David Stensel- Reader in Exercise Metabolism

      David Stensel, PhD

      Reader in Exercise Metabolism

      Research Interests

      • Exercise and appetite regulation
      • Exercise and cardiovascular disease risk

      Current research projects

      • Interaction between genetics, exercise, appetite and gut hormones. (with Mr James Dorling and Dr Rachel Batterham of UCL)
      • The acute effects of exercise on appetite regulatory hormones, appetite perceptions and ad libitum energy intake in lean vs. obese men and women (with Ms Jessica Douglas, Dr James King and other BRU colleagues).

      Current Teaching Activities

      • Physiology of Exercise and Health (Year 3 module)
      • Physiology of Exercise and Sport (MSc module)

      Professional activities

      • Associate Dean for Enterprise in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
      • Associate Editor for the International Journal of Obesity (January 2013 to present).
      • External examiner for BSc Applied Sports Science at the University of Edinburgh. October 2012 to present.
      • Chair of trial steering committee for MRC funded research project led by Dr Dylan Thompson at the University of Bath. Title of research project: Multidimensional Individualised Physical Activity Profiles for Behaviour Change using Technology (study acronym Study Acronym: Mi-PACT). September 2013 to present.


      David Stensel, PhD
      Reader in Exercise Metabolism
      Associate Dean (Enterprise)
      School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
      Loughborough University
      Leicestershire LE11 3TU
      Telephone +44 (0)1509 226344 (Office)

      Telephone +44 (0)7979 663619 (Mobile)

      Office location JB1.09a (First floor of the Beckwith Building)

      E-mail D.J.Stensel@lboro.ac.uk

      Peer reviewed publications (selected)

      •  Deighton K and Stensel DJ (2014) Creating an acute energy deficit without stimulating compensatory increases in appetite: is there an optimal exercise protocol? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 73: 352-358.
      • Deighton K, Efthimia K, Batterham R, Stensel DJ (2013) Appetite, energy intake and PYY3-36 responses to energy-matched continuous exercise and submaximal high intensity exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 38: 947-952.
      • Arjunan SP, Bishop NC, Reischak-Oliveira A and Stensel DJ (2013) Exercise and coronary heart disease risk markers in South Asian and European men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45: 1261-1268.
      • Deighton K, Barry R, Connon CE and Stensel DJ (2013) Appetite, gut hormone and energy intake responses to low volume sprint interval and traditional endurance exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 113: 1147-1156.
      • Wasse LK, Sunderland C, King JA, Batterham RL and Stensel DJ (2012) The influence of rest and exercise at a simulated altitude of 4000 m on appetite, energy intake and plasma concentrations of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112: 552-559.
      • Sasahara C, Burns SF, Miyashita M and Stensel DJ (2012) Beneficial effects of combined olive oil ingestion and acute exercise on  postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations in healthy young women. British Journal of Nutrition. 108: 1773-1779.
      • King JA, Wasse LK, Ewens J, Crystallis K, Emmanuel J, Batterham RL and Stensel DJ (2011) Differential acylated ghrelin, peptide YY3-36, appetite and food intake responses to equivalent energy deficits created by exercise and food restriction. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 96: 1114-1121.
      •  Stensel DJ (2010) Exercise, appetite and appetite regulating hormones: implications for food intake and weight control. Annuls of Nutrition and Metabolism. 57 (Supplement 2): 36-42.
      • ·King JA, Wasse LC, Broom DR and Stensel DJ (2010) The influence of brisk walking on appetite, energy intake and plasma acylated ghrelin. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42: 485-492.
      • Broom DR, Batterham RL, King JA and Stensel DJ (2009) Influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY in healthy males. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 296: R29-R35.

      Current Grants Held

      • Co-Investigator for the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit.
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