Helen Hanstock

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Academic title: Programansvarig
  • Other title: Programme Leader, Master (One-year) in Sports Science, Performance Optimisation with a focus on Elite Sport
  • Area of responsibility: Lab manager: Biochemistry Lab and Environmental Chamber (SWSRC)
  • Department: Department of Health Sciences (HLV)
  • Telephone: 010-142 81 24
  • Email: Helen.Hanstock@miun.se
  • Room number: D308e
  • Research centers: Nationellt vintersportcentrum
  • Subject: Sports Science

Background

2015-present: Lecturer, Sports Science, Mid Sweden University & researcher with the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre.

2012-2015: PhD Exercise Immunology, Bangor University UK

2008-2011: BA (Hons) Physiological Sciences, Oxford University UK

Area of interest

Exercise Physiology
Exercise Immunology
Environmental Physiology
Exercise in Cold Climates
Biomarkers of health and training status
Remote and non-invasive athlete monitoring

Current research

Noninvasive markers of immune status
Immunological effects of exercise, training and psychological stress
Airway effects of cold environments
Sports metabolomics

Teaching and tutoring

IV007A Exercise Physiology II
IV056G Sports Nutrition
IV015A Master Degree Project

Other information

Associate Member of the Physiological Society; Member of the International Society of Exercise Immunology; Overseas Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Research projects

Current

Aegis

Hyperborean

The Skiers Metabolome Project

Finished

Publications

Articles in journals

Hanstock, H. , Ainegren, M. & Stenfors, N. (2020). Exercise in Sub-zero Temperatures and Airway Health : Implications for Athletes With Special Focus on Heat-and-Moisture-Exchanging Breathing Devices. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, vol. 2: 34    

Hanstock, H. , Govus, A. , Stenqvist, T. B. , Melin, A. K. , Sylta, Ø. & Torstveit, M. K. (2020). Influence of Immune and Nutritional Biomarkers on Illness Risk During Interval Training. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, vol. 15: 1, pp. 60-67.    

Ahokas, E. K. , Kyröläinen, H. , Mero, A. A. , Walker, S. , Hanstock, H. & Ihalainen, J. K. (2020). Water immersion methods do not alter muscle damage and inflammation biomarkers after high-intensity sprinting and jumping exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology,    

Sjöström, R. , Söderström, L. , Klockmo, C. , Patrician, A. , Sandström, T. , Björklund, G. , Hanstock, H. & Stenfors, N. (2019). Qualitative identification and characterisation of self-reported symptoms arising in humans during experimental exposure to cold air. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 78: 1    

Hanstock, H. , Edwards, J. & Walsh, N. (2019). Tear Lactoferrin and Lysozyme as Clinically Relevant Biomarkers of Mucosal Immune Competence. Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 10    

Hanstock, H. , Edwards, J. , Roberts, R. & Walsh, N. (2018). High heart rate reactors display greater decreases in tear SIgA concentration following a novel acute stressor. Biological Psychology, vol. 133, pp. 85-88.    

Eriksson, L. , Schagatay, F. , Sjöström, R. , Soderstrom, L. , Hanstock, H. , Sandström, T. & Stenfors, N. (2018). Symptoms of moderate exercise in subzero temperatures - An experimental exposure study. European Respiratory Journal, vol. 52  

Hanstock, H. , Walsh, N. P. , Edwards, J. P. , Fortes, M. B. , Cosby, S. L. , Nugent, A. , Curran, T. , Coyle, P. V. & et al. (2016). Tear Fluid SIgA as a Noninvasive Biomarker of Mucosal Immunity and Common Cold Risk. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 48: 3, pp. 569-577.  

Diment, B. , Fortes, M. B. , Edwards, J. P. , Hanstock, H. , Ward, M. D. , Dunstall, H. M. , Friedmann, P. S. & Walsh, N. P. (2015). Exercise Intensity and Duration Effects on In Vivo Immunity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 47: 7, pp. 1390-1398.    

Conference papers

Hanstock, H. (2020). Development of Asthma in Young Skiers: What Can We Tell From Airway Immunological Responses to Exercise in Cold?. In Abstracts From the 31st Pediatric Exercise Physiology Meeting: Children-Exercise-Physical Activity & Sport Performance (September 2019, Umeå, Sweden).. pp. S2-    

Ahokas, E. K. , Kyrolainen, H. , Mero, A. , Walker, S. , Hanstock, H. & Ihalainen, J. K. (2019). Minimal effect of water immersion on markers of inflammation and muscle damage after intensive exercise. In Proc Physiol Soc 44.

Hanstock, H. , Govus, A. , Stenqvist, T. B. , Melin, A. , Sylta, Ö. & Torstveit, M. K. (2018). Evaluation of physiological and nutritional risk factors for upper respiratory illness using a zero-inflated negative binomial model. In Journal of Sports Sciences : Volume 36, 2018 - Issue sup1: BASES Conference 2018 – Programme and Abstracts.. pp. 44--45.  

Hanstock, H. , Govus, A. , Stenqvist, T. B. , Melin, A. K. , Sylta, Ö. & Torstveit, M. K. (2018). Influence of interval duration on immunological responses to 4-weeks’ high-intensity interval training. In Journal of Sports Sciences : BASES Conference 2018 – Programme and Abstracts.. pp. 1--94.  

Eriksson, L. , Schagatay, F. , Sjöström, R. , Söderström, L. , Hanstock, H. , Sandström, T. & Stenfors, N. (2018). Symptom av måttlig träning i minusgrader : En experimentell exponeringsstudie. Paper presented at the Svenska Lungkongressen, Linköping, 16-17 april, 2018

Eklund, L. , Schagatay, F. , Sjöström, R. , Söderström, L. , Hanstock, H. , Sandström, T. & Stenfors, N. (2018). Symptoms of moderate exercise in subzero temeperatures : An experimental exposure study. Paper presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress, Paris, France, 15-19 September

Hanstock, H. , Edwards, J. P. & Walsh, N. P. (2017). Potential of tear fluid antimicrobial proteins to evaluate risk of upper respiratory illness. In 13th ISEI Symposium : Training our immune system for health and performance.

Hanstock, H. (2017). Understanding ”ski asthma”: risk factors and management strategies.. Paper presented at the Nationellt Vintersportcentrum Conference, Åre, October 5-6, 2017

Doctoral theses, monographs

Hanstock, H. (2016). Tear Secretory IgA: A Noninvasive Biomarker of Mucosal Immune Competence. Dis. Bangor University, 2016