Department for Health

Dr Andy Siddall

Research Officer in Exercise and Occupational Physiology

Andrew Siddall

Research OfficerPhD

1 West 5.111
Email: a.g.siddall@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5761

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Dr Siddall completed his PhD in Health and Exercise Physiology at the University of Bath in 2012 and is now a research officer in the area of Occupational and Environmental Physiology.

In his current role, Dr Siddall is examining the physical demands and associated fitness standards of UK firefighters, and cardiovascular disease risk, lifestyle and well-being in the UK Fire & Rescue Service as a whole. From this and his PhD which examined the influence of smoking on various biochemical components of training stress, adaptation and musculoskeletal injury in military training, he has completed multiple field-based trials and epidemiological surveys in occupational settings.

Dr Siddall has also worked as a teaching fellow at the University of Bath on the Sport, Health and Exercise Science undergraduate programme, lecturing in fundamental and applied physiology.

Research interests

  • Occupational and environmental physiology
  • Physiological employment standards
  • Immune response to exercise training and thermal stress
  • Injury and lifestyle epidemiology

Current projects

Publications

Articles

Siddall, A. G., Bilzon, J. L. J., Thompson, D., Greeves, J., Izard, R. and Stokes, K. A., 2017. Smoking status and physical fitness during initial military training. Occupational Medicine, 67 (3), pp. 205-210.

Stevenson, R., Siddall, A., Turner, P. and Bilzon, J., 2017. Physical employment standards for UK Firefighters:minimum muscular strength and endurance requirements. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, pp. 74-79.

Stevenson, R., Siddall, A., Turner, P. and Bilzon, J., 2016. A task analysis methodology for the development of minimum physical employment standards. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58 (8), pp. 846-851.

Robinson, M., Siddall, A., Bilzon, J., Thompson, D., Greeves, J., Izard, R. and Stokes, K., 2016. Low fitness, low body mass and prior injury predict injury risk during military recruit training: a prospective cohort study in the British Army. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2.

Siddall, A. G., Stevenson, R. D. M., Turner, P. F. J., Stokes, K. A. and Bilzon, J. L. J., 2016. Development of role-related minimum cardiorespiratory fitness standards for firefighters and commanders. Ergonomics, 59 (10), pp. 1335-1343.

Reports/Papers

Siddall, A., Stokes, K., Standage, M. and Bilzon, J., 2014. Development of Occupational Fitness Standards for the UK Fire and Rescue Service. University of Bath.

Conference or Workshop Items

Stevenson, R., Siddall, A., Turner, P., Stokes, K. and Bilzon, J., 2015. A Task Analysis for the Development of Minimum Physical Employment Standards for Physically Demanding Occupations. In: Physical Employment Standards Conference, 2015-08-23 - 2015-08-26.

Siddall, A., Stevenson, R., Turner, P., Stokes, K. and Bilzon, J., 2015. Determining Strength and Muscular Endurance Standards for UK Firefighters. In: Physical Employment Standards Conference, 2015-08-23 - 2015-08-26.

Turner, P. J. F., Siddall, A., Stevenson, R., Standage, M. and Bilzon, J., 2014. Comparison of Groups at High Cardiovascular Disease Risk within UK Fire & Rescue Service Employees. In: 61st Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, 2014-05-27, Florida.

Siddall, A., Turner, P. J. F., Stevenson, R., Standage, M. and Bilzon, J., 2014. Lifestyle behaviours, well-being and chronic disease biomarkers in UK operational firefighters. In: 61st Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, 2014-05-27, Florida.

Stevenson, R., Siddall, A., Turner, P. J. F. and Bilzon, J., 2014. The Metabolic and Cardiovascular Demands of UK Firefighting Tasks. In: 61st Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, 2014-05-27, Florida.

Siddall, A., Bilzon, J., Thompson, D., Izard, R., Greeves, J. and Stokes, K., 2013. Influence of smoking status on musculoskeletal injury risk in British Army Infantry trainees.

Siddall, A., Bilzon, J., Thompson, D., Greeves, J., Izard, R. and Stokes, K., 2012. Influence of Smoking Status on Physical Performance Adaptation and Endocrine and Inflammatory Markers during Initial Military Training.

Siddall, A., Bilzon, J., Thompson, D., Greeves, J. and Stokes, K., 2012. Smoking habits of British Army trainees and the influence of smoking on physical fitness parameters.

Thesis

Siddall, A., 2012. Influence of Habitual Smoking on Physiological Status, Physical Performance Adaptation and Injury Risk during Initial Military Training. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

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