Helen Hanstock

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2016-present: Exercise Physiologist, Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

2015-present: Lecturer, Sports Science Program, Mittuniversitetet

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
Stress Physiology
Biomarkers of health and training status
Remote and non-invasive athlete monitoring

Current research

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

Teaching and tutoring

Exercise Physiology
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Sport Nutrition


Articles in journals

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.  

Doctoral theses, monographs

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