On completion of his PhD data collection, David joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and is now Senior lecturer in Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science and Postgraduate Research Tutor for Sport. He previously worked for the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health whilst completing a Masters in Physical Activity and Health part time in 2004. David has a broad interest in the benefits of physical activity for health but has examined the effects of exercise on appetite and appetite related hormones and has been involved in the development, monitoring and evaluation of a childhood obesity intervention.
David is Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science and Postgraduate Research Tutor for Sport. He teaches on the exercise prescription and physiology related modules of the Sport and Exercise Science and Physical Activity related degrees. He previously course led BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science where it was his responsibility to work with academic and support colleagues to ensure its successful organisation and operation leading to excellent student experience.
He is an appointed Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is passionate about delivering excellent learning and teaching experiences and providing opportunities for the sport and exercise scientists and practitioners of the future. This has been recognised through receiving two inspirational teaching awards.
Despite a heavy teaching load he strives to undertake research that is meaningful and can be translated into practice. He has numerous publications in journals and a track record for income generation. His research interests are predominantly the physiology of exercise and health and the prescription and promotion of physical activity. Recent work has involved the study of the effects of exercise on appetite, energy intake and expenditure and appetite related hormones as well as the effects of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk factors such as blood pressure and postprandial lipemia. David has evaluated health service provision including physical activity referral and developed, monitored and evaluated a childhood obesity intervention for local authorities in the North East and North West of England.
David supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate students and has presented at many UK and international conferences including invited keynotes. He is on the editorial board of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science's (BASES) publication 'The Sport and Exercise Scientist' and is on the advisory board for the ‘Journal of Sports Sciences’. David is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and BASES for services to the organisations.
Specialist areas of interest
Appetite Related Hormones
Physical Activity Promotion and Development
BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Sport and Health
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Foundations of Physical Activity Sport and Health (Module Leader)
Physical Activity, Health and Disease (Module Leader)
Physical Activity Referral Schemes (Module Leader)
Physical Activity and Health (Module Leader)
ROCHA, Joel, PAXMAN, Jenny, DALTON, Caroline, HOPKINS, Mark and BROOM, David (2018). An acute bout of cycling does not induce compensatory responses in pre-menopausal women not using hormonal contraceptives. Appetite, 128, 87-94.
YOUNG, Rachel, RICHARDS, Emma, DARJI, Neha, VELPULA, Suchitra, SMITH, Christine, BROOM, David and GODDARD, Sara (2018). Power assisted exercise for people with complex neurological impairment : a feasibility study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 25 (6), 262-271.
WHEAT, Jonathan, CLARKSON, Sean, FLINT, Stuart, SIMPSON, Charlotte and BROOM, David (2018). The use of consumer depth cameras for 3D surface imaging of people with obesity: a feasibility study. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. (In Press)
CLARKSON, Sean, FLINT, Stuart, BROOM, David, CAPEHORN, Matt and WHEAT, Jonathan (2018). 3D surface-imaging for volumetric measurement in people with obesity. Technology and Health Care, 26 (2), 363-369.
SIMPER, Trevor, DALTON, Caroline, BROOM, David, IBRAHIM, Waleed, LI, Jingjing, BANKOLE, Charles and CHEN, Sisi (2018). Greater glycaemic response to an oral glucose load in healthy, lean, active and young Chinese adults compared to matched Europeans. Nutrients, 10 (4), p. 487.
KING, J.A., DEIGHTON, K, BROOM, David, WASSE, L.K., DOUGLAS, J.A., BURNS, S.F., CORDERY, P.A., PETHERICK, E.S., BATTERHAM, R.L., GOLTZ, F.R., THACKRAY, A.E., YATES, T and STENSEL, D.J. (2017). Individual variation in hunger, energy intake and ghrelin responses to acute exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (6), 1219-1228.
BROOM, David, MIYASHITA, Masashi, WASSE, Lucy K, KING, James A, THACKRAY, Alice E and STENCEL, David J (2017). Acute effect of exercise intensity and duration on acylated ghrelin and hunger in men. Journal of Endocrinology (JOE), 232 (3), 411-422.
ROCHA, Joel, PAXMAN, Jenny, DALTON, Caroline and BROOM, David (2016). Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on eating behaviour, food cravings and 7-day energy intake and energy expenditure in inactive men. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (S1), s61-s61.
ROCHA, Joel, PAXMAN, Jenny, DALTON, Caroline, WINTER, Edward and BROOM, David (2016). Effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on eating behaviour, food cravings and 7-day energy intake and energy expenditure in inactive men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 41 (11), 1129-1136.
BAILEY, Daniel P., BROOM, David R., CHRISMAS, Bryna C.R., TAYLOR, Lee, FLYNN, Edward and HOUGH, John (2015). Breaking up prolonged sitting time with walking does not affect appetite or gut hormone concentrations but does induce an energy deficit and suppresses postprandial glycaemia in sedentary adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41 (3), 324-331.
HOPKINS, Mark, BROOM, David, STENSIL, David, KING, Neil and BLUNDELL, John (2015). The BASES Expert Statement on the Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Body Mass Regulation : Individual Variability and Compensatory Responses. Sport and Exercise Scientist, 46, 8-9.
ROCHA, Joel, PAXMAN, Jenny, DALTON, Caroline, WINTER, Edward and BROOM, David (2015). Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive pre-menopausal women taking oral contraceptives. Appetite, 89 (1), 183-191.
KLONIZAKIS, Markos, MOSS, James, GILBERT, Stephen, BROOM, David, FOSTER, Jeff and TEW, Garry A (2014). Low-volume high-intensity interval training rapidly improves cardiopulmonary function in postmenopausal women. Menopause, 21 (10), 1099-1105.
BROOM, David, HOPKINS, Mark, STENSEL, D, KING, N and BLUNDELL, J (2014). The BASES expert statement on the effects of exercise on appetite control and energy intake. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 41, 20-21.
LIU, Dongfeng, BROOM, David and WILSON, Robert (2014). Legacy of the Beijing Olympic Games: a non-host city perspective. European Sport Management Quarterly, 14 (5), 485-502.
ROCHA, Joel, PAXMAN, Jenny, DALTON, Caroline, WINTER, Edward and BROOM, David (2013). Effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise on immediate and subsequent three-day food intake and energy expenditure in active and inactive men. Appetite, 71, 369-378.
KING, J. A., WASSE, L. K., BROOM, D. R. and STENSEL, D. J. (2010). Influence of brisk walking on appetite, energy intake, and plasma acylated ghrelin. Medicine & science in sports & exercise, 42 (3), 485-492.
BROOM, D. R., BATTERHAM, R. L., KING, J. A. and STENSEL, D. J. (2009). Influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin, and peptide YY in healthy males. AJP: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 296 (1), R29-R35.
BROOM, D. R., STENSEL, D. J., BISHOP, N. C., BURNS, S. F. and MIYASHITA, M. (2007). Exercise-induced suppression of acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of applied physiology, 102 (6), p. 2165.
BURNS, S. F., BROOM, D. R., MIYASHITA, M., MUNDY, C. and STENSEL, D. J. (2007). A single session of treadmill running has no effect on plasma total ghrelin concentrations. Journal of sports sciences, 25 (6), 635-642.
BURNS, S. F., BROOM, D. R., MIYASHITA, M., UEDA, C. and STENSEL, D. J. (2006). Increased postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations following resistance exercise. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 38 (3), 527-533.
Fellow of BASES
Deputy Chair of BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health (2010-2016)
Fellow of HEA
Advisory Board for 'Journal of Sports Sciences'
External Examiner Biomedical Science Undergraduate Programme - BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health (Physiology)
Manchester Metropolitan University
September 2013 - December 2017
External Examiner Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition - MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science
January 2015 - 2019
Editorial Board The Sport and Exercise Scientist (2015 - present)
Consultant for Clearcast
Journal reviews: David frequently reviews appetite, physical activity and health related articles for journals which has included 'Appetite', 'The Journal of Applied Physiology', 'Journal of Sport Sciences', 'Journal of Sports Science and Medicine', 'British Journal of Nutrition', 'Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences' 'Journal of Community Medicine & Public Health Care' and the 'Journal of Endocrinology'.
David has reviewed grant applications for British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants
Director of Studies to Kirsty Jones (DProf - Part Time - submitting September 2017)
Appetite and Energy intake
Director of Studies to Vicki Coulton (PhD - Part Time - aiming to complete 2018)
The development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a childhood obesity intervention
Supervisory Team for Hanan Abdella (PhD - Full time - due to complete 2018)
The influence of intermittent fasting on appetite, biomarkers and weight-loss.
Invited by the department of Biosciences and Chemistry
Supervisory Team for Hameida El Farssi (PhD - Full time - due to complete 2018)
The influence of high-protein diet on appetite, biomarkers and weight-loss.
Invited by the department of Biosciences and Chemistry
Director of Studies to Thomas Parkington (PhD - Graduate Teaching Assistant - due to complete 2019)
Effect of exercise on flow mediated dilation in high-risk patients
Supervisory Team for Karl Spiteri (PhD - Part time - started September 2016)
Physical Activity in retirement
Supervisory Team for Rachel Young (PhD - Part time - started September 2016)
Effects of power assisted exercise on aerobic capacity and mobility in subacute stroke rehabilitation
Dr Joel Rocha - July 2013 (lead supervisor)
Effects of exercise on hunger, food intake and energy expenditure
David is an expert in physical activity, health and exercise science. His research and teaching interests predominantly lie in the physiology of exercise and health and the prescription of physical activity.
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