Professor Carolyn Greig BSc MSc PhD FTPS

Professor Carolyn Greig

Professor of Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Contact details

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

Carolyn Greig is a physiologist with expertise in musculoskeletal ageing and health. She is particularly research active in the design and conduct of nutritional and physical activity interventions to maintain muscle mass and function in older healthy men and women and in older adults living with frailty. She also has an interest in human sedentariness and the development of interventions to reduce sitting time in older adults.  

Qualifications

  • PhD ‘Force Generating Capacity of Human Muscle’, Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) 1988

  •  MSc. (Human and Applied Physiology), University of London King's College, 1982

  • BSc. Hons (Physiology) 2:1, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1981

Teaching

Carolyn contributes to a number of BSc and MSci modules within SportexR. She is a team member for the Y1 Becoming a Researcher module and Y4 Interdisciplinary Research and Impact module. She is currently an External Examiner for the University of Loughborough.

Other activities

Within the University of Birmingham, Carolyn co-leads the interventions theme for the MRC-Versus Arthritis UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research. She co-Chairs the University of Birmingham STEM Research Ethics Committee and is the College of Life and Environmental Sciences Director of Research Integrity, Ethics and Governance.

Carolyn has a number of external roles, including membership of the Chief Medical Officer UK Physical Activity Guidelines update: Older Adults panel. She is an active member of the UK Physiological Society and most recently has served as a member of the Society’s Meetings Committee. She is also a member of the British Geriatrics Society. In addition, Carolyn acts as reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and national and international funding bodies.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Welch, C, Greig, C, Masud, T & Jackson, TA 2021, 'Muscle quantity and function measurements are acceptable to older adults during and post- hospitalisation: results of a questionnaire-based study', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 21, no. 1, 141. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02091-3

Willett, M, Greig, C, Fenton, S, Rogers, D, Duda, J & Rushton, A 2021, 'Utilising the perspectives of patients with lower-limb osteoarthritis on prescribed physical activity to develop a theoretically informed physiotherapy intervention', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 22, no. 1, 155. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04036-8

Aunger, J, Greaves, C, Davis, E, Asamane, E, Whittaker, A & Greig, C 2020, 'A novel behavioural INTErvention to REduce Sitting Time in older adults undergoing orthopaedic surgery (INTEREST): results of a randomised-controlled feasibility study', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01475-6

Smeuninx, B, Greig, CA & Breen, L 2020, 'Amount, source and pattern of dietary protein Intake across the adult lifespan: a cross-sectional study', Frontiers in Nutrition, vol. 7, 25, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.00025

Welch, C, Greig, C, Masud, T, Wilson, D & Jackson, TA 2020, 'COVID-19 and Acute Sarcopenia', Aging and Disease, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1345-1351. https://doi.org/10.14336/AD.2020.1014

Welford, AE, Lanham-New, S, Lord, J, Doyle, A, Robinson, J, Nightingale, P, Gittoes, N & Greig, CA 2020, 'Influence of combined vitamin D3 supplementation and resistance exercise training on musculoskeletal health in older men and women (EXVITD): protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 3, e033824. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033824

Welch, C, Majid, Z, Greig, C, Gladman, J, Masud, T & Jackson, T 2020, 'Interventions to ameliorate reductions in muscle quantity and function in hospitalised older adults: a systematic review towards acute sarcopenia treatment', Age and Ageing. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa209

Shvedko, A, Thompson, J, Greig, C & Whittaker, A 2020, 'Physical Activity Intervention for Loneliness (PAIL) in community-dwelling older adults: a randomised feasibility study', Pilot and Feasibility Studies.

Welch, C, Greig, CA, Masud, T, Pinkney, T & Jackson, TA 2020, 'Protocol for understanding acute sarcopenia: a cohort study to characterise changes in muscle quantity and physical function in older adults following hospitalisation', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 20, no. 1, 239. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01626-4

Allen, SL, Quinlan, JI, Dhaliwal, A, Armstrong, MJ, Elsharkawy, AM, Greig, CA, Lord, JM, Lavery, GG & Breen, L 2020, 'Sarcopenia in Chronic Liver Disease: Mechanisms and Countermeasures', American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00373.2020

McKendry, J, Joanisse, S, Baig, S, Liu, B, Parise, G, Greig, CA & Breen, L 2020, 'Superior aerobic capacity and indices of skeletal muscle morphology in chronically trained master endurance athletes compared with untrained older adults', The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 1079–1088. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz142

Asamane, EA, Greig, CA & Thompson, JL 2020, 'The association between nutrient intake, nutritional status and physical function of community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults', BMC Nutrition, vol. 6, 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-020-00363-6

Gittoes, N, Lord, J, Doyle, A, Robinson, J, Nightingale, P, Greig, C, Welford, A & Lanham-New, S 2020, 'The influence of combined vitamin D3 supplementation and resistance exercise training on musculoskeletal health in older men and women (EXVITD): protocol for a randomized controlled trial', BMJ open.

Lanham-New, S, Webb, A, Cashman, K, Buttriss, J, Fallowfield, J, Masud, T, Hewison, M, Mathers, JC, Kiely, M, Welch, A, Ward, K, Magee, P, Darling, A, Hill, TR, Greig, C, Smith, CP, Murphy, RJ, Leyland, S, Bouillon, R, Ray, S & Kohlmeier, M 2020, 'Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 disease', BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. https://doi.org/10.1136/ bmjnph-2020-000089

Aunger, J, Greaves, C, Davis, E & Greig, C 2019, 'A novel behavioural INTErvention to REduce Sitting Time in older adults undergoing orthopaedic surgery (INTEREST): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 5, 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0437-2

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