Tom E Nightingale

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Tom E. Nightingale, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of British Columbia in the laboratory of Dr. Andrei V. Krassioukov. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath in 2010, Nightingale earned his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the same academic institution in 2016.

He is currently supported by a joint Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)/International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) Trainee Award, titled: cerebrovascular burden and cognitive impairment after spinal cord injury). Currently he studies the effect of aberrant blood pressure fluctuations on cerebrovascular health and cognitive function in humans with high-thoracic/cervical spinal cord injury, as well as investigating the impact of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers. Other research interests include investigating various neuroprosthetic strategies to modulate autonomic functions following spinal cord injury.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of British Columbia
  • 2017–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2015–2017
    Research associate, University of Bath
  • 2011–2015
    PhD candidate, Health and Exercise Science, University of Bath
  • 2008–2009
    Assistant scientist, Ministry of Defence

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Bath, PhD, Exercise Physiology and Health
  • 2010 
    University of Bath, BSc(Hons), Sport and Exercise Science with industrial placement

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)

Honours

BSc (Hons), PhD