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Doping in Sport
Dr Hannah Moir is Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Prescription in the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University. She studies physiology, biochemistry and immunology particularly among athletes undertaking endurance sports (such as ultra-marathons, long distance cycling and intensive multi-challenge activities) or operating in extreme conditions (such as very high temperatures). She is interested in research around doping and anti-doping, including drug use for human enhancement and methods of doping such as blood doping in sport. She has also studied the use of exercise prescription in clinical disease management for inflammatory conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancers and cardiorespiratory diseases.
Hannah has worked with high profile sports teams such as the British Olympic team for canoeing and kayaking, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and British Shooting. She trained the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to become the oldest Briton to complete the desert endurance race Marathon Des Sables. She is the University Representative for The Physiological Society, a member of the Royal Society of Biology, and is involved with the Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition (CISN).
Media Mentions (5)
Is it OK to run in heat of 30℃ or more?
The Conversation online
Most of Britain is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures reaching up to 32℃. The public health watchdog for England has issued an amber health warning, advising people to take care in the hotter weather. But what does it mean for runners? Is it ever too hot to go for a run?
Napping, hula hoops or circus tricks: What would you try for a healthier you?
"There are so many weird things coming out today," said Hannah Moir, a health and fitness researcher at Kingston University in the UK. "But there's no harm in the variety. It's good." Moir's research focuses on the appeal and health benefits of novel physical activities.
Going to the gym could make you FAT: Genes blamed for weight gain may block the effects of exercise
Daily Mail online
Dr Hannah Moir, a sports scientist at Kingston University, said: ‘Genes are not the only factor involved in weight loss. ‘Having certain genes doesn’t mean you can’t lose weight, it just makes it a little harder.’
World Cup 2014: how will the England team cope with the heat in Brazil?
The Guardian online
The Guardian braves a heat acclimatisation chamber to find out just how tough conditions will be for England in Manaus.
The joy of flex
The Cyclist online
First of all, the scientific jury is still out on what type of stretching you should be doing, let alone what you should be stretching. ‘Although stretching should be a key component of any training schedule there is debate as to which method is most useful to athletes,’ says Dr Hannah Moir, a lecturer in health and exercise prescription at Kingston University.
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences and Exercise Physiology 2009
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: B.Sc., Science in Health, Exercise & Spor 2005
- Member of the Royal Society of Biology
- Physiological Society Ordinary Member
- Member of the European College of Sport Science
- Member of the European Respiratory Society
- UK Society for Exercise Immunology Member
- International Society of Exercise and Immunology Affiliate
Relaxation versus exercise for improved quality of life in lymphoma survivors—a randomised controlled trialJournal of Cancer Survivorship
2020 Lymphoma survivors experience persisting needs as a consequence of disease and treatment, which have an impact on quality of life (QoL). There is evidence supporting the use of relaxation and exercise to improve QoL, but there is no agreement on which is more beneficial. This study aims to compare a relaxation intervention versus an exercise intervention to determine which has a greater impact on QoL post-chemotherapy.
Comparative efficacy of active recovery and cold water immersion as post-match recovery interventions in elite youth soccerJournal of Sports Sciences
2020 The current study compared cold-water immersion (CWI) and active recovery (AR) to static stretching (SS) on muscle recovery post-competitive soccer matches in elite youth players (n = 15). In a controlled crossover design, participants played a total of nine competitive soccer games, comprising three 80 minute games for each intervention (SS, CWI and AR).
Determination of ethanol in micro-volumes of blood by headspace gas chromatography: Statistical comparison between capillary and venous sampling sitesMedicine, Science and the Law
2020 Ethanol is the most commonly encountered drug in forensic toxicology, with widespread use throughout society. For this reason, it is important that there are a variety of reliable and robust methods to detect and quantify the content of alcohol in blood samples of suspected drink drivers.
Toxicological assessment of the role of alcohol and drugs in drug-facilitated sexual assault cases in New ZealandJournal of Analytical Toxicology
2020 This report details the toxicology profile of victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) in New Zealand from 2015 to 2018. This study represents all of the toxicology results for DFSA cases in New Zealand during this time period, of which there were 161 cases.
Effects of Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Physical Activity Breaks on Blood Glucose, Insulin and Triacylglycerol Measures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisSports Medicine
2020 Physical activity (PA) breaks in sitting time might attenuate metabolic markers relevant to the prevention of type 2 diabetes.