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Charles James Steward

PhD Candidate, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Coventry University

Charles Steward is a current PhD candidate at Coventry University in the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences. His research aims to investigate the use of heat therapy as an adjunct to exercise for improving health in older adults. He has a particular interest in the influence of exercise and passive heating on chronic low grade inflammation and vascular health. Mr Charles Steward completed his MSc in Exercise Physiology at Beijing Sport University and BSc at the University of Worcester in Sport and Exercise Science.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Coventry University


  • 2019 
    Beijing Sport University, MSc, Exercise Physiology
  • 2015 
    University of Worcester, BSc, Sport and Exercise Science


  • 2021
    A systematic review of the role of heat therapy for patients with intermittent claudication due to peripheral artery disease,
  • 2020
    The health benefits of passive heating and aerobic exercise: To what extent do the mechanisms overlap?,
  • 2019
    One week of magnesium supplementation lowers IL-6, muscle soreness and increases post-exercise blood glucose in response to downhill running,