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Mr Steve Hunter

Mr Steve Hunter

huntersp@lsbu.ac.uk

Human Sciences

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I joined London South Bank University in 1994 following completion of my MPhil and an academic post at Lancaster University. I was instrumental in the development of Sport and Exercise Science at LSBU. I was the course director of the programme and have been involved in several programme restructures and re-validations. My area of teaching and learning involves delivery on different modules across a number of academic programmes that include Sport, Bioscience and Human Nutrition. My specialist areas of teaching and learning include Sport and Exercise Physiology; Physical Activity and Health; Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Testing and interpretation

I am a member of, and accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) (Exercise Physiology - research and support) and also hold the status of Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Institute of Chartered Scientists. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

My research interests focus on the impact of environmental factors on sport performance, exercise recovery and health. I have investigated the impact of prolonged stasis on vascular blood flow and reactivity with and without exercise interventions. I supervised PhD projects which investigate the role of exercise and hypoxic conditioning on psycho-physiological markers of health and wellbeing in overweight and obese populations. My current area of research interest is on the role of heat therapy in preparation for or recovery from eccentric muscular exercise to minimise the impact of muscle damage / maximize the rate of muscle recovery.

The potential for exercise and /or therapeutic interventions to improve either sporting performance or the health and wellbeing of sedentary or older individuals has been at the forefront of my teaching and research interests throughout my career. I am passionate about the role that exercise has as a prescriptive means of enhancing the health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Courses taught

Sport and Exercise Science - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Clayton NiccumCan pea and white hemp proteins be used as a more sustainable protein source to improve nutritional and sensory results in gluten-free baked products? PhD
Mr Liam HobbinsAcute and short-term normobaric hypoxic conditioning on psycho-physiological responses in obese populationsPhD
Master of Philosophy

Leeds Metropolitan University

1991
1994
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
2021
2026
Higher Education Academy
2018
Liverpool Hope University
External examiner

External examiner

Sport and Exercise Science

December 2025
University of Pernambuco, Brazil

International Research Advisory Panel member

December 2019

The Type of Per-Cooling Strategies Currently Employed by Competitive and Professional Cyclists-Triathletes During Training and Competition Are Condition (Dry vs. Humid) Dependant
Bayne, F., Racinais, S., Mileva, K.N., Hunter, S. and Gaoua, N. (2022). The Type of Per-Cooling Strategies Currently Employed by Competitive and Professional Cyclists-Triathletes During Training and Competition Are Condition (Dry vs. Humid) Dependant. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 4, p. 845427. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.845427

Accuracy of peak nasal flow to determine nasal obstruction in patients with allergic rhinitis.
de Oliveira, G.M.M., Correia Júnior, M. A.de V., Costa, E.C., Lira, G. V. de A. G., Rizzo, J. Â., Hunter, S., Gaoua, N. and Sarinho, E.S. C. (2022). Accuracy of peak nasal flow to determine nasal obstruction in patients with allergic rhinitis. Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale. 42 (2), pp. 155-161. https://doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-N1617

Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography
Hunter, S., Werth, J., James, D., Lambrianides, Y., Smith, K., Karamanidis, K. and Epro, G. (2022). Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography. Sensors. 22 (7), p. e2549. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22072549

Ventilation rates achieved in eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea challenge and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction diagnosis in young patients with asthma
Rizzo, J.A., de Barros Albuquerque, L.C.B, Medeiros, D., de Albuquerque C.G, Filho, E.A.R, de Moura Santos M.A, Hunter, S., Gaoua, N. and de Valois Correia Jr, M.A. (2022). Ventilation rates achieved in eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea challenge and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction diagnosis in young patients with asthma. Lung. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00408-022-00519-0

Study protocol for Testing Nicotine Pod Vaping Devices: Are EU-TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) compliant pod-devices sufficiently satisfying to UK smokers?
Kimber, C., Cox, S., Notley, C., Hunter, S., Zaidell, L. and Dawkins, L. (2021). Study protocol for Testing Nicotine Pod Vaping Devices: Are EU-TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) compliant pod-devices sufficiently satisfying to UK smokers? In-principle acceptance in Nicotine and Tobacco Research. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/D5N2V

Short-Term Perceptually Regulated Interval-Walk Training in Hypoxia and Normoxia in Overweight-to-Obese Adults.
Hobbins, L., Hunter, S., Gaoua, N. and Girard, O. (2021). Short-Term Perceptually Regulated Interval-Walk Training in Hypoxia and Normoxia in Overweight-to-Obese Adults. Journal of sports science & medicine. 20 (1), pp. 45-51. https://doi.org/10.52082/jssm.2021.45

Less Is More—Cyclists-Triathlete’s 30 min Cycling Time-Trial Performance Is Impaired With Multiple Feedback Compared to a Single Feedback
Bayne, F., Racinais, Sebastien, Mileva, Katya, Hunter, Steve and Gaoua, Nadia (2020). Less Is More—Cyclists-Triathlete’s 30 min Cycling Time-Trial Performance Is Impaired With Multiple Feedback Compared to a Single Feedback. Frontiers in Psychology. 11, p. 608426. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.608426

Acute psycho-physiological responses to perceptually regulated hypoxic and normoxic interval walks in overweight-to-obese adults
Hobbins, L., Girard, O., Gaoua, N. and Hunter, S. (2021). Acute psycho-physiological responses to perceptually regulated hypoxic and normoxic interval walks in overweight-to-obese adults. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 24 (5), pp. 481-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2020.11.011

Study protocol for comparing the subjective effects and nicotine delivery associated with the use of the EU and the US JUUL pod vaping device in UK smokers
Kimber, C., Cox, S., Caitlin, N., Hunter, S., Zaidell, L. and Dawkins, L. (2020). Study protocol for comparing the subjective effects and nicotine delivery associated with the use of the EU and the US JUUL pod vaping device in UK smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (OUP). https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/5J3EW

Inter-Limb Mechanical Properties of the Triceps Surae Muscle-Tendon Unit in Master Sprinters
Lambrianides, Y., Epro, G., König, M., James, D., Hunter, S. and Karamanidis, K. (2020). Inter-Limb Mechanical Properties of the Triceps Surae Muscle-Tendon Unit in Master Sprinters.

Evidence of a Uniform Muscle-Tendon Unit Adaptation in Healthy Elite Track and Field Jumpers: A Cross Sectional Investigation.
Epro, G, Hunter, S., König, M., Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2019). Evidence of a Uniform Muscle-Tendon Unit Adaptation in Healthy Elite Track and Field Jumpers: A Cross Sectional Investigation. Frontiers in physiology. 10, p. 574. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00574

Effect of Hypohydration on Peripheral and Corticospinal Excitability and Voluntary Activation
Bowtell, JL, Avenell, G, Hunter, SP and Mileva, K. (2013). Effect of Hypohydration on Peripheral and Corticospinal Excitability and Voluntary Activation. PLoS ONE. 8 (10), p. e77004. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077004