Sachin Amin

Name: Sachin Amin, Msc

Email: sachin.amin@uibk.ac.at   

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Office location: PT-010 (Pulverturm)

Address: Fürstenweg 189

Faculty: Sports Science


About the person   Research interests    Teaching     Publications    

About the person:

Sachin is from Brighton located on the south coast of England. From a young age he developed a strong passion for sport which was the catalyst for his ambition to study sport science. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in sport science from Brunel University (London) and as part of the degree undertook a work placement year as a sport scientist for Middlesex County Football Association. Subsequently, he continued his education by completing a master’s degree in Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College London. Here he developed a strong interest in cardiovascular and extreme environmental physiology and conducted his master’s thesis on stem cell transplantation as a therapeutic intervention for heart failure. He was then given the opportunity to conduct his PhD in cardiovascular and environmental physiology at the University of Innsbruck under the supervision of Professor Justin Lawley. Outside of research, he has worked in an imaging department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (Brighton), has a level 2 qualification in strength and conditioning and maintains a keen interest in cutting edge advances used in elite level sport.

Research interests:

Cardiovascular and exercise physiology

PhD studies aim to improve our understanding of how exercise not only protects against cardiovascular disease but how it can be used as a therapeutic intervention to reverse damage caused by poor lifestyle and aging. Further interests include what separates elite athletes from healthy individuals in terms of their superior physiological responses to different volumes and modalities of exercise.

Environmental physiology

First, how individuals from a variety of backgrounds with very different characteristics in terms of age, body composition, genetic background, natural environment are influenced by extreme environmental stressors. Second, how brief or prolonged exposure to certain extreme environments may provoke a hormetic stress response, which may not only improve health, through inducing specific adaptations, but may also strengthen an individual’s resilience to illness.

 

Teaching:

  • VU Angewandte Leistungsphysiologie


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