Adrian Scruton

Deputy Head of Department

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Sport and Exercise Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Sport & Exercise Sciences

Adrian leads our sport and exercise science courses and teaches across a range of modules on areas including exercise physiology, exercise testing and sport and exercise nutrition.

Research interests

  • The effects of VO2max plateau on athlete performance
  • Anaerobic capacity in cycling
  • The effects of physical fatigue on cognitive function

Selected recent publications

Gordon, D., Caddy, O., Merzbach, V., Gernigon, M., Baker, J., Scruton, A., Keiller, D. and Barnes, R., 2014. Prior Knowledge of Trial Number Influences the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. Journal of Sport Science & Medicine (Accepted).

Gordon, D., Wang, S., Villa de Mucha, P., Baker, J., Merzbach, V., Scruton, A. and Barnes, R., 2014. Effects of Induced Alkalosis on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, S374.

Baker, J., Walker, E., Merzbach, V., Scruton, A., Barnes, R. and Gordon, D., 2014. The Effects of Acute Dietary Nitrate Consumption on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, S547.

Gordon, D., Hughes, F., Young, K., Scruton, A., Keiller, D., Caddy, O. and Barnes, R., 2013. The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on the Development of Peak Torque Under Isokinetic Conditions. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. DOI 10.3233/IES-130499.

Gordon, D., Coombs, G. and Scruton, A., 2011. The Assessment of the Lactate Turn-Point and Critical Speed in Adolescent Swimmers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28, S116-117.

Recent presentations and conferences

Baker, J., Walker, E., Scruton, A., Barnes, R. and Gordon D., 2014. The Effects of Acute Dietary Nitrate Consumption on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Florida, USA.

Baker, J., Rathbone, A., Johnstone, J., Scruton, A. and Gordon, D. 2014. The Effect of VO2max Protocol on Predicting 3000-m Running Performance. European College of Sports Sciences, Amsterdam, Holland, 2-5 July.

Baker, J., Oliver, J., Scruton, A. and Gordon, D., 2013. The Effects of a Competition-Based Environment on Exercise Time to Exhaustion and VO2max During an Incremental Cycle Test. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Preston, England, 3-5 September.

Gordon, D., Mehter, M., Gernigon, M., Scruton, A., Keiller, D. and Barnes, R., 2011. Incidence of plateau at VO2max is influenced by ergometer selection. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Essex, England, 6-8 September.

Gordon, D., Preston, J., Gammall, D., Gernigon, M., Scruton, A. and Barnes, R., 2011. Determination of the Anaerobic Capacity Using an All-Out Peak Power Cycle Test. European College of Sports Sciences, Liverpool, UK, 6-9 July.

Gordon, D., Hughes, F., Young, K., Keiller, D., Scruton, A., Barnes, R. 2011. The effects of menstrual cycle phase on the development of peak torque under isokinetic conditions. European College of Sports Sciences, Liverpool, UK, 6-9 July.

Gordon, D., Preston, J., Gammall, D., Gernigon, M., Scruton, A. and Barnes, R., 2011. Determination of the Anaerobic Capacity Using an All-Out Peak Power Cycle Test. European College of Sports Sciences, Liverpool, UK, 6-9 July.

James, G. and Scruton, A., 2007. The Effects of Physical Fatigue on Cognitive Function. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, Chichester, UK, 22-23 May.