cell Stress Chaperones, 20 (6) 917 – 926

Peer reviewed presentations (selected)

Vine, C.A.J., Rue, C.A., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Doherty, J., Flood T.R., Rayson, M.P., Knapik, J.J., Gebhardt, D., Nindl, B., Brown P.E.H., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Myers, S.D., and Blacker, S.D. (2018). Development of a Swimming Representative Military Task for the Royal Marine Commandos’ Physical Employment Standards. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Physical Employment Standards, July 2018, Portsmouth, UK.

Vine, C. A., Coakley, S. L., Myers, S. D., Walker, E. F., Rue, C. A., Lee, B. J., ... & Knapik, J. J. (2018). Comparison of Pandolf Equation and Measured Metabolic Cost of Load Carriage in UK Military Personnel: 2620 Board# 2 June 1 3. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 638. Presented at the 65th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, June 2018, Minneapolis, USA

Vine C.A.J., Myers S.D., Walker E., Coakley S.L., Rue C.A., Flood T.R., Doherty J., Rayson M.P., Knapik J.J., Gebhardt D., Nindl B.C., Brown P.E.H., Jackson S., Greeves J.P. and Blacker S.D. (2017). A Job Task Analysis to Quantify the Physical Demands of Load Carriage Tasks Conducted by the Ground Close Combat (GCC) Roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 20, S64-65. Presented at the International Conference on Soldier Physical Performance (ICSPP). Melbourne, Australia. December 2017. – Winner of Best Poster Presentation Award


Research Interests

  • Thermoregulation and heat stress
  • Applied and occupational physiology
  • Physiology of swimming