Dr Laura Mason
Senior Lecturer
Sports Science
Telephone: (01792) 602787
Room: Academic Office - A105
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus

Research interests:

Physical functioning and body composition of Haemodialysis recipients and Renal transplant recipients
Exercise prescription for patients on Haemodialysis and for Renal transplant recipients
Metabolic syndrome in chronic kidney disease
Isokinetic strength testing in elite sport and clinical populations

Current research projects:

Exercise prescription for patients on Haemodialysis
Exercise referral for Renal transplant recipients
Identifying asymmetry using isokinetic dynamometry in elite soccer

Collaborative partners:

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (NHS)
Swansea City FC

Currently completing PhD in the area of physical activity and renal disease

MPhil on the topic of oxidative stress and familiarisation

Publications

  1. The influences of body composition on physical functioning, bone density and markers of metabolic syndrome in renal transplant recipients.. Journal of Sports Sciences 27(sup2), S137-S140.
  2. (2017). LONG-TERM INTRADIALYTIC CYCLING AND THE IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE.. doi:10.3252/pso.eu.54ERA.2017.
  3. Feasibility of a 24-week intensive exercise training programme in renal transplant recipients. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  4. Kingsley M, Cunningham D, Mason L, Kilduff LP, McEneny J Role of Creatine Supplementation on Exercise-Induced Cardiovascular Function and Oxidative Stress. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2(4), 247-254.
  5. (2014). Effects of Exercise Training in Haemodialysis and Renal Transplant patients. Presented at Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,

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Teaching

  • SR-113 Human Neuromusculoskeletal System

    The purpose of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the following systems of the human body: skeletal system, muscular system, articular system, nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, urinary system. In addition an introduction to medical engineering will be given, highlighting the variety of topics studied within the field of medical engineering.

  • SR-141 Human Anatomy

    The purpose of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the following systems of the human body: skeletal system, muscular system, articular system, nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system and urinary system.

  • SR-251 Developing Research Methods for Sports Science

    This module builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in SR-143. The scientific method of progressing from a theory to creating hypotheses and research design is discussed together with workshops covering advanced statistical methods and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative research in Sports Science. This module provides an essential knowledge and skills base for progression to the level 3 dissertation project.

  • SR-257 Kinanthropometry

    The purpose of this module is: (i) to develop knowledge of the rationale, theoretical basis and methodology of Kinanthropometry and body composition assessment; (ii) to develop practical skills and confidence in performing kinanthropometric and body composition measurements, and in interpreting the data obtained, (iii) to develop an appreciation of the validity of differing techniques in special populations, including athletes and children.

  • SR-314 Health Related Exercise

    There has a been a significant increase in non-communicable diseases such as physical inactivity. The World Health Organisation has now placed physical inactivity as the 4th largest risk to global public health and more important than obesity. Exercise Scientists have investigated how physical activity and fitness promote health and this module welcomes students who have an interest in the science of health and exercise. Students wishing to work in the health and fitness industry, public health, health promotion, allied health professions, teaching or clinical areas would most benefit from participation in the module. Sessions will be split into theory and practical sessions with field work in outside organisations.

Supervision

  • 'Effect of playing level on isokinetic dynamometry in football' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Stratton
  • 'Influence of carbohydrate ingestion on fatigue and injury risk in female football players' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Tom Love

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2003 Present BSc Sports Science degree Swansea University

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Sports Science Outreach Coordinator

    0 - Present

  • Deputy Portfolio Director

    2013 - Present

  • Examinations Officer

    2015 - Present

  • Sports Science SAILS co-ordinator

    2015 - Present