Dr Andrew Mitchelmore


Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Andy joined Oxford Brookes University in March 2019 as a lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • NUTR7008: Research Project
  • PSIO5044: Health, Wellbeing and Exercise
  • PSIO7011: Health, Wellbeing and Exercise
  • SPOR4012: Fitness and Assessment
  • SPOR4013: Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
  • SPOR5007: Independent Study 1
  • SPOR5009: Physical Activity & Health
  • SPOR5012: Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • SPOR5016: Enhancing Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
  • SPOR5017: Determinants of Health
  • SPOR5018: Exercise Prescription in Clinical Populations
  • SPOR6004: Clinical Populations and Rehabilitation
  • SPOR6006: Independent Study 2
  • SPOR6008: Project \ Dissertation
  • SPOR6011: Alpine Fieldwork in Exercise Science


Andy's most recent research has focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on physical activity habits and mental health in a number of different countries. Previously, Andy has focused on the non-invasive measurement of aortic blood pressures in older populations and both acute and chronic stroke populations. Andy has also recently investigated the effects of sedentary time on the body after stroke and whether low intensity physical activity may mitigate the damage that extended sedentary time causes in sickness.

Research grants and awards

  • £42,171 – Secured for PhD scholarship at the University of Winchester
  • £7,000 – Funding for standing desks to reduce sedentary time in the workplace at the University of Winchester
  • £950 – Outstanding Research Award from the University of Winchester
  • £482 – Physiological Society grants.

Total: £50,103

Areas of expertise

Covid-19 pandemic and mental health, cardiovascular disease and neurological conditions, heart rate variability, peripheral and central blood pressures and their circadian rhythms, physical activity and chronic disease, non-communicable disease risk factors, sedentary time.

Centres and institutes



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Member of the Physiological Society
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Reviewer for the European Journal of Applied Physiology and Journal of Sports Sciences with Dr James Faulkner.


Oral presentation

  • Mitchelmore, A., Stoner, L., Lambrick, D., Sykes, L., Eglinton, C., Jobson, S. & Faulkner, J. Non-invasive assessment of central haemodynamics in acute stroke patients – between day reliability and the effect of fasting state and posture. 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, July 3 – 8 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

Poster presentations

  • Mitchelmore, A., Jobson, S., Lambrick D, Faulkner, J. The effect of posture and fasting state on central and peripheral blood pressure in patients with stroke. BASES Student Conference. March 23 2016 in Bangor, UK.
  • Mitchelmore, A., Jobson, S., Stoner, L., Lambrick, D., Faulkner. J. The effect of posture and fasting state on blood pressure responses in individuals with normotension and stage 1 hypertension. BASES Conference. November 30 2016 in Nottingham, UK.
  • Faulkner, J., Mitchelmore, A., Stoner, L., Jobson, S., Sykes, L., Eglington, C., Lambrick, D. The effect of posture and fasting state on central blood pressure and measures of central systolic loading in acute stroke patients: Between-day reliability of the SphygmoCor XCEL. 27th European Stroke Conference. April 11 - 13, 2018 in Athens, Greece.
  • Mitchelmore A., Lambrick, D., Jobson, S., Stoner, L., Credeur, D., Faulkner, J. Lower limb physical activity to break up sedentary time after stroke: effect on central and peripheral blood pressure measures. UK Stroke Forum. December 4 – 6 2018 in Telford, UK.


  • Collaborator of the Health Enhancing Lifestyle Programme (HELP) Hampshire Stroke Clinic
  • Previous work involving the University of Winchester Sport and Exercise Consultancy Unit (SECU) including work with Portsmouth FC, The Atlantic Drifters (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Rowers), various schools and colleges in the community.

Further details

Andy's previous place of employment was the University of Winchester, where he was employed as an Associate Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science. In this role, Andy taught and supervised on a range of degree programmes involving health and exercise physiology, and coaching sciences. He also taught on a number of research methods modules across the undergraduate programmes.