Dr Alejandro Meana-Esteban
I graduated in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at the University of Coruña, Spain (2000-2003). During my undergraduate course, I became interested in physical activity as a tool to improve general health, which led me to undertake a MSc in Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter University (2004-2005). During my MSc project, I investigated the effect of different patterns of Physical Activity (aerobic versus anaerobic) on Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is considered as a predictor of cardiovascular risk.
IN 2006 I was awarded a Richard Whipp PhD Studentship from Cardiff University to investigate the role of physical activity as a treatment intervention in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. After the completion of my PhD I am currently working at the Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology where I provide support to the research projects held at the centre as well as working on my own research.