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Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is a Senior Editor with the BMC Series. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, MSc & PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has authored 15 peer-reviewed articles developing behavioral tests to study psychiatric illnesses in rodents and humans. Having most enjoyed the publishing process while researching, Ciaràn relocated to London to pursue an Editorial career at BMC Series. He is committed to promoting open access, robust, and reproducible science at BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Rheumatology, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Senior Editorial Board Members - Fred DiMenna

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New Content ItemFred DiMenna earned a PhD in exercise physiology from University of Exeter in the UK in 2010. His PhD research was in oxygen uptake kinetics. After returning to the USA, he continued to work with the group at Exeter in addition to assuming a position as a Research Associate at the New York Obesity Research Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He is also working with researchers at the Lung Institute at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Faculdade de Ciências at São Paulo State University in Brazil. DiMenna, who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Movement Sciences at Columbia University Teachers College, joined the Editorial Board of BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation as Section Editor for the ‘Exercise physiology’ section in April 2014. Prior to studying exercise, DiMenna had a 20-year career as a competitive bodybuilder including 10 years at the professional level.

Angie Fearon

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New Content ItemAngie was appointed a Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in December 2020. Angie obtained her B(App)Sc (Physio) from Lincoln Institute of Health Science, her Masters (Physio) from the University of South Australia, and her PhD (Medical Science) from the Australian National University. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Angie’s areas of research interest include quantitative and qualitative research and outcome measure design and has published works covering tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, rehabilitation, exercise science, outcome measures and biomechanics. Angie is committed to improving the quality of published research. 

Stuart Goodall

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PhD. Northumbria University, Department of Sport, Exercise, & Rehabilitation, UK.

Key words (alphabetical): central fatigue, eccentric exercise, EMG, environmental, female physiology, muscle fatigue, hypoxia, limitations to exercise, neuromuscular function, peripheral stimulation, recovery, sex differences, supraspinal fatigue, transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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