Giles Warrington is Head of Department in PESS and Professor in Sport and Exercise Physiology. He previously worked for 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Human Performance at DCU. Prior to moving into academia in 2006, Prof. Warrington worked for 12 years at the National Coaching and Training Centre where he was Head of Player/Athlete Services. He was also previously employed by the British Olympic Association where he worked as a Sport and  Exercise Physiologist at the British Olympic Medical Centre.

Prof. Warrington has a BSc in Sports Science and a PhD in Sport and Exercise Physiology from the University of Surrey and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is the scientific research coordinator of an extensive 13 year on-going research study commissioned by the Turf Club investigating the effects of chronic weight regulation on health and wellbeing in jockeys.

His principal research interests focus on performance physiology, in particular weight category sports, environmental physiology, chronobiology sleep science. Prof. Warrington is an Irish Institute of Sport accredited performance physiologist and is also Head Sports Physiologist and Sports Science Advisor to the Olympic Council of Ireland and was a member of the Irish medical team at the Athens, Beijing, London and Rio Olympic Games.


Nugent, F., Comyns, T. and Warrington, G. (2018). The Effects of Low-Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance Parameters in Competitive Youth Swimmers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Jul 24:1-22. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0110. [Epub ahead of print].

Tiernan C. Comyns T., Lyons M. and Warrington G. (2018). Salivary IgA as a predictor of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and relationship to training load in elite Rugby Union players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning research. Jan 23. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003019. [Epub ahead of print].

Tang R., Murtagh, C., Warrington G., Cable T., Morgan O., O'Boyle A., Burgess D., Morgans R. and Drust B. (2018). Directional change mediates the physiological response to high intensity shuttle running in professional soccer players. Sports. 6(2): 39. DOI: 10.3390/sports6020039.

O’Hagan A.D., Issartel J., McGinley E. and Warrington G. (2018). A Pilot Study Exploring the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Analogue Measures of Pilot Competencies. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 89 (7): 609-615. DOI: 10.3357/AMHP.5056.

Yeomans, C., Kenny, I.C., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J., Comyns, TM (2018). The incidence of injury in amateur male Rugby union: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 48 (4): 837-848. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0838-4.