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Dr Judith Allgrove

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Senior lecturer


Judith completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of Bristol and obtained her MSc and PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University where she was awarded the Loughborough University Postgraduate Progression Prize for outstanding academic achievements. Her doctoral thesis examined the mucosal immune response to exercise and how this relates to markers of stress and infection risk. Judith completed her PhD in 2007 and conducted a Research Associate position at Loughborough University to investigate the role of regular polyphenol intake on exercise-induced oxidative stress. In October 2007 she joined the School of Science, University of Greenwich before taking up her present post as a Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology at Kingston University in 2013.

Judith's principle research interests focus on exercise-induced stress, the immune response and the role that nutritional interventions have on these responses. This involves the study of athletes, the general population and individuals with chronic conditions such as obesity associated disorders and spinal cord injuries. In addition, she is interested in structured exercise training on markers of cardiovascular risk, inflammation and hormones of appetite regulation. Other interests lie in extreme environments including exercise at altitude. She has provided scientific support to organisations such as British Swimming, England Rugby and professional football clubs.

Teaching Area

Module Leader on: Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids. Also Lecture on: Human Physiology, Research Methods

Other Professional Activity

Games Expert in Physiology for the London 2012 Olympic Games by Podium
Invited Reviewer for:
Brain Behaviour and Immunity
European Journal of Applied Physiology
International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
International Journal of Sports Medicine

Member of Professional Societies:

Physiological Society
International Society of Exercise and Immunology
European College of Sports Sciences




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