Dr Lucas has supervised numerous research Masters and PhD students in New Zealand, Canada and the UK, and Postdoctoral Fellows at UoB. As both a primary and co-supervisor Dr Lucas has 14 PhD and 11 MSc (research) completions, and currently co/supervises 6 PhD and 3 MSc (research) students. The details of his graduate student supervision are listed below:
2021- Kelsey Joyce, University of Birmingham, UK
2018-19 Dr Claire Burley, University of Birmingham, UK
University of Birmingham, UK
2019- Guy Perkins: Application and development of functional near infrared spectroscopy and high density diffuse optical tomography to assess traumatic brain injury (co-supervisor).
2018- Alessio Daniele: The impact of aerobic fitness on the acute vascular effects of cocoa flavanols’ during uninterrupted sitting (co-supervisor).
2018- Ben Price (part time): Heat thermotherapy and cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health (co-PI).
2018- Rachel Gifford (part time): Effect of heat acclimation on intestinal function and immune responses in males and females during prolonged exercise in hot conditions (co-PI).
2017- Samuel Weaver: In vitro and in vivo vascular response to exercise-induced changes in blood flow. (PI)
2016- Beth Skinner (part time): The effect of female sex hormones on cerebrovascular function (co-PI).
2018-21 Kelsey Joyce: Urinary alpha-1 acid glycoprotein and its utilisation for the evaluation of proteinuria mechanisms (PI).
2017-21 Nathalie Kirby: Heat acclimation protocols and performance outcomes in high-level athletes. (co-PI).
2016-20 Mohammed Rupawala: Developing the physical and computational sciences of multimodal imaging (optical and electrophysiological) for improving diagnostic accuracy in disorders of consciousness (co-supervisor).
2014-20 Neil Dallaway: Mental Fatigue and Exercise Performance (co-supervisor).
2014-18 Claire Burley: A multimodal investigation of brain health: Cerebral blood flow, cognitive performance and quality of life (PI).
2014-17 Michael Clancy: Application and development of high density functional near infrared spectroscopy for traumatic brain injury (co-supervisor).
2014-18 Shoug Al Humoud: Effect of Sleep Quality on Cardiopulmonary Status (co-supervisor).
University of Otago, NZ
2016-19 Leena Shoemaker: The cerebrovascular role of cognition during physiological stress (co-supervisor).
2011-18 Carl Bradford: Acute and adaptive responses to endurance swimming in warm water (co-supervisor).
2012-17 Ashley Akerman: Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise, heat and dehydration (co-supervisor).
2010-17 Rob Creasy (part time): The stress and strain of triathlon racing in different thermal environments (co-supervisor).
2010-16 Kate Thomas (part time): Stress Conditioning for Peripheral Arterial Disease (co-supervisor).
2011-14 Blake Perry: The Effect of Static and Dynamic Changes in Blood Pressure on Brain Blood Flow in Healthy Humans (co-PI).
2008-11 Nia Lewis: Dr Lewis conducted four (of five) of her studies while on a 6-month exchange at the University of Otago Liverpool John Moores University, UK (co-supervisor).
University of Birmingham, UK
2020 - Tarondeep Nijjar: Investigating immune cell function responses to different exercise strategies (co-supervisor)
2019- Ellon Hart: The mechanisms of acute kidney strain in response to prolonged exercise in different environmental conditions (co-PI).
2019- Jack Feron: The effects of nutritional supplementation with nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene on acute vascular and metabolic responses during exercise and recovery (co-PI).
2018-20 Amy Booth: The effect of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene on exercise performance at altitude (PI).
2018-20 James Gibbon: Post exercise Sauna bathing is an effective method of heat acclimating middle distance and endurance runners (co-supervisor).
2018-20 Chris Bradley: The impact of two different dosing courses of acetazolamide on ventilatory sensitivity to hypoxia in a young and old cohort (co-supervisor).
2017-19 Rhodri Furlong: Examining the effects of moderate intensity exercise and high intensity interval training on cerebral blood flow and neurovascular signalling factors during cycling (PI).
2017-19 Rosie Pritchard: Effects of short term nutraceutical ingestion on cerebral blood flow in the elderly and young adults (co-PI).
2017-19 Gabriella Imi: Characterising cerebral haemodynamic oscillations during running (co-PI).
2017-19 Hannah Caldwell: Influence of core body temperature on cerebral blood flow during exercise. Member of Supervisory Committee, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Canada.
University of Otago, NZ
2013-18 Matthew Shallcrass (part time): The role of brain blood flow in thermoregulatory and respiratory control during exercise (co-PI).
2011-13 Monique Francois: Exercise Snacking before meals as a novel approach to glycaemic control in pre diabetes (co-supervisor).
2010-11 Hayley Guiney: Aerobic fitness, physical activity, and brain function in healthy young adults (co-supervisor).
2009-11 Matthew Graham: Blood pressure and plasma volume responses during recovery: Effect of exercise intensity and exercise limb (co-supervisor).
See publications section below for published work related to these projects