I am a senior lecturer and researcher in the food and nutrition group within the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. I am also a registered public health and sports nutritionist. My undergraduate studies were in health with sport science, and I have a Masters degree in public health and health promotion and a postgraduate teaching certificate in higher education. My doctoratel focussed on weight management, nutrition, exercise and behaviour change. I co-ordinated the Bradford Food Network for several years, which won the prestigious Caroline Walker Trust award for improving public health through good food in 2005. I have worked for a variety of health promotion departments across the country including the London Borough of Southwark, East Staffordshire Borough Council, Rotherham Primary Care Trust and Bradford Health Development Service before I became a full-time academic. I have published over 20 academic and peer reviewed articles and have helped coordinate nearly £2 million worth of consultancy projects for the University, including Small Changes, Moving Forward, Be Active and several other nutrition and public health projects in recent years.
- 2014: Doctorate, Nutrition, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2011: MSc Public Health and Health Promotion, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom
- 2007: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 1997: BSc Sports Science with Health Studies, Roehampton University, United Kingdom
Sheffield Business School
Simper, T., Agley, J., Desalle, M., Todd, J., & Dutta, T. (2020). Pilot study of the influence of self-coding on empathy within an introductory motivational interviewing training. BMC Medical Education, 20, 43. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-1956-5
Simper, T., Gilmartin, M., Allwood, D., Taylor, L., & Chappell, A. (2019). The effects of a sleep/recovery supplement: 'Night Time Recharge' on sleep parameters in young adults. Nutrition and Health. http://doi.org/10.1177/0260106019875911
Chappell, A., Simper, T., & Helms, E. (2019). Nutritional strategies of British professional and amateur natural bodybuilders during competition preparation. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16 (1), 35. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0302-y
Chappell, A., Allwood, D., & Simper, T. (2018). Citrulline Malate fails to improve German volume training performance in healthy young men and women. The Journal of Dietary Supplements. http://doi.org/10.1080/19390211.2018.1513433
Chappell, A.J., & Simper, T.N. (2018). Nutritional Peak Week and Competition Day Strategies of Competitive Natural Bodybuilders. Sports (Basel, Switzerland), 6 (4), 126. http://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040126
Simper, T., & Keeble, M. (2018). Weight ‘locus of control’ and weight management in an urban population. Journal of Behavioral Health, 7 (3), 103-112. http://doi.org/10.5455/jbh.20180503065803
Chappell, A., Allwood, D., & Simper, T. (2018). Citrulline malate supplementation does not improve German Volume Training performance or reduce muscle soreness in moderately trained males and females. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15 (1), 42. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0245-8
Chappell, A., & Simper, T. (2018). Dietary strategies of elite natural bodybuilders - abstract only. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 28 (S1), S1-S11. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0144
Lynn, A., Garner, S., Nelson, N., Simper, T., Hall, A., & Ranchordas, M. (2018). Effect of bilberry juice on indices of muscle damage and inflammation in runners completing a half-marathon: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15 (22). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0227-x
Simper, T., Dalton, C., Broom, D., Ibrahim, W., Li, J., Bankole, C., & Chen, S. (2018). Greater glycaemic response to an oral glucose load in healthy, lean, active and young Chinese adults compared to matched Europeans. Nutrients, 10 (4), 487. http://doi.org/10.3390/nu10040487
Chappell, A., Simper, T., & Barker, M. (2018). Nutritional strategies of high level natural bodybuilders during competition preparation. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15 (4). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0209-z
Morris, C., Lynn, A., & Simper, T. (2017). Responses to oral glucose challenge differ by physical activity volume and intensity: A pilot study. Journal of Sport and Health Science.
Simper, T., Breckon, J., & Kilner, K. (2017). Effectiveness of training final-year undergraduate nutritionists in motivational interviewing. Patient Education and Counseling, 100 (10), 1898-1902. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.016
Simper, T., Morris, C., Lynn, A., O'Hagan, C., & Kilner, K. (2017). Responses to oral glucose challenge differ by physical activity volume and intensity : a pilot study. Journal of Sport and Health Science. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2017.04.010
Simper, T., Breckon, J., & Kilner, K. (2016). Group motivational interviewing in the 'Small Changes' weight management project: a quasi-experimental trial. The Journal of Behavioral Health, 5 (2), 60-67. http://doi.org/10.5455/jbh.20160205070343
Simper, T. (2013). How successful are 'comprehensive' weight management programmes? Journal of Research - Open Research.
Paxman, J., Hall, A., Harden, C., O'Keeffe, J., & Simper, T. (2011). Weight loss is coupled with improvements to affective state in obese participants engaged in behavior change therapy based on incremental, self-selected “Small Changes”. Nutrition Research, 31 (5), 327-337. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2011.03.015
Simper, T. (2010). Is Obesity amongst urban middle-class women rising in Mongolia? Obesity Reviews, 11, 315.
Simper, T. (2010). A comparison of an oral assessment with a traditional paper exam within a final year nutrition module. Educational Research and Reviews, 5 (8), 427-431.
Masterson, S., & Simper, T. (2018). A MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP INCREASES THE PERCEIVED RESILIENCE AND EXPRESSION OF EMPATHY IN SUBJECTS FROM THE CANCER-CARE WORKFORCE: A PILOT STUDY. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 81, 101-102.
Chappell, A.J., & Simper, T. (2017). Dietary Strategies of Elite Natural Bodybuilders. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 76 (OCE2), E28. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665117000842
Simper, T., Nield, L., Morris, C., Lynn, A., & O'Hagan, C. (2015). Comparison of responses to oral glucose challenge by physical activity duration and intensity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74 (OCE5), E288. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665115003353
Lynn, A., Garner, S., Nelson, N., Simper, T., Hall, A., & Ranchordas, M. (2015). Effect of bilberry juice on muscle damage and inflammation in runners completing a half marathon. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74 (OCE5), E287. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665115003341
Simper, T., Paxman, J.R., & O'Keeffe, J. (2008). Small-group weight management programme using self selected goals improves General Well Being scores. International Journal of Obesity, 32, S230. http://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2008.47
Nield, K., & Simper, T. (2011). From "small changes" to maximum impact: A case study of food and nutrition students at Sheffield Hallam University improving their learning and skills while contributing to the general public's health and wellbeing. In Enhancing Graduate Impactin Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism. Newbury: Threshold Pr: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/business/resources/detail/BMAF_Publications/Case_Studies/enhancing_graduate_impact
O'keeffe, J., & Simper, T. (2013). Small Changes (key behaviour change skills for weight management professionals). Amazon Media EU.
Theses / Dissertations
Woolliscroft, T. (2018). Could Smart Communities Improve theEfficiency of Cancer Services in Sheffield? (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Simper, T. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00185
Simper, T. (2017). What do you get from MI training.
Simper, T. (2014). The Small Changes.
Simper, T. (2010). Be Active': A community physical activity intervention.
Harden, C., O'Keeffe, J., Paxman, J., & Simper, T. (2009). 'Small Changes' a behavioural change intervention for weight management. Presented at: Tackling Child and Adult Obesity in Sheffield: Evidence, Policy and Practice
Simper, T., Harden, C., Paxman, J., & O'Keeffe, J. (2009). Energy intake is significantly reduced following the 12-week 'Small Changes' intervention for weight management. Presented at: Tackling Child and Adult Obesity in Sheffield: Evidence, Policy and Practice
Paxman, J., O'Keeffe, J., Harden, C., & Simper, T. (2009). Micronutrient intake significantly alters when energy intake is reduced following the 12-week 'Small Changes' intervention for weight management. Presented at: Tackling Child and Adult Obesity in Sheffield: Evidence, Policy and Practice
Nield, K., & Simper, T. (2011). Delivering appropriate employment-related skills for graduates of Nutrition.
Simper, T. (2011). Review of Nutrition Made Incredibly Easy.