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Dr Hannah Moir

Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise, Kingston University.

Dr Hannah  Moir Areas of expertise

Find out more about Dr Hannah Moir

Overview

Dr Moir has a research and teaching background in health, exercise and sport sciences. Her main interests lie in the influence of exercise on the immune system, and previous research has investigated the role of inflammatory protein production and its role in conditions such as childhood obesity. She is also pursuing her interest in clinical conditions and exercise prescription for inflammatory conditions such as diabetes and arthritis and is investigating the role of nutritional supplements and rehabilitation techniques on muscle damage and inflammation.

Dr Moir was much in demand during the London 2012 Olympics. Her knowledge from researching rehabilitation following sports injuries and sports training stood her in good stead to comment knowledgeably. She is also able to explain and give background information surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs, or doping. 

Hannah is a very experienced media commentator in both national newspapers and broadcast media.

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2011 Post Graduate Certificate in HE Learning and Teaching, Kingston University.
2009 PhD in Biomedical Sciences, UWIC, Cardiff.
2005 BSc (Hons), Science in Health Exercise and Sport, UWIC, Cardiff.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2010 - Lecturer in Exercise and Health Prescription, Kingston University.
2009 - 2010 Lecturer in Health and Exercise Sciences, Kingston University.
2009 Research Associate in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, Loughborough University.
2006 - 2009 Academic Associate/Lecturer in Sport and Physiology, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
1999 - 2005 Various posts.

Research

Davies, N.A., Thomas, A.W., Moir, H., Watkeys, L., Ruffino, J.S., Butcher, L.R., Hughes, M.G., Morris, K., and Webb, R. (2012). Exercise-associated generation of PPARγ ligands activates PPARγ signalling events and upregulates genes related to lipid metabolism. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (5): 806-815.

Moir, H., Sims, C., Butcher, L.R., Davies, N.A., Hughes, M.G.1, Jones, K.P., and Webb, R. (2010). Exercise-induced Immunosuppression: The Roles of Reactive Oxygen Species and 5AMP-activated Protein Kinase AMPK Dephosphorylation within Immune Cells. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108: 1284-1292.

Moir, H., Butcher, L., Jones, K.P., Hughes, M.G., Neale, H., Jia, H., Al-Ismaily, Z. and Webb, R. (2008). AMPK Inactivation in Mononuclear Cells: A Potential Intracellular Mechanism For Exercise-Induced Immuno-suppression. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 33: 75-85.

 

Media Highlights

Hannah is able to talk in general to media about sport and exercise related injuries and rehabilitation. She is also able to comment in general about issues around doping - but cannot comment on individual scenarios. She has commented widely in the national press and has appeared in broadcast media footage.

Professional Body Membership

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Physiological Society
Exercise Immunological Society

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    Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3034
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Contact us

General enquiries:

Journalists only:

  • Communications team
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3034
    Email us
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