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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Subir Gupta

Dr. Subir Gupta

Lecturer in Physiology

Preclinical and Health Sciences


Dr. Subir Gupta has joined in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Cave Hill in 2008. After earning his PhD from the University of Calcutta, Dr Gupta worked as an exercise physiologist at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala, India, from where he moved to join as a work physiologist in Steel Authority of India Limited at RSP, Rourkela, India. Before joining in UWI, he worked as an assistant professor at the School of Medicine of the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and thereafter, at the Misurata University Medical College in Libya.

Dr. Gupta teaches neurophysiology to the students of DM Psychiatry, and a number of areas of physiology to the MBBS and Bachelor of Health Science students. Exercise physiology is the major area of research interest of Dr Gupta. He has a specific focus on cardiovascular stress and metabolic response of competitive athletes during game and training. He currently holds an appointment as a Visiting Professor at the Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education (JKAPE), Katowice, Poland, where he collaborates on a number of research projects on exercise physiology and sports science. 


  • BSc Hons.(Univ. of Calcutta)
  • MSc in Physiology  (Univ. of Calcutta)
  • PhD in Physiology (Univ. of Calcutta)

Research Areas

Human body experiences stress at each and every monment of its existence. However, the physiological demand experienced by athletes during competitive sports frequently reaches close to the limit of their tolerance. Cardiovascular stress and metabolic changes during various team sports, track and field events, and swimming are the major areas of my research. My research also concentrates on matching the physiological profile of individuals with their performance on the field. Many of my studies focus on the production and disappearance of lactate during and after various sport events and its application in training program.

1)Effect of rest period duration on on-ice repeated sprint skating ability performance in ice hockey players

2)Effects of in-water, dry-land, and a combination of in-water and dry-land warm-ups on 100-meter front crawl swimming performance.

Both of the above projects are funded by Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland. The total amount of fund for both the projects is approximately US$1,500 (excluding the cost of the existing equipments in the institute). The first project is almost at the end stage.

Teaching Areas

  • Cell Signalling
  • Cardiac and Vascular Physiology
  • Basic Hematology
  • Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology
  • Urinary and Reproductive Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology


1. Gupta S, Stanula A, Goswami A. Peak Blood Lactate Concentration and Its Arrival Time Following Different Track Running Events in Under-20 Male Track Athletes. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2021 Apr 12:1-9. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2020-0685. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33848978. (Impact Factor 4.010).

2. Krishnamurthy K, Sobers N, Kumar A, Ojeh N, Scott A, Cave C, Gupta S, Bradford-King J, Sa B, Adams OP, Campbell MH, Majumder MAA. COVID-19 Vaccine Intent Among Health Care Professionals of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2021 Nov 30;14:3309-3319. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S336952. PMID: 34876817; PMCID: PMC8643144. (Impact Factor 2.78)

3. Stanula,A.;Gupta,S.; Baron, J.; Bieniec, A.; Tomik, R.; Gabrys, T.; Valach, P.; Swinarew, A.S. A Comparative Study of Two-Minute versus Three-Minute Passive Recovery on Sprint Skating Performance of Ice Hockey Forwards and Defensemen. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 13029. https:// (Impact Factor 3.39).

4. Gupta S, Baron J, Bieniec A, Swinarew A, Stanula A. Relationship between vertical jump tests and ice-skating performance in junior Polish ice hockey players. Biology of Sport. 2023;40(1):225-232. doi:10.5114/biolsport.2023.112972. (Ahead of print) (Impact Factor 4.650).

5. Baron Jakub, Gupta Subir, Bieniec Anna, Klich Grzegorz, Gabryƛ Tomasz, Swinarew Andrzej, Svatora Karel, Stanula Arkadiusz. Effects of Two Different Durations of Passive Recovery Between Sets of Repeated Sprint Skating Ability Tests on the Repeated Skating Ability of Ice Hockey Forwards and Defensemen. Journal of Human Kinetics (Impact Factor 2.923). (Ahead of print)

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Additional Info

Visiting Professor at the Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland.


Lactate removal, peak lactate, cardiovascular stress, lactate response.

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