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I joined Kingston University in 2010 as Lecturer in Health and Exercise following a Research Associate post in Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry at Loughborough University, and promoted to Associate Professor in Health and Prescription in 2019. I obtained my PhD in 2009 from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, [Biomedical Sciences and Exercise Physiology] on the Expression and activation of the 5'AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in exercising and energy-depleted cells under Dr Richard Webb.
During my academic career I have developed expertise in Learning and Teaching with extensive undergraduate and postgraduate experience. I specialise in Health & Exercise Physiology, Extreme Environments & Ergogenic Aids, Human Nutrition, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology and Research Methods.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA; 2018) and the University Representative for The Physiological Society https://www.physoc.org/
My main research interests span the effects of exercise on immune function and inflammation in both elite sport and clinical conditions. Current research interests concern exercise physiology and recovery patterns in ultra-endurance running/ endurance and physical activity/exercise. My main expertise is inflammatory mediators, immune-metabolic responses, signalling mechanisms and inflammatory mediators in metabolism and skeletal muscle tissue repair and rehabilitation techniques.
I am a theme leader for the Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group - C.L.E.A.N.Sport (Centre for Leading research on Ergogenic performance enhancement, Anti-doping and Nutrition in elite Sport).
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Associate Professor in Health & Exercise Prescription
As an Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Prescription [Learning and Teaching] at Kingston University London I have a pedagogical focus on technology-enhanced learning (TEL), social media use in teaching and addressing the attainment gap and widening participation.
I ave successfully awarded Big Lottery Fund-Reaching Communities grant (2018); Royal Society of Biology Engagement Grant (2018) and Microbiology Society Education and Outreach grant (2018).
My primary taught provisions cover BScs Sport Science, Nutrition and Biological Sciences and MScs Sport & Exercise Science; Applied Exercise for Health where I am module leader on Health & Exercise Physiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology. Delivery on Ergogenic Aids and Doping in Sport, Research Methods and Human Nutrition. I ahve also been a guest lecturer for St George's Hospital, University of London MSc Rehabilitation Sciences and MSc Exercise for Health and am also an invited lecturer at Merrist Wood College (HND in Sport); Bedfordshire University (BSc Sport and Exercise Science); St Marys University Twickenham (MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology);
I have contributed to the successive record in National Student Survey (NSS) 100% student satisfaction (2015-2019) and Guardian League rankings (2020) for our Sport Science courses.
I have also been Senior Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach Tutor for School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry.
Externally I am an external examiner for BSc and MSc courses in Sport and Exercise Sciences, with recent appointments at Newman University Birmingham (2016-2020), and Liverpool John Moores University (2020-2022).
I am a Co-opt School Governor for a local Elmbridge School where I sit on the Learning & Achievement, Finance and Strategy and Resources Committees.I am also a Qualification Consultant for Edexcel and Pearson Education.
I am the University Representative for the for the Physiological Society https://www.physoc.org/
I am a co-theme leader for the Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group under IhSHA.
My research focuses on exercise physiology in endurance performance,and recovery patterns in ultra-endurance running/ endurance and physical activity/exercise; exercise biochemistry and immunology response to exercise, and exercise prescription for health.
My main expertise is inflammatory mediators, immune-metabolic responses, signalling mechanisms and inflammatory mediators in metabolism and skeletal muscle tissue repair and rehabilitation techniques.
I am also interested in doping and anti-doping and Drug Use for Human Enhancement and Methods of doping such as Blood Doping in sport the use of exercise prescription in clinical disease management for inflammatory conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancers and cardiorespiratory diseases.
I will be taking on the role of University Designated Individual for the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) in Sept 2020 https://www.hta.gov.uk/
Funding Panel Grant Reviewer
Hathiramani, S., Pettengell, R., Moir, H. and Younis, A. (2020) Relaxation versus exercise for improved quality of life in lymphoma survivors : a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, ISSN (print) 1932-2259 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Taylor, Luke, Remeskevcius, Vytautas, Saskoy, Lili, Brodie, Tara, Mahmud, Jeshan, Moir, Hannah, Brouner, James, Howe, Christopher, Thatti, Baljit, O'Connell, Sein, Trotter, Gavin and Rooney, Brian (2020) Determination of ethanol in micro-volumes of blood by headspace gas chromatography : statistical comparison between capillary and venous sampling sites. Medicine Science and the Law, ISSN (print) 0025-8024 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Poulsen, Helen, McCarthy, Mary-Jane, Baker, Jessica, Verma, Avnish, Moir, Hannah J, Brodie, Tara, Thatti, Baljit, Trotter, Gavin and Rooney, Brian (2020) Toxicological assessment of the role of alcohol and drugs in drug-facilitated sexual assault cases in New Zealand. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, ISSN (print) 0146-4760 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Loh, Roland, Stamatakis, Emmanuel, Folkerts, Dirk, Allgrove, Judith E. and Moir, Hannah J. (2020) Effects of interrupting prolonged sitting with physical activity breaks on blood glucose, insulin and triacylglycerol measures : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 50(2), pp. 295-330. ISSN (print) 0112-1642
Pooley, Sam, Spendiff, Owen, Allen, Matt and Moir, Hannah Jayne (2020) Comparative efficacy of active recovery and cold water immersion as post-match recovery interventions in elite youth soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(11-12), pp. 1423-1431. ISSN (print) 0264-0414
Hathiramani, Suchita, Pettengell, Ruth, Moir, Hannah and Younis, Ahmed (2019) Relaxation and exercise in lymphoma survivors (REIL study) : a randomised clinical trial protocol. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11, p. 17. ISSN (online) 2052-1847
Hathiramani, Suchita, Pettengell, R., Moir, H. and Younis, A. (2019) Lymphoma survivors' experience of participation in a home-based intervention post-chemotherapy. Quality of Life Research, 28(11), pp. 2951-2955. ISSN (print) 0962-9343
Moir, Hannah J., Kemp, Rachael, Folkerts, Dirk, Spendiff, Owen, Pavlidis, Cristina and Opara, Elizabeth (2019) Genes and elite marathon running performance : a systematic review. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 18, pp. 559-568. ISSN (print) 1303-2968
Howe, Christopher C.F., Pummell, Elizabeth, Pang, Susan, Spendiff, Owen and Moir, Hannah (2019) Emotional intelligence and mood states impact on the stress response to a treadmill ultramarathon. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(7), pp. 763-768. ISSN (print) 1440-2440
Benedetti, Simone, Al-Tannak, Naser F., Alzharani, Mansour, Moir, Hannah J., Stensel, David J., Thackray, Alice E., Naughton, Declan, Dorak, Mehmet T., Spendiff, Owen, Hill, Natasha, Watson, David G. and Allgrove, Judith (2019) Plasma free fatty acids metabolic profile with LC-MS and appetite-related hormones in South Asian and White European men in relation to adiposity, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness : a cross-sectional study. Metabolites, 9(4), p. 71. ISSN (online) 2218-1989
Kemp, Rachael N., Loh, Roland, Howe, Christopher C.F. and Moir, Hannah J. (2019) Relationship of inflammatory response and mood to high-intensity interval exercise. Translational Sports Medicine, 2(1), pp. 3-10. ISSN (online) 2573-8488
Belogianni, Katerina, Ooms, Ann, Ahmed, Hafez, Nikoletou, Dimitra, Grant, Robert, Makris, Dimitrios and Moir, Hannah J. (2019) Rationale and design of an online educational program using game-based learning to improve nutrition and physical activity outcomes among university students in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 38(1), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 0731-5724
Howe, Christopher, Alshehri, Ahmed, Muggeridge, David, Mullen, Alexander, Boyd, Marie, Spendiff, Owen, Moir, Hannah and Watson, David (2018) Untargeted metabolomics profiling of an 80.5 km simulated treadmill ultramarathon. Metabolites, 8(1), p. 14. ISSN (online) 2218-1989
Pooley, Sam, Spendiff, Owen, Allen, Matt and Moir, Hannah J. (2017) Static stretching does not enhance recovery time in elite youth soccer players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 3(1), e000202. ISSN (online) 2055-7647
Howe, Christopher C.F., Moir, Hannah J. and Easton, Chris (2017) Classification of physical activity cut-points and the estimation of energy expenditure during walking using the GT3X+ accelerometer in overweight and obese adults. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21(3), pp. 127-133. ISSN (print) 1091-367X
Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2016) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(2), pp. 190-196. ISSN (print) 2095-2546
Domene, Pablo A, Moir, Hannah J, Pummell, Elizabeth, Knox, Allan and Easton, Chris (2016) The health-enhancing efficacy of Zumba® fitness : an 8-week randomised controlled study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(15), pp. 1396-1404. ISSN (print) 0264-0414
Davies, N. A., Watkeys, L., Butcher, L., Potter, S., Hughes, M. G., Moir, H., Morris, K., Thomas, A. W. and Webb, R. (2015) The contributions of oxidative stress, oxidised lipoproteins and AMPK towards exercise-associated PPARγ signalling within human monocytic cells. Free Radical Research, 49(1), pp. 45-56. ISSN (print) 1071-5762
Saini, A., Faulkner, S., Moir, H., Warwick, P., King, J. and Nimmo, M. (2014) Interleukin-6 in combination with the interleukin-6 receptor stimulates glucose uptake in resting human skeletal muscle independently of insulin action. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 16(10), pp. 931-936. ISSN (print) 1462-8902
Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah. J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris. (2014) Physiological and perceptual responses to Latin partner-based social dance. Human Movement Science, 37, pp. 32-41. ISSN (print) 0167-9457
Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah, Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2014) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5), p. 667. ISSN (print) 0195-9131
Zwygart, K A, Howe, Christopher and Moir, H J (2013) The acute effects of exercise on post-exercise inflammation and iron regulation: a comparison between trained and untrained men. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(17), e4. ISSN (print) 0306-3674
Youngman, E., Howe, C. and Moir, H. (2013) The effects of alti-vit on exercise performance at altitude. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(17), e4. ISSN (print) 0306-3674
Thomas, A. W., Davies, N. A., Moir, H., Watkeys, L., Ruffino, J. S., Isa, S. A., Butcher, L. R., Hughes, M. G., Morris, K. and Webb, R. (2012) Exercise-associated generation of PPAR ligands activates PPAR signaling events and upregulates genes related to lipid metabolism. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(5), pp. 806-815. ISSN (print) 8750-7587
Moir, Hannah, Hughes, Michael G., Potter, Stephen, Sims, Craig, Butcher, Lee R., Davies, Nia A., Verheggen, Kenneth, Jones, Kenneth P., Thomas, Andrew W. and Webb, Richard (2010) Exercise-induced immunosuppression: roles of reactive oxygen species and 5′-AMP-activated protein kinase dephosphorylation within immune cells. Journal of Applied Physiology, 108(5), pp. 1284-1292. ISSN (print) 8750-7587
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(1), pp. 75-85. ISSN (print) 1715-5312
Moir, Hannah, Butcher, Lee, Jones, Ken P., Hughes, Michael G., Neale, Huw, Jia, Huidong, Al-Ismaily, Zuleikha and Webb, Richard (2008) AMPK inactivation in mononuclear cells: a potential intracellular mechanism for exercise-induced immunosuppression. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, 33(1), pp. 75-85. ISSN (print) 1715-5312
Shelley, Jake, Howe, Christopher, Moir, Hannah and Petroczi, Andrea (2019) Testosterone in Sport: The Androgen Response to Extreme Endurance. In: Datta, Sourya and Bagchi, Debasis, (eds.) Extreme and Rare Sports: Performance Demands, Drivers, Functional Foods, and Nutrition. Florida, : CRC Press, U.S. pp. 193-204. ISBN 9781138091443
Shelley, Jake, Moir, Hannah Jayne and Petroczi, Andrea (2019) The use and misuse of testosterone in sport : the challenges and opportunities in doping control. In: Bagchi, Debasis , Nair, Sreejayan and Sen, Chandan K., (eds.) Nutrition and enhanced sports performance. 2nd ed. London, U.K. : Academic Press. pp. 571-580. ISBN 9780128139226
Hathiramani, Suchita, Pettengell, Ruth, Moir, Hannah and Younis, Ahmed (2018) Relaxation and exercise in lymphoma survivors (REIL Study). In: 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress; 15-17 Oct 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Loh, Roland, Stamatakis, Emmanuel, Folkerts, Dirk, Allgrove, Judith and Moir, Hannah (2018) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interrupting prolonged sitting with physical activity breaks on blood glucose, insulin, traicylglycerol. In: 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress; 15-17 Oct 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Hathiramani, Suchita, Pettengell, Ruth, Moir, Hannah and Younis, Ahmed (2018) Experience of participation in the REIL (Relaxation and Exercise In Lymphoma) Study. In: 17th Acta Oncologica Symposium; 10-11 Sep 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Unpublished)
Howe, C.C.F, Pummell, E., Pang, S., Spendiff, O. and Moir, H.J. (2018) Trait emotional intelligence, mood states & cortisol response to a treadmill ultramarathon. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)
Loh, R., Stamatakis, E., Folkers, D., Allgrove, J. and Moir, H. (2018) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interrupting prolonged sitting with physical activity breaks on blood glucose, insulin, triacylglycerol. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)
Moir, Hannah Jayne (2018) The use of Periscope, Twitter and Instagram to enhance student learning experience and engagement in Life Sciences. In: Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018 : Teaching in the spotlight: Learning from global communities; 03 - 05 Jul 2018, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Moir, H.J., Howe, C.C.F., Alsheheri, A., Muggeridge, D., Mullen, A.B., Boyd, M., Spendiff, O. and Watson, D.G. (2018) Novel use of untargetted metabolomic profiling of treadmill ultramarathon running. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)
Kemp, Rachael, Loh, Roland, Howe, Christopher and Moir, Hannah (2018) Inflammatory response and the relationship to mood following high-intensity interval exercise. In: 1st Symposium of the UK Society for Exercise Immunology; 12 Apr 2018, Loughborough, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Benedetti, Simone, Moir, Hannah, Naughton, Declan, Hill, Natasha, Stensel, David, Thackray, Alice and Allgrove, Judith (2018) Physical activity, and risk factors for Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease in South Asian and European men. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018; 14 -18 Mar 2018, London, U.K.. (In Press)
Alshehri, Ahmed, Howe, Christopher, Muggeridge, David, Mullen, Alexander B., Boyd, Marie, Spendiff, Owen, Pummell, Elizabeth, Moir, Hannah J. and Watson, David G. (2017) Untargeted metabolomics profiling of ultramarathon exercise simulated on a treadmill in healthy adults. In: MetaboMeeting 2017; 11-13 Dec 2017, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Loh, Roland, Stamatakis, E, Allgrove, Judith and Moir, Hannah (2017) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interrupting prolonged sitting with physical activity breaks on glycaemia, insulinaemia, lipaemia. In: The integrative physiology of physical inactivity across the lifespan symposium; 01 Dec 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Szeles, A, Justice, H, Kemp, R, Le Roy, O, Richards, Michelle, Usman, Salman, Thrower, Samuel and Moir, Hannah (2017) Interactive ‘multimedia-based’ virtual learning tools to support practical competencies and research methods for improvements in student progression and employability. In: Festival of Learning 2017; 19 Jun 2017, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Moir, Hannah, Justice, Haley, Kemp, Rachael, Le Roy, Oriane Le, Richards, Michelle, Szeles, Alis and Thrower, Sam (2017) Designing creative tools to support practical competencies and research methods. In: 9th Annual Learning at City Conference 2017; 21 Jun 2017, London.
Morton-Holtham, Luke and Moir, Hannah (2016) The effects of Buteyko breathing techniques on Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. In: Physiology 2016; 29-31 Jul 2016, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Pooley, Sam, Allen, Matt, Spendiff, Owen and Moir, Hannah (2016) The effect of static stretching on muscle recovery following competitive soccer matches. In: European College of Sport Science (ECSS) 21st Annual Congress; 6 - 9 Jul 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Moir, Hannah J. and Howe, Christopher (2015) Body mass changes and fluid consumption during an 80.5-km treadmill time trial. In: Wilderness Medical Society's 2015 Summer Scientific Conference; 23 - 24 Jun 2015, Squaw Valley, U.S..
Howe, Christopher C.F. and Moir, Hannah J. (2015) Energy cost of running during a bout of 80.5-km treadmill running. In: Wilderness Medical Society's 2015 Summer Scientific Conference; 23 - 24 Jun 2015, Squaw Valley, U.S..
Howe, Christopher C.F., Busby, Olivia C., Spice, Christopher and Moir, Hannah J. (2014) Energy and macronutrient intake during 28 days continuous ultra-running covering 1261.7 km. In: American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting; 27 - 31 May 2014, Orlando, Florida, U.S..
Rooney, N.L, Whiteley, Sophie and Moir, Hannah (2014) Prevalence of metabolic disorders in a university population and the effect of a pre-prevention intervention. In: Obesity: A Physiological Perspective; 10-12 Sep 2014, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.. (Unpublished)
I contribute to Leadership and Management across a range of University admission processes, community engagement and student needs:
Directing recruitment and accessibility through Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach
I have led admissions and recruitment strategies as senior admissions tutor, managing staff in admission processes, open day and recruitment events; as well as broadening the Universities reach through outreach and widening participation.
Inspiring others to develop academic/professional activity through innovation in Outreach through the HEFCE STEM Outreach Centre and Lab in a Lorry, the National Science & Engineering Saturday Club and National STEM Ambassadors.
Sport & Exercise Research Strategy
As co-chair of the Sport Exercise Nutrition and Public Health research group have have developed and implemented the faculty strategic plan to oversee REF2021 sport and exercise provisions at school level.
Roles and Responsibilities:
I will be taking on the role of University Designated Individual for the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) in Sept 2020 https://www.hta.gov.uk/ and will sit on the Faculty Health and Safety Committee
Sport Science students Louise and Tom talk about their experience studying at Kingston University.
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Heat acclimation expertise helps Sir Ranulph Fiennes and other British athletes prepare for the rigours of the Marathon des Sables footrace
National Science And Engineering Saturday Club at Kingston University Presents a Journey into Space Students talk about their experiences at the National Science and Engineering Saturday Club that ran for six months in 2014, targeting local Year 10 pupils. This was the first Sorrell Foundation Saturday Club in the country to focus on science rather than art and design.