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Professor Julien S Baker

Research Professor
Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health

Professor Julien S Baker



Professor Baker has published over 450 full papers in peer-reviewed journals, published over 290 peer-reviewed abstracts, provided 69 invited key-note presentations, presented at 91 prestigious international conferences, contributed to 19 academic book chapters, written 2 books in partnership, and published 26 invited full papers. His key research areas include high intensity exercise, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, immune function, hormonal control, oxidative stress and muscle damage, steroid abuse and exercise biochemistry. 


Professor Baker is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Doctor of Science (DSc). Professor Baker holds fellowships with important and relevant professional organizations these include; Fellow of the Physiological Society (FPhysiol), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM),  Fellow of Human Biology Association (FHB), Fellow of the Institute of Biology (FIBiol), Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research (FICR), Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (FIETI) and  member of the Society for the Study of Biology (SSOB). Professor Baker is also a Chartered Biologist (CBiol), and Chartered Scientist (CSci). He is  a member of both the Physiological Societies of Great Britain and America. He also has membership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the British Pharmacological Society. Professor Baker is also a visiting Professor at University of Ningbo, Institute of Grand Health, University of Sydney, Faculty of Life Sciences and Ningbo Ninth Hospital Medical Research Centre.



  • Association of Colleges (AoC) Gold Award for Further Education Alumni 2015 for academic excellence. Ceremony at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on Wednesday 10 June 2015, presented by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, President of the AoC Charitable Trust.    
  • Recipient of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists International Investigator Award for 2008 presented at 10th Annual Meeting, Duluth Minnesota 10th- 12 April.   


Fellow of the Physiological Society FPhysiol  
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine FRSM  
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology FRSBiol  
Fellow of the Human Biology Association FHBA  
Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute FIETI  
Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research FICR  
Chartered Biologist CBiol  
Chartered Scientist Society of Biology CSci  

Member of the Physiological Society of Great Britain  
Member of the American Physiological Society  
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences  
Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  
Member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 
Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science  
Member of the Society for the study of Human Biology  


Key Research Full Papers Section A  (selected from over 450 publications)

  • Yue, X. G., Shao, X. F., Li, R. Y. M., Crabbe, M. J. C., Mi, L., Hu, S., Baker, J. S., Liu, L., Dong, K. (2020). Risk Prediction and Assessment: Duration, Infections and Death Toll of the COVID-19 and Its Impact on China’s Economy, Applied Economics and Finance section. Journal of Risk Financial Management. 2020, 13, 66; doi: 10.3390/jrfm13040066.  
  • Hosseini M, Bagheri R, Nikkar H, Baker JS, Jaime SJ, Mosayebi Z, Zouraghi MR, Wong A. The effect of interval training on adipokine plasmatic levels in rats with induced myocardial infarction. Arch Physiol Biochem. 2020 May 15:1-5. doi:10.1080/13813455.2020.1764049.
  • Bagheri R, Rashidlamir A, Ashtary-Larky D, Wong A, Grubbs B, Motevalli MS, Baker JS, Laher I, Zouhal H. Effects of green tea extract supplementation and endurance training on irisin, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and adiponectin concentrations in overweight middle-aged men. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020 Apr; 120(4):915-923. doi: 10.1007/s00421-020-04332-6. 
  • Bagheri R, Moghadam BH, Church DD, Tinsley GM, Eskandari M, Moghadam BH, Motevalli MS, Baker JS, Robergs RA, Wong A. The effects of concurrent training order on body composition and serum concentrations of follistatin, myostatin and GDF11 in sarcopenic elderly men. Exp Gerontol. 2020 May; 133:110869. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2020.110869. 
  • Mokhtarzade M, Motl R, Negaresh R, Zimmer P, Khodadoost M, Baker JS, Patel D, Majdinasab N, Ranjbar R. Exercise-induced changes in neurotrophic factors and markers of blood-brain barrier permeability are moderated by weight status in multiple sclerosis. Neuropeptides. 2018 Aug; 70:93-100. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2018.05.010. Epub 2018 May 31. PMID: 29880392.

Key Research Full Papers Section B

  • Zhou Y, Baker JS, Chen X, Wang Y, Chen H, Davison GW, Yan X. High-Dose Astaxanthin Supplementation Suppresses Antioxidant Enzyme Activity during Moderate-Intensity Swimming Training in Mice. Nutrients. 2019 May 31; 11(6):1244. doi: 10.3390/nu11061244. 
  • Negaresh R, Ranjbar R, Baker JS, Habibi A, Mokhtarzade M, Gharibvand MM, Fokin A. Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, Myostatin and Follistatin in Healthy and Sarcopenic Elderly Men: The Effect of Whole-body Resistance Training. Int J Prev Med. 2019 Mar 5; 10:29. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm. IJPVM 310 17. PMID: 30967915; PMCID: PMC6425763.
  • Negaresh R, Motl R, Mokhtarzade M, Ranjbar R, Majdinasab N, Khodadoost M, Zimmer P, Baker JS, Patel D. Effect of Short-Term Interval Exercise Training on Fatigue, Depression, and Fitness in Normal Weight vs. Overweight Persons With Multiple Sclerosis. Explore (NY). 2019 Mar-Apr; 15 (2):134-141. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Jul 20. PMID: 30122328.
  • Majdinasab N, Motl RW, Mokhtarzade M, Zimmer P, Ranjbar R, Keytsman C, Cullen T, Negaresh R, Baker JS. Acute responses of cytokines and adipokines to aerobic exercise in relapsing vs. remitting women with multiple sclerosis. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 May; 31:295-301. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29705471. 
  • Panagiotou M, Vogiatzis I, Louvaris Z, Jayasekera G, McKenzie Mcglinchey N, Baker JS, Church AC, Peacock AJ, Johnson MK (2017) Dynamic near-infrared spectroscopy assessment as an important tool to explore pulmonary arterial hypertension pathophysiology. European Respiratory Journal 2017 Jan 4, 49 (1).