Scarlett Moloney

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise:
Sport and exercise sciences

Scarlett is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science and specialises in Exercise Physiology. Scarlett’s main area of research investigates the combined impact of outdoor air pollution and exercise on lung function and airway inflammation.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @ScarlettMol


Scarlett joined the Sport and Exercise Science team here at ARU in September of 2023 and teaches across all degree programmes within the Sport and Exercise Science discipline.

Scarlett is in the final stages of her PhD that focuses on the acute lung function and airway responses to outdoor air pollution and exercise. Scarlett’s research involves adults and children and considers the benefit-to-risk trade off of exercising in air pollution.

Scarlett has several research articles under peer-review and has regularly presented her work and national and international conferences. Scarlett  has supported a range of diverse projects relating to long-covid, health behaviour mapping, and air quality in Suffolk and has used both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Scarlett has presented her research to the Committee of Medical Effects of Air Pollution, and contributed to work on the acute physiological responses to exercising in air pollution in relation to the daily air quality index.

Research interests
  • The acute effects of exercise in varying levels of air pollution exposure on the respiratory system.
  • Air pollution exposure during active travel to and from school
  • Strategies for reducing air pollution exposure during exercise and physical activity
  • Respiratory physiology
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning with Rehabilitation
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Suffolk
  • PhD in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Suffolk (expected 2025)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (expected 2025)
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • Scarlett Moloney & Gavin Devereux (2022) Airway inflammation responses in primary school children after active travel from school. UKRI Policy Support Fund, (£9,751)
Selected recent publications


Martin, C. R., Moloney, S., Fowler, S., Farnworth, F., Tyrrell, K., & Webb, A. (2024). Case study: Evaluation of a long Covid assessment service (LCAS). In R. Rajendram, V. R. Preedy, V. Patel, & C. R. Martin (Eds.), Linking Neuroscience and Behaviour in COVID-19 (1st ed.). Elsevier.

Recent presentations and conferences


Moloney S, Black J, Bury N, Devereux G (2022). ‘The Combined Effect of Outdoor Exercise and Ambient Air Pollution on Parameters of Pulmonary and Immune Function in Habitual Exercisers: A Systematic Review' The Physiological Society, Europhysiology 2022, 16-18 September 2022, Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Moloney S, Black J, Bury N, Devereux G (2022). ‘The Perceived Importance of Air Quality during Outdoor Exercise amongst Habitual Exercisers’ The Physiological Society, Europhysiology 2022, 16-18 September 2022, Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Moloney S, Devereux (2023). ‘The impact of air pollution exposure when walking roadside and park routes at school pick-up time on fractional exhaled nitric oxide in children: A real-world crossover design study.’  The German Physiological Society, 21-23 September 2023, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany