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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science


Benjamin graduated from the University of South Wales with a First class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Following his graduation Benjamin began undertaking a PhD in Physiology and Biochemistry at the Neurovascular Research Laboratory researching the effects of low oxygen levels (hypoxia) on the regulation of cerebrovascular (brain) function. Benjamin has also contributed to the following modules: Exercise Prescription I; Biomechanics II & III; Anatomy and Physiology I & II; Exercise Physiology I, II & III; Environmental Physiology II & III.


Research Publications:

1. Stacey BS, Smith JA, Owens TS, Bailey DM. (2017) ‘All’s swell with the brain; on the significance of blood brain barrier disruption in hypoxia’, Journal of Applied Physiology, 122 (1), pp. 220-220.

2. Bain AR, Ainslie PN, Hoiland RL, Barak OF, Drvis I, Stembridge M, Macleod DM, McEneny J, Stacey BS, Tuaillon E, Marchi N, Fayd’Herbe De Maudave A, Dujic Z, Macleod DB, Bailey DM. ‘Competitive apnea and its effect on the human brain: focus on the redox-regulation of blood–brain barrier permeability and neuronal–parenchymal integrity’, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 32 (4), pp. 2305-2314.

3. Bailey DM, Stacey BS, Gumbleton M. (2018) ‘A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Reveals Altered Drug Pharmacokinetics in Humans During Acute Exposure to Terrestrial High Altitude-Clinical Justification for Dose Adjustment?’, High Altitude Medicine and Biology, 19 (2), pp. 141-148.

4. Stacey BS, Fall L, Shearer D, Steggall M, Williams IW, Lewis MH, Bailey DM. (2018) ‘Amputees at High Altitude: the Potentially Sticky Issue of Thrombophilia’, High Altitude Medicine and Biology, 19 (2), pp. 211-212.

5. Bailey DM, Brugniaux JV, Filipponi T, Marley CJ, Stacey BS, Soria R, Rimoldi SF, Cerny D, Rexhaj E, Pratali L, Salmon CS, Murillo Jauregui C, Villena M, Smirl JD, Ogoh S, Pietri S, Scherrer U, Sartori C. (2019) ‘Exaggerated systemic oxidative-inflammatory-nitrosative stress in chronic mountain sickness is associated with cognitive decline and depression’, Journal of Physiology, 597:611-629.

6. Tremblay JC, Hoiland RL, Howe CA, Coombs GB, Vizcardo-Galindo GA, Figueroa-Mujíca RJ, Bermudez D, Gibbons TD, Stacey BS, Bailey DM, Tymko MM, MacLeod DB, Gasho C, Villafuerte FC, Pyke KE, Ainslie PN. (2019) ‘Global Reach 2018: High Blood Viscosity and Hemoglobin Concentration Contribute to Reduced Flow-Mediated Dilation in High-Altitude Excessive Erythrocytosis’, Hypertension.

Posters Published in Proceedings:
1. Stacey BS. Link between cerebral mitochondrial oxygen tension and S-nitrosohaemoglobin formation in the hypoxic human brain; evidence for a novel O₂ sensing mechanism?. 3rd Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium, Thursday 15th March 2018, British Columbia, Canada.

2. Stacey BS. Evidence of blunted neurovascular coupling following acute exposure to hypoxia. Europhysiolgy 2018, Saturday 15th September 2018, London, UK.

3. Stacey BS. GLOBAL REACH 2018: High altitude acclimatisation improves neurovascular function. International Hypoxia Symposia 2019, Friday 22nd March 2019, Alberta, Canada.

4. Stacey BS. GLOBAL REACH 2018: High altitude acclimatisation improves neurovascular function in man. Physiology 2019, Tuesday 8th July 2019, Aberdeen, UK.


The Physiological Society: 2016 – present


Benjamin is a member of the Global Research Expedition on Altitude-related Chronic Health (REACH) – was established. Our team consists of 40+ researchers and physicians with the common objective to conduct a similar series of sophisticated experiments focusing on high-altitude (HA) adaptation in both low-landers (i.e. European descent) and local high-altitude dwellers living in Nepal (Sherpa), Peru (Quechuan), and Ethiopia (Amhara and Oromo).
Benjamin is also a Physical Activity Consultant for the International Colon Health and Life-Long Exercise Change (Challenge) Trial, UK. (2016 – present)

University of South Wales Postgraduate Research Conference Award: £1000
The Physiological Society Travel Grants: £1000

Peer Reviewed Activities:
Experimental Physiology


@Ben_Stacey17 @USW_Oxygen @GlobalREACH

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