Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Graham Askew

BSc, PhD 1995, Leeds
Associate Professsor in Muscle Function & Movement
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact:  Garstang 5.55a | +44(0) 113 34 32897 | email address for Dr Graham Askew 

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Admin roles

FBS Graduate School Committee

Modules taught

BIOC2201/SPSC2201 - Exercise Biochemistry
BLGY2330 - Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course
BMSC1110/SPSC1220 - Foundation modules
SPSC2302 - Exercise Physiology in Sport, Health and Disease
SPSC2304 - Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 2
SPSC2304/2213 - Mechanics of Sport and Exercise
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II


Member of Graduate School Committee

Centre membership: The Earth and Biosphere Institute

Group Leader Dr Graham Askew  (Associate Professsor in Muscle Function & Movement)

Dr Maria Jose Fernandez  (Research Fellow)


Alexander Evans  
Marion Kauffmann  
Roger Kissane  
Laura McFarlane  
Thomas Neil  
Katie Nicoll Baines  

Askew GN; Formenti F; Minetti AE Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers' locomotor performance. Proc Biol Sci 279 640-644, 2012
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Miller G; Neilan M; Chia R; Gheryani N; Holt N; Charbit A; Wells S; Tucci V; Lalanne Z; Denny P; Fisher EMC; Cheeseman M; Askew GN; Dear TN ENU Mutagenesis Reveals a Novel Phenotype of Reduced Limb Strength in Mice Lacking Fibrillin 2 PLOS ONE 5 -, 2010

Askew GN; Tregear RT; Ellington CP The scaling of myofibrillar actomyosin ATPase activity in apid bee flight muscle in relation to hovering flight energetics J EXP BIOL 213 1195-1206, 2010

Morris CR; Askew GN The mechanical power output of the pectoralis muscle of cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus): the in vivo muscle length trajectory and activity patterns and their implications for power modulation J EXP BIOL 213 2770-2780, 2010

Morris CR; Nelson FE; Askew GN The metabolic power requirements of flight and estimations of flight muscle efficiency in the cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) J EXP BIOL 213 2788-2796, 2010

Morris CR; Askew GN Comparison between mechanical power requirements of flight estimated using an aerodynamic model and in vitro muscle performance in the cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) J EXP BIOL 213 2781-2787, 2010

Holt NC; Askew GN The effects of asymmetric length trajectories on the initial mechanical efficiency of mouse soleus muscles. J Exp Biol 215 324-330, 2012
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Holt NC; Askew GN Locomotion on a slope in leaf-cutter ants: metabolic energy use, behavioural adaptations and the implications for route selection on hilly terrain. J Exp Biol 215 2545-2550, 2012
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Ellerby DJ; Askew GN Modulation of pectoralis muscle function in budgerigars Melopsitaccus undulatus and zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata in response to changing flight speed J EXP BIOL 210 3789-3797, 2007

Askew GN; Ellerby DJ The mechanical power requirements of avian flight BIOLOGY LETT 3 445-448, 2007

Ellerby DJ; Askew GN Modulation of flight muscle power output in budgerigars Melopsittacus undulatus and zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata: in vitro muscle performance J EXP BIOL 210 3780-3788, 2007

West TG; Donohoe PH; Staples JF; Askew GN Tribute to R.G. Boutilier: The role for skeletal muscle in the hypoxia-induced hypometabolic responses of submerged frogs J EXP BIOL 209 1159-1168, 2006

James RS; Wilson RS; Askew GN Effects of caffeine on mouse skeletal muscle power output during recovery from fatigue J APPL PHYSIOL 96 545-552, 2004

Askew GN; Marsh RL Muscle designed for maximum short-term power output: quail flight muscle. J Exp Biol 205 2153-2160, 2002
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Askew GN; Cox VM; Altringham JD; Goldspink DF Mechanical properties of the latissimus dorsi muscle after cyclic training Journal of Applied Physiology 93 649-659, 2002

Askew GN; Marsh RL; Ellington CP The mechanical power output of the flight muscles of blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis) during take-off. J Exp Biol 204 3601-3619, 2001
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Askew GN; Marsh RL The mechanical power output of the pectoralis muscle of blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis): the in vivo length cycle and its implications for muscle performance. J Exp Biol 204 3587-3600, 2001
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Askew GN; Marsh RL Optimal relative shortening velocity (V/Vmax) of skeletal muscle during cyclical contractions: length-force effects and velocity dependent activation and deactivation Journal of Experimental Biology 201 1527-1540, 1998

Askew GN; Young IS; Altringham JD Fatigue of mouse soleus muscle using the work loop technique Journal of Experimental Biology 200 2907-2912, 1997

Askew GN; Marsh RL The effects of length trajectory on the mechanical power output of mouse skeletal muscles Journal of Experimental Biology 200 3119-3131, 1997