Academic Staff

Dr Paul Bromley PhD MSc DipCardiol FESC FRGS FAWM

Position in departmentLecturer in Clinical Physiology
Staff positionLecturer
Emailpbromley@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874369
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Room5A.125
Biography

My initial training was in physical education and I spent the first ten years of my career in the armed forces, serving first in operations and then as a physical training instructor with a special interest in adventurous training and mountaineering. On leaving the regular military in 1994 I taught exercise science in the private sector whilst continuing my education. In addition to a number of professional qualifications I studied for a MSc degree at City University London and in 1998 qualified as a Clinical Exercise Specialist at Hammons Heart Institute, Missouri, USA.

 

Throughout the late 1990s I held a number of clinical and management positions in the NHS, working in the field of exercise medicine for patients with cardiovascular, metabolic, neuromuscular and psychiatric conditions. I also continued to teach, as a visiting lecturer, at a number of academic institutions.

 

I was appointed to my first full academic post at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (now Buckinghamshire New University) in 1999, where I helped to establish the Centre for Exercise Health & Performance and was appointed Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. Whilst in this post I completed my PhD in cardiac physiology in Professor David Brodie’s laboratory.

 

Following the award of my PhD in 2003, I was appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cardiology, Ealing Hospital, London and undertook post-doctoral and clinical training in non-invasive cardiology and cardiac science under the supervision of Dr Stuart Rosen. I was awarded a post-graduate Diploma in Cardiology in 2005.

 

Whilst I continued with clinical work at Ealing, I was appointed to my next academic post, as Principal Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, at Thames Valley University in 2004, where I established and Directed the Sir Roger Bannister Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

 

In April 2006 I was appointed Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist in Cardiology at Ealing Hospital and in September 2006 I was awarded the diploma of Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).

 

I took up my current post at the University of Essex on 01 March 2007. I currently teach courses in exercise physiology, human performance in extreme environments and other human physiology courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

 

I have an additional interest in pre-hospital medicine and provide medical care at events and for expeditions within the UK and overseas. As a former military mountain leader and a search and rescue medic with the lifeboat service, I have a particular interest in remote, offshore and expedition medicine and I am one of only 12 people in the UK to hold the qualification of Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).

Qualifications

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)

Diploma in Cardiology
Higher Scientific Training in Heart Rhythm Disease Management (HRUK part I exam)
PhD Health Sciences (Human Physiology)
MSc Exercise Science and Health Behaviour
Registered Clinical Physiologist (Cardiology) (RCCP Registration No 5085)
Certificate in Pre-hospital Emergency Care (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
Anaesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) Provider and Instructor
HSE Certified Offshore Medic
IMCA Certified Diving Medical Technician
Certificate in Expedition Medicine
RC(UK) Accredited Advanced Life Support Instructor

Member (Full) of the British Association for Immediate Care

Member of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics
Member of the Wilderness Medical Society

Teaching responsibilities

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology

Exercise Physiology

Human Physiology and Anatomy

Publications

Books and book chapters

Anstiss T. A and Bromley, P. D (2009). Exercise. In Magerson, C and Trenoweth, S (Eds). Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions, Oxford, Routledge.

George, K., Bromley, P. D and Whyte, G (2007). Cardiac Disorders. In Winter, E.M., Jones, A.M., Davison, R., Bromley, P.D and Mercer, T (Eds.). Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, Vol. 2: Exercise and Clinical, Oxford, Routledge.

Winter, E.M., Jones, A.M., Davison, R., Bromley, P.D and Mercer, T (Eds.) (2007). Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, Vol. 1: Sport, Oxford, Routledge.

Winter, E.M., Jones, A.M., Davison, R., Bromley, P.D and Mercer, T (Eds.) (2007). Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, Vol. 2: Exercise and Clinical, Oxford, Routledge.

 

Papers and abstracts

Bromley, P.D., Hodges, L.D and Brodie, D.A (2006) Physiological range of peak cardiac power output in healthy adults, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 26: 240-6.

Hodges, L.D., Brodie, D.A and Bromley, P.D (2005). Validity and reliability of selected commercially available metabolic analyzer systems, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 15(5): 271-9.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Bromley, P.D., and Brodie, D.A (2005). Reliability of short-term heart rate variability measurements, International Journal of Cardiology, 103(3): 238-47.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Bromley, P.D., and Brodie, D.A (2005). The effects of exercise on heart rate variability: inferences from meta-analysis, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(3): 433-9.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Bromley, P.D., and Brodie, D.A (2004) Reliability of three commercially available heart rate variability instruments using short-term (5-min) recordings, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 24(6): 359-67.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Shelton, C., Bromley, P.D and Brodie, D.A (2004). Agreement between three commercially available instruments for measuring heart rate variability, Physiological Measurement, 25(5): 115-24.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, L.D., Bromley, P.D and Brodie, D.A (2004). Differences in autonomic control in fit and unfit subjects measured by heart rate variability (abstract), Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5) (Suppl): S128.

Hodges, L.D., Sandercock, G.R.H., Brodie, D.A., Bromley, P.D and Das, S.K (2004). Cardiac power output in patients with intermittent claudication (abstract), European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 11 (Suppl 1): 44.

Hodges, L.D., Sandercock, G.R.H., Brodie, D.A and Bromley, P.D (2004). Prediction of peak cardiac power output from submaximal values (abstract), Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, L.D., Brodie, D.A and Bromley, P.D (2004). Agreement between portable and static heart rate variability (HRV) analysis systems at rest and during incremental exercise (abstract), Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Brodie, D.A., Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, L.D and Bromley, P.D (2004). Patterns of heart rate variability during incremental exercise. The effects of subject baseline characteristics (abstract), Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Bromley, P.D., Hodges, L.D and Brodie, D.A (2003). Peak cardiac power output: physiological range and relationship to peak oxygen uptake in healthy adults (abstract), Journal of Physiology, 547P: PC77.

Hodges, L.D., Bromley, P.D and Brodie, D.A (2003). Validity and reliability of a commercial metabolic analyser (abstract), Journal of Physiology, 547P: PC76.

Conferences/presentations

Sharma, R., O’Driscoll, J., Bromley, P.D., Sritharan, M and Rosen, S.D (2008). Differing autonomic responses to dobutamine stress in the presence and absence of myocardial ischaemia, European Society of Cardiology Congress, Munich, Germany (under review).

Bromley, P.D, Whyte, G, George, K and Shave, R (2007). Basic Electrocardiography: Practical Skills and an Introduction to Interpretation, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Scientific Workshop, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, June.

Bromley, P.D (2005). Interpretation of the Clinical Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Scientific Workshop, Olympic Medical Institute, London, UK, October.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, L.D., Bromley, P.D and Brodie, D.A (2004). Differences in autonomic control in fit and unfit subjects measured by heart rate variability, Annual Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.

Hodges, L.D., Sandercock, G.R.H., Brodie, D.A., Bromley, P.D and Das, S.K (2004). Cardiac power output in patients with intermittent claudication (poster), 8th World Congress of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention, Dublin.

Bryan, H.V., Peters, G.S and Bromley, P.D (2004). The effect of a four-week plyometric training programme on vertical jump height in college age netball players (poster), BASES Student Conference, Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Kaltner, J.C and Bromley, P.D (2004). Relationship between maximal oxygen uptake and muscle fatigue during a four-day golf tournament, BASES Student Conference, Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Munt, T and Bromley, P.D (2004). The effect of four-weeks of upper-body plyometric training on golf swing performance, BASES Student Conference, Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Wilson, T., Manning, L.K., Peters, G.S and Bromley, P.D (2004). Relationship between agility and peak measures of oxygen uptake, anaerobic power and strength in cricket players (poster), BASES Student Conference, Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
Hodges, L.D., Sandercock, G.R.H., Brodie, D.A. and Bromley, P.D (2003). Prediction of peak cardiac power output from submaximal values (poster), Scandinavian Congress of Physiology and Pharmacology, Odense, Denmark.

Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, L.D., Brodie, D.A. and Bromley, P.D (2003). Agreement between portable and static heart rate variability (HRV) analysis systems at rest and during incremental exercise (poster), Scandinavian Congress of Physiology and Pharmacology, Odense, Denmark.

Brodie, D.A., Sandercock, G.R.H., Hodges, LD and Bromley, P.D (2003). Patterns of heart rate variability during incremental exercise. The effects of subject baseline characteristics (poster), Scandinavian Congress of Physiology and Pharmacology, Odense, Denmark.

Maude, D.M and Bromley, P.D (2003). Relationship between fitness and playing performance in a sample of amateur golfers (poster), BASES Student Conference, Coventry University.

Shaw, J.E and Bromley, P.D (2003). Prevalence of disordered eating symptoms in a sample of university students (poster), BASES Student Conference, Coventry University.

Bromley, P.D., Hodges, L.D and Brodie, D.A (2002). Peak cardiac power output: physiological range and relationship to peak oxygen uptake in healthy adults (poster), Physiological Society Conference, University College London.

Hodges, L.D., Bromley, P.D and Brodie, D.A (2002). Validity and reliability of a commercial metabolic analyser (poster), Physiological Society Conference, University College London.

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