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John joined the Department for Health in 2016 as a 50th Anniversary Prize Fellow and is developing a research programme investigating the anti-cancer properties of exercise. John is collaborating with the Bath Royal United Hospital, as well as national and international collaborators, to investigate how exercise and other lifestyle factors influence cancer development.

Prior to undertaking his role as a Prize Fellow, John completed his PhD in 2010 at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham UK. During his PhD, John investigated the benefits of exercise on immunological competency, whereby he conducted randomised-controlled trials to determine how exercise improves vaccination responses in humans. Following his PhD, John undertook 6 years of post-doctoral training at the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham Medical School. During this time, John was involved in the development of the world’s first near-patient test for measuring free light chains (Seralite, Abingdon Health Ltd) - biomarkers for diagnosing and monitoring monoclonal gammopathies including MGUS and multiple myeloma. John has received principle / co-investigator funding from the MRC, NIHR, Cancer Research UK, NASA, the Physiological Society and other funding streams.

Professional memberships

  • International Society for Exercise Immunology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • British Society of Immunology
  • The Physiological Society UK
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Active collaborative links

  • Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, UK
  • School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
  • School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, USA

Research interests

  • Exercise oncology and immunology
  • Lifestyle and cancer prevention
  • Biomarker and assay development

Supervision of early career researchers

Supervision of early career researchers John is happy to be contacted to discuss supervision of research projects in the area of exercise and cancer prevention.

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Cancer
  • Physical Activity
  • Ageing
  • Immnology

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2008 2018

Acute aerobic exercise induces a preferential mobilisation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells into the peripheral blood in man.

Brown, F. F., Campbell, J. P., Wadley, A. J., Fisher, J. P., Aldred, S. & Turner, J. E. 1 Oct 2018 In : Physiology and Behavior. 194, p. 191-198

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dendritic Cells
Exercise
Myeloid Cells
Population
HLA-DR Antigens

Characterisation of immunoparesis in newly diagnosed myeloma and its impact on progression-free and overall survival in both old and recent myeloma trials

Heaney, J. L. J., Campbell, J. P., Cairns, D., Richter, A., Child, J. A., Gregory, W., Jackson, G., Kaiser, M., Owen, R., Davies, F., Morgan, G., Dunn, J. & Drayson, M. T. 20 Jun 2018 In : Leukemia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disease-Free Survival
Immunoglobulin M
Survival
Immunoglobulin A
Immunoglobulin G
2 Citations
Open Access
File
Communicable Diseases
Bacterial Antigens
Mucosal Immunity
Viral Antigens
Opportunistic Infections

Intensified training increases salivary free light chains in trained cyclists: Indication that training volume increases oral inflammation

Heaney, J. L. J., Killer, S. C., Svendsen, I. S., Gleeson, M. & Campbell, J. P. 1 May 2018 In : Physiology and Behavior. 188, p. 181-187 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammation
Light
Saliva
Exercise
Serum
1 Citations

Active multiple myeloma suppresses and typically eliminates coexisting MGUS

Campbell, J. P., Heaney, J. L. J., Pandya, S., Afzal, Z., Kaiser, M. F., Owen, R. G., Child, J. A., Gregory, W. M., Morgan, G. J., Jackson, G. H., Bunce, C. M. & Drayson, M. T. 17 Sep 2017 In : British Journal of Cancer. p. 835-839

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
Multiple Myeloma
Clone Cells
Plasma Cells
Publications