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Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is a Senior Editor with the BMC Series. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, MSc & PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has authored 15 peer-reviewed articles developing behavioral tests to study psychiatric illnesses in rodents and humans. Having most enjoyed the publishing process while researching, Ciaràn relocated to London to pursue an Editorial career at BMC Series. He is committed to promoting open access, robust, and reproducible science at BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Rheumatology, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Assistant Editor: Danielle Talbot.

Senior Editorial Board Members - Fred DiMenna

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New Content ItemFred DiMenna earned a PhD in exercise physiology from University of Exeter in the UK in 2010. His PhD research was in oxygen uptake kinetics. After returning to the USA, he continued to work with the group at Exeter in addition to assuming a position as a Research Associate at the New York Obesity Research Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He is also working with researchers at the Lung Institute at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Faculdade de Ciências at São Paulo State University in Brazil. DiMenna, who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Movement Sciences at Columbia University Teachers College, joined the Editorial Board of BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation as Section Editor for the ‘Exercise physiology’ section in April 2014. Prior to studying exercise, DiMenna had a 20-year career as a competitive bodybuilder including 10 years at the professional level.

Angie Fearon

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New Content ItemAngie was appointed a Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in December 2020. Angie obtained her B(App)Sc (Physio) from Lincoln Institute of Health Science, her Masters (Physio) from the University of South Australia, and her PhD (Medical Science) from the Australian National University. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Angie’s areas of research interest include quantitative and qualitative research and outcome measure design and has published works covering tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, rehabilitation, exercise science, outcome measures and biomechanics. Angie is committed to improving the quality of published research. 

Stuart Goodall

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PhD. Northumbria University, Department of Sport, Exercise, & Rehabilitation, UK.

Key words (alphabetical): central fatigue, eccentric exercise, EMG, environmental, female physiology, muscle fatigue, hypoxia, limitations to exercise, neuromuscular function, peripheral stimulation, recovery, sex differences, supraspinal fatigue, transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Senior Board Members
Fred DiMenna, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, USA
Angie Fearon, University of Canberra, Australia
Stuart Goodall, Northumbria University, UK

Editorial Board Members 
Diet and Nutrition

Tom Clifford, Loughborough University, UK
Tara Coppinger, Munster Technological University, Ireland
Alvaro Lopez-Samanes, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain
Diogo Martinho, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Daniel Peart, Northumbria University, UK

Exercise and Health
Eduardo Caldas Costa, Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil
Carlos Augusto Camillo, Universidade Pitágoras UNOPAR / State University of Londrina, Brazil
Francesco Campa, University of Bologna, Italy
Filipe Manuel Clemente, Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer, Portugal
Claudio Curci, ASST Carlo Poma, Italy
Katharina Diehl, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Debora Di Mauro, Department of Biomedical, Dental and Morphological and Functional Imaging Sciences of University of Messina, Italy
Nicole Freene, University of Canberra, Australia
Gianpiero Greco, University of Bari, Italy
Souhail Hermassi, Qatar University, Qatar
Maryam Koushkie Jahromi, Shiraz University, Iran
Goran Kuvačić, Universtity of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Croatia
Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Antimo Moretti, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Agnieszka Nawrocka, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Anna Ogonowska-Slodownik, Jozef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Stephanie Prince, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ant Shepherd, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Miguel Ángel Rojo Tirado, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Stefania Toselli, University of Bologna, Italy
Gabriel S. Trajano, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Exercise Physiology
Hamid Arazi, University of Guilan, Iran
Stephen Bailey, Loughborough University, UK
Martin Behrens, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Peter Hosick, Montclair University, USA
Heather Logan-Sprenger, Ontario Tech University, Canada
Gabriele Mascherini, University of Florence, Italy
Spyridon Methenitis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Jan Mieszkowski, Univesity of Physicsl Education and Sport in Gdańsk, Poland
Mark Rakobowchuk, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, University of West Attica, Greece
Eric van Breda, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Damien Vitiello, School of Sport Sciences - University of Paris, France
Junjie Xiao, Shanghai University, China

Surgery, Traumatology, and Rehabilitation
Russell Baker, University of Idaho, USA
Mahmut Nedim Doral, Hacettepe University Medical School, Turkey
Shirley S.M. Fong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Farzin Halabchi, Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Samantha Harrison, Teesside University, UK
Kandiah Raveendran, Fatimah Hospital, Malaysia

Training, Injury Prevention, and Biomechanics
Jan Cabri, Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science, Luxembourg
Christoph Centner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Helmi Chaabene, University of Potsdam, Germany, Germany
Matthew Chiwaridzo, University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences , Zimbabwe
Monika Grygorowicz, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Gerwyn Hughes, University of San Francisco, USA
Raquel Leiros-Rodreguez, SALBIS Research Group. Universidad de León, Spain
Nicola Marotta, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy
Thomas Muhlbauer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Danilo De Oliveira Silva, La Trobe University, Australia
Lasse Ishøi, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
Giorgos Paradisis, University of Athens, Greece
Olaf Prieske, University of Applied Sciences for Sports and Management Potsdam, Germany
Wayne Spratford, University of Canberra, Australia
Ramires Tibana, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Zbigniew Waskiewicz, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Poland
Jodie Wilkie, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Keith Winwood, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Editorial Advisors
Anthony Blazevich, Edith Cowan University, Australia                                                          
Antonio Cuesta-Vargas, University of Malaga, Spain                                                           
George Kelley, West Virginia University, USA                                                                                
Nicola Maffulli, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Steven McPhail, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
John Dixon, Teeside University, UK

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