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Dr. Giles Warrington

BSc, PhD

Biography

Dr Giles Warrington is Head of Department of and Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology in the Department Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) in the University of Limerick. He previously worked for 10 years in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. Prior to taking up his academic role at DCU in 2006, Giles worked for 12 years at the National Coaching and Training Centre as Head of Player/Athlete Services. Giles was also previously employed by the British Olympic Association, where he worked as a sport and Exercise Physiologist at the British Olympic Medical Centre. Giles is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Sport Ireland Institute accredited Performance Physiologist. His research interests focus on chronobiology and sleep science, environmental physiology and performance physiology in particular weight category sports. He has published 41 peer reviewed journal articles and over 50 conference presentations and abstracts. For the past 14 years, Giles has been the scientific research coordinator of an extensive research programme commissioned by the Turf Club investigating the effects of chronic weight regulation on physiological and cognitive function and health in jockeys. From 2002-2017 Giles was also Performance Physiologist and Sports Science adviser to the Olympic Council of Ireland and was a member of the Irish medical team at the Athens, Beijing, London and Rio Olympic Games. Over the past 25 years Giles has worked with and advised elite and developmental athletes and their coaches from a wide range of sports.

Research Interests

My research interests currently reside in six areas: 1) Chronobiology and sleep science 2) Factors influencing athletic performance            3) Human performance evaluation 4) Weight regulation and weight category Sports 5) Environmental Physiology  6) Training methodology.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2015 Level 1, ISAK Level 1
  • 2008 Fellowship, Fellowship American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2007 Accredited Performance Physiologist, Sport Ireland Institute of Sport Accredited Performance Physiologist

Award

  • 1998 - PhD - SPort and Exercise Physiology
  • 1990 - BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Research Collaborators

  • - External Examiner - University of Ulster -Northern Ireland
  • - External Examiner - Australian Catholic University -Australia
  • - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Beijing Sport University -China
  • Alan Nevill - Joint Publication - University of Wolverhampton -England
  • Andrew Lane - Joint Publication - University of Wolverhampton -England
  • Eimear Dolan - Joint Publication - Robert Gordon University -Scotland
  • Greg May - Joint Publication - Manchester Metropolitan University -England
  • Richard Fletcher - Joint Publication - Massey University -New Zealand

Publications

Conference Contribution

2018

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Spring study day 2018
Giles Warrington, Roisin Cahalan, Brian Carson, Ray O'Connor

Conference Publication

2016
2003

American College of Sports Medicine
MacDonncha, C; McGrath, S; O'Gorman, D J; Warrington, GD

2003

American College of Sports Medicine
McGrath, S; Warrington, G; MacDonncha, C; O'Gorman, DJ

2003

American College of Sports Medicine
MacDonncha, C; Sohun, R; McGrath, S; O'Gorman, DJ; McGowan, E; Warrington GD

2003

American College of Sports Medicine
MacDonncha, C; Sohun, R; McGrath, S; O'Gorman, DJ; McGowan, E; Warrington GD

Other Publication

2018

The Incidence of Injury in Amateur Male Rugby Union: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Yeomans, C,Kenny, IC,Cahalan, R,Warrington, GD,Harrison, AJ,Hayes, K,Lyons, M,Campbell, MJ,Comyns, TM
Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0838-4

2018

Injury Monitoring and Player Education, a Survey of Current Practices in Irish Amateur Rugby Union
Yeomans, CA;Comyns, TM;Cahalan, R;Warrington, GD;Harrison, AJ;Hayes, K;Lyons, M;Campbell, MJ;Kenny, IC
Medicine and science in sports and exercise

2017

EFFECTS OF LOW-VOLUME, HIGH-INTENSITY TRAINING ON PERFORMANCE IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Nugent, FJ,Comyns, TM,Burrows, E,Warrington, GD
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

2016

The Effect Of HIIT On Blood Lactate Indices And Performance In Well-trained Male Rowers
Ni Cheilleachair, NJ,Harrison, AJ,Warrington, GD
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486491.56887.6b

2016

Epidemiology Of Injury In Race-day Jockey Falls In Flat Horse Racing In Ireland, 2011-2014
McGoldrick, A,O'Connor, S,Cullen, S,Warrington, GD
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000487602.12911.8d

2016

Validation Of The Equivital Lifemonitor For Physiological Monitoring In An Equine Environment
Warrington, G,McGoldrick, A,Stephenson, D,Cullen, S
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486649.49987.22

2016

An Analysis of the Anthropometric Characteristics of Irish Apprentice Jockeys
Cullen, S,McGoldrick, A,O'Loughlin, G,Warrington, G
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486144.19997.ef

2006

Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition Characteristics of Top Level Jockeys
Warrington, GD,MacManus, C,Griffin, MG,McGoldrick, PA,Lyons, D
Medicine and science in sports and exercise

2003

The impact of an exercise and nutritional intervention on physiological function in manual employees.
McGrath, S; Sohun, R; O'Gorman D; McGowan, E; Warrington, G
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise

2000

Commentary
Warrington G.
British journal of sports medicine DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.34.3.216

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019

Mental health and wellbeing of jockeys
Losty C.;Warrington G.;Mcgoldrick A.;Murphy C.;Burrows E.;Cullen S.
Journal Of Human Sport And Exercise DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2019.141.12

2019

The Effects of Low-Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance Parameters in Competitive Youth Swimmers
Nugent, F;Comyns, T;Nevil, A;Warrington, GD
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0110

2019

The relationship between physical and wellness measures and injury in amateur rugby union players
Yeomans C.;Comyns T.;Cahalan R.;Hayes K.;Costello V.;Warrington G.;Harrison A.;Lyons M.;Campbell M.;Glynn L.;Kenny I.
Physical Therapy In Sport DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.08.012

2019

The Relationship Between Adductor Squeeze Strength, Subjective Markers of Recovery and Training Load in Elite Rugby Players
Tiernan C.;Lyons M.;Comyns T.;Nevill A.;Warrington G.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003370

2019

Injury surveillance in school Rugby: A systematic review of injury epidemiology & surveillance practices
Leahy T.;Kenny I.;Campbell M.;Warrington G.;Cahalan R.;Harrison A.;Lyons M.;Glynn L.;Comyns T.
Physical Therapy In Sport DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.05.005

2019

An exploratory study of extreme sport athletes' nature interactions: From well-being to pro-environmental behavior
MacIntyre T.;Walkin A.;Beckmann J.;Calogiuri G.;Gritzka S.;Oliver G.;Donnelly A.;Warrington G.
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01233

2019

The design, development, implementation and evaluation of IRISweb; A rugby-specific web-based injury surveillance system
Yeomans, C;Kenny, IC;Cahalan, R;Warrington, GD;Harrison, AJ;Hayes, K;Lyons, M;Campbell, MJ;Glynn, LG;Comyns, TM
Physical Therapy In Sport DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.11.007

2019

Physiological demands of daily riding gaits in jockeys
Kiely M.;Warrington G.;Mcgoldrick A.;O'loughlin G.;Cullen S.
Journal Of Sports Medicine And Physical Fitness DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.08196-3

2018

A pilot study exploring the effects of sleep deprivation on analogue measures of pilot competencies
O'Hagan A.;Issartel J.;McGinley E.;Warrington G.
Aerospace Medicine And Human Performance DOI: 10.3357/AMHP.5056.2018

2018

Salivary Biomarkers and Training Load During Training and Competition in Paralympic Swimmers
Sinnott-O'Connor, C;Comyns, TM;Nevill, AM;Warrington, GD
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0683

2018
2018

Directional Change Mediates the Physiological Response to High-Intensity Shuttle Running in Professional Soccer Players
Tang, R;Murtagh, C;Warrington, G;Cable, T;Morgan, O;O'Boyle, A;Burgess, D;Morgans, R;Drust, B
Sports DOI: 10.3390/sports6020039

2018

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Youth Swimmers
Nugent, FJ;Comyns, TM;Warrington, GD
Strength And Conditioning Journal DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000368

2017

Focus of Attention for Diagnostic Testing of the Force-Velocity Curve
Brady, C,Comyns, T,Harrison, A,Warrington, G
Strength And Conditioning Journal DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000271

2017

Flying into Depression
O'Hagan, A.D. and Issartel, J. and Nevill, A. and Warrington, G.
Workplace Health and Safety DOI: 10.1177/2165079916659506

2017

The "Ice-Mile": Case Study of 2 Swimmers' Selected Physiological Responses and Performance
Kenny, J,Cullen, S,Warrington, GD
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0323

2017

Effects of Low-Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance in Competitive Swimmers: A Systematic Review
Nugent, F.J. and Comyns, T.M. and Burrows, E. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001583

2017

Kinetic changes during a six-week minimal footwear and gait-retraining intervention in runners
Warne, J.P. and Smyth, B.P. and Fagan, J.O.C. and Hone, M.E. and Richter, C. and Nevill, A.M. and Moran, K.A. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal of Sports Sciences DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1224916

2016

Physiological and health characteristics of ex-jockeys
Cullen, S. and Donohoe, A. and McGoldrick, A. and McCaffrey, N. and Davenport, C. and Byrne, B. and Donaghy, C. and Tormey, W. and Smith, D. and Warrington, G.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.05.001

2016

Effects of low volume, high-intensity training on performance in competitive swimmers: a systematic review
Frank Nugent, Tom Comyns, Emma Burrows, Giles Warrington
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

2016

Stride Frequency Changes Do Not Influence Running Economy In Minimalist Footwear Or Conventional Running Shoes
Warne, Joe and Moran, Kieran and Warrington, Giles
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486397.53150.f3

2016

Duty hours and incidents in flight among commercial airline pilots
O'Hagan, AD,Issartel, J,Fletcher, R,Warrington, G
International Journal Of Occupational Safety And Ergonomics DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2016.1146441

2016

An Analysis of the Anthropometric Characteristics of Irish Apprentice Jockeys
Cullen, SarahJane and McGoldrick, Adrian and O'Loughlin, Gillian and Warrington, Giles
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486144.19997.ef

2016

Epidemiology Of Injury In Race-day Jockey Falls In Flat Horse Racing In Ireland, 2011-2014
McGoldrick, Adrian and O'Connor, Siobhan and Cullen, SarahJane and Warrington, Giles D.
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000487602.12911.8d

2016

Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold
Donnelly, AA,Maclntyre, TE,O'Sullivan, N,Warrington, G,Harrison, AJ,Igou, ER,Jones, M,Gidlow, C,Brick, N,Lahart, I,Cloak, R,Lane, AM
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01167

2016

Validation Of The Equivital Lifemonitor For Physiological Monitoring In An Equine Environment
Warrington, Giles and McGoldrick, Adrian and Stephenson, David and Cullen, SarahJane
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486649.49987.22

2016

HIIT enhances aerobic endurance performance more than high volume training in trained rowers.
Ní Chéilleachair, N.J., Harrison A.J. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal Of Sports Sciences

2016

The Effect Of HIIT On Blood Lactate Indices And Performance In Well-trained Male Rowers
Ni Cheilleachair, Niamh J. and Harrison, Andrew J. and Warrington, Giles D.
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486491.56887.6b

2015

Physiological demands of flat horse racing jockeys
Cullen, S. and O'Loughlin, G. and Mcgoldrick, A. and Smyth, B. and May, G. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000977

2015

Lack of Effect of Typical Rapid-Weight-Loss Practices on Balance and Anaerobic Performance in Apprentice Jockeys
Cullen, S,Dolan, E,Brien, KO,McGoldrick, A,Warrington, G
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0506

2015

Musculoskeletal Health, Kidney and Liver Function in Retired Jockeys
Cullen, S. and Donohoe, A. and McGoldrick, A. and McCaffrey, N. and Davenport, C. and Byrne, B. and Donaghy, C. and Tormey, W. and Smith, D. and Warrington, G.
International Journal of Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1548889

2015

Eight weeks gait retraining in minimalist footwear has no effect on running economy
Warne, J.P. and Moran, K.A. and Warrington, G.D.
Human Movement Science DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2015.05.005

2014

A 4-week instructed minimalist running transition and gait-retraining changes plantar pressure and force
Warne, J.P. and Kilduff, S.M. and Gregan, B.C. and Nevill, A.M. and Moran, K.A. and Warrington, G.D.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports DOI: 10.1111/sms.12121

2014

Four-week habituation to simulated barefoot running improves running economy when compared with shod running
Warne, J.P. and Warrington, G.D.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports DOI: 10.1111/sms.12032

2013

The impact of making weight on physiological and cognitive processes in elite jockeys
Dolan, E. and Cullen, S.J. and McGoldrick, A. and Warrington, G.D.
International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.23.4.399

2013

Using a wearable camera to increase the accuracy of dietary analysis
O'Loughlin, G. and Cullen, S.J. and McGoldrick, A. and O'Connor, S. and Blain, R. and O'Malley, S. and Warrington, G.D.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.11.007

2012

Weight regulation and bone mass: A comparison between professional jockeys, elite amateur boxers, and age, gender and BMI matched controls
Dolan, E. and Crabtree, N. and McGoldrick, A. and Ashley, D.T. and McCaffrey, N. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism DOI: 10.1007/s00774-011-0297-1

2012

An altered hormonal profile and elevated rate of bone loss are associated with low bone mass in professional horse-racing jockeys
Dolan, E. and McGoldrick, A. and Davenport, C. and Kelleher, G. and Byrne, B. and Tormey, W. and Smith, D. and Warrington, G.D.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism DOI: 10.1007/s00774-012-0354-4

2011

Knowledge acquisition from sensor data in an equine environment
Conroy, K. and May, G. and Roantree, M. and Warrington, G. and Cullen, S.J. and McGoldrick, A.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23544-3_33

2011

Expanding sensor networks to automate knowledge acquisition
Conroy, K. and May, G.C. and Roantree, M. and Warrington, G.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24577-0_10

2011

Nutritional, lifestyle, and weight control practices of professional jockeys
Dolan, E. and O'Connor, H. and McGoldrick, A. and O'Loughlin, G. and Lyons, D. and Warrington, G.
Journal of Sports Sciences DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2011.560173

2010

High bone turnover in Irish professional jockeys
Waldron-Lynch, F. and Murray, B.F. and Brady, J.J. and McKenna, M.J. and McGoldrick, A. and Warrington, G. and O'Loughlin, G. and Barragry, J.M.
Osteoporosis International DOI: 10.1007/s00198-009-0887-0

2010

Correlating multimodal physical sensor information with biological analysis in ultra endurance cycling
May, G.C. and Doherty, A.R. and Smeaton, A.F. and Warrington, D.G.
Sensors DOI: 10.3390/s100807216

2009

Chronic weight control impacts on physiological function and bone health in elite jockeys
Warrington, G,Dolan, E,McGoldrick, A,McEvoy, J,MacManus, C,Griffin, M,Lyons, D
Journal Of Sports Sciences DOI: 10.1080/02640410802702863

2006

How we got here: Perceived influences on the development and success of International athletes
Duffy P.;Lyons D.;Moran A.;Warrington G.;MacManus C.
Irish Journal Of Psychology DOI: 10.1080/03033910.2006.10446238

2006

How we got here: Perceived influences on the development and success of International athletes
Duffy P.J., Lyons D.C., Moran A.P., Warrington G.D., MacManus C.P.
Irish Journal Of Psychology

2001

Physiological and metabolic characteristics of elite tug of war athletes
Warrington, G; Ryan, C; Murray, F; Duffy, P; Kirwan, JP
British Journal Of Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.35.6.396

2000

Commentary
Warrington, G.D.
British Journal of Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.34.3.216

1996

The effects of 17 days of altitude training on aerobic work capacity in elite female rowers
Warrington, G.D. and Hughes, M.G. and Dunbar, G.M.J. and Doherty, M.
Journal of Sports Sciences

1992

Criteria for attainment of maximal oxygen uptake in elite male and female middle-distance runners
Doherty, M. and Sharp, N.C.C. and Faulmann, L.K. and Hughes, M. and Warrington, G. and Godfrey, R. and Graham, S. and Fullerton, F. and Humphreys, S.
Journal of Sports Sciences

1992

Selected physiological changes in rowing performance during a 3-month conditioning phase in elite female rowers
Warrington, G.D. and Faulmann, L.K. and Hughes, M.G. and Godfrey, R.J. and Hunter, A. and Fullerton, F.M. and Sharp, N.C.C.
Journal of Sports Sciences