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Dr Judith Allgrove


Judith completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of Bristol and obtained her MSc and PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University where she was awarded the Loughborough University Postgraduate Progression Prize for outstanding academic achievement. Her doctoral thesis examined the mucosal immune response to exercise and how this relates to markers of stress and infection risk. After completing her PhD, Judith conducted a Research Associate position at Loughborough University to investigate the role of regular polyphenol intake on exercise-induced oxidative stress. Her current post is Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology at Kingston University which she has had since 2013.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology


  • BSc Physiology (University of Bristol)
  • MSc Exercise Physiology (Loughborough University)
  • PhD Exercise Physiology (Loughborough University)


Judith's principle research interests focus on exercise-induced stress, the immune response and the role that nutritional interventions have on these responses. This involves the study of athletes, the general population and individuals with chronic conditions such as obesity associated disorders and spinal cord injuries. In addition, she is interested in structured exercise training on markers of cardiovascular risk/type 2 diabetes, inflammation and hormones of appetite regulation. Other interests lie in extreme environments including exercise at altitude. She has provided scientific support to organisations such as British Swimming, England Rugby and professional football clubs.

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