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Borja Martinez Gonzalez

Adjunct professor

Department for Life Quality Studies

Curriculum vitae

Academic Qualifications
2023: PhD in Sport and Exercise Science. University of Kent (UK). Thesis title: "Sleep deprivation and ultra-endurance performance: assessment and countermeasures".

2015: MSc in Sport Science for Optimal Performance. University of Kent (UK). Dissertation title: "The influence of pacing strategy on cerebral and muscle oxygenation in running".

2013: BSc (Hons.) in Sport Science and Physical Education. University of Leon (Spain).


Employment History

2022-2023: Adjunct professor. Module taught: "Advanced strength training and conditioning for health and performance". Department of Sciences for Quality of Life. University of Bologna (Italy).

2021-2023: Research Fellow. "Strategies to improve endurance performance". Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences. University of Bologna (Italy).

2019-2020: Research Associate. "Brain endurance training to improve multitasking performance and resistance to fatigue in soldiers: a  randomised pilot study." School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. University of Kent (UK).

2016-2019: Graduate Teaching Assistant. Organise and lead seminars for the following modules: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics; Sport and Exercise Physiology; and Human Physiology. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. University of Kent (UK).

2016-2019: Sport Scientist. Responsible for carrying out physiological tests to a wide range of athletes. Supervise and perform several training sessions and tests in an environmental chamber at high altitude and extreme conditions of temperature and humidity. Sport Performance Clinic. University of Kent (UK).


July 2023: Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Paris (France). “Caffeine improves 30-min time trial running performance after one night of sleep deprivation”. Oral Presentation.

June 2023: Science and Cycling Conference, Bilbao (Spain). “A Novel Submaximal Field Test of Fatigue Resistance in Professional Cyclists”. Oral presentation.

October 2021: 12th National Congress of the Italian Society of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SISMES), Padova (Italy). "Cognitive-motor interference assessment in military personnel: validity and reliability of two dual-task tests". Oral presentation.

February 2020: 5th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Quebec (Canada). "The effects of caffeine on running performance after one night of total sleep deprivation". Poster.

February 2019: Behavioural and Social Science Research in Extreme and Adventurous Settings Conference, Manchester (UK). "Sleep patterns during a winter mountain ultra-marathon". Oral Presentation.

December 2018: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Conference, The Physiological Society, London (UK). "Sleep during a mountain ultra-marathon: A case study". Poster.

March 2016: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, Bangor (UK). "Pacing strategy does not influence cerebral oxygenation during running". Oral Presentation.


Scientific Memberships

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

The Physiological Society

The European College of Sport Science

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