Dr Maria Konstantaki

PhD, MSc, MA (Distinction), BEd (Hons) BASES, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Maria is an active researcher and has published widely (37 scientific publications to date). Publications have included journal articles in scientific journals such as the Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Swimming Research, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Athens Journal of Sports, Journal of Sport and Tourism. Maria has also published two books; Dry-land ergometry in physiological assessment of swimmers: methodological advances and training applications. Lambert Academic Publishing (2010); Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Wellbeing. Cambridge Scholars (2016). For a complete list of publications please access Maria has presented her work at several international conferences including the American College of Sports Medicine, the European College of Sports Sciences and the International Conference on Tourism and Sustainability. Maria has also hosted the Ageing Well Community Conference (2013-2018), which is an annual event offering education and free fitness assessments to older people in the local community. For her work, Maria has received funding from community organisations such as Bucks Community Foundation, Bucks HealthCare, RedKite, Paradigm Foundation, and Movers and Shakers. In 2017, Maria received the Vice-Chancellors Research Award in recognition of her community engagement. Maria is also a Reviewer for BASES Supervised Experience, and section editor at the Athens Journal of Sport. She is also the lead physiologist within the University’s consultancy service that provides physiological testing to teams and individual athletes within the Centre of Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing. Maria is teaching on a number of physiology-related modules including Foundations of Exercise Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology, Sport Nutrition, Exercise Prescription and Instruction, Working with a Client and Exercise Referral. In her spare time, Maria is a recreational swimmer and park runner and recently has set up a ‘plogging’ initiative involving students, staff and the SU.