Dr Stephen Pearson
Senior Lecturer in Human & Applied Physiology
BSc Hons Sports Science Sunderland University 1st Class- 1996
PhD Human Physiology University College London - 2003
Research Methods and Study Design (L5)
Exercise Physiology (L5)
Exercise across the lifespan (L6)
Exercise prescription for Special Populations (L6)
Science of sports performance (Masters)
Adaptations to muscle & tendon with training and ageing - physiological, molecular and structural
Interventions/strategies to ameliorate muscle loss with ageing (sarcopenia) - nutritional and exercise
Qualifications and Memberships
Higher Education Academy Fellow
Member of the Physiological Society
5 Most recent publications
Pearson S. J and McMahon J. (2012). Lower limb mechanical properties: determining factors and implications for performance. Sports Med. 2012 Nov 1;42(11):929-40. doi: 10.2165/11635110-000000000-00000.
Pearson S. J, Ritchings T and Mohammad, A (2012). The use of normalized cross correlation analysis for automatic tendon excursion measurement in dynamic ultrasound imaging. J Appl Biomech. May 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Pearson S .J and Whittaker A. F (2012). Footwear in Classical Ballet: A Study of Pressure Distribution and Related Foot Injury in the Adolescent Dancer. J Dance Med Sci. 16(2):51-6.
Pearson SJ, Onambélé GL ( 2012). Computation methods affect the reported values of in vivo human tendon stiffness. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. Jan;5(1):291-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 24.
Onambele-Pearson GL, Pearson SJ. (2012). The magnitude and character of resistance-training-induced increase in tendon stiffness at old age is gender specific.. Age (Dordr). Apr;34(2):427-38.