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I am a lecturer within the Division of Human Sciences. I conduct lab-based experimental studies and community-based health intervention research. I teach across Sports and Exercise Science and Biosciences degrees.

I support the notion that Exercise is Medicine and my research centres primarily on the physiological effects of physical activity. My main research interests include resistance training for strength and conditioning, physical activity as a countermeasure to ageing, and enhancing muscle function and exercise performance through using novel interventions.

I recently finalized two research projects: one focused on examining the impact of exercise on the health and wellbeing of older adults, and the other investigated the effects of a novel nutritional supplement on endurance cycling performance, conducted as part of the London Agri Food Innovation Clinic. My contributions extended to a Sport England-funded initiative aimed at reducing inactivity in young females, titled 'This Girl Can with Lambeth.' This project successfully engaged 5000 females in sports and physical activities, providing valuable insights into ways to enhance activity levels within this demographic.

In 2019, I collaborated with the BBC on the documentary 'Truth about Cosmetic Treatments,' conducting a small study on the effects of infrared exercise on fat loss.

Additionally, I collaborate with community organisations and have provided consultation on research and data collection for the charity SilverFit, which creates opportunities for older adults to stay physically active.

Courses taught

Engineering - Extended Degree Programme

Science - Extended Degree Programme

Sport and Exercise Science - BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science - Msc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Austin LuiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Miss Zsofia Eva Szekeres“Getting the old limbs going”: Exploring the emotional and cognitive benefits of exercise and the barriers to participation in older adults PhD
Ms Reisha Edith Matilda HullThis girl can: an ecological approach to investigating physical activity in urban femalesPhD
BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

London South Bank University

1999
2022
M.Res Advanced Instrumentation Systems

University College London

2022
2023
PhD Sport and Exercise Science
2006
2012
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Miscellaneous2024APS_HPC Services_Misc.Co-Investigator
Sport England2019Helping the Active Stay Active When Life ChangesPrincipal Investigator
Cancer Research UK (CRUK)2019Testing E-Cigarette pod-devices: Are EU-TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) compliant pod-devices sufficiently satisfying to UK smokers?Co-Investigator

Filter publications

Sport and Exercise Science and Health
Mileva, K. and Zaidell, L. (2022). Sport and Exercise Science and Health. in: Wills, J. (ed.) Health Studies: an Introduction Springer Nature. pp. 84-124

Comparing the Effects of the EU- Versus the US-JUUL Pod in a Sample of UK Smokers: Nicotine Absorption, Satisfaction, and Other Nicotine-Related Subjective Effects
Kimber, C., Zaidell, L., Hunter, S., Cox, S., Notley, C. and Dawkins, L. (2022). Comparing the Effects of the EU- Versus the US-JUUL Pod in a Sample of UK Smokers: Nicotine Absorption, Satisfaction, and Other Nicotine-Related Subjective Effects. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac289

Study protocol for Testing Nicotine Pod Vaping Devices: Are EU-TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) compliant pod-devices sufficiently satisfying to UK smokers?
Kimber, C., Cox, S., Notley, C., Hunter, S., Zaidell, L. and Dawkins, L. (2021). Study protocol for Testing Nicotine Pod Vaping Devices: Are EU-TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) compliant pod-devices sufficiently satisfying to UK smokers? In-principle acceptance in Nicotine and Tobacco Research. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/D5N2V

This Girl Can, can't she? Perspectives from exercise providers and participants on what factors influence participation  
Hull, R., Zaidell, L., Mileva, K. and De Oliveira, R. (2021). This Girl Can, can't she? Perspectives from exercise providers and participants on what factors influence participation  . Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 57, p. 102043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.102043

Study protocol for comparing the subjective effects and nicotine delivery associated with the use of the EU and the US JUUL pod vaping device in UK smokers
Kimber, C., Cox, S., Caitlin, N., Hunter, S., Zaidell, L. and Dawkins, L. (2020). Study protocol for comparing the subjective effects and nicotine delivery associated with the use of the EU and the US JUUL pod vaping device in UK smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (OUP). https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/5J3EW

Lower body acceleration and muscular responses to rotational and vertical whole-body vibration of different frequencies and amplitudes
Zaidell, L, Mileva, K., James, DC, Bowtell, J, Pollock, RD, Newham, DJ and Sumners, DP (2019). Lower body acceleration and muscular responses to rotational and vertical whole-body vibration of different frequencies and amplitudes. Dose-Response. 17 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1559325818819946

An ecological approach to exploring physical activity interventions aimed at young UK-based females: A narrative systematic review
Hull, R, de Oliveira, R and Zaidell, L (2018). An ecological approach to exploring physical activity interventions aimed at young UK-based females: A narrative systematic review. Psychology. 9 (14). https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2018.914161

Experimental evidence of the tonic vibration reflex during whole-body vibration of the loaded and unloaded leg
Zaidell, L., Mileva, K., Sumners, D.P. and Bowtell, J. (2013). Experimental evidence of the tonic vibration reflex during whole-body vibration of the loaded and unloaded leg. PLoS ONE. 8 (12), p. e85247. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085247