Keith Pugh

Keith Pugh

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Chemosensitivity alterations in ageing

Supervisor: Dr George Balanos and Dr Shahrad Taheri

Keith’s current area of research is investigating the changes in the control of breathing with age and how this could cause the development of sleep disordered breathing in older individuals.

Furthermore, Keith is investigating the effects of sleep restriction and disruption on cardiorespiratory control and functional capacity.


  • BSc (First class) Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham (2007-2010)
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  • IR(ME)R Operator for DXA Body Composition Scanning


Keith gained his undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences in 2010 from University of Birmingham. Following this he continued on to begin his PhD within the same department, advancing on research he completed during his undergraduate degree.


Control of breathing in humans
Sleep physiology
Exercise physiology
Extreme environmental physiology