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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


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Corticospinal excitability of tibialis anterior and soleus differs during passive ankle movement, Škarabot, J., Ansdell, P., Brownstein, C., Hicks, K., Howatson, G., Goodall, S., Durbaba, R. 26 Jun 2019, In: Experimental Brain Research
  • The reliability of potential fatigue monitoring measures in elite youth soccer players, Fitzpatrick, J., Hicks, K., Russell, M., Hayes, P. 20 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Menstrual cycle-associated modulations in neuromuscular function and fatigability of the knee extensors in eumenorrheic females, Ansdell, P., Brownstein, C., Škarabot, J., Hicks, K., Simoes, D., Thomas, K., Howatson, G., Hunter, S., Goodall, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Reduced corticospinal responses in older compared with younger adults during submaximal isometric, shortening, and lengthening contractions, Škarabot, J., Ansdell, P., Brownstein, C., Hicks, K., Howatson, G., Goodall, S., Durbaba, R. 15 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Exploring the Efficacy of a Safe Cryotherapy Alternative, Kwiecien, S., McHugh, M., Goodall, S., Hicks, K., Hunter, A., Howatson, G. 8 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Repeatability and Specificity of Eccentric Force Output and the Implications for Eccentric Training Load Prescription, Harden, M., Wolf, A., Haff, G., Hicks, K., Howatson, G. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Sensitivity and reproducibility of a fatigue response in elite youth football players, Fitzpatrick, J., Akenhead, R., Russell, M., Hicks, K., Hayes, P. 29 Jan 2019, In: Science and Medicine in Football
  • Familiarisation, Reproducibility, Sensitivity and Joint Angle Specificity of Bilateral Isometric Force Exertions during Leg Press, Harden, M., Wolf, A., Hicks, K., Howatson, G. 6 Dec 2018, In: Isokinetics and Exercise Science
  • Dose-Response Relationship between Training Load and Changes in Aerobic Fitness in Professional Youth Soccer Players, Fitzpatrick, J., Hicks, K., Hayes, P. Nov 2018, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Hormonal-Based Contraception and the Exercising Female, Elliott-Sale, K., Hicks, K. 26 Oct 2018, The Exercising Female, Taylor & Francis

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Kelly McNulty Start: 01/10/2018


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