Dr Andrew Simpson


Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences


01482 463344

Module Leader for Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise/ Module Leader for Professional Practice and Clinical Placement/ Admissions Tutor, Sport, Health and Exercise Science. 

Dr Andrew Simpson is a lecturer in sport, health and exercise science at the University of Hull.

In 2015, he was awarded his doctorate qualification, from Brunel University, for a thesis investigating the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes.

This topic complemented his undergraduate qualification in sport and exercise science, and his clinical experience as health advisor for BUPA and respiratory physiologist at Imperial College London.

Before taking up his role at Hull, Dr Simpson completed post-doc training at the University of Manchester, investigating the role of mHealth technology in asthma self-management.


Research Interests

  • Respiratory physiology

  • Asthma

  • Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

  • mHealth technology


Simpson A J, Romer L M and Kippelen P, 'Exercise-induced dehydration alters pulmonary function but does not modify airway responsiveness to dry air in athletes with mild asthma', Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(5), pp 1329-1335 (2017)

Simpson A J, Honkoop P J, Kennington E, Snoeck-Stroband J B, Smith I, East J and Usmani O, 'Perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals on mHealth for asthma self-management', European Respiratory Journal, 49(5), 1601966 (2017)

Simpson A J, Bood J R, Anderson S D, Romer L M, Dahlen B, Dahlén S E and Kippelen P, 'A standard, single dose of inhaled terbutaline attenuates hyperpnea-induced bronchoconstriction and mast cell activation in athletes', Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(9), pp 1011-1017 (2016)

Simpson A J, Romer L M and Kippelen P, 'Self-reported symptoms after induced and inhibited bronchoconstriction in athletes', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(10) (2015)

Simpson A J, Tufvesson E, Anderson S D, Romer L M, Bjermer L and Kippelen P, 'Effect of terbutaline on hyperpnoea-induced bronchoconstriction and urinary club cell protein 16 in athletes', Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(10), pp 1450-1456 (2013)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise (Module Leader)

  • Professional Practice and Clinical Placement (Module Leader)

Research PhDs

Dr Simpson welcomes applications in respiratory physiology.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc in Sports with Coaching and Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • PhD,Brunel University

External roles

External reviewer for the International Journal of Sport Science, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, BMJ Open, The Open Respiratory Journal, Applied Clinical Informatics, and Review of Scientific Instruments.