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Costas Tsakirides


Costas Tsakirides
Contact Details
Costas Tsakirides

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 24716 C.Tsakirides@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Costas Tsakirides

Costas is a Senior Lecturer and teaches across the Sports Science courses. He obtained his first degree (BEd Physical Education and Sports Science) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1989. He then came to the UK for post-graduate studies on coaching science (with tennis being his particular sport of interest).

Costas successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Coaching Studies at Leeds Polytechnic in 1991 and was offered a place on the MSc Sports Science course at Loughborough University which he completed in 1992.

Following these academic qualifications Costas acquired a number of professional qualification in health-related exercise and fitness including the BACR (British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation) Phase Instructor Certificate in 2002.

Current Teaching

Costas is currently the module leader of Functional Anatomy (Level 4) and Physiological Basis of Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription (Level 7) and Rehabilitation (Level 6).

He is a personal tutor for Introduction to Research and Study Skills (Level 4) and he is a seminar leader for Foundations of Physiology for Sport and Exercise (Level 4)

Research Interests

Costas (along with colleagues Dr Lee Ingle and Dr Sean Carroll) publishes papers examining the efficacy of exercise training used as part of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme.

Costas has an electronic database of test results that span 14 years, obtained from physiological testing of cardiac patients participating in the Heartwatch Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation programme, Leeds City Council. These results are queried and analysed to quantify the improvements conferred on cardiac patients when they regularly participate in exercise training sessions.

Another line of research investigations, Costas is involved with is the efficacy of periodic acceleration ('shaky bed') on the recovery from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) caused by eccentric exercise. A number of undergraduate and postgraduate students are recruited to support this particular research project.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (13)

  • Taylor C; Tsakirides C; Moxon J; Moxon JW; Dudfield M; Witte K; Ingle L; Carroll S (2017), Exercise dose and all-cause mortality within extended cardiac rehabilitation: A cohort study. Open Heart, vol. 4 (2)
    https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2017-000623
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  • Swainson MG; Batterham AM; Tsakirides C; Rutherford ZH; Hind K (2017), Prediction of whole-body fat percentage and visceral adipose tissue mass from five anthropometric variables. PLoS ONE
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177175
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  • Woods D; O'Hara J; Boos C; Hodkinson P; Tsakirides C; Hill N; Jose D; Hawkins A; Phillipson K; Hazlerigg A (2017), Markers of physiological stress during exercise under conditions of normoxia, normobaric hypoxia, hypobaric hypoxia and genuine high altitude.. European Journal of Applied Physiology
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3573-5
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  • O'Hara JP; Woods D; Mellor A; Boos C; Gallagher L; Tsakirides C; Arjomandkhah N; Holdsworth D; Cooke C; Morrison D (2017), A comparison of substrate oxidation during prolonged exercise in men at terrestrial altitude and normobaric normoxia following the coingestion of 13C glucose and 13C fructose. Physiological Reports, vol. 5 (1), p. e13101-e13101.
    https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13101
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  • Boos CJ; Mellor A; O'Hara JP; Tsakirides C; Woods DR (2016), The Effects of Sex on Cardiopulmonary Responses to Acute Normobaric Hypoxia. High Altitude Medicine and Biology, vol. 17 (2), p. 108-115.
    https://doi.org/10.1089/ham.2015.0114
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  • Taylor C; Tsakirides C; Moxon J; Moxon JW; Dudfield M; Witte KK; Ingle L; Carroll S (2016), Submaximal fitness and mortality risk reduction in coronary heart disease: A retrospective cohort study of community-based exercise rehabilitation. BMJ Open, vol. 6 (6)
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011125
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  • Boos C; O'Hara JP; Mellor A; Hodkinson PD; Tsakirides C; Reeve N; Gallagher L; Green NDC; Woods DR (2016), A four-way comparison of cardiac function with normobaric normoxia, normobaric hypoxia, hypobaric hypoxia and genuine high altitude. PLoS ONE, vol. 11 (4)
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152868
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  • Carroll S; Tsakirides C; Hobkirk J; Moxon JWA; Moxon JWD; Dudfield M; Ingle L (2011), Differential improvements in lipid profiles and framingham recurrent risk score in patients with and without diabetes mellitus undergoing long-term cardiac rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 92 (9), p. 1382-1387.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2011.04.013
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  • O'Hara JP; Jones BL; Tsakirides C; Carroll S; Cooke CB; King RF (2010), Hydration status of rugby league players during home match play throughout the 2008 Super League season.. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 35 (6), p. 790-796.
    https://doi.org/10.1139/H10-077
  • Hazley L; Ingle L; Tsakirides C; Carroll S; Nagi D (2010), Impact of a short-term, moderate intensity, lower volume circuit resistance training programme on metabolic risk factors in overweight/obese type 2 diabetics. Research in Sports Medicine, vol. 18 (4), p. 251-262.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2010.510049
  • Barker A; Tsakirides C; Carroll S; Ingle L (2009), Physical self-efficacy, anxiety and depression following a 6-week cardiac rehabilitation programme. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, vol. 4 (5)
  • Rivett MJ; Tsakirides C; Pringle A; Carroll S; Ingle L; Dudfield M (2009), Physical activity readiness in patient withdrawals from cardiac rehabilitation.. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), vol. 18 (3), p. 188-191.
    https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2009.18.3.39050
  • Blake E; Tsakirides C; Ingle L (2009), Hospital versus community-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation.. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), vol. 18 (2), p. 116-122.
    https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2009.18.2.37867
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