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Dr Kirsty Hicks

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

After completing a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, I stayed on to complete an MSc in Exercise and Sport Science Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University.  I then completed a full time PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, whilst simultaneously working full time as the Head Sport Scientist at Liverpool Ladies football club for three years. I began my current post at Northumbria University in February 2016. 

Kirsty Hicks

Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

The Female Athlete

Sex Differences

Optimising Adaptation and Recovery

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acute aerobic exercise‐conditioned serum reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro through interleukin‐6‐induced regulation of DNA damage, Orange, S., Jordan, A., Odell, A., Kavanagh, O., Hicks, K., Eaglen, T., Todryk, S., Saxton, J. 5 Mar 2022, In: International Journal of Cancer
  • Presentation of self, impression management and the period: A qualitative investigation of physically active women’s experiences in sport and exercise, Kolić, P., Thomas, L., Morse, C., Hicks, K. 7 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
  • The Acute and Delayed Effects of Foam Rolling Duration on Male Athlete’s Flexibility and Vertical Jump Performance, Blades, C., Jones, T., Brownstein, C., Hicks, K. 25 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Strength and Conditioning
  • Effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions amongst adults attending colorectal and breast cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Orange, S., Hicks, K., Saxton, J. 1 Jan 2021, In: Cancer Causes and Control
  • Physical activity and the menstrual cycle: A mixed-methods study of women’s experiences, Kolić, P., Sims, D., Hicks, K., Thomas, L., Morse, C. 1 Apr 2021, In: Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
  • Prolonging the duration of cooling does not enhance recovery following a marathon, Kwiecien, S., Mchugh, M., Hicks, K., Keane, K., Howatson, G. 1 Jan 2021, In: Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science In Sports
  • The influence of resistance training on neuromuscular function in middle-aged and older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, James, E., Nichols, S., Goodall, S., Hicks, K., O'Doherty, A. 1 Jul 2021, In: Experimental Gerontology
  • The reliability of potential fatigue monitoring measures in elite youth soccer players, Fitzpatrick, J., Hicks, K., Russell, M., Hayes, P. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Variation in physiological function within and between menstrual cycles: uncovering the contributing factors, McNulty, K., Hicks, K., Ansdell, P. 1 Jul 2021, In: Experimental Physiology
  • Exploring the Practical Knowledge of Eccentric Resistance Training in High- Performance Strength and Conditioning Practitioners, Harden, M., Bruce-Martin, C., Wolf, A., Hicks, K., Howatson, G. 1 Feb 2020, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examination: Physiological and Fitness Profile of Female Lacrosse Athletes. 2021
  • Examination: SEX DIFFERENCES IN FATIGABILITY DURING RUNNING AND CONSEQUENCES ON SHOE DESIGN 2021
  • Examination: Eating behaviours and Training Practices on Health in Female Physique Athletes: A Multi-Method Exploration 2021
  • Examination: Sheffield Hallam External Examiner 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Kirsty Elliott-Sale 2018
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Nottingham Trent University 2018
  • Oral presentation: The effect of the menstrual cycle on Health and Performance 2018

Kelly McNulty ‘The effects of menstrual cycle phase, oral contraceptive use and the associated symptoms on performance and recovery in females’. Start Date: 01/10/2018

  • Physiology PhD February 01 2016
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Member British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2016


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