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Dr Kim Hastings

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Science and Foundation Year)

I've been at the University of East London since 2006 when I started as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I became a lecturer here in 2010, completed my PhD and am now Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Science and the Foundation year.

Dr Kim Hastings
    I am a module leader for the level 4 module Human Performance and level 6 Chronic Health Conditions and Exercise. I also teach on level 3 and MSc exercise physiology modules. I am also the programme leader for Sport & Exercise Science and the Foundation Year.


    Hastings K and Goss-Sampson MA. (2005), Comparison of postural sway in gymnasts and non-gymnasts. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23: 1154.

    Johnstone J, Doyle G, Hastings K, Cousins S (2007) “Comparison of VO2peak, heart rate and blood lactate during arm-cranking and upper-body rowing” Journal of Sports Sciences 25: S2; S59.

    Cousins, S., Johnstone, J., Hastings, K., Carpenter, R., & Ford, P.A. Performance and anthropometric characteristics of junior track and field athletes. BASES 2008 Annual Conference.

    Recent research activities related to exercise testing of stroke patients. I am examining aerobic capacity and oxygen uptake kinetics in addition to thigh muscle blood oxygen saturation levels during rest and exercise.

    I am also involved with the physiological testing of athletes with a view to improve training programmes and this data will be presented at conference later in the academic year.


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    I am currently working in the area of stroke where I am examining whole body and thigh muscle blood oxygen extraction.
    I have recently been awarded a grant which will allow me to design, deliver and evaluate a circuit-based class for stroke survivors looking at changes in physical, physiological and psychological function.
    My sporting research interests lie in the area of combat sports, particularly in the area of physical and physiological attributes.



    SE4100 – Human Performance
    SE6101 - Exercise Physiology
    SE6106 – Chronic Health Conditions and Exercise
    Sports Science programmes
    My primary role is related to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students but I am also research active in the fields of stroke and combat sports. I also engage in the fitness testing of athletes.