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Giuseppe De Vito

UCD Institute of Sport & Health
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Biography

Professor Giuseppe De Vito was born in 1958 in Blantyre (Malawi). He then grew up in Italy where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 at the medical school of the University of Rome la Sapienza. At the same university he completed firstly a clinical specialization in Sports Medicine (1989) and then a PhD in Human and Exercise physiology (1994) presenting a thesis on exercise training adaptations in the older individual. Before joining UCD in July 2007 he previously held academic positions in Glasgow (1996-2005; University of Strathclyde) and in Rome at the University Institute of Movement Science (2005-2007). As specialist in Sports Medicine he has acted as Team Physician to the Italian Olympic Committee, being from 1994 to 1996 the physician/physiologist of the Italian Olympic Sailing team. In the past, he represented Italy in the World Championships as a Modern Pentathlete.
He is a member of both British and Italian Physiological Societies and Associate Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and
member of the editorial board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. He has published widely on aspects of muscle function and cardiovascular control across the lifespan.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Abiltation to Full Professorship in Human Physiology
Year: 2007.
Title: Chair In Exercise Medicine
Year: 2010.
Title: Guest Professor for 3 years
Year: 1987.
Title: Italian delegate to the annual session of Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece
Year: 1990.
Title: Winner of the annual prize for his dissertation in Sports Medicine

Associations

Association: International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Function/Role: Council elected member
Association: European College of Sport Science, Function/Role: Fellow
Association: UCD Institute of Food and Health, Function/Role: member
Association: Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physician of Ireland, Function/Role: Member elected of the Board of Directors
Association: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons in Ireland, Function/Role: Fellow
Association: General Register of Medical Practitioners, Ireland Medical Council, Function/Role: Full registration
Association: British Physiological Society , Function/Role: Ordinary member
Association: Italian Physiological Society, Function/Role: Member

Patents

Patent C30229 : Matriculation for the degree in Medicine
   

Conference Contributions

Nelson, B. D.; Craig, D.; De Vito, G.; Johnson, K. A.; Lowery, M. M.; Kelly, A. M.; Caulfield, B. M.; Hanley, M. T.; Carson, R. G. (2010) The effect of acute exercise on neural plasticity. [Oral Presentation], 40th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA , 13-NOV-10 - 17-NOV-10.
Davison GW, De Vito G, Hughes C, Burke G, McEneny J, Brown D, McClean C, Fogarty M (2014) Mitochondrial DNA Damage Following Isolated Muscle Exercise: A Preliminary Investigation Into HO-1 Gene Expression. [Oral Presentation], 61st Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA , 01-APR-14 - 04-APR-14.
Hone M, Scotto di Palumbo A, Kent R, Bleiel SB, De Vito G, Egan B (2015) Plasma creatine kinetics after ingestion of novel microencapsulation delivery for creatine monohydrate with enhanced stability in aqueous solutions. [Poster Presentation], 20th European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, Malmo, Sweden , 24-JUN-15 - 27-JUN-15.
Egan B, Crognale D, Krause M, Cogan K, Newsholme P, De Vito G (2015) Twelve weeks of uncomplicated resistance training increases lean body mass and reduces markers of muscle atrophy in older adults. [Poster Presentation], International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research, Boston, MA , 23-APR-15 - 25-APR-15.
Ditroilo M, Wang D, De Vito G, Delahunt E (2013) Neuro-mechanical responses to a 4-week Nordic Hamstring Exercise training programme. [Poster Presentation], 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spain , 26-JUN-13 - 29-JUN-13.
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Fong DT, Delahunt E (2013) The effects of fatigue on peak torque and muscle stiffness of the knee joint extensor musculature. [Oral Presentation], 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Prof. G. De Vito; (2007) Ageing and Neuromuscular adaptations. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on ageing, University of Verona, Italy , 28-NOV-07 - 28-NOV-07.
De Vito, G.; (1990) Biomechanics of sprint start. [Other], Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Biomeccanica in Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Coverciano, Italy, 1990 , 01-JAN-90.
De Vito, G.; (1992) Sailing posture, muscle torque requirement and lumbar load. [Other], Sailing Sport Medicine Symposium, Livorno, Italy, 1992 , 01-JAN-92.
De Vito, G.; (1993) Ergometry as a tool to evaluate cardiovascular function. [Other], Istituto Nazionale Previdenza Sociale, Chieti, Italy, 1993 , 01-JAN-93.
De Vito, G.; (1995) Physical exercise and aging. [Other], *, University of Cadiz, Spain, 1995 , 01-JAN-95.
De Vito, G.; (1995) Consommation energetique en voile. [Other], Congresso Mer et Sport, La Rochelle, France, 1995 , 01-JAN-95.
De Vito, G.; (1996) L'aging neuromotorio. [Other], Seminario monotematico L'aging dei parametri funzionali dell'uomo. E' possibile la prestazione di alto livello anche in eta' matura? organizzato dalla Scuola dello Sport a e dall'Istituto di Scienza dello sport del CONI, Roma, Italy 1996 , 01-JAN-96.
De Vito, G.; (1998) Neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training in the older. [Other], Fondazione Salvatore. Maugeri Convegno Internazionale L'attivita' fisica dell'anziano: realta' e prospettive,, Pavia, Italy 1998 , 01-JAN-98.
De Vito, G.; (1998) Physiological characteristics of the older individual. [Other], Congresso nazionale della FMSI Conoscere lo sport, Firenze, Italy 1998 , 01-JAN-98.
De Vito, G.; (1999) Jornadas internacionales sobre la funcion muscular en el deporte. [Other], Simposio organizzato dalla Regione Andalusia e dall''Universita' di Malaga, Malaga, Spain, 1999 , 01-JAN-99.
De Vito, G.; (2001) La valutazione motoria e funzionale nella terza eta'. [Other], Universita' di Urbino, Facolta' di Scienze Motorie, Italy 2001 , 01-JAN-01.
De Vito, G.; (2002) Ageing and Muscle Function. [Other], Glasgow University, Division of Neuroscience & Biomedical Systems and the Centre for Exercise Science & Medicine, Glasgow (UK) 2002 , 01-JAN-02.
De Vito, G.; (2003) Seminari su: Funzione muscolare e invecchiamento e su Effetti del riscaldamento muscolare sulla prestazione e sul metabolismo. [Other], Universita' di Urbino, Facolta' di Scienze Motorie, Italy , 20-MAR-03 - 21-MAR-03.
De Vito, G.; (2003) Neural activation of skeletal muscle and ageing. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Neuromuscular adaptation and ageing', 8th Annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, Salzburg, Austria 2003 , 01-JAN-03.
De Vito, G.; (2005) Neuromuscular control and ageing. [Other], Invited seminar at School of Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2005 , 01-JAN-05.
De Vito, G.; (2005) The effects of active and passive warm up on neuromuscular performance. [Invited Oral Presentation], XIV International Congress on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology,, Bologna, Italy 2005 , 01-JAN-05.
De Vito, G.; (2006) Exercise, ageing and the neuromuscular system adaptations. [Other], Post congress course 'Integrated Movement analysis in Sport and exercise' ISEK XVI congress, Rome Italy 2006 , 01-JAN-06.
De Vito, G.; (2006) Physical qualities, training and trainability in the elderly. [Invited Oral Presentation], XXXI National Congress of the Italian Sports Medicine Federation, Naples, Italy 2006 , 01-JAN-06.
De Vito, G.; (2007) The Monitoring and Prevention of Overtraining in Elite Athletes. [Invited Oral Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference 'Recent Advances in Sports Medicine and Human Performance', Dublin , 30-JUN-07.

Committees

Committee : Physiotherapists Registration Board (CORU)
Committee : College of Life Sciences Graduate School Board Member (School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science)
Committee : College of Life Sciences Directors of research Committee

Employment

Employer: UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science and UCD Institute for Sport and Health
Position: Professor of Performance Science
Employer: Istituto Universitario di Scienze Motorie (IUSM) Rome, Italy.
Position: Associate professor of Human and exercise Physiology, Department of Human Movement and Sports Science.
Employer: University of Strathclyde
Position: Reader of Human and Exercise Physiology, Department of Applied Physiology.
Employer: University of Strathclyde
Position: Senior Lecturer, Scottish School of Sport Studies
Employer: University of Strathclyde
Position: Lecturer, Scottish School of Sport Studies
Employer: Institute of Physical Education (ISEF) of Rome
Position: Researcher (Part-time) and Teaching Assistant in Human Physiology applied to Physical education
Employer: University of Cadiz
Position: Lecturer (Temporary) of Functional Anatomy and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Education

Education

Year 1986 Institution: Uni Rome 'La Sapienza, Italy
Qualification: MD Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: Uni Rome 'La Sapienza, Italy
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

English:
Italian:
Spanish:

Consultancy

Client: Italian Olympic Committee (1993-1996)
Client: Scottish Institute of Sports (2002-2005)
 

Journals Edited

Journal Of Physical Activity And Ageing: Co-Editor.
: Co-Editor.
Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology: Editorial Board member.

Other Activities

Associate Editor Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Journal of Electromyography and kinesiology
Journal of Physical activity and Aging

Positions: Editorial board Member

Publications

 

Book Chapters

R. Forte & De Vito G. ; (2007) 'Heart rate variability during exercise in various physiological conditions' In: A. Concu and A Crisafulli eds (eds). New insight into cardiovascular apparatus during exercise. Physiological and physiopathological aspects. Kerala, India: Transworld Research Network. , pp.1-16 [Details]
Macaluso, A., & De Vito, G. ; (1999) 'Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training in the elderly' In: P. Capodaglio and MV Narici Eds (eds). Advances in Occupational Medicine & rehabilitation, Physical activity in the elderly. Pavia: PI-ME Press. , pp.69-76 [Details]
Bernardi, M., De Vito, G., Falvo, M., et al. ; (1998) 'Cardiorespiratory adjustment in middle-level tennis players: are long term cardiovascular adjustments possible?' In: A. Lees, I. Maynard, M. Hughes and T. Reilly (eds). Science and Racket Sports II. *: E. & F.N. Spon. , pp.20-26 [Details]
De Vito, G., Bernardi, M., Capranica, L., Forte, R., Pulejo, C., & Figura, F. ; (1994) 'Can Gym Practice Improve Physical Fitness in the Elderly?' In: A. Marques, A. Gaya, JM Constantino eds (eds). Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly. *: *. , pp.248-254 [Details]
De Vito, G., Pulejo, C., Capranica, L., & Figura, F. ; (1994) 'Assessment of ventilatory threshold in older women: comparison among three methods' In: S. Harris, H. Suominen, P. Era, W. Harris eds (eds). Physical Activity, Aging and Sports - vol. III: Toward healthy aging-International Perspectives - part 1. Physiological and biomedical aspects. Albany, New York: CSA. , pp.49-54 [Details]
De Vito, G., Figura, F., Capranica, L., Guidetti, L. ; (1990) 'Balance in children through platform of force data' In: J. Duran, J.L. Hernandez e L.M. Ruiz eds (eds). Humanismo y nuevas tecnologias en la educacion fisica y el deporte. Madrid: INEF. , pp.355-358 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kennelly MA, Ainscough K, Lindsay KL, OʼSullivan E, Gibney ER, McCarthy M, Segurado R, De Vito G, Maguire O, Smith T, Hatunic M, McAuliffe FM (2018) 'Pregnancy Exercise and Nutrition With Smartphone Application Support: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 131 (5):818-826. [DOI] [Details]
Patrizio F, Ditroilo M, Felici F, Duranti G, De Vito G, Sabatini S, SacchettiM, Bazzucchi I (2018) 'THE ACUTE EFFECT OF QUERCETIN ON MUSCLE PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING A SINGLE RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSION'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, . [Details]
Moran, C., Scotto di Palumbo, A., Bramham, J., Moran, A., Rooney, B., De Vito, G., & Egan, B. (2018) 'Effects of a six-month multi-ingredient nutrition supplement intervention of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin D, resveratrol, and whey protein on cognitive function in older adults: A randomised, double-blind, controlled trial'. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, . Available Online [Details]
Cogan KE, Evans M, Iuliano E, Melvin A, Susta D, Neff K, De Vito G, Egan B. (2018) 'Co-ingestion of protein or a protein hydrolysate with carbohydrate enhances anabolic signaling, but not glycogen resynthesis, following recovery from prolonged aerobic exercise in trained cyclists'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118 (2):349-359. [DOI] [Details]
Bernardi, Marco; Marini, Claudio; Duca, Antonio; Lanzano, Riccardo; Parisi, Fabiana; Dante, Donatella; Gallozzi, Claudio; De Vito, Giuseppe (2015) 'Lipid Oxidation At Rest And During Exercise In Athletes With A Locomotor Impairment'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 (5):825-825. [DOI] [Details]
Lorenza Brocca, Jamie S McPhee, Emanuela Longa, Monica Canepari, Olivier Seynnes, Giuseppe De Vito, Maria Antonietta Pellegrino, Marco V Narici, and Roberto Bottinelli (2017) 'Structure and function of human muscle fibres and muscle proteome in physically active older men'. Journal of Physiology, 595 (14):4823-4844. [DOI] [Details]
A Grannell, & De Vito G (2018) 'An investigation into the relationship between heart rate variability and the ventilatory threshold in healthy moderately trained males'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 38 (3):455-461. [DOI] [Details]
R WU, E Delahunt, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, & G De Vito (2017) 'Effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on hamstrings co-activation'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (8):1668-1676. [DOI] [Details]
Hone M, Kent RM, Scotto di Palumbo A, Bleiel SB, De Vito G, Egan B (2017) 'Plasma Creatine Kinetics After Ingestion of Microencapsulated Creatine Monohydrate with Enhanced Stability in Aqueous Solutions'. Journal of Dietary Supplements, 14 (4):433-445. [DOI] [Details]
Yoann Barnouin, Jamie S McPhee, Gillian Butler-Browne, Alessandra Bosutti, Giuseppe De Vito, David A Jones, Marco Narici, Anthony Behin, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Hans Degens (2017) 'COUPLING BETWEEN SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBER SIZE AND CAPILLARIZATION IS A FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTIC THAT IS MAINTAINED DURING HEALTHY AGING'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 8 (4):647-659. [DOI] [Details]
Bernardi M, Marini C, Duca A, De Vito G (2015) 'Lipid Oxidation At Rest And During Exercise In Athletes With A Locomotor Impairment'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 :825. [Details]
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M,& Delahunt E (2017) 'Effect of sex and fatigue on muscle stiffness and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in a young active population'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (16):1582-1591. [DOI] [Details]
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Delahunt E (2017) 'Different effect of local and general fatigue on knee joint stiffness'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (1):173-182. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne H, Caulfield B, De Vito G (2017) 'The effects of self-directed exercise programmes on individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus; A systematic review evaluating its effect on HbA1c and other metabolic outcomes, physical characteristics, cardiorespiratory fitness and functional outcomes'. Sports Medicine, 47 (4):717-733. [DOI] [Details]
Forte R, Boreham C, De Vito G, Pesce C (2017) 'The body fat-cognition relationship in healthy older individuals: does gynoid vs android distribution matter?'. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 21 (3):284-291. [DOI] [Details]
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, & De Vito G (2016) 'Effects of age and sex on neuromuscular-mechanical determinants of muscle strength'. Age, 38 (3). [DOI] [Details]
Gareth Davison, Giuseppe De Vito, Ciara Hughes, GA Burke, Jane McEneny, David Brown, CM McClean, Mark Fogarty (2014) 'Mitochondrial DNA Damage Following Isolated Muscle Exercise: A Preliminary Investigation Into HO-1 Gene Expression'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46 (3):S232-S233. [Details]
Mair JL, Alan M. Nevill AM, De Vito G, Boreham CA (2016) 'Personalised prescription of scalable high intensity interval training to inactive female adults of different ages'. PLoS ONE, 11 (2):e0148702. [DOI] [Details]
Eamonn Delahunt, Mark McGroarty, Giuseppe De Vito, Massimiliano Ditroilo (2016) 'Nordic hamstring exercise training alters knee joint kinematics and hamstring activation patterns in young men'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116 (4):663-672. [DOI] [Details]
Roberta Forte, Colin A.G. Boreham , Giuseppe De Vito, Caterina Pesce (2015) 'When Older Adults Perceive Health and Quality of Life: The Joint Role of Cognitive Efficiency and Functional Mobility'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12 (9):11328-11344. [DOI] [Details]
Lorenza Brocca, Emanuela Longa, Jessica Cannavino, Olivier Seynnes, Giuseppe De Vito, Jamie S McPhee, Marco Narici, Maria Antonietta Pellegrino, and Roberto Bottinelli (2015) 'Human skeletal muscle fibre contractile properties and proteomic profile: adaptations to 3-week unilateral lower limb suspension and active recovery'. Journal of Physiology, 593 (24):5361-5385. [DOI] [Details]
Juergen Bauer, Sjors Verlaan, Ivan Bautmans, Kirsten Brandt, Lorenzo M Donini, Marcello Maggio, Marion E T McMurdo, Tony Mets, Chris Seal, Sander L Wijers, Gian Paolo Ceda, Giuseppe De Vito, Gilbert Donders, Micheal Drey, Carolyn Greig, Ulf Holmbäck, Marco Narici, Jamie McPhee, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Dermot Power, Aldo Scafoglieri, Ralf Schultz,; Cornel C Sieber, Tommy Cederholm (2015) 'Effects of a vitamin D and leucine-enriched whey protein nutritional supplement on measures of sarcopenia in older adults The PROVIDE study: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16 (9):740-747. [DOI] [Details]
Bazzucchi I, De Vito G, Felici F, Dewhurst S, Sgadari A, Sacchetti M (2015) 'Effect of exercise training on neuromuscular function of elbow flexors and knee extensors of type 2 diabetic patients'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25 (5):815-823. [DOI] [Details]
Dan Wang, Giuseppe De Vito, Massimiliano Ditroilo,Daniel T.P. Fong, and Eamonn Delahunt (2015) 'A comparison of muscle stiffness and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in young athletic males and females'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25 (3):495-500. [Details]
Leite JC, Forte R, de Vito G, Boreham CA, Gibney MJ, Brennan L, Gibney ER (2015) 'Comparison of the effect of multicomponent and resistance training programs on metabolic health parameters in the elderly'. Archives Of Gerontology And Geriatrics, 60 (3):412-417. [DOI] [Details]
Mair, J.L. and Boreham, C.A. and Ditroilo, M. and Mckeown, D. and M. Lowery, M. and Caulfield, B. and De Vito, G. (2014) 'Benefits of a worksite or home-based bench stepping intervention for sedentary middle-aged adults - a pilot study'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 34 (1):10-17. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Francesco Budini, Lara M. McManus, Marika Berchicci, Federica Menotti, Andrea Macaluso, Francesco Di Russo, Madeleine M. Lowery, and Giuseppe De Vito (2014) 'Alpha band cortico-muscular coherence occurs in healthy individuals during mechanically-induced tremor'. PLoS ONE, 9 (12):e115012. [DOI] [Details]
Forte R, Boreham C, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Pesce C (2014) 'Measures of static postural control moderate the association of strength and power with functional dynamic balance'. Aging - Clinical and Experimental Research, 26 (6):645-653. [DOI] [Details]
Vogiatsis I, De Vito G (2015) 'Physiological assessment of Olympic Windsurfers'. European Journal of Sport Science, 15 (3):228-234. [Details]
Budini F., Lowery M.M., Durbaba R. and De Vito G. (2014) 'Effect of mental fatigue on induced tremor in human knee extensors'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24 (3):412-418. [DOI] [Details]
Mair JL, Laudani L, Vannozzi G, De Vito G, Boreham C, Macaluso A. (2014) 'Neuromechanics of repeated stepping with external loading in young and older women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 (5):983-994. [DOI] [Details]
Krause M, Keane K, Rodrigues-Krause J, Crognale D, Egan B, De Vito G, Murphy C, Newsholme P (2014) 'Elevated levels of Extracellular Heat Shock Protein 72 (eHSP72) are positively correlated with insulin resistance in vivo and cause pancreatic β-cell dysfunction and death in vitro'. Clinical science (London, England : 1979), 126 (10):739-752. [DOI] [Details]
Rodrigues-Krause, J,Krause, M,O'Hagan, C,De Vito, G,Boreham, C,Murphy, C,Newsholme, P,Colleran, G (2012) 'Divergence of intracellular and extracellular HSP72 in type 2 diabetes: does fat matter?'. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 17 :293-302. [DOI] [Details]
Budini F, Lowery M, and De Vito G (2013) 'Dexterity Training Improves Manual Precision in Patients Affected by Essential Tremor'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (4):705-710. [DOI] [Details]
Forte, R,Boreham, CAG,Leite, JC,De Vito, G,Brennan, L,Gibney, ER,Pesce, C (2013) 'Enhancing cognitive functioning in the elderly: multicomponent vs resistance training'. Clinical interventions in aging, 8 :19-27. [DOI] [Details]
Mauricio Krause1, Josianne Rodrigues-Krause, Ciara O'Hagan, Paul Medlow, Gareth Davison, Davide Susta, Colin Boreham, Philip Newsholme, Mark O'Donnell, Colin Murphy and Giuseppe De Vito (2014) 'The effects of aerobic exercise training at two different intensities in obesity and type 2 diabetes: Implications for oxidative stress, low grade inflammation and nitric oxide production'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 (2):251-260. [Details]
Doheny EP, McGrath D, Ditroilo M, Mair JL, Greene BR, Caulfield B, De Vito G, Lowery MM (2013) 'Effects of a low-volume, vigorous intensity step exercise program on functional mobility in middle-aged adults'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41 (8):1748-1757. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, Watsford M, Murphy A, De Vito G (2013) 'Sources of variability in musculo-articular stiffness measurement'. PLoS ONE, 8 (5):e63719. [DOI] [Details]
R. Forte, C.A.G. Boreham, J. Costaleite, M. Ditroilo, J. Rodrigues-Krause, L. Brennan, E. Gibney, G. De Vito (2013) 'FUNCTIONAL AND MUSCULAR GAINS IN OLDER ADULTS: MULTICOMPONENT VS. RESISTANCE EXERCISE'. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, 2 (2):242-248. [Details]
Ditroilo M, De Vito G, Delahunt E. (2013) 'Kinematic and electromyographic analysis of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23 (5):1111-1118. [DOI] [Details]
Forte R, Pesce C, Leite JC, De Vito G, Gibney ER, Tomporowski PD, Boreham CA. (2013) 'Executive function moderates the role of muscular fitness in determining functional mobility in older adults'. Aging Clin Exp Res, 25 (3):291-298. [DOI] [Details]
Morris C, Gibney M, Roche H, Ryan M, Grada O, De Vito G, Gibney E, Brennan L (2013) 'The relationship between aerobic fitness level and metabolic profiles in healthy adults'. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 57 (7):1246-1254. [DOI] [Details]
Fogarty MC, De Vito G, Hughes CM, Burke G, Brown JC, McEneny J, Brown D, McClean C, Davison GW. (2013) 'Effects of alpha-Lipoic Acid on mtDNA Damage following Isolated Muscle Contractions'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 (8):45-1477. [DOI] [Details]
De Vito, G., Di Filippo, L., Felici, F., Gallozzi, C., Madaffari, A., Marino, S., Rodio, A (1996) 'Assessment of energetic cost in Laser and Mistral sailors'. International Journal of Sports Cardiology, 5 (2):55-59. [Details]
Crognale D, De Vito G, Grosset JF, Crowe L, Minogue C, Caulfield B (2013) 'Neuromuscular electrical stimulation can elicit aerobic exercise response without undue discomfort in healthy physically active adults'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 (1):208-215. [DOI] [Details]
Craig N, A Hunter, L Brennan, A O'Sullivan, D Hamilton, G De Vito, and S Galloway (2013) 'Six weeks of a polarised training intensity distribution leads to greater physiological and performance adaptations than a threshold model in trained cyclists'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 :461-471. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, Forte R, McKeown D, Boreham C, De Vito G; (2011) 'Intra- and inter-session reliability of vertical jump performance in healthy middle-aged and older men and women'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (15):1675-1682. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, Watsford M, Murphy A, De Vito G. (2011) 'Assessing musculo-articular stiffness using free oscillations: theory, measurement and analysis'. Sports Medicine, 41 (12):1019-1032. [DOI] [Details]
Massimiliano Ditroilo, Louise Cully, Colin A.G. Boreham and Giuseppe De Vito (2012) 'Assessment of musculo-articular and muscle stiffness in young and older men'. Muscle & Nerve, 46 (4):559-565. [DOI] [Details]
JEAN FRANCOIS GROSSET, LOUIS CROWE, GIUSEPPE DE VITO, DONAL O'SHEA, AND BRIAN CAULFIELD (2013) 'Comparative effect of a bout of 1h electrical muscle stimulation and walking activity on energy expenditure and substrate oxidation in obese subjects'. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 38 (1):57-65. [Details]
Ciara O'Hagan, Giuseppe De Vito, Colin AG. Boreham (2013) 'Exercise prescription in the treatment of type 2 diabetes current practices, existing guidelines and future directions'. Sports Medicine, 43 (1):39-49. [DOI] [Details]
Krause M, Rodrigues-Krause J, O'Hagan C, De Vito G, Boreham C, Susta D, Colleran G, Newsholme P and Murphy C. (2012) 'Differential Nitric oxide levels in the blood and skeletal muscle of Type 2 Diabetic subjects may be connected with adiposity a Preliminary Study'. Metabolism-Clinical and Experimental, 61 (11):1528-1537. [DOI] [Details]
Rodrigues-Krause J, Krause M, O'Hagan C, De Vito G, Boreham C, Murphy C, Newsholme P, Colleran G; (2012) 'Divergence of intracellular and extracellular HSP72 in type 2 diabetes: does fat matter?'. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 17 (3):293-302. [DOI] [Details]
Denise McGrath, Barry R. Greene, Emer P. Doheny, David J. McKeown, Giuseppe De Vito and Brian Caulfield; (2011) 'Reliability of Quantitative TUG measures of mobility for use in falls risk assessment'. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, :466-469. [DOI] [Details]
Massimiliano Ditroilo, Angus M. Hunter, Samuel Haslam & Giuseppe De Vito ; (2011) 'The effectiveness of two novel techniques in establishing the mechanical and contractile responses of Biceps Femoris'. Physiological Measurement, 32 (8):1315-1326. [DOI] [Details]
Denis R, Wilkinson J, and De Vito G; (2011) 'Influence of angular velocity on Vastus Lateralis and Rectus Femoris oxygenation dynamics during knee extension exercises'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 31 (5):352-357. [DOI] [Details]
Crognale D, Crowe L, Devito G, Minogue C, Caulfield B; (2009) 'Neuro-muscular electrical stimulation training enhances maximal aerobic capacity in healthy physically active adults'. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 2009 :2137-2140. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, Watsford M, and De Vito G; (2011) 'Validity and inter-day reliability of a free-oscillation test to measure knee extensor and knee flexor musculoarticular stiffness'. Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 21 :492-498. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, Watsford M, Fernández-Peña E, D¿Amen G, Lucertini F, and De Vito G; (2011) 'Effects of fatigue on muscle stiffness and intermittent sprinting during cycling'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43 (5):837-845. [Details]
Lenti, M,De Vito, G,Sbriccoli, P,di Palumbo, AS,Sacchetti, M; (2010) 'Muscle fibre conduction velocity and cardiorespiratory response during incremental cycling exercise in young and older individuals with different training status'. Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 20 (4):566-571. [DOI] [Details]
Hunter, AM,De Vito, G,Bolger, C,Mullany, H,Galloway, SDR; (2009) 'The effect of induced alkalosis and submaximal cycling on neuromuscular response during sustained isometric contraction'. Journal of Sports Science, 27 (12):1261-1269. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Parente, V,D'Antona, G,Adami, R,Miotti, D,Capodaglio, P,De Vito, G,Bottinelli, R; (2008) 'Long-term resistance training improves force and unloaded shortening velocity of single muscle fibres of elderly women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 104 :885-893. [DOI] [Details]
Sacchetti Massimo, Lenti Mauro, Scotto di Palumbo Alessandro, De Vito Giuseppe; (2010) 'Different Effect of Cadence on Cycling Efficiency between Young and Older Cyclists'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 (11):2128-2133. [Details]
Lenti M, De Vito G, Scotto Di Palumbo A, Sbriccoli P, Quattrini FM & Sacchetti M.; (2011) 'Effects of Aging and Training Status on Ventilatory Response During Incremental Cycling Exercise'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 (5):1326-1332. [Details]
Ditroilo Massimiliano, Forte Roberta, Benelli Piero, Gambarara Danilo and De Vito Giuseppe; (2010) 'Effects of age and limb dominance on upper and lower limb muscle function in healthy male and female subjects aged 40-80'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28 (6):667-677. [DOI] [Details]
Newsholme P, Homem De Bittencourt PI, O' Hagan C, De Vito G, Murphy C, Krause M.; (2009) 'Exercise and possible molecular mechanisms of protection from vascular'. Clinical science (London, England : 1979), 118 (5):341-349. [DOI] [Details]
Dewhurst S, Macaluso A, Gizzi L, Felici F, Farina D, and Giuseppe De Vito; (2010) 'Effects of Altered Muscle Temperature on Neuromuscular Properties in Young and Older Women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 108 (3):451-458. [DOI] [Details]
Francesco Giacomini, Massimiliano Ditroilo, Francesco Lucertini, Giuseppe De Vito, Giorgio Gatta, Piero Benelli; (2009) 'The Cardiovascular Response to Underwater Pedaling at Different Intensities: a Comparison of 4 Different Water Stationary Bikes'. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 49 (4):432-439. [Details]
Laudani L, Wood L, Casabona A, Giuffrida R, and De Vito G.; (2009) 'Effects of repeated ankle plantar-flexions on H-reflex and body sway during standing'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19 (1):85-92. [Details]
Paola Sbriccoli, Massimo Sacchetti, Francesco Felici, Leonardo Gizzi, Mauro Lenti, Alessandro Scotto & Giuseppe De Vito ; (2009) 'Non-Invasive Assessment Of Muscle Fibre Conduction Velocity During An Incremental Maximal Cycling Test'. Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 19 :e380-e386. [DOI] [Details]
Zampagni ML, Casino D, Benelli P, Visani A, Marcacci M, De Vito G. ; (2008) 'Anthropometric and strength variables to predict freestyle performance times in elite master swimmers'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22 (4):1298-1307. [Details]
Thomas EE, De Vito G, Macaluso A. ; (2007) 'Speed training with body weight unloading improves walking energy cost'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103 (5):1598-1603. [Details]
Thomas E., De Vito G and Macaluso A ; (2007) 'Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 100 :293-299. [Details]
D. Farina, R.A. Ferguson, A. Macaluso, & G. De Vito. ; (2007) 'Correlation of Average Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity Measured During Cycling Exercise with Myosin Heavy Chain Composition, Lactate Threshold, and VO2max'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 17 :393-400. [Details]
P. Benelli, M. Ditroilo, R. Forte, G. De Vito, V. Stocchi.; (2007) 'Assessment of post-competition peak blood lactate in male and female master swimmers aged 40-79 years and its correlations with muscle strength, body composition and swimming performance'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 99 :685-693. [Details]
S. Dewhurst , T. Graven-Nielsen , G. De Vito , & D. Farina ; (2007) 'Muscle Temperature Has a Different Effect on Force Fluctuation in Young and Older Women'. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118 :762-769. [Details]
G. De Vito ; (2006) 'Physical qualities, training and trainability in the elderly'. MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, 59 (4):451-452. [Details]
S. R. Gray, G. De Vito, M.A. Nimmo, D. Farina & R. A. Ferguson.; (2006) 'Skeletal muscle ATP turnover and muscle fiber conduction velocity are elevated at higher muscle temperatures during maximal power output development in humans'. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 290 :R376-R382. [Details]
C. Berry, N. Murphy, G. De Vito, S.Galloway, A. Seed, C.Fisher, N. Sattar, P. Vallance, W.S. Hillis, J.J.V. McMurray. ; (2006) 'Effects of aldosterone receptor blockade in patients with mild-moderate heart failure taking a betablocker'. European Journal of Heart Failure, 9 :429-434. [Details]
S. Dewhurst, P.E. Riches, & G. De Vito.; (2006) 'Moderate alterations in lower limbs muscle temperature do not affect postural stability during quiet standing in both young and older women'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 17 :292-298. [Details]
Middleton N., & De Vito G.; (2005) 'Cardiovascular autonomic control in endurance-trained and sedentary young women'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 25 :83-89. [Details]
Susan Dewhurst, Philip E. Riches, Myra A. Nimmo & De Vito G .; (2005) 'Temperature dependence of soleus H-reflex and M wave in young and older women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 94 :491-499. [Details]
Bazzucchi I., Felici F., Macaluso A., & De Vito G. ; (2004) 'Differences between young and older women in maximal force, force fluctuations and sEMG during isometric knee extension and elbow flexion'. Muscle and Nerve, 30 :626-635. [Details]
Benelli P., Di Troilo M., & De Vito G. ; (2004) 'Physiological responses to fitness activities: A comparison between land-based and water aerobics exercise'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18 :719-722. [Details]
Dewhurst, S., & De Vito, G.; (2004) 'Effects of altered localised temperature on spinal reflex excitability and postural sway in young and older women'. Journal of Physical Activity and Ageing, :309-310-310. [Details]
Macaluso A., & De Vito G. ; (2004) 'Muscle strength, power and adaptations to resistance training in older people'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 91 :450-472. [Details]
Farina, D., Macaluso, A., Ferguson, R., & De Vito G. ; (2004) 'Effect of Power, Pedal Rate and Force on Average Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity during Cycling'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 97 :2035-2041. [Details]
Macaluso A., Young A., Gibb K.S., Rowe D.A., & De Vito G. ; (2003) 'Cycling as a novel approach to resistance training increases muscle strength, power and selected functional abilities in healthy older women'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95 :2544-2553. [Details]
De Vito, G., D. McHugh, A. Macaluso, P.E. Riches. ; (2003) 'Is the coactivation of biceps femoris during isometric knee extension affected by adiposity in healthy young humans?'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 13 :425-431. [Details]
Forte, R., De Vito, G. & Figura, F. ; (2003) 'Dynamic resistance training and heart rate variability in healthy older women'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 89 :85-89. [Details]
Sbriccoli. P. Bazzucchi I., Rosponi A., Bernardi M., De Vito G., Felici F. ; (2003) 'Amplitude and spectral characteristics of biceps brachii sEMG depend upon speed of isometric force generation'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 13 :139-147. [Details]
Stewart, D., Macaluso A., & De Vito G.; (2003) 'The effect of active warm-up on surface EMG and muscle performance in healthy humans'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 89 :509-513. [Details]
Macaluso, A., & De Vito, G. ; (2003) 'Comparison between young and older women in explosive power output and its determinants during a single leg-press action after optimisation of load'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 90 :458-463. [Details]
Macaluso A, Nimmo MA, Foster JE, Cockburn M, McMillan NC, De Vito G. ; (2002) 'Contractile muscle volume and agonist-antagonist coactivation account for differences in torque between young and older women'. Muscle and Nerve, 25 (6):858-863. [Details]
De Vito G, Galloway SD, Nimmo MA, Maas P, McMurray JJ.; (2002) 'Effects of central sympathetic inhibition on heart rate variability during steady-state exercise in healthy humans'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 22 (1):32-38. [Details]
Vogiatzis I, De Vito G, Rodio A, Madaffari A, Marchetti M. ; (2002) 'The physiological demands of sail pumping in Olympic level windsurfers'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 86 (5):450-454. [Details]
Kirkwood M, Sharp B, De Vito G, Nimmo MA ; (2002) ''Assessment of aerobic endurance: a comparison between CD-ROM and laboratory-based instruction''. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 33 (2):159-172. [Details]
Gray SC, De Vito G, Nimmo MA; (2002) 'Effect of active warm-up on metabolism prior to and during intense dynamic exercise'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34 (12):2091-2096. [Details]
Sproviero E, De Vito G, Felci U, Macaluso A, Marchettoni P ; (2002) 'Physiological evaluation of elite young soccer players - A longitudinal study'. MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, 55 (3):181-187 (3):181-187. [Details]
Pearson SJ, Young A, Macaluso A, De Vito G, Nimmo MA, Cobbold M, Harridge SDR; (2002) 'Muscle function in elite master weightlifters'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34 (7):1199-1206. [Details]
Lynch NJ, De Vito G, Nimmo MA. ; (2001) 'Low dosage monophasic oral contraceptive use and intermittent exercise'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 84 (4):296-301. [Details]
Galloway SD, De Vito G, McClure S, Nimmo MA, McMurray JJ. ; (2000) 'Effects of sympathetic inhibition on exertional dyspnoea, ventilatory and metabolic responses to exercise in normotensive humans'. Clinical Science, 99 (3):223-230. [Details]
Macaluso A, De Vito G, Felici F, Nimmo MA ; (2000) 'Electromyogram changes during sustained contraction after resistance training in women in their 3rd and 8th decades'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 82 (5-6):418-424. [Details]
De Vito G, Bernardi M, Forte R, Pulejo C, Figura F; (1999) 'Effects of a low-intensity conditioning programme on VO2max and maximal'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 80 (3):227-232. [Details]
De Vito G, Bernardi M, Forte R, Pulejo C, Macaluso A, Figura F. ; (1998) 'Determinants of maximal instantaneous muscle power in women aged 50-75 years'. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupatioal, 78 (1):59-64. [Details]
De Vito G, Di Filippo L, Rodio A, Felici F, Madaffari A. ; (1997) 'Is the Olympic boardsailor an endurance athlete?'. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 18 (4):281-284. [Details]
De Vito G, Hernandez R, Gonzalez V, Felici F, Figura F ; (1997) 'Low intensity physical training in older subjects'. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 37 (1):72-77. [Details]
De Vito, G.; Pulejo, C.; Forte, R.; Bernardi, M.; Figura, F. ; (1996) 'Classes of general physical exercise for the elderly: Effects on physical fitness'. MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, 49 (1):65-71. [Details]
Felci, U.; De Vito, G.; Macaluso, A.; Marchettoni, P.; Sproviero, E ; (1995) 'Functional evaluation of soccer players during childhood'. MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, 48 (2):221-235. [Details]
De Vito G, Bernardi M, Sproviero E, Figura F. ; (1995) 'Decrease of endurance performance during Olympic Triathlon'. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 16 (1):24-28. [Details]
DE VITO G, DIFILIPPO L, FELICI F, MARCHETTI M ; (1993) 'HIKING MECHANICS IN LASER ATHLETES'. MEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 21 (23):859-860. [Details]
FELICI F, RICCI B, DE VITO G, MARINI L, DIFILIPPO L, MARCHETTI M ; (1993) 'SPINE LOADING INVOLVEMENT IN OFF SHORE SAILING'. MEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 21 (23):847-849. [Details]
MARCHETTI M; DE VITO G; PROJA G; (1991) 'ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD IN THE ELDERLY'. MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, 44 (1):1-7. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

McMorrow AM, Murphy CM, Cummins H, McGowan MJ, Rafferty S, Egan B, De Vito G, McCarthy SN, Corish CA & Roche HM (2017) Prevalence of chronic malnutrition and sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults in Ireland . In: Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism eds. Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Dublin, , 28-MAR-17 - 28-MAR-17 [Details]
Wu, R; Delahunt, E; Ditroilo, M; Segurado, R; De Vito, G (2017) Effect of contraction intensity and sex on torque fluctuations during sustained isometric knee extension contractions ECSS Conference [Details]
Davidson C., de Vito G., Lowery M. (2016) Changes in the surface electromyographic signal during high intensity fatiguing dynamic exercise Proc International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
Davidson, C. De Vito, G., Lowery M.M. (2016) Effect of oral glucose supplementation on surface electromyographic signal during fatiguing dynamic exercise Conf Proc IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society , pp.3498-3502 [Details]
McElroy K, McMorrow AM, Cummins H, Flanagan E, McGowan M, Rafferty S, Egan B, De Vito G, McCarthy S, Corish CA, Roche HM, Murphy CH (2017) Which handgrip strength cut-offs best predict low physical function in older adults? . In: Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism eds. IrSPEN Conference and Policy Seminar 2017 Dublin, , 28-MAR-17 - 28-MAR-17 , pp.67-67 [Details]
Flanagan E, McMorrow AM, Cummins H, McElroy K, McGowan MJ, Rafferty S, Egan B, De Vito G, McCarthy SN, Corish CA, Murphy CH, Roche H (2017) An examination of the determinants of low muscle mass and low muscle strength in older adults in Ireland . In: Nutrition Society eds. Nutrition Society Irish Section Conference 2017: What Governs What We Eat? Queen's University Belfast, , 21-JUN-17 - 23-JUN-17 [Details]
Davidson CM, De Vito G, Lowery MM. (2016) Effect of oral glucose supplementation on surface EMG during fatiguing dynamic exercise . In: IEEE eds. 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) Orlando, Florida (USA), , 16-AUG-16 - 20-AUG-16 , pp.3498-3502 [DOI] [Details]
Wu, R; Delahunt, E; Ditroilo, M; Lowery, M; De Vito, G (2016) Effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on quadriceps and hamstrings coactivation in healthy young humans Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society [Details]
Morris, C; Grada, CO; Ryan, M; Walsh, M; Gibney, MJ; Roche, HM; De Vito, G; Gibney, MJ; Gibney, E; Brennan, L (2011) The relationship between fitness levels and metabolomic profiles in healthy adults Nutrition Society [Details]
G. Davison, G. De Vito, C. Hughes, G. Burke, J. McEneny, C. McClean, M. Fogarty (2013) Intracellular DNA damage following isolated muscle contractions: a preliminary investigation into P53 gene expression . In: Proceeding of the Physiological society eds. 37th Congress of IUPS (Birmingham, UK), , pp.PCB249-PCB249 [Details]
Crognale D, Crowe L, DeVito G, Minogue C, Caulfield B. ; (2009) Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation Training Enhances Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Healthy Physically Active Adults 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference [Details]
Crognale, D. and Crowe, L. and DeVito, G. and Minogue, C. and Caulfield, B. (2009) Neuro-muscular electrical stimulation training enhances maximal aerobic capacity in healthy physically active adults Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2009. EMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE , pp.2137-2140 [Details]
Morris, C and Grada, CO and Ryan, M and Walsh, M and Gibney, MJ and Roche, HM and De Vito, G and Gibney, MJ and Gibney, E and Brennan, L (2011) The relationship between fitness levels and metabolomic profiles in healthy adults Nutrition Society Meeting , pp.E104 [Details]
Ditroilo, M; Wang, D; De Vito, G; Delahunt, E (2013) Neuro-mechanical responses to a 4-week Nordic Hamstring exercise training programme ECSS Conference [Details]
Wang, D; De Vito, G; Ditroilo, M; Fong, D; Delahunt, E (2014) The effects of fatigue on peak torque, muscle stiffness, and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in young male athletes . In: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine eds. IOC World Conference , pp.670-670 [Details]
Wu, R; Delahunt, E; Wang, D; Ditroilo, M; De Vito, G (2014) Test-retest reliability of mechanical measurements of vastus lateralis muscle in young adult ISEK Conference [Details]
Delahunt, E; Wang, D; De Vito, G; Ditroilo, M (2014) Neuromuscular and Kinematics adaptations to a short term Nordic Hamstring training ISEK Conference [Details]
McManus, LM (McManus, Lara M.)[ 1 ] ; Budini, F (Budini, Francesco); Di Russo, F (Di Russo, Francesco); Berchicci, M (Berchicci, Marika); Menotti, F(Menotti, Federica); Macaluso, A (Macaluso, Andrea); De Vito, G (De Vito, Giuseppe); Lowery, MM (Lowery, Madeleine M.)[ 1 ] (2013) Analysis of the Effects of Mechanically Induced tremor on EEG-EMG Coherence Using Wavelet and Partial Directed Coherence . In: International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering eds. 6TH INTERNATIONAL IEEE/EMBS CONFERENCE ON NEURAL ENGINEERING (NER) San Diego, CA USA, , 06-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13 , pp.561-564 Link to full text [Details]
Brendan Egan , Domenico Crognale, Mauricio Krause, Karl Cogan, Philip Newsholme, Giuseppe De Vito (2015) Twelve weeks of uncomplicated resistance training increases lean body mass and reduces markers of muscle atrophy in older adults International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia research 2015 Boston, MA USA, , 23-APR-15 - 25-APR-15 , pp.107-107 [Details]
McGrath, D. and Greene, B.R. and Doheny, E.P. and McKeown, D.J. and De Vito, G. and Caulfield, B. (2011) Reliability of quantitative TUG measures of mobility for use in falls risk assessment Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE , pp.466-469 [Details]
McManus, L. M.; Budini, F.; Macaluso, A.; Di Russo, F.; Berchicci, M.; Menotti, F.; Lowery, M. M.; De Vito, G (2012) Alpha EEG-EMG coherence during mechanically induced tremor Annual Meeting of the Neuroscience-Society New Orleans, , 13-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-12 [Details]
O'Hagan C, Medlow P, Rodrigues-Krause J, Murphy C, Colleran G, Davison GW, Boreham C, De Vito G (2012) Metabolic Inflexibility in the Acute Exercise Response of Type 2 Diabetics American College of Sports medicine , pp.829-829 [Details]
Sacchetti M, Bazzucchi I, Felici F, Dewhurst S, De Vito G (2012) Effect Of Exercise Training On Neuromuscular Function Of Arm And Leg Muscles Of Diabetic Patients American College of Sports Medicine , pp.271-271 [Details]
Forte, R Boreham, CAG Brennan, L Leite, JC; De Vito, G Ditroilo, M, Gibney, ER, Krause, J. Rodriguez (2012) Functional and muscular gains in elderly: multicomponent vs. resistance exercise . In: AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING eds. 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference Brisbane Australia, , 20-NOV-12 - 23-NOV-12 , pp.19-20 [Details]
De Vito Giuseppe (2012) The Interplay between metabolic and neuromechanical responses during cyclic movements in humans 63d National Congress of the Italian Physiological Society Verona, Italy, , 21-SEP-12 - 23-OCT-12 , pp.28-28 [Details]
Mair, J., De Vito, G., Ditroilo, M., McKeown, D., Coleman, S., Lowery, M., Caulfield, B., Boreham, C.; (2011) CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO A LOW VOLUME HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE INTERVENTION IN MIDDLE AGED 16th European College of Sport Science annual meeting , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
O'Hagan CJ, De Vito G, Newsholme PN, Boreham CAG; (2011) 3 minutes stages are not sufficient to obtain steady state in walking exercise in sedentary middle-aged men 16th European College of Sport Science annual meeting Liverpool (UK), , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
Ditroilo, M., Cully, L., Boreham, CAG. , De Vito, G. ; (2011) Effect of ageing on quadriceps musculo-articular and muscle stiffness 16th European College of Sport Science annual meeting Liverpool, , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
Krause, M., O'Hagan, O., Rodrigues-Krause, J., De_Vito, G., Boreham, C., Newsholme, P., Colleran, G. and Murphy, C.; (2011) Comparison of baseline values of Total serum Nitrite/Nitrate (tNOx) in sedentary obese and pre-obese male subjects, with or without Type 2 Diabetes 16th European College of Sport Science annual meeting Liverpool (UK), , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
R. Denis, J. Wilkinson, & G. De Vito; (2009) Influence of velocity on Vastus Lateralis and Rectus Femoris oxygenation during maximal knee extension exercises 2009 BASES Annual Conference [Details]
G. De Vito, CI. Morse, MV. Narici; (2010) Effects of muscle cooling on force generation capacity in older and young healthy men XXXIX European Muscle Conference Padova, Italy, , 11-SEP-10 - 15-SEP-10 , pp.36-36 [Details]
J Mair, G De Vito, C Lonsdale, CAG Boreham; (2010) Physiological responses to bench stepping in healthy adult females ¿ A Pilot Study 15th European College of Sport Science Antalya (Turkey) [Details]
Ditroilo M, Watsford M, Fernández-Peña E, D¿Amen G, , Lucertini F, De Vito G; (2010) EFFECT OF FATIGUE ON MUSCLE-TENDON STIFFNESS AND NEUROMUSCULAR PERFORMANCE IN CYCLISTS XVIII conference of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Aalborg, Denmark, , 16-JUN-10 - 19-JUL-10 [Details]
Hunter AM, Ditroilo M, Haslam SJ, De Vito G; (2010) EFFECT OF KNEE JOINT ANGLE ON MECHANICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF HUMAN KNEE FLEXOR MUSCLES XVIII conference of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Aalborg, Denmark, , 16-JUN-10 - 19-JUL-10 [Details]
Forte R, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Lonsdale C, Pesce C and Boreham CAG; (2010) Physical and cognitive factors predict the ability of healthy older women to perform daily tasks independently 15th European College of Sport Science Antalya (Turkey) [Details]
Grosset JF, Crowe L, De Vito G, O¿Shea D, Caulfield B; (2009) Effect of a bout of 1h electrical muscle stimulation on substrate oxidation in obese subjects vs walking activity 14th European College Spoprts Science Oslo, , 24-JUN-09 - 29-JUN-09 [Details]
Murphy N, Berry C, Fisher C, Seed A, De Vito G, Galloway S, Vallance P, McMurray JJV ; (2005) Effects of aldosterone blockade in patients with mild-moderately severe heart failure treated with a beta-blocker . In: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL eds. 27th Congress of the European-Society-of-CardiologyStockholm, SWEDEN Stockholm, , 03-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05 , pp.410-411 [Details]
Pearson, S. J.; Harridge, S. D. R.; Macaluso, A.; DeVito, G.; Galantis, A.; Cobold, M.; Nimmo, M.; Young, A.; (2001) Muscle power in elite master weightlifters aged 43-87 years of age . In: Journal of Physiology (Cambridge) eds. Scientific Meeting of the Physiological Society , 18-DEC-00 - 20-DEC-00 , pp.45p-46p [Details]
Macaluso, A.; Gibb, K. S.; Nimmo, M. A.; Young, A.; De Vito, G; (2001) Effects of dynamic resistance training at different intensities on muscle strength and power in healthy older women Scientific Meeting of the Physiological Society, December 18-20, 2000, London, England, UK London (UK), , 18-DEC-00 - 20-DEC-00 , pp.48-48 [Details]
Author(s): Berry C, Murphy N, De Vito G, Galloway S, Seed A, Fisher C, Hillis WS, Sattar N, Vallance P, McMurray JJV ; (2005) Actions of aldosterone blockade in patients with mild-moderately severe heart failure . In: Heart journal eds. Annual Conference of G-MEX/MICC Manchester, ENGLAND, , 23-MAY-05 - 26-MAY-05 , pp.A20-A20 [Details]
Thomas EE, De Vito G, Macaluso A; (2005) A randomized controlled trial of speed training on a treadmill with body weight unloading in healthy older women . In: FASEB JOURNAL eds. Experimental Biology 2005 Meeting/35th International Congress of Physiological Sciences San Diego, CA, MAR 31-APR 06, , 31-MAR-05 - 06-APR-05 , pp.A1570-A1570 [Details]
Clark K, Fisher M, Cleland SJ, De-Vito G; (2003) Hyperglycaemia does not impair acute maximal exercise performance in non-diabetic men . In: Diabetologia eds. 18th Congress of the International-Diabetes-Federation PARIS, FRANCE, AUG 24-29, 2003, , 23-AUG-03 - 29-AUG-03 , pp.A266-A266 [Details]
Stewart D, Macaluso A, De Vito G; (2002) The effect of active warm-up on surface EMG power spectrum and muscle performance in healthy humans . In: JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON Volume: 543 Supplement: Suppl. S eds. Conference of the Physiological-Society UNIV LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, , 08-JUL-02 - 11-AUG-02 , pp.94P-94P [Details]
Macaluso A, De Vito G, Foster JE, McMillan NC, Nimmo MA; (2000) Strength and power in healthy young and elderly women . In: JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON Volume: 523 Pages: 219P-220P Supplement: Suppl. S Published: FEB 2000 eds. British Physiological Society meeting , pp.219P-220P [Details]
DE VITO G, DIFILIPPO L, MARCHETTI M, RODIO A; (1994) PHYSIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS FOR SAILING (LASER) ATHLETES . In: PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY eds. Annual Meting of the Italian Physiological Society , pp.R15-R15 [Details]

Published Reports

Newsholme P, De Vito G, Boreham C; (2011) DIET, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH. Royal Irish Academy Life science Committee, Dublin. [Details]
                                       

Abstract

Murphy CH, McMorrow AM, McElroy K, Cummins H, McGowan MJ, Rafferty S, De Vito G, McCarthy SN, Corish CA, Egan B & Roche HM (2017) Which handgrip strength cut-offs best predict low physical function in older adults?. United States: Abstract [Details]
O'Hagan, C,Medlow, P,Krause, JR,Murphy, C,Colleran, G,Davison, GW,Boreham, CAG,De Vito, G (2012) Metabolic Inflexibility in the Acute Exercise Response of Type 2 Diabetics. Abstract [Details]
                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

His main research topic concerns neuromuscular adaptations to a variety of interventions. In particular he has conducted a number of studies which investigated aspects of muscle function both in older and young subjects, including: 1) neuro-mechanical adaptations of muscle, tendons and joints to aging and training; 2) effect of muscle temperature on power production;    3) neuromuscular control studied by surface EMG, and the application of surface EMG to the assessment of endurance athletes 4) Essential Tremor, its assessment and potential application of different training strategy as an alternative therapeuthic countermeasure .

More recently, however, he started a new line of research that concerns the study of sarcopenia and how it relates to both aging and chronic diseases such as in type 2 diabetes. In particular, the mechanisms underlying muscle atrophy and the application of specific countermeasures interventions based on exercise and combined (or not) with nutritional supplementation are at present investigated in our laboratory.

Finally, because of his involvement with many teams and sports, Prof. De Vito developed a strong interest in studying human performance. In view of this, when working as a sport physician, he always endeavoured to integrate his work with applied research as testified by the papers published on sports-related subjects. In particular, he developed an expertise in Olympic sailing performance (see for instance his articles on Olympic wind surfing). These investigations contributed to the optimization of both training and performance.


Grant Activity (1997-2007)
Obtained under my supervision or in collaboration:

  • PRIN (Italy); Quantitative evaluation of the link between mobility and physical activity level in subjects of both genders aged 25-75 resident in a metropolitan area.  2007-2009 Euro 50,000
  • IUSM, Rome: Impact of type 2 diabetes and ageing on neuromuscular function of upper and lower limb muscles 2006-2007 - Euro 39,000
  • Health Foundation (PPP): Ambulation training of older subjects on a treadmill with an apparatus to relieve the body weight 2002-2004 - £62,000
  • British Heart Foundation: Is aldosterone receptor antagonism of benefit to patients with mild to moderate chronic heart failure on a beta-blocker?" 2002-2003 - £78,300
  • Research into ageing: Effects of specific speed training on Muscle power and functional ability in elderly women 1999-2001 - £78,800
  • Unilever: Effects of acid base status on sweat composition 1998-2000 - £110,000
  • Remedi: Effects of training on the motor unit recruitment in the elderly 1997 - £14,000


Research Projects

Sponsor : European Space Agency (ESA)
Title : NMEX-EX effects during parabolic flights
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 01-SEP-12
Sponsor : Dairy Crest Group plc
Title : Nutrition formulation for healthy aging
Start Date / End Date : 13-MAY-13 / 12-NOV-13
Sponsor : Smartfish AS
Title : Multi-ingredient nutrition supplement for healthy ageing
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-13 / 31-JAN-15
Sponsor : Danone Trading BV
Title : Danone - Provide Study
Start Date / End Date : 10-FEB-12 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : AnaBio Technologies Ltd
Title : Study of stability and bioavailability in skeletal muscle of an oral creatine supplement delivered by novel encapsulation method
Start Date / End Date : 19-AUG-13 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Functional Food Science, Functional Food Centre (WP8)
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-11 / 31-MAY-13
Sponsor : GE Medical Systems Ireland Ltd/Intel Ireland Ltd.
Title : TRIL 2010
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : GE Medical Systems Ireland Ltd/Intel Ireland Ltd.
Title : TRIL 2010
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : GE Medical Systems Ireland Ltd/Intel Ireland Ltd.
Title : TRIL 2010
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : Council of Directors - Institutes of Technology Sector
Title : Optimisation of exercise prescription for type 2 diabetes
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-09 / 31-MAR-12
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Comparison between strength training and visual feedback training on patients affected by exaggerated physiological tremor and Parkinson disease
Start Date / End Date : 13-OCT-08 / 12-OCT-11

Recent Postgraduates

PhD. Francesco Budini (2012) " Human Muscle tremor: The effects of mechanically amplified oscillations on healthy individuals and potential rehabilitation approach in patients affected by essential tremor." Main Supervisor
PhD. Massimiliano Ditroilo (2012) "The assessment of stiffness with the free-oscillation technique: Technical issues and relationship with sport performance and aging" . Main Supervisor.

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Undergraduate teaching:
BSc in Health and Performance Science - 1st Science of Human performance I : Cells and organs ; Science of Human performance II: Introduction to exercise science.
stage 3 Exercise in the life span; Research thesis II.

Postgraduate teaching:

coordinator of two modules directed to Master students: Human Movement and Sports Biomechanics and cardiovascular and respiratory response to exercise.