Professor Angus Hunter

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Professor Angus Hunter

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About me

I am a Professor in Neuromuscular Physiology and Associate Dean of Research for The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I have been at the University of Stirling since 2002 before which I received my Doctoral degree from University of Cape Town (foreign scholarship), in the Physiology of Exercise examining various manipulations on neural fatigue.  My research focuses on understanding how the brain recruits muscle within different populations and within different conditions. This research spans understanding of elite athletic performance, sport concussion to Non Communicable Diseases of South African township populations. Outside interests include mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, hill running and banjo playing Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/goose_angus

Event / Presentation

Acute neurological responses to concussion, Royal College of Physicians, Annual Acute Medicine Conference, Birmingham - Plenary Speaker
The Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)

Evidence-based Practice in Sport: The Case for Tensiomyography (TMG), University of Stirling/sportscotland institute of sport - symposium organiser and keynote speaker
Sportscotland

Household diet and health in South African Townships Workshop, SA MRC, Cape Town, South Africa, organiser and speaker
South African Medical Research Council

Acute Neurophysiological Responses to Concussion and Sub-Concussion, British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine 2019 Annual Conference, Glasgow - Invited Speaker

British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine 2019 Annual Conference, Glasgow - Invited Speaker

Neuromuscular attributes of clinical and athletic populations, Third International Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Conference, July 2018, Berlin, Germany - Plenary Speaker

Neuromuscular Control in Clinical and Athletic Populations: Science in Past Present and Future, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2018, Minneapolis, USA - Invited Speaker

Sport Sub Concussion, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Invited Speaker
University of Cape Town

Sport Sub Concussion, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa - Invited Speaker
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

What can EMG tell us about muscle function? International and Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference, September 2016, Newcastle, UK - Invited Speaker

External Examiners and Validations

External C24 REF Assessor, Northumbria University
Northumbria University

External PhD examiner, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

External PhD Examiner, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, University of Northumbria
Northumbria University

External PhD examiner, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

External PhD Examiner, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University
Loughborough University

External PhD examiner, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin
University College Dublin (UCD)

Research (11)

Current research focuses on neuromuscular regulation in clinical and athletic populations. This has involved establishing neuromuscular recruitment strategies in people with Multiple Sclerosis and examining Non Communicable Diseases in South African Townships. Similar neuromuscular tests funded by sportscotland institute of sport have also been used on elite athletes to inform coaches of athlete muscle status in preparation for competition. Research also includes examining the effects of sub concussive impacts to the head on brain to muscle signalling. Commercial based work has led to research on topical medicines for treating soft tissue injury and developing youth soccer talent with Innovate UK funding. Many of these areas of work are continuing with some in collaboration with Universities of Northumbria, Cape Town, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Most of these collaborations have resulted in publication of peer reviewed academic journal papers.

Projects

Soccer PDP KTP
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Innovate UK and SoccerPDP Ltd

Tensiomiography Project
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Sportscotland

Protein Deficiency, sacropenia and cardiometabolic risk in older urban black Cape Town populations: feasibility studies
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Medical Research Council

UK-SA University Staff Doctoral Programme Collaboration Grant
PI: Dr Naomi Brooks
Funded by: The British Council

Provision of Tensiomoiography Support
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Sportscotland

Are systemic and local skeletal muscle responses to immobilisation gender specific?
PI: Dr Naomi Brooks
Funded by: Society for Endocrinology

The effect of Deep Freeze® vs. ice treatment on intramuscular and skin temperature
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: The Mentholatum Company Ltd

The effect of Regenovex on knee joint pain and function
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: The Mentholatum Company Ltd

STAR Award - Blue light exposure and skill performance
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Sporting Chance Initiative

Peripheral and central factors of the acute response to elite strength training methods
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: UK Sport

The effect of the venoplasty procedure on people with MS on neuromuscular function ("The Study")
PI: Professor Angus Hunter
Funded by: Glasgow Health Solutions Ltd

Outputs (83)

Outputs

Article

Alkhedhairi SAA, Aba Alkhayl FF, Ismail AD, Rozendaal A, German M, MacLean B, Johnston L, Miller AA, Hunter AM, Macgregor LJ, Combet E, Quinn TJ & Gray SR (2022) The effect of krill oil supplementation on skeletal muscle function and size in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Nutrition, 41 (6), pp. 1228-1235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2022.04.007

Article

Shore CB, Galloway SD, Gorely T, Hunter AM & Hubbard G (2022) Exercise Referral Instructors' Perspectives on Supporting and Motivating Participants to Uptake, Attend and Adhere to Exercise Prescription: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (1), Art. No.: 203. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010203

Article

Mendham AE, Goedecke JH, Micklesfield LK, Brooks NE, Faber M, Christensen DL, Gallagher IJ, Lundin-Olsson L, Myburgh KH, Odunitan-Wayas FA, Lambert EV, Kalula S & Hunter AM (2021) Understanding factors associated with sarcopenic obesity in older African women from a low-income setting: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Geriatrics, 21 (1), Art. No.: 247. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02132-x

Article

Pina I, Mendham AE, Tomaz SA, Goedecke JH, Micklesfield LK, Brooks NE, Gallagher IJ, Crockett R, Dudchenko P & Hunter AM (2021) Intensity Matters for Musculoskeletal Health: A Cross-Sectional Study on Movement Behaviors of Older Adults from High-Income Scottish and Low-Income South African Communities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (8), Art. No.: 4310. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084310

Article

Odunitan-Wayas FA, Faber M, Mendham AM, Goedecke JH, Micklesfield LK, Brooks NE, Christensen DL, Gallagher IJ, Myburgh KH, Hunter AM & Lambert EV (2021) Food Security, Dietary Intake, and Foodways of Urban Low-Income Older South African Women: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (8), Art. No.: 3973. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083973

Article

Kwiecien SY, McHugh MP, Goodall S, Hicks KM, Hunter AM & Howatson G (2019) Exploring the Efficacy of a Safe Cryotherapy Alternative: Physiological Temperature Changes from Cold-Water Immersion versus Prolonged Cooling of Phase-Change Material. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14 (9), p. 1288–1296. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2018-0763

Article

Di Virgilio TG, Ietswaart M, Wilson L, Donaldson DI & Hunter AM (2019) Understanding the Consequences of Repetitive Subconcussive Head Impacts in Sport: Brain Changes and Dampened Motor Control Are Seen After Boxing Practice. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, Art. No.: 294. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00294

Commentary

Hunter A (2019) Authors' Reply to Valenzuela et al: Comment on: "Assessment of Skeletal Muscle Contractile Properties by Radial Displacement: The Case for Tensiomyography". Commentary on: Valenzuela PL, Sánchez-Martínez G, Torrontegi E, Vázquez-Carrión J, Montalvo Z, Lucia A. Comment on: “Assessment of skeletal muscle contractile properties by radial displacement: the case for tensiomyography” (letter). Sports Med. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-018-0989-y.. Sports Medicine, 49 (6), pp. 977-978. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-018-0988-z

Newspaper Article

Da Boit M, Hunter A & Gray SR (2017) Can good fat boost your fitness level?. The Conversation. 18.01.2017. https://theconversation.com/can-good-fat-boost-your-fitness-level-71375

Article

Neal CM, Hunter A, Brennan L, O'Sullivan A, Hamilton DL, De Vito G & Galloway SD (2013) Six weeks of a polarized training-intensity distribution leads to greater physiological and performance adaptations than a threshold model in trained cyclists. Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 (4), pp. 461-471. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00652.2012

Book Chapter

Galloway SD, Hunter A & Watt JM (2012) Athletes. In: Dryden T & Moyer C (eds.) Massage therapy: integrating research and practice. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, pp. 91-102. http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/massage-therapy:-intergrating-research-and-practice

Article

Cosgrove C, Galloway SD, Neal CM, Hunter A, McFarlin BK, Spielmann G & Simpson RJ (2012) The impact of 6-month training preparation for an Ironman triathlon on the proportions of naive, memory and senescent T cells in resting blood. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (8), pp. 2989-2998. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-83255165477&md5=f265bffda2911a51185478f030ef1ce3; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-011-2273-9

Article

Hunter A, Albertus-Kajee Y & Gibson ASC (2011) The effect of exercise induced hyperthermia on muscle fibre conduction velocity during sustained isometric contraction. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21 (5), pp. 834-840. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-80052367637&md5=b664015e3a682bdcfa9a7d8a92ad73c3; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2011.06.002

Poster

Cosgrove C, Simpson RJ, Galloway SD, Neal CM, Hunter A, McFarlin BK & Guy K (2009) Changes in the frequency of senescent blood T-cells during 6-months training preparation for an Ironman triathlon. 9th International Society of Exercise and Immunology symposium - "Exercise Immunology: Emerging Relevance in Clinical Medicine", Tubingen, Germany, 21.09.2009-23.09.2009. file:///C:/Users/ra45/Downloads/ISEI_2009_abstracts.pdf.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Hunter A, Albertus-Kajee Y & Gibson ASC (2008) The effect of hyperthermia and prolonged submaximal cycling on neuromuscular control of maximal voluntary contraction of the knee extensors. The 17th Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Niagra Falls, Canada, 18.06.2008-21.06.2008. https://isek.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ISEK2008Niagara.pdf

Meeting Abstract

Hunter A, Smith IJ, Watt JM, Yirrell C & Galloway SD (2006) The Effect of Massage on Force Production and Tensiomyography. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38 (5 Supplement), pp. S27-S27. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Citation/2006/05001/The_Effect_of_Massage_on_Force_Production_and.1002.aspx

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Hunter A, Smith IJ, Watt JM, Yirrell C & Galloway SD (2006) Effect of Massage on Force Production and Tensiomyography. 53rd Annual Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 31.05.2006-03.06.2006.

Commentary

Hunter A (2005) Effect of anticipation during unknown or unexpected exercise duration on rating of perceived exertion, affect, and physiological function: Commentary. Commentary on: Effect of anticipation during unknown or unexpected exercise duration on rating of perceived exertion, affect, and physiological function: DA Baden, TL McLean, R Tucker, TD Noakes, A St Clair Gibson, Br J Sports Med 2005 39: 742-746, doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2004.016980. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39 (10), pp. 746-746. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-26044439741&md5=15236357f24a7f27ae35abfe6483390e

Article

Hunter A, Gibson ASC, Derman WE, Lambert M, Dennis SC & Noakes TD (2002) The effect of selective beta1-blockade on EMG signal characteristics during progressive endurance exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 88 (3), pp. 275-281. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-0036886635&md5=7ecdf82d22298ca66fbeb434cf69c9c5; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-002-0710-5

Article

Hunter A, Gibson ASC, Collins MR, Lambert M & Noakes TD (2002) Caffeine ingestion does not alter performance during a 100-km cycling time-trial performance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 12 (4), pp. 438-452. http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijsnem-back-issues/ijsnemVolume12Issue4December/CaffeineIngestionDoesNotAlterPerformanceDuringa100kmCyclingTimeTrialPerformance

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