Dr Stone Hsieh


Dr. Hsieh's research focuses on how lifestyle choices and health-related factors affect typical and atypical brain development from childhood to adulthood. His ongoing work continuous to examine how different interventions (e.g., exercise, non-invasive brain stimulation) modulate brain, cognition, and mental health in individuals with typical and atypical neurocognitive development. His research also addresses how different interventions modulates our eating behaviours and energy intake. Dr. Hsieh is particularly interested in the underlying neural (e.g., EEG), biological (e.g., HRV), and endocrinal (e.g., hormones) mechanisms that drive exercise-induced changes in brain and cognition, as well as how a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms support the development of effective interventions.

Dr. Hsieh completed his PhD in exercise psychophysiology in the Sport and Exercise Psychophysiology Laboratory at National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan) in 2018. Afterwards, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University (United States) between 2019 to 2021. He joined Kingston University as a Lecturer in Biological Psychology in September 2021.

For details of his research, please see Dr. Hsieh's CV, lab page, and ResearchGate page:

CV:  https://kingston.box.com/s/o5g8swjwaspo4o7yef9zekcks5u4jotv

Lab page: https://sites.google.com/view/breadlab/home?authuser=0

RG: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shu-Shih-Hsieh

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Biological Psychology


  • Ph.D. in Exercise Psychophysiology
  • M.Ed in Exercise Physiology

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Dr. Hsieh is recruiting PhD students who are interested in following two research topics:

1. Effects of exercise and non-invasive brain stimulation on brain function, appetite, and energy intake


2. Effects of exercise on brain function, cognition, and academic achievement in children with ADHD

Prospective students should email Dr. Hsieh with your CV and a brief summary of your research experience and interests. Such communication will allow for clarification of issues regarding research opportunities, potential for funding and RA opportunity, and other questions you may have.

Research Funding

  • 1st KU Grant (Sep 2022 to Dec 2022). Effects of acute exercise on general and food inhibitory control, appetite, and energy intake. Kingston University. Award: £9,960 (PI).
  • Postdoctoral Research Abroad Fellowship (Jan 2021 to Dec 2021). Effects of high-intensity interval training and continuous aerobic exercise on cognition, brain function, and academic achievements in school-age children. Ministry of Science and Technology. Award: £33,925 (PI)
  • Individual Predoctoral Thesis Fellowship (Aug 2017 to Jul 2018). An examination for age as a moderator to the relationship between acute exercise and executive function. Ministry of Science and Technology. Award: £11,273 (PI)

Journal Editorship

  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Psychology (2022-)

Journal Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2021-)
  • Frontiers in Psychology (2021-)

Areas of specialism

  • sport science
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • biological psychology

Scholarly affiliations

  • International Society of Sport Psychology


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Number of items: 22.


Chueh, Ting-Yu, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Tsai, Yu-Jung, Yu, Chien-Lin, Hung, Chiao-Ling, Benzing, Valentin, Schmidt, Mirko, Chang, Yu-Kai, Hillman, Charles H. and Hung, Tsung-Min (2022) Effects of a single bout of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on executive functions in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, p. 102097. ISSN (print) 1469-0292

Kao, Shih-Chun, Tsai, Yu-Jung, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chen, I-Fan, Schmitt, Sara and Hung, Tsung-Min (2022) The relationship of muscular endurance and coordination and dexterity with behavioral and neuroelectric indices of attention in preschool children. Scientific Reports, 12(1), ISSN (print) 2045-2322

Chueh, Ting-Yu, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Tsai, Yu-Jung, Yu, Chien-Lin, Huang, Chung-Ju and Hung, Tsung-Min (2021) The relationship between internalizing problems and acute exercise duration in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : the role of frontal alpha asymmetry. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 118, p. 104063. ISSN (print) 0891-4222

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Raine, Lauren B., Ortega, Francisco B. and Hillman, Charles H. (2021) The role of chronic physical activity in alleviating the detrimental relationship of childhood obesity on brain and cognition. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, ISSN (print) 2509-3290 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Tsai, Yu-Jung, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Huang, Chung-Ju and Hung, Tsung-Min (2021) Dose-response effects of acute aerobic exercise intensity on inhibitory control in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, ISSN (print) 1662-5161 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Lin, Chih-Chien, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chang, Yu-Kai, Huang, Chung-Ju, Hillman, Charles H. and Hung, Tsung-Min (2021) Up-regulation of proactive control is associated with beneficial effects of a childhood gymnastics program on response preparation and working memory. Brain and Cognition, 149, p. 105695. ISSN (print) 0278-2626

Raine, Lauren B., McDonald, Katherine, Shigeta, Tatsuya T., Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Hunt, Jennifer, Chiarlitti, Nathan A., Lim, Michelle, Gebhardt, Kristen, Collins, Nina, De Lisio, Michael, Mullen, Sean P., Kramer, Arthur F. and Hillman, Charles (2021) Sympathetic Nervous System and Exercise Affects Cognition in Youth (SNEACY) : study protocol for a randomized crossover trial. Trials, 22(1), ISSN (print) 1745-6215

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chueh, Ting-Yu, Huang, Chung-Ju, Kao, Shih-Chun, Hillman, Charles H., Chang, Yu-Kai and Hung, Tsung-Min (2021) Systematic review of the acute and chronic effects of high-intensity interval training on executive function across the lifespan. Journal of Sports Sciences, 39(1), pp. 10-22. ISSN (print) 0264-0414

Ai, Jing-Yi, Chen, Feng-Tzu, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Kao, Shih-Chun, Chen, Ai-Guo, Hung, Tsung-Min and Chang, Yu-Kai (2021) The effect of acute high-intensity interval training on executive function : a systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), p. 3593. ISSN (print) 1660-4601

Lin, Ting-Yu, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chueh, Ting-Yu, Huang, Chung-Ju and Hung, Tsung-Min (2021) The effects of barbell resistance exercise on information processing speed and conflict-related ERP in older adults : a crossover randomized controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 11, p. 9137. ISSN (print) 2045-2322

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chueh, Ting‐Yu, Morris, Timothy P. [Auditor], Kao, Shih‐Chun, Westfall, Daniel R., Raine, Lauren B., Hopman, Rachel J., Pontifex, Matthew B., Castelli, Darla M., Kramer, Arthur F. and Hillman, Charles H. (2020) Greater childhood cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better top‐down cognitive control : a midfrontal theta oscillation study. Psychophysiology, 57(12), e13678. ISSN (print) 0048-5772

Tsai, Yu-Jung, Huang, Chung-Ju, Hung, Chiao-Ling, Kao, Shih-Chun, Lin, Chi-Fang, Hsieh, Shu-Shih and Hung, Tsung-Min (2020) Muscular fitness, motor competence, and processing speed in preschool children. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 17(3), pp. 415-431. ISSN (print) 1740-5629

Yu, Chien-Lin, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chueh, Ting-Yu, Huang, Chung-Ju, Hillman, Charles H. and Hung, Tsung-Min (2020) The effects of acute aerobic exercise on inhibitory control and resting state heart rate variability in children with ADHD. Scientific Reports, 10(1), p. 19958. ISSN (print) 2045-2322

Yu, Chien-Lin, Chueh, Ting-Yu, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Tsai, Yu-Jung, Hung, Chiao-Ling, Huang, Chung-Ju, Wu, Chien-Ting and Hung, Tsung-Min (2019) Motor competence moderates relationship between moderate to vigorous physical activity and resting EEG in children with ADHD. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 17, p. 100302. ISSN (print) 1755-2966

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Tsai, Jia-Ren, Chang, Shao-Hsi, Ho, Jen-Yu, Chen, Jui-Fu, Chen, Po-Hsi, Sung, Yao-Ting and Hung, Tsung-Min (2019) The subject-dependent, cumulative, and recency association of aerobic fitness with academic performance in Taiwanese junior high school students. BMC Pediatrics, 19(1), ISSN (print) 1471-2431

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Huang, Chung-Ju, Wu, Chien-Ting, Chang, Yu-Kai and Hung, Tsung-Min (2018) Acute exercise facilitates the N450 inhibition marker and P3 attention marker during Stroop test in young and older adults. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(11), p. 391. ISSN (print) 2077-0383

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Fung, Dennis, Tsai, Heng, Chang, Yu-Kai, Huang, Chung-Ju and Hung, Tsung-Min (2018) Differences in working memory as a function of physical activity in children. Neuropsychology, 32(7), pp. 797-808. ISSN (print) 0894-4105

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Tsai, Jia-Ren, Chang, Shao-Hsi, Cheng, Chih-Fu, Sung, Yao-Ting and Hung, Tsung-Min (2018) The relations between 3-year changes in physical fitness and academic performance in nationally representative sample of junior high school students. Scientific Reports, 8(1), p. 15978. ISSN (print) 2045-2322

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Lin, Chih-Chien, Chang, Yu-Kai, Huang, Chung-Ju and Hung, Tsung-Min (2017) Effects of childhood gymnastics program on spatial working memory. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(12), pp. 2537-2547. ISSN (print) 0195-9131

Chueh, Ting-Yu, Huang, Chung-Ju, Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chen, Kuan-Fu, Chang, Yu-Kai and Hung, Tsung-Min (2017) Sports training enhances visuo-spatial cognition regardless of open-closed typology. PeerJ, 5, e3336. ISSN (online) 2167-8359

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chang, Yu-Kai, Hung, Tsung-Min and Fang, Chin-Lung (2016) The effects of acute resistance exercise on young and older males' working memory. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 22, pp. 286-293. ISSN (print) 1469-0292

Hsieh, Shu-Shih, Chang, Yu-Kai, Fang, Chin-Lung and Hung, Tsung-Min (2016) Acute resistance exercise facilitates attention control in adult males without an age-moderating effect. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 38(3), pp. 247-254. ISSN (print) 0895-2779

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Under the BIG South London Innovation Support Programme (https://big-knowledge.co.uk/), Dr Hsieh is collaborating with the Kinetic Foundation (https://www.kinetic-foundation.org.uk/) who uses football as a way to encourage young people to get fit and be engaged in education across south London area.

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