Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group

The Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group (SENPHRG) brings together a diverse array of researchers from across the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

Our research investigates the impact of sport, nutrition and exercise on health, wellbeing, disease and human performance as well as the influence of human behaviour and public health initiatives on long term health through inter-disciplinary research.

Our research expertise spans a wide range of areas including the effect of sport, exercise and nutrition at the cellular and molecular level, and their contribution to health and wellbeing, biomechanical, nutritional, physiological, pharmacological and psychological factors that affect human performance, and the influence of public health initiatives on human behaviour and vice versa.

We work with sport professionals, clinicians, regulatory bodies, patients and fellow researchers, both national and international, from the worlds of academia and industry to advance knowledge and understanding of factors that are major contributors to human performance and the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations.

Our research support includes a range of bodies and organisations including: the MRC/National Prevention Research Initiative Phase 4; the World Anti-Doping Agency; the Food Standards Agency; The British Academy; the Department for Business Innovation & Skills; the Laboratory of the Government Chemist; the National Measurement Office; the London Development Agency; Neal's Yard Remedies; GlaxoSmithKline; South West London Academic Network; The Organix Foundation; Kingston University Enterprise Investment Fund; EU FP6; ESRC.

Research themes

Our research is focused into three main themes, namely:

  1. Physical activity, health and wellbeing
    Hannah MoirJudith Allgrove, Beth Pummell, Declan Naughton
  2. Sport performance and integrity
    Owen Spendiff, Beth Pummell, Michelle Richards, James Brouner, Frank Owusu-Sekyere, Andrea Petroczi, Hannah Moir, Simon Augustus, Simon Loftus
  3. Nutrition and public health
    Declan Naughton, Andrea Petroczi, Judith Allgrove, Pedro Barra, Hilda Mulrooney, Angela Chale, Mike Stolinski

Projects

Safe You

The Safe You research project was conducted by a consortium of global experts across five countries. It investigated the use of performance and appearance enhancing substances (PAES) in 16 to 25 year-olds, showing a variety of use patterns, motives and attitudes towards these substances.

A second phase, Safe You+ will run until 2018.

Contact us

For more information about the Research Group, please contact Hannah Moir.

Core members

Honorary members

  • Chris Easton, University of West Scotland
  • Ann-Marie Knowles, University of Strathclyde
  • Magali Chohan, St Mary's University
  • Katie Dray, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Liz Opara, London Met
  • Nick Tiller, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Laura Martinelli, University of Chichester
  • Chris Pocock, University of Chichester
  • Chen-an Yu, University of Chichester
  • Sam Thrower, Roehampton University
  • Sam Callaghan, St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Paul Waller, Kingston University
  • Elena Eusterwiemann, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Hannah Marshall, Brunel University, Kingston University
  • Nicola Swann, University of Surrey

Current research students

  • Chris Howe (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Ivan Vatolik (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Nicky Swann
  • Matthew Carpenter (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Owen Spendiff 
  • Tom Gurney (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Owen Spendiff
  • Andrew Mingard (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr James Brouner
  • Richard Phillips (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Owen Spendiff
  • Jake Shelley (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Professor Andrea Petroczi
  • Roland Loh (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir 
  • Suchita Hathiramani (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Miss Adejoke Sunday (PhD - Life Sciences) DOS: Liz Opara
  • Luke Taylor (PhD - Life Sciences) DOS: Brian Rooney
  • Sarah Dear (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Vannesa Puentes (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Judith Allgrove
  • Ming Tang (MSc- Nutrition) DOS: Beth Pummell
  • Ellie Rees (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Owen Spendiff

Honorary / past students

  • Anna Kosiuck (Msc - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Nicky Swann
  • Katerina Belogianni (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Luke Morton-Holtham (Msc - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Sam Pooley (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Simone Benedetti (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Judith Allgrove
  • Besim Ali (MSc - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr James Brouner
  • Pablo Domene (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Ricky James (PhD - Life Sciences) DOS: Professor Andrea Petroczi
  • Bamdad Padidar (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Rishi Patel (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Owen Spendiff
  • Joel Paul (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Katharina Poppel (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Ezra Rashid (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Danny Rich (MSc by Research - Life Sciences)
  • Kelly Jane Robertson (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Nella Sole (MSc by Research - Life Sciences)
  • Julie Vargo (PhD - Life Sciences) DOS: Professor Andrea Petroczi
  • Niousha Yarandi (PhD - Life Sciences)
  • Adrian Haggate (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Dr Hannah Moir
  • Adejoke Sunday (PhD - Life Sciences) DOS: Liz Opara
  • Neha Ainsworth (PhD - Sport and Exercise Science) DOS: Professor Andrea Petroczi

Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group