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Dr Carla Amanda Rue

Research Fellow

C.Gallagher@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0)1243 816146

Carla obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Chichester before moving on to study for her postgraduate degree at Bangor University.

In 2010, she returned to Chichester to complete her PhD in exercise physiology. During her PhD she examined the use of normobaric hypoxia to enhance weight loss in humans.

Since graduating, Carla has joined the Occupational Performance Research Group at the university to aid in the development of Physical Employment Standards for Military Personnel.

Carla has conducted research studies in both physiology and cell culture laboratories across the UK, as well as around the world, in the field at high-altitude.

Her most recent research project was carried out during a research expedition in Ecuador with the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society. The research examined the effects of Losartan on cycling performance at 5000m.

In 2014, she was invited on a research expedition to the Italian Alps to explore the effects of acetazolamide on cycling performance at 4554m (Margherita Hut) and in 2010, as part of her MSc degree, she carried out research in the French and Swiss alps examining the effects of high altitude mountaineering on immune function.

Carla is an exercise enthusiast and a keen trampoline gymnast.

Professional

Education

2010 - 2014 University of Chichester, PhD Exercise Physiology, University of Chichester

2009 - 2010 Bangor University, MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

2006 - 2009 University of Chichester, BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Publications

Journal Articles

Rue, C.A., Rayon, M.P., Walker, E.F., Doherty, J., Thompson, J., Myers, S.D. & Blacker, S.D. (2019). A job task analysis to describe the physical demands of specialist paramedic roles in the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU). Work, doi: 10.3233/WOR-192960.

Bradwell, A., Ashdown, K., Rue, C., Delamere, J., Thomas, O., et al. (2018). Acetazolamide reduces exercise capacity following a 5-day ascent to 4559 m in a randomized study. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 4(1), e000302.

Gallagher, C.A., Willems, M.E., Lewis, M.P., & Myers, S.D. (2015). The application of maximal heart rate predictive equations in hypoxic conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(2), 277 - 284.

Gallagher, C.A., Willems, M.E., Lewis, M.P., & Myers, S.D. (2014). Effect of acute normobaric hypoxia on the ventilatory threshold. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(8), 1555-1562.

Edsell, M.E., Wimalasena, Y.H., Malein, W.L., Ashdown, K.M., Gallagher, C.A., et al. (2014). High-intensity intermittent exercise increases pulmonary interstitial edema at altitude but not at simulated altitude. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 25(4), 409-415.

Oliver, S.J., MacDonald, J.H., Harper Smith, A. D., Lawley, J.S., Gallagher, C.A., Di Felice, U., and Walsh, N.P. (2013). High Altitude Impairs In Vivo Immunity in Humans. High Altitude Medicine and Biology, 14(2), 144-149.

 

Technical Reports:

Blacker, S. et al. TIN 3.179: Development and Validation of RoleRelated Gender-Free Physical Employment Standards (PES) for the Ground Close Combat (GCC) Roles in the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) – Phase 4 Final Report, Defence Human Capability and Technology Centre. (2019).

Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Walker, E. F., Lee, B. J., Rue, C. A., Coakley, S. L., Needham-Beck, S., Siddall, A., Doherty, J., Flood, T. R., Vine, C. a. J., Rayson, M., Mcdevitt, C. & Hale, B. (2018). TIN 3.179 Development and Validation of Role-Related Gender Free Physical Employment Standards (PES) for Ground Close Combat (GCC) Roles in the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) – Phase 3c – Impact Analysis and Additional Non-GCC Women’s Trial Final Report.

Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Walker, E., Coakley, S., Rue, C. G., Lee, B., Doherty, J., Flood, T., Vine, C., M., R., Hale, B., Cordell, N. J., Knapik, J. J., Gebhardt, D., Mcdevitt, C. & Monkhouse, J. (2018). Technical Report TIN 3.179: Development and Validation of Role-Related Gender-Free Physical Employment Standards for Ground Close Combat Roles, in the British Ministry of Defence – Phase 3, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre.

Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Nevola, V. R., Rayson, M., Walker, E., Coakley, S., Gallagher, C. A., Lee, B. J., Datson, N., Doherty, J., Flood, T. R., Vine, C. a. J., Hale, B., Cordell, N. J., Knapik, J., Gebhardt, D. L., Nindl, B. C., Mcdevitt, C. & Monkhouse, J. (2017). TIN 3.179: Development and Validation of Role-Related Gender-Free Physical Employment Standards for Ground Close Combat Roles, in the British Ministry of Defence – Phase 2, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre.

 

Presentations:

Rue, C.A., Myers, S.D., Walker, E.F., Coakley, S.L., Lee, B.J., Vine, C.A.J…& Blacker, S.D. (2018). The Development of a Repeated Lift and Carry Representative Military Task for the UK Armed Forces Ground Close Combat Physical Employment Standards. PES Conference, 17-19 July.

Rue, C. A., Myers, S. D., Walker, E. F., Coakley, S. L., Lee, B. J., Vine, C. A., ... & Gebhardt, D. L. (2017). A job task analysis of casualty evacuation by stretcher performed by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S64.

Doherty, J., Blacker, S. D., Walker, E. F., Coakley, S. L., Lee, B. J., Vine, C. A., ... & Gebhardt, D. L. (2017). A job task analysis of a parachuting training exercise conducted by the British Army parachute regiment. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S169.

Vine, C. A., Myers, S. D., Walker, E. F., Coakley, S. L., Rue, C. A., Lee, B. J., ... & Gebhardt, D. L. (2017). A job task analysis to quantify the physical demands of load carriage duties conducted by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S64-S65.

Walker, E. F., Doherty, J., Vine, C. A., Coakley, S. L., Rue, C. A., Lee, B. J., ... & Gebhardt, D. L. (2017). Physical demands of a boarding operations training exercise conducted by the Royal Marines. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S114.

Flood, T. R., Myers, S. D., Walker, E. F., Coakley, S. L., Rue, C. A., Lee, B. J., ... & Gebhardt, D. L. (2017). A job task analysis of casualty drags performed within ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S155.

Gallagher, C.A., Rayson, M.P., Walker, E.F., Thompson, J.E.S., Doherty, J., Myers, S.D., & Blacker, S.D. (2017). The Physiological Responses of Specialist-role Paramedics Treating Casualties in a Simulated Firearms Incident. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49, 106.

Knowledge 10 Xtreme Everest, 23rd – 24th May 2017, London.

BMRES Conference, 26th November 2016, Birmingham.

Poster Presentation: ‘Losartan does not affect peak exercise performance variables at high altitude (5000 m)’. 

Gallagher, C., Sharkey, J., Martin, N., Player, D., Myers, S.D., & Lewis, M. (2013). Effect of hypoxia on C2C12 myoblast proliferation. 37th Congress of IUPS (Birmingham, UK). Proc 37th IUPS, PCB264.

Physiological Society, Biomedical Bases of Elite Performance, 19th – 21st March 2012, London.

Poster Presentation: ‘Comparison of age-predicted and measured maximal heart rates in humans exposed to acute normobaric hypoxia’.

 

Thesis

The Use of Normobaric Hypoxia as a Method for Enhancing Weight Loss.

Research

  • Exercise in Extreme environments - Altitude
  • Applied and Occupational Physiology – Development of Physical Employment Standards
  • Nutrition and Health Science
  • Obesity, Exercise and Health