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Professor Stephen D Myers

Professor of Exercise Physiology

s.myers@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816232

Dr Stephen Myers is Professor of Exercise Physiology and heads up of the Occupational Performance Research Group with his colleague Dr Sam Blacker. After graduating Steve worked for seven years as an exercise physiologist at DERA and then QinetiQ’s Centre for Human Sciences, gaining research expertise and management experience in wide range of human and engineering domains. Steve latterly headed up the Biomechanics Exercise and Nutrition Capability Group at QinetiQ,

 He left QinetiQ in 2005 to work on the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council funded project entitled Design of Human Performance Marine Craft from a Human Factors Perspective based at the University in collaboration with Southampton University.

In 2008 Steve joined the lecturing staff, where in addition to teaching, supervises undergraduate and post graduate research projects and currently has three PhD students as well as active research collaborations with colleagues at other Universities in the UK and overseas. Steve also manages a number of large research projects funded by UK Ministry of Defence being delivered by the Occupational Performance Research Group.

Steve is an enthusiastic cyclist and is keen to get up in the mountains whenever he can either to carry out research or for leisure or ideally both. 

Professional

Education

2006-08   PhD The Physiological Effects of Transits in High Speed Marine Craft. University of Chichester,

1994-97   BSc (Hons) Sports Studies (Physiology) Chichester Institute of Higher Education

Teaching

Steve leads the following modules:

  • Sport and Exercise in Extreme Environments, (BSc)
  • Environmental and Occupational Physiology (MSc).

Steve is a currently a member of the Research Committee and served on the Research Ethics Committee 2014-2016

Publications

Journal articles

2016

Gavin, JP. Myers, SD. Willems, MET. (in-press). Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses after exercise-induced muscle damage: the influence of lowered glycogen. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, In-press.

Gavin, JP. Myers, SD. Willems, MET. (2016). Effect of eccentric exercise with reduced muscle glycogen on plasma interleukin-6 and neuromuscular responses of m. quadriceps femoris. Journal of Applied Physiology, Epub 2016 May 5,

2015

Gavin, JP. Myers, SD. Willems, MET. (2015). The accumulative effect of concentric-biased and eccentric-biased exercise on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to subsequent low-intensity exercise: a preliminary study. Journal of Human Kinetics, 49: 131-140.

Cook, MD. Myers, SD. Blacker, S. Willems, MET. (2015). New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves Cycling Performance and Fat Oxidation in Cyclists. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115: 11, 2357-2365.

Carden, P. Izard, R. Greeves, JP. Lake, J. Myers, SD. (2015). Force and acceleration characteristics of British Army foot drill: Implications for injury risk. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 0:e000025. DOI:10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000025 

Willems, MET. Myers, SD. Gault ML. Cook, MD. (2015). Beneficial physiological effects with blackcurrant intake in endurance athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 25: 367-374.

Cook, M. Myers, SD. Kelly, J. Willems MTE. (2015). Effect of level and downhill running on breathing efficiency. Sports, 3(1): 12-20.

Gavin, J. Myers, SD. Willems M. (2015). Neuromuscular responses to mild-muscle damaging exercise in a low or normal glycogen state. Journal of Electrical Myography & Kinesiology, 25: 53-60.

Cook, M. Myers, SD. Kelly, J. Willems M. (2015). Acute post-exercise effects of concentric and eccentric exercise on glucose clearance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 25(1): 14-19.

Gallagher, CG. Willems, MTE, Lewis, MP, Myers SD. (2015). The application of maximal heart rate predictive equations in hypoxic conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology: Volume 115(2): 277-284.

Gavin, JP. Myers, SD. Willems, MET. (2015). The effect of glycogen reduction on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during downhill running. European Journal of Applied Physiology 115(5), 1125-1133.

2014

Edsell, ME. Wimalasena, YH. Malein, WL. Ashdown, KM. Gallagher, C. Imray, CH. Wright AD. Myers, SD. for the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2014). Intermittent strenuous exercise increases pulmonary interstitial fluid at altitude, but not simulated altitude. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 25(4): 409-415. 

Gallagher, CG. Willems, MTE, Lewis, MP, Myers SD. (2014). Effect of acute normobaric hypoxia on the ventilatory threshold. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(8): 1555-1562.

Bradwell, AR. Myers, SD. Beazley, M. Ashdown, K. Harris, NG. Bradwell, SB. Goodhart, J. Imray, CHE. Wimalasena, Y. Edsell, M. Wright, AD. Harris, SJ. and the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2014). Adverse effect of acetazolamide on exercise at altitude (3,459m). Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 35: 272-277.

2013

Gavin, J. Willems M. Myers, SD. (2013). Reproducibility of speed lactate markers during 4 and 8 min stage incremental running: a pilot study Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(6): 635-639.

Gavin, J. Myers, SD. Willems M. (2013). Physiological responses at various lactate markers for running at 4 and 8 minute treadmill increments Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects - International Scientific Journal of Kinesiology, 10: 1, 5-14.

2012

Myers, S. Dobbins, T. King, S. Hall, B. Holmes, SR. Gunston, T. & Dyson, R. (2012). Effectiveness of suspension seats in maintaining performance following military high-speed boat transits. Human Factors, 54(2): 264-276.

2011

Rhodes, HL. Chesterman, K. Chan, CW. Collins, P, Kewley, E. KTS Pattinson, KTS. Myers, S. Imray, CHE. Wright, AD. & the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2011). Systemic blood pressure, arterial stiffness and pulse waveform analysis at altitude. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 157: 110-113.

Myers, S. Dobbins, T. King, S. Hall, B. Ayling, R. Holmes S.R., Gunston, T. & Dyson, R. (2011) Physiological consequences of military high-speed boat transits. European Journal of Applied Physiology 11(9): 2041-2049.

2010

Hopker, J. Myers, S. Jobson, SA. Bruce, W. & Passfield, L. (2010). Validity and reliability of the WattBike cycle ergometer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31: 731-736.

2009

McMorris, T, Myers, S. Dobbins, T. Hall, B. Dyson, R. (2009). Seating type and cognitive performance after 3 hours travel by high-speed boat in sea states 2-3. Aviation Space Environmental Medicine. 80(1): 24-28.

2008

Imray, CHE. Pattinson, KT. Myers, S. Chan, CW. Hoar, H. Brearey, S. Collins, P. &. Wright, AD. (2008). Intrapulmonary and intracardiac shunting with exercise at altitude. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 19(3): 199-204.

Myers, SD. Biccard, BM. Chan, C. Imray, CH. Wright, AD. Pattinson, KT. (2008). Delayed acclimatization of the ventilatory threshold in healthy trekkers. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; 1(2):124-128.

Myers, SD. Leamon, SM. Nevola, VR. & Llewellyn, MGL. (2008) Energy expenditure during a single-handed transatlantic yacht race. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(4): 285-288.

2005

Imray, CH. Myers, SD. Pattinson, KTS. Bradwell, AR. Chan, CW. Harris, S. Collins, P. & Wright, AD. (2005). Effect of exercise on cerebral perfusion in humans at high altitude. Journal of Applied Physiology. 99: 699-706.

Passfield, L. Dobbins, T. Myers, SD. Reily, M. & Williams, EM. (2005). Acute cardio-respiratory changes induced by hyperpnoea using a respiratory muscle trainer. Ergonomics 48: 1423-1432.

2004

Pattinson, K., Myers, SD. & Gardner-Thorpe, K. (2004). Problems with capnography at high altitude. Anaesthesia 59: 69-72.

2003

Bygrave, S. Legg, SJ. Myers, SD. & Llewellyn, MGA. (2003). Effect of backpack fit on lung function. Ergonomics 47: 324-329.

1999

Wilkinson, DM. Fallowfield, JL. & Myers, SD. (1999). A Modified incremental shuttle run test for the determination of peak shuttle running speed and the prediction of maximal oxygen uptake. Journal of Sports Sciences 17: 413-419.

McMorris T. Myers, SD. MacGillivary, WW. Sexsmith, JR. Fallowfield, JL. & Graydon, J. (1999). Exercise, plasma catecholamine concentrations and decision-making performance of soccer players on a sport-specific test. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Peer reviewed presentations (selected)

2016

Dobbins, TD, Hill, J. Myers, SD. (2106). Fatigue in military operations; high speed craft repeated shock / whole body vibration and other factors. 51st UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration, Institute of Naval Medicine, Gosport, September, 2016.

Myers, SD. McGuire, SJ. Blacker, SD. Wilkinson, DM. (2016). Simulated Military Dismounted Assault Task: Metabolic demands and Relationship to Field Expedient Physical Tests. The 63rd Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, USA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48(5S):482-483.

Willems, MET. Myers, SD. Gault, ML. Edwards, VC. Cook, MD. (2016). Effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant on Cardiovascular Function at Rest in Cyclists: a Dose-Response Study. The 63rd Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, USA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5S):977-978, May 2016.

Cook, MD. Edwards, VC. Myers, SD. Gault, ML. Willems, MET. (2016). Metabolic and Physiological Responses by New Zealand Blackcurrant during Cycling: A Dose-Response Study. The 63rd Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, USA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5S):977-978, May 2016.

2015 

Cook, M. Edwards. V, Myers, S. Gault, M. Willems. M. (2015). Substrate oxidation by New Zealand blackcurrant during cycling: A dose-response study. International Sports & Exercise Nutrition Conference, December 2015 Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Blacker, SM. Wilkinson, DM. Myers, SD. & West, AT. (2015). A comparison of incremental shuttle running tests conducted with and without a 15 kg load to predict load carriage performance. Second International Conference on Physical Employment Standards (PES 2015) August 23-26, 2015 Alberta Canada.

Willems, MET, Myers, SD, Blacker SD. Cook, MD. (2015). Effects of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on metabolic responses during cycling. International Research-to-Practice Conference Sports Nutrition and Sports Medicine. Moscow, Russia. Published in the supplement to the journal Problems of Nutrition N 3, 2015.

2014

Wimalasena, Y. Edsell, ME. Malein, WL. Imray, CH. Wright, AD Myers, SD. (2014) Odema at High Altitude Using Ultrasound Lung Comets. SMACC Gold 2014, Gold Coast, Australia.

Cook, MD. Myers, SD. Blacker, SD. & Willems, MET. (2015) Effect of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on cycling performance across quartile distances and the final km of a 16.1 km time-trial. In: International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference, 16-18 December 2014, Newcastle upon Tyne. Published in IJSNEM Volume 25, Supplement February 2015.

Willems, M, Myers, S., Gavin, J. (2014). Effect of muscle-damaging eccentric exercise with reduced muscle glycogen on plasma interleukin-6 and neuromuscular function. European Congress of Sport Sciences 19th Annual Congress (Abstract book ISBN 978-94-622-8477-7), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Gallagher, C. Lewis, MP. Willems, MET. Myers, SD. (2014). Effect of Intermittent Normobaric Hypoxic Exposures on Appetite hormones Leptin and Adiponectin. The Physiological Society: Obesity from a Physiological Perspective September 2014 Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Willems, Mark E. T., Myers, Stephen D., Cook, Mathew. D. and Gault, Mandy L. (2014) Effect of New Zealand Sujon blackcurrant on cardiovascular responses during cycling in triathletes. In: Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference and Expo, 20-21 June 2014, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. (In Press)

Willems, Mark E. T., Myers, Stephen D., Cook, Mathew, D. and Gault, Mandy L. (2014) Effect of New Zealand Sujon blackcurrant on cardiovascular responses during cycling in triathletes. In: Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference and Expo, 20-21 June 2014, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. (In Press)

Willems, Mark E. T., Myers, Stephen D., Gault, Mandy L. and Cook, M. D. (2014) New Zealand Sujon blackcurrant lowers lactate accumulation during cycling in triathletes. In: Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference and Expo, 20-21 June 2014, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. (In Press)

2013

Ashdown, K. Wright, A. Myers, SD. (2013). The tortoise & the hare hypothesis or is a slow steady plod better than rushing & resting. Altitude Research Conference Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society, Birmingham, UK. 

Gallagher, C. Sharkey, J. Martin, N. Player, D, Myers, SD. & Lewis, MP. (2013) Effect of Acute Hypoxia on C2C12 Myoblast Proliferation. The 37th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Birmingham UK.

Gavin, JP. Myers, SD. & Willems (2013). Effects of a pre-exercise glycogen reduction protocol on neuromuscular responses during maximal eccentric knee extensions, MET. European Congress of Sport Sciences 18th Annual Congress Barcelona, Spain

2012

Myers, SD. & Pennycook, H. (2012). The Effect of acute normobaric hypoxia and exercise on cognitive performance. The Physiological Society Annual meeting, Edinburgh, UK.

Gavin, J, Myers, SD. Clements, RE. & Willems, MET. (2012). Effect of eccentric contractions with a pre-exercise glycogen depletion protocol on metabolic responses during submaximal cycling. 17th European Congress of Sport Sciences, Bruges, Belgium.

Gavin, J. Myers, SD. Clements, RE. & Willems, MET. (2012). Effect of stage duration on physiological variables at fixed and modelled plasma lactate markers during incremental treadmill exercise. 17th European Congress of Sport Sciences, Bruges, Belgium.

Gavin, J. Myers, SD. Clements RE. & Willems, MET. (2012). Reproducibility of speed at fixed and modelled plasma lactate markers during treadmill running in humans. The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance, London.

Gallagher, C, Willems, MET. Clements, RE. & Myers SD. (2012). Comparison of age-predicted and measured maximal heart rates in humans exposed to acute normobaric hypoxia. The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance, London.

2011

Myers, SD. Simpkins, B., Straaker, A. & Dobbins, TD. (2011). Effect of wind chill on wire ladder climbing and running performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(5), 365. The 58th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, USA.

Myers, SD. Ashdown, K. & Wright, A. (2011). Assessment of the efficiency of two high-altitude walking strategies in humans. The Physiological Society Annual meeting, Oxford, UK.

Dobbins, T. Myers, SD. Stark, J. & Mantzouris, G. (2011). Modelling human performance in maritime interdiction operations. NATO RTA Human modelling for military application (RTO-MP-HFM-202), Amsterdam, NL.

2010

Myers, SD. Ronchetti, T. & Whiting, M. (2010). Effect of short-term core stability training on cycling time trial performance. The 1st Congress of Cycling Science, Edinburgh, UK.

Myers, SD. Whiting, M. & Ronchetti T. (2010) Influence of ergometer type on the determination of ventilatory threshold and peak power output. The 1st Congress of Cycling Science, Edinburgh, UK.

Dobbins, T. Myers, SD. & Gunston, T. (2010). The development of a repeated shock transfer function for a high speed craft suspended jockey seat. The 45th UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Alverstoke, UK.

Gunston, T. Myers, SD. & Dobbins, TD. (2010). A comparison of an air entrapment monihull HSC with a traditional monhull: Parta 1-3 – repeated shock and vibration. Human Performance at Sea (HPAS) Conference, Glasgow, UK.

2009

Myers, SD. Withey, WR. Dobbins, TD. & Dyson, R. (2009). Effect of cold on post-transit run performance of marine high-speed craft passengers. The 56th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, USA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(5), 58-59.

Dobbins, T. Myers, S. & Dyson, R. (2009). Marine high-speed craft coxswain workload. The 56th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, USA. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(5), 58-59.

Hill, J. Dobbins, T. & Myers, S. (2009). Advanced high-speed craft coxswain training. RINA – SURV 7 Surveillance of Search & rescue Craft, Poole, UK.

Dobbins, TD. Myers, SD. Dyson, R. Withey, WR. Gunston, T. & King, S. (2009). Impact count index for high speed craft motion assessment. RINA – SURV 7 Surveillance of Search & rescue Craft, Poole, UK.

2008

Dobbins, TD. Myers, SD. Withey, WR. Dyson, R. Gunston, T. & King, S. (2008). High-speed craft motion analysis - impact count index (ICI). The 43rd UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Leicester, UK. (

Dobbins, TD. Myers, SD. Dyson, R. Gunston, T. Pierce, E. Blankenship, J. LaBreque, G. (2008). Discrepancies between the perceived comfort of experienced high-speed craft operators and current standards. The 43rd UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Leicester, UK.

Myers, SD. Dobbins, TD. Hall, B., Ayling, R. Holmes, SR. King, K. Gunston, T. & Dyson, R. (2008). Muscle damage: a possible explanation for motion induced fatigue following transits in small high speed craft. Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Myers, SD. Dobbins, TD. King, S. Hall, B. Gunston, T. Holmes, SR. & Dyson, R. (2008). The effectiveness of shock mitigation technology in reducing motion induced fatigue in small high speed craft. Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia.

2007

Imray, CHE. Pattinson, K. Myers, S. Chan, CW., Hoar, H. Brearey, S. Collins, P. Wright, AD. & The Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2007). Exercise-induced right to left shunting in healthy humans at high altitude. The 15th International Hypoxia Symposium, Lake Louise, USA.

Imray, CHE. Pattinson, K. Myers, SD. Chan, CW. Hoar, H. Brearey, S. Collins, P. Wright, AD. & The Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2007). Exercise-induced right to left shunting in healthy humans at high altitude. The 15th International Hypoxia Symposium, Lake Louise, USA.

Biccard, BM. Myers, SD. Chan, CW. Imray, CHE. Wright, AD. Pattinson, KTS. & The Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (2007). Improvement in the ventilatory threshold with acclimatisation to high altitude is delayed in untrained humans. The 15th International Hypoxia Symposium. Lake Louise, USA.

2006

Pattinson, KTS. Imray, CHE. Myers, SD. Chan, CW. Wright, AD. Biccard, BM. (2006). Effect of acclimatisation on the ventilatory threshold in humans at high altitude: a key to understanding substrate utilisation associated with acclimatisation at high altitude. High Altitude Medicine and Biology. 17: 340.

Gunston, T. Dobbins, T. & Myers, S. (2006). Acceptance trial requirements for high speed marine craft seats. The 41st United Kingdom Group Meeting On Human responses to vibration, Farnborough, UK.

Dobbins, T. Myers, S. & Hill, J. (2006). Multi-axis shocks during high speed marine craft transits. The 41st United Kingdom Group Meeting on Human Responses to Vibration, Farnborough, UK.

Wright, A. Imray, C. Collins, P. Pattinson, K. Myers, S. Harris, S. Chan, C. & Bradwell, J. (2004). Blood pressure changes during exercise at altitude. The 14th International Hypoxia Symposium, 442, Lake Louise, USA High Altitude Medicine and Biology 5: 509.

Imray, CHE. Pattinson, KTS. Myers, S. & Wright, AD. (2004). ‘Virtual altitude’: a hypothesis which may explain why exercise exacerbates AMS. The 14th International Hypoxia Symposium, 442, Lake Louise, USA. High Altitude Medicine and Biology 5: 488-489.

2003

Greeves, JP. Coyles, VR., Myers, SD. & Lee, VM. (2003). Head loading and neck pain in helicopter rear aircrew. The NATO RTA ‘Equipment for Personal Protection’ (AVT_/RSM-012), Koblenz, Germany.

Imray, C. Chan, C. Collins, P. Myers, SD. Harris, S. Wright, A. & Bradwell, A. (2003). Cerebral desaturation at VO2max at high altitude (5250m). The 13th International Hypoxia Symposium, 442, Lake Louise, USA.

Pattinson, K. Myers, SD. & Gardner-Thorpe, K. (2003). Capnography at high altitude. Proceedings of the 13th International Hypoxia Symposium, 444, Lake Louise, USA.

Myers SD. & Withey WR. (2003). Operation of a portable metabolic monitor at low ambient temperature. The 13th International Hypoxia Symposium, 444, Lake Louise, USA.

2002

Pattinson, K. Myers, S. Milles, J. & Imray, C. (2002). Oxygen consumptions whilst climbing mountains – is a slow plod strategy better than rush and rest? The 12th International Hypoxia Symposium, 442, Lake Louise, USA High Altitude Medicine and Biology 3: 437.

Myers, S. Harris, S, Chesner, I. & Bradwell, A. (2002). Maximal oxygen uptake at altitude using a breath-by-breath metabolic analyzer and supine cycle ergometer. The 12th International Hypoxia Symposium, 442, Lake Louise, USA High Altitude Medicine

2001

Jones RK. Myers, SD. Scorer, SJ. & Llewellyn MGA. (2001). Effect of low glycogen availability on vertical ground reaction force during drop jumps. The XVIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport, Vol. 2, 167-169, Perth, Australia.

2000

Myers, SD. Llewellyn, MGA. Wickes, SJ. & Wilkinson, R. (2000). The effect of boot leg height on static and dynamic range of movement, oxygen cost and heart rate when walking and running. The 3rd Australasian Biomechanics Conference, 65-66, Gold Coast, Australia.

1999

Myers, SD. Wood, DM. & Fallowfield, JL. (1999). Modeling lactate or respiratory data to determine the lactate threshold does not facilitate prediction of the percent VO2max sustained in distance running. BASES Annual Conference, Journal of Sports Sciences 17: 582-583.

Myers, SD. Wood, DM. & Fallowfield, JL. (1999). A VO2-running speed regression derived from a 4-minute continuous protocol continuous incremental test underestimates the steady-state VO2 associated with running at race pace in distance runners. BASES Annual Conference, Journal of Sports Sciences 17: 39-40.

Industry Technical Reports (Delivered through the University of Chichester)

2016

Blacker, S.D.; Myers, S.D.; Coakley, S.; Walker, E.; Hale, B. (2016). TIN 3.179: Development of Interim Infantry British Army Physical Selection Standards for (Recruits) (PSS(R)) for Men and Women.

Rayson, M.P. Kingsnorth, A. Blacker, S.D. Esliger, D.W. Light, N. Cordell, N.J. Richmond, V.L. Knapik, J.J. Walker, E. Coakley, S. Dobbins, T.D. Myers, S.D. (2016). TIN 3.200 Measurement of Leisure and Occupational Physical Activity Exposure – Phase 1.

Blacker, S.D.; Myers, S.D.; Nevola, V.R.; Rayson M.; Walker, E.; Coakley, S.; Hale, B.; Cordell, N.J.; Knapik, J.; Gebhardt, D.; Billings OBE, A.; McDevitt, C.; Monkhouse OBE, J. (2016). Development and validation of role-related gender-free physical employment standards for ground close combat roles, in the British Ministry of Defence – Phase 1 Interim Report.

2015

Wilkinson, D., Blacker, S., Myers, S., Knapik, J., (2015). TIN 3.139 Fitness for Complex Terrains: A Review of the Validity of the British Army Annual Fitness Test.

Myers, SD. Carden, P. Izard, R. Greeves, JP. Lake, J. (2015). Force and acceleration characteristics of British Army foot drill: Implications for injury risk.

2014

Wilkinson, D., Willems, M., Myers, S., Blacker, S., Greenlees, I., Hale, B. (2014) TIN 3.055 Task 3 Physical and Cognitive Performance Following Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Dobbins, TD. and Myers, SD. (2012). A4D: A review of physiological factors supporting and enhancing dismounted soldier performance. STResearch Ltd, Sidlesham, UK.

Scott, J. Wickes, S. Dawson, and Myers, SD. (2010). PECOC KUR175 - Expert Panel Report. Farnborough: QinetiQ Ltd.

2009

Dobbins, TD. and Myers, SD. (2009). PASCAT Demonstrator wheelhouse evaluation. STResearch Ltd, Sidlesham, UK.

Dobbins, TD. and Myers, SD. (2009). A summary report of support provided to US Naval Special Warfare Command Combatant Craft Division. STResearch Ltd. Sidlesham, UK.

Dobbins, TD. and Myers, SD. (2009). An evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of pre-emptive training to support high-speed craft crew and passengers. Report No. STR/HSC/PT/1.0/2009. STResearch Ltd, Sidlesham, UK.

2007

Dobbins, TD. and Myers, SD. (2007). An initial assessment of motion induced fatigue during transits in maritime counter terrorism rigid inflatable boats. Report No. S&E/MCT/RIB/MIF/1.0/2007. Human Sciences & Engineering Ltd, Sidlesham, UK.

Holmes, SR., Myers, SD. Dobbins, T. and King, S. (2007). Landing Craft Shock and Vibration: Effects on crew and passenger performance and health - Summary Report. QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough.

Holmes, SR. Myers, SD. Dobbins, TD. and King, S. (2007). Landing Craft Shock and Vibration: Effects on crew and passenger performance and health - Summary Report 2. QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough.

Journal Reviewer for:

British Journal of Sports Medicine;

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise;

European Journal of Sports Science;

European Journal of Applied Physiology;

Ergonomics;

Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine;

Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy;

Journal of Sports Sciences;

Journal of Sport and Health Science,

International Journal of Sports Medicine;

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport,

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Research

Research Interests

Steve has research interests in the following areas:

  • Optimizing performance in extreme environments
  • Responses to exercise in hypoxia (high altitude), specifically the link with Acute Mountain Sickness and its use to enhance weight loss in the obese.
  • Applied and occupational physiology (military and civil uniformed services) including selection and equipment optimization
  • Cycling performance

Research Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Mr Mathew Cook
  • Miss Kimberly Ashdown
  • Mr Joe Woodhead

Previous Postdoctoral supervisions

  • Dr Carla Gallagher
  • Dr James Gavin

Steve is always interested in developing further research collaborations and keen to discuss new research project ideas.

Research and Consultancy Income

Steve has experience in conducting and completing numerous grant and commercially funded projects, with an academic career income generation for research to date being over £3M.

Research is Currently being conducted with the funding and/or the support of:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • National Ambulance Resilience Unit

Memberships

  • The Physiological Society (Ordinary member) – Society Representative
  • American College of Sports Medicine – Professional member
  • NATO Panel HFM-269 Combat Integration: Implications for Physical Employment Standards – UK Technical Team member
  • Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society
  • American, Australian, British, Canadian and Dutch Working Group on Human Performance at Sea
  • Muscle Cellular and Molecular Physiology Research Group
  • UK Space Biomedicine Consortium

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