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Steve McGuire

PhD Researcher

PhD researcher studying the training response in women, particularly in preparation for arduous occupations.

Stephen graduated from the University of Chichester with a BSc in Sports Science in 2013, completing a dissertation comparing the physiological responses to exergaming with and without competition.

Stephen returned to the university in 2015 to complete his MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology, where he examined the physiological demands of a simulated dismounted assault task and its correlations with field expedient tests.

After graduating, Stephen gained experience as an applied researcher with the MOD, assessing the physical demands of phase one training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright.



2013 – BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chichester

2015 – MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of Chichester


  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • The Physiological Society


Journal articles

McGuire, S., & Willems, ME. (2015). Physiological Responses During Multiplay Exergaming in Young Adult Males are Game-Dependent. Journal of Human Kinetics, 46, 263–271.


Broadly, Stephen has research interests in the following areas:

  • Applied physiology in arduous occupations or environments
  • Optimising individual training responses in non-athlete populations