Dr Ben Fitzpatrick

Lecturer in Sports Sciences

School/Department
School of Sport
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5832
Email
bl.fitzpatrick@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MC023
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Ben is a Lecturer in sports science and the Course Director for the BSc Sport, Physical Activity and Health programme on the Magee campus.

Ben graduated from the University of Wales Bangor in 2000 and then worked for a series of community and sport development programmes in his native Wales and then Northern Ireland. To further develop his interest and expertise in health, Ben completed and graduated in 2010 as a registered Nurse from Ulster University and has had over five years’ experience working in acute and emergency medicine departments.

Supplementing his multi-professional background, Ben completed his PhD in Physical Activity and Health in 2016. While completing his PhD he was Research Associate on the Sport for Life: All Island project and managed the Exercise Physiology lab on the Magee campus. Ben has lectured on both Nursing and Sport courses across the University and became a permanent lecturer with the School of Sport in September 2016.

Exercise training comprising of single 20-s cycle sprints does not provide a sufficient stimulus for improving maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary individuals. / Songsorn, P; Lambeth-Mansell, A; Mair, Jacqueline L.; Haggett, M; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Ruffino, J; Holliday, A; Metcalfe, Richard; Vollaard, NBJ.

In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 116, No. 8, 06.06.2016, p. 1511-1517.

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Developing a School Based Physical Activity Protocol for those with Intellectual Disability. / Fitzpatrick, Ben; Taggart, Laurence; Breslin, Gavin.

Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. ed. / Stewart Cotterill; Neil Weston; Gavin Breslin. Wiley Blackwell, 2016. p. 0-520.

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Testing the psychometric properties of Kidscreen-27 with Irish children of low socio-economic status. / Shannon, Stephen; Breslin, Gavin; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Hanna, Donncha; Brennan, Da.

In: Quality of Life Research, Vol. 26, No. 4, 18.10.2016, p. 1081–1089.

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Physical activity, well-being and need satisfaction in eight and nine-year-old children from socio-economic disadvantage. / Breslin, Gavin; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Brennan, Deirdre; Shannon, Stephen; Rafferty, Ruth; O'Brien, Wesley; Belton, Sarajane; Chambers, Fiona; Haughey, Tandy; McCullagh, Darryl; Gormley, Richard; Hanna, Donncha.

In: Child Care in Practice, Vol. 3, 21.07.2017.

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The psychological influences on participation in Wheelchair Rugby: a social relational model of disability. / Haslett, Damian; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Breslin, Gavin.

In: Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Kinanthropologica, Vol. 53, No. 1, 30.06.2017, p. 60-78.

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Decreasing sprint duration from 20 to 10 s during reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training (REHIT) attenuates the increase in maximal aerobic capacity but has no effect on affective and perceptual responses. / Nalcakan, Gulbin R; Songsorn, Preeyaphorn; Fitzpatrick, Ben L; Yuzbasioglu, Yasin; Brick, Noel E; Metcalfe, Richard S; Vollaard, Niels B J.

In: Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, Vol. 43, 24.11.2017.

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Physical activity and wellbeing of 8–9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health. / Breslin, Gavin; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Brennan, Deidre; Shannon, Stephen; Rafferty, Ruth; O'Brien, Wesley; Belton, Sarahjane; Chambers, Fiona; Haughey, Tandy; McCullagh, Darryl; Gormley, Richard; Hanna, Donncha.

In: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Vol. 13, 10.2017, p. 9-14.

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