Stephanie King

Dr Stephanie King

Lecturer in Biomechanics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Summary

Steph graduated from UCLan with a degree in Sports Therapy in 2009 before undertaking an MSc (by research) followed by a PhD at the University of Hull. Her PhD thesis explored "Adaptations in plantarflexor muscle-tendon properties and their impact on gait in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease".

She held Research Assistant and Associate Lecturer positions at Liverpool John Moores University before returning as a lecturer to the University of Hull in 2016.

Undergraduate

Steph is the Programme Leader for our BSc(hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree and Department lead for the Teaching Excellence Framework.

She is module leader for three modules;

Analysis of Human Movement (500488; Level 5)

Professional Standards in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (500489; Level 5)

Sport Performance and Injury Prevention (600742; Level 6)

Journal Article

Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Parmenter, B. J., Mavros, Y., Ritti Dias, R., King, S., & Fiatarone Singh, M. (2019). Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-100205

Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication

King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2017). Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 55, 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.029

Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width

Anderson, J., King, S., Przybyla, A., Ranganath, L., & Barton, G. (2018). Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width. Gait and Posture, 61, 483-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.022

Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication

King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2018). Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 62, 359-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.03.035

Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals

King, S. L., Underdown, T., Reeves, N. D., Baltzopoulos, V., & Maganaris, C. N. (2018). Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals. Journal of biomechanics, 78, 126-133. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.029

Research interests

Dr Stephanie King's area of research expertise is in the movement patterns of clinical populations and the impact exercise interventions can have on these movements and the musculoskeletal system.

Both her MSc and PhD focused on those with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication (PAD-IC) in collaboration with the Academic Vascular Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Her overarching interests are in how interventions can impact on both the mechanistic aspects of the way people move, as well as the holistic effects on quality of life in older adults and clinical populations.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr King welcomes applications in her specialist areas of research.

Current supervisions

- Stephen Watson (PhD): Novel exercise interventions in patients with intermittent claudication

- Sam Dewsbury (MSc): Biomechanical changes in response to a home based strength and conditioning intervention in older adults

- Adam Fletcher (MSc): Optimal strategies for increasing hip flexor range of movement and gluteal activation, and their impact on lower body strength and power output