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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Rob Erskine

Dr Rob Erskine

Telephone: 0151 904 6256

Biography

Reader in Neuromuscular Physiology.
Dr Rob Erskine is Programme Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning programme (https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/strength-and-conditioning). Rob's research interests are focussed on the (mal)adaptation of skeletal muscle and tendon to exercise and disuse, and how genetic variation and nutrition can influence these adaptations.

Languages

Bokmål Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
German

Degrees

2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert FHEA
2009, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD
2004, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, Candidatus Scientiarum (Norwegian MSc; Distinction)
1999, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Human Biology & German

Academic appointments

Reader in Neuromuscular Physiology, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Programme Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, University College London, 2016 - present
Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, University College London, 2013 - 2016
Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - 2018
Research Associate, Department of Exercise & Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011 - 2012
Research Associate, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, 2010 - 2011

Publications

Journal article

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2014. The individual and combined influence of ACE and ACTN3 genotypes on muscle phenotypes before and after strength training. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 24 :642-648 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2014. The individual and combined influence of ACE and ACTN3 genotypes on muscle phenotypes before and after strength training. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 24 :642-648 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2014. The individual and combined influence of ACE and ACTN3 genotypes on muscle phenotypes before and after strength training. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 24 :642-648 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Li R, Narici MV, Erskine RM, Seynnes OR, Rittweger J, Pišot R, Šimunič B, Flück M. 2013. Costamere remodeling with muscle loading and unloading in healthy young men. J Anat, 223 :525-536 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Li R, Narici MV, Erskine RM, Seynnes OR, Rittweger J, Pišot R, Šimunič B, Flück M. 2013. Costamere remodeling with muscle loading and unloading in healthy young men. J Anat, 223 :525-536 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Li R, Narici MV, Erskine RM, Seynnes OR, Rittweger J, Pišot R, Šimunič B, Flück M. 2013. Costamere remodeling with muscle loading and unloading in healthy young men. J Anat, 223 :525-536 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Fletcher G, Hanson B, Folland JP. 2012. Whey protein does not enhance the adaptations to elbow flexor resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 44 :1791-1800 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2012. Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report Journal of applied physiology, 112 :1329-1334 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Fletcher G, Hanson B, Folland JP. 2012. Whey protein does not enhance the adaptations to elbow flexor resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 44 :1791-1800 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2012. Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report Journal of applied physiology, 112 :1329-1334 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Fletcher G, Hanson B, Folland JP. 2012. Whey protein does not enhance the adaptations to elbow flexor resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 44 :1791-1800 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Williams AG, Jones DA, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2012. Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report Journal of applied physiology, 112 :1329-1334 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maffulli N, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2011. What causes in vivo muscle specific tension to increase following resistance training? Experimental physiology, 96 :145-155 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maffulli N, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2011. What causes in vivo muscle specific tension to increase following resistance training? Experimental physiology, 96 :145-155 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maffulli N, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2011. What causes in vivo muscle specific tension to increase following resistance training? Experimental physiology, 96 :145-155 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Inter-individual variability in the adaptation of human muscle specific tension to progressive resistance training European journal of applied physiology, 110 :1117-1125 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Resistance training increases in vivo quadriceps femoris muscle specific tension in young men Acta physiologica, 199 :83-89 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Inter-individual variability in the adaptation of human muscle specific tension to progressive resistance training European journal of applied physiology, 110 :1117-1125 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Resistance training increases in vivo quadriceps femoris muscle specific tension in young men Acta physiologica, 199 :83-89 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Inter-individual variability in the adaptation of human muscle specific tension to progressive resistance training European journal of applied physiology, 110 :1117-1125 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Williams AG, Stewart CE, Degens H. 2010. Resistance training increases in vivo quadriceps femoris muscle specific tension in young men Acta physiologica, 199 :83-89 >DOI >Link

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maganaris CN, Degens H. 2009. In vivo specific tension of the human quadriceps femoris muscle. Eur J Appl Physiol, 106 :827-838 >DOI >Link

Degens H, Erskine RM, Morse CI. 2009. Disproportionate changes in skeletal muscle strength and size with resistance training and ageing. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 9 :123-129 >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maganaris CN, Degens H. 2009. In vivo specific tension of the human quadriceps femoris muscle. Eur J Appl Physiol, 106 :827-838 >DOI >Link

Degens H, Erskine RM, Morse CI. 2009. Disproportionate changes in skeletal muscle strength and size with resistance training and ageing. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 9 :123-129 >Link >Public Url

Erskine RM, Jones DA, Maganaris CN, Degens H. 2009. In vivo specific tension of the human quadriceps femoris muscle. Eur J Appl Physiol, 106 :827-838 >DOI >Link

Degens H, Erskine RM, Morse CI. 2009. Disproportionate changes in skeletal muscle strength and size with resistance training and ageing. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 9 :123-129 >Link >Public Url

Other

Erskine RM, Degens H. 2013. Muscle Growth, Repair and Preservation: A Mechanistic Approach. Bagchi D, Nair S, Sen CK. >Link

Erskine RM, Degens H. 2013. Muscle Growth, Repair and Preservation: A Mechanistic Approach. Bagchi D, Nair S, Sen CK. >Link

Erskine RM, Degens H. 2013. Muscle Growth, Repair and Preservation: A Mechanistic Approach. Bagchi D, Nair S, Sen CK. >Link

Seynnes OR, Erskine RM, Maganaris CN, Longo S, Simoneau EM, Grosset JF, Narici MV. 2009. Training-induced changes in structural and mechanical properties of the patellar tendon are related to muscle hypertrophy but not to strength gains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 107 :523-530 >DOI >Link

Seynnes OR, Erskine RM, Maganaris CN, Longo S, Simoneau EM, Grosset JF, Narici MV. 2009. Training-induced changes in structural and mechanical properties of the patellar tendon are related to muscle hypertrophy but not to strength gains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 107 :523-530 >DOI >Link

Seynnes OR, Erskine RM, Maganaris CN, Longo S, Simoneau EM, Grosset JF, Narici MV. 2009. Training-induced changes in structural and mechanical properties of the patellar tendon are related to muscle hypertrophy but not to strength gains. J Appl Physiol (1985), 107 :523-530 >DOI >Link

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Early Career Researcher Fellowship Scheme, None, Grant value (£): £1,925, Duration of research project: 7 months

MuscleSound LLC, The validation of a novel ultrasound method of measuring skeletal muscle glycogen content, Dr James Morton, Grant value (£): £17,595, Duration of research project: 1 year

LJMU Full PhD Student Scholarship, The physiological and genetic factors underpinning the response to muscle damaging exercise, Prof Claire Stewart, Dr Mark Lake, Prof Barry Drust, Grant value (£): £61,500, Duration of research project: 4 years

Liverpool John Moores University, Early Career Researcher Fellowship Scheme, None, Grant value (£): £1,925, Duration of research project: 7 months

MuscleSound LLC, The validation of a novel ultrasound method of measuring skeletal muscle glycogen content, Dr James Morton, Grant value (£): £17,595, Duration of research project: 1 year

LJMU Full PhD Student Scholarship, The physiological and genetic factors underpinning the response to muscle damaging exercise, Prof Claire Stewart, Dr Mark Lake, Prof Barry Drust, Grant value (£): £61,500, Duration of research project: 4 years

Professional activities

Fellowships:

Honorary Research Associate, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London

Honorary Research Associate, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Early Career Researcher Fellowship Scheme, None, Grant value (£): £1,925, Duration of research project: 7 months

MuscleSound LLC, The validation of a novel ultrasound method of measuring skeletal muscle glycogen content, Dr James Morton, Grant value (£): £17,595, Duration of research project: 1 year

LJMU Full PhD Student Scholarship, The physiological and genetic factors underpinning the response to muscle damaging exercise, Prof Claire Stewart, Dr Mark Lake, Prof Barry Drust, Grant value (£): £61,500, Duration of research project: 4 years

Liverpool John Moores University, Early Career Researcher Fellowship Scheme, None, Grant value (£): £1,925, Duration of research project: 7 months

MuscleSound LLC, The validation of a novel ultrasound method of measuring skeletal muscle glycogen content, Dr James Morton, Grant value (£): £17,595, Duration of research project: 1 year

LJMU Full PhD Student Scholarship, The physiological and genetic factors underpinning the response to muscle damaging exercise, Prof Claire Stewart, Dr Mark Lake, Prof Barry Drust, Grant value (£): £61,500, Duration of research project: 4 years