About us

The Translational Physiology Research Group undertakes translational research from cellular to human models, primarily examining the effects of environmental stimuli (including physical activity, age, diet and environment). This work maximises our understanding of human physiology, the underlying physiological mechanisms of action, and ultimately the laws of life.

 Our work bridges in vitro and in vivo (human) research models, and has both basic science and direct clinical applications. Indeed, our ability to demonstrate proofs of concept in vitro before graduating into human participants, or conversely, to test a mechanistic hypothesis arising from human research in an in vitro model to is a particular strength of this group.


  • Elliott, B., Herbert, P., Sculthorpe, N., Grace, F., Stratton, D. and Hayes, L. (2017) Lifelong exercise, but not short-term high-intensity interval training, increases GDF11, a marker of successful aging: a preliminary investigation. Physiological Reports. 5 (13), p. e13343
  • Elliott, B., Mina, M. & Ferrier, C. (2016) Complete and Voluntary Fasting of 50 Days. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 9; 67-70.
  • Elliott, B. & Sukan, A. (2015) Use of Google Glass in Higher Education. J Edu Innovat.
  • Mackenzie, R. & Elliott, B. (2014) Akt/PKB activation and insulin signaling: a novel insulin signaling pathway in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 14:7 55–64
  • Elliott, B., Renshaw, D., Getting, S. & Mackenzie, R. (2012). The Central Role of Myostatin in Skeletal Muscle and Whole Body Homeostasis. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 205(3):324-40.

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Contact Bradley Elliott, Group Leader:

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext. 64582
E: [email protected]