Sport and Exercise Science
Dr Jo Corbett
Course Leader (MSc Sports Performance) & Principal Lecturer
Sport and Exercise Science
Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2ER
Dr Jo Corbett joined the department from the University of Chichester, where he graduated from the MSc in Exercise Physiology pathway with a distinction grade. He has completed his PhD in the area of fat metabolism, with a specific focus on optimising fat metabolism during exercise. Jo's personal interests include running and cycling. He has a 10 km run personal best of 31:27.
Jo is the course leader for the MSc in Sports Performance. He currently teaches in the area of Human Applied Exercise Physiology and related subjects on our undergraduate and postgraduate degree pathways. Jo is unit coordinator for Introduction to Sports and Exercise Physiology (Year 1) Physiological Approaches to Training and Assessment (Year 3) and Applied Sports Physiology (MSc), as well as supervising a number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and research projects.
Jo is the leader of the Human Performance and Health Research Group, which has produced ~80 peer-reviewed journal papers, 7 book chapters and secured ~£350,000 funding between 2009 and 2013. His current research interests encompass a range of themes including: Environmental Ergonomics; Fatigue, Pacing and Bioenergetics; and Enhancing Human Performance. Jo is also involved in providing sports science support service to athletes from a variety of sports. He has worked with athletes from elite to recreational level and has BASES accreditation for athlete support. Jo is currently supervising two PhD students in the area of Human Performance in Extreme Environments.
Publications before 2008
McMorris, T., Haris, R.C., Howard, A.N., Langridge, G., Hall, B., Corbett, J. Dicks, M. and Hodgson, C. (2007). Creatine Supplementation, sleep deprivation, cortisol, melatonin and behaviour. Physiology and Behaviour, 90, 21-28.
Draper, S.B., Wood, D.M., Corbett, J., James, D.V.B. and Potter, C.R. (2006). The effect of prior moderate- and heavy-intensity running on the VO2 response to exhaustive severe intensity running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1, 361-374.
McMorris, T., Harris, R.C., Swain, J., Corbett, J., Collard, K., Dyson, R.J., Dye, L., Hodgson, C. and Draper, N. (2006). Effect of creatine supplementation and sleep deprivation, with mild exercise, on cognitive and psychomotor performance, mood state, and plasma concentrations of catecholamines and cortisol. Psychopharmacology, 185, 93-103.
McMorris, T., Swain, J., Smith, M., Corbett, J., Delves, S., Sale, C., Harris, R.C. and Potter, J. (2006). Heat stress, plasma concentrations of adrenaline, noradrenaline, 5- hydroxytryptamine and cortisol, mood state and cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 61, 204-215.
Harris, R.C., Sale, C., Delves, S. and Corbett, J. (2006). Metabolic and physiological effects of ingesting extracts of bitter orange, green tea and guarana at rest and during treadmill walking in overweight males. International Journal of Obesity, 30, 764-773.
PhD studentship funding. UK Sport (2013) £36,000
PhD studentship funding. HEFCE QR funding, University of Portsmouth (2013) £25,000
Research start up grant. Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth (2008) £5,000