Dr. David Marlin
BSc (Hons), PhD
BSc (Hons), PhD
David Marlin studied physiology and computing at Stirling University in Scotland (UK) from 1978 to 1981. He then trained with dressage rider and coach Judy Harvey (Fellow of the British Horse Society (FBHS) and Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) International dressage judge. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University in 1989 after 4 years studying the responses of Thoroughbred race horses to exercise and training at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. He worked for 3 years in Newmarket as equine exercise physiologist for race horse trainer Luca Cumani. From 1993–1996 he undertook studies ont hermoregulation and transport of horses in the build-up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Gamesin conjunction with the FEI. He was also involved in advising The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), the Hong Kong Jockey Club,International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the FEI on air-conditioning and cooling for horses at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. From 1990 until 2005 David held the position of Senior Scientist and Head of Physiology at the Animal Health Trust. He holds the academic position of Professor in Physiology at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers and book chapters. David’s other affiliations and positions include past Chair of the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP) and editor of Comparative Exercise Physiology. He is the founder of Science Supplements and currently works as a consultant to technology companies in both the human and equine world whilst also pursuing his own research interests in nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics,psychology and performance analysis. He is currently working with the FEI on climate and event management of the Tryon 2018 WEG and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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