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Dr Jessica Hill

Head of Department - Sport and Exercise Science

Dr Jessica Hill

About Research

Email: jessica.hill@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4283

Biography

Jess is an Associate Professor in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology. She joined St Marys in 2008 and teaches physiology at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Jess is currently the Subject Lead for Sport and Exercise Science.  She is also a BASES accredited Physiologist and has worked with a range of elite athletes.

Jess completed her PhD specialising in recovery from exercise induced muscle damage in 2015. For over ten years Jess has focused her research on recovery and leads the Faculty research theme in recovery.

Jess has presented her research at a number of academic conferences including the International Olympic Committee Conference on Injury Prevention (2014) in Monaco and the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference (2016) in Boston, USA. She has also been interviewed as an expert on recovery from exercise on TV (Sky News), on radio (BBC Radio 4) and in print (Men's Running).

In her spare time, Jess is a keen rower and competes for Walton Rowing Club.


Research

Areas of research supervision

  • Muscle damage
  • Recovery strategies

Research profile

Peer Reviewed Publications 

  • Brown, F.C.W., Hill, J.A., van Someren, K., Howatson, G., Pedlar, C.R. (2021). The effect of custom-fitted compression garments worn overnight for recovery from Judo training in elite athletes. European Journal of Sport Science.
  • Hill, J. A., Keane, K. M., Quinlan, R., & Howatson, G. (2021). Tart cherry supplementation and recovery from strenuous exercise: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 1(aop), 1-14.
  • Tallent, J., Woodhead, A., Frazer, A. K., Hill, J., Kidgell, D. J., & Howatson, G. (2020). Corticospinal and spinal adaptations to motor skill and resistance training: Potential mechanisms and implications for motor rehabilitation and athletic development. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 1-13.
  • Brown, F., Jeffries, O., Gissane, C., Howatson G., van Someren, K., Pedlar, C. & Hill, J. (2020). Custom fitted compression garments enhance recovery from muscle damage in rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Quinlan, R., & Hill, J. (2020). The efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in recovery from intermittent exercise. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15(3), 368-374.
  • Waddingham, D., Millyard, A., Patterson, S., & Hill, J. (2019). The effect of ballistic potentiation protocols on elite sprint swimming: Optimizing performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Barber, S., Pattison, J., Brown, F., & Hill, J. (2017). The Efficacy of Repeated Cold Water Immersion on Recovery Following a Simulated Rugby Union Protocol. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(12), 3523-3529.
  • Brown, F., Gissane, C., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Pedlar, C., & Hill, J. (2017). Compression Garments and Recovery from Exercise: A Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 47(11), 2245-2267.
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Gaze, D., Legg, H., Lineham, J., & Pedlar, C. (2017). The effects of compression garment pressure on recovery from strenuous exercise. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(8), 1078-1084.
  • Jeffries, O., Hill, J., Patterson, S. D., & Waldron, M. (2017). Energy drink doses of caffeine and taurine have a null or negative effect on sprint performance. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 34(12), 3475-3481.
  • Upton, C., Brown, F. & Hill, J. (2017). The Efficacy of Compression Garments on Recovery during a Simulated Rugby Protocol. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Science, 31(11), 2977-2982.
  • Dimitriou, L., Hill, J., Jehnali, A., Dunbar, J., Brouner, J., McHugh, M., Howatson, G. (2015). Influence of a montmorency cherry juice blend on indices of exercise-induced stress and upper respiratory tract symptoms following marathon running – a pilot investigation. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(1), 22.
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Davidson, S., & Pedlar, C. (2015). The variation in pressures exerted by commercially available compression garments. Sports Engineering, 18(2), 115-121.
  • Lewis, N. A, Howatson, G., Morton, K., Hill. J., & Pedlar, C. (2015). Alterations in Redox Homeostasis in the Elite Endurance Athlete: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 45(3), 379-409.
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Walshe, I., & Pedlar, C. (2014). The influence of compression garments on recovery following Marathon running. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(8), 2228-2235.
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Leeder, J., & Pedlar, C. (2014). Compression garments and recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48, 1340-1346.
  • Knowles, A. M., Hill, J., Davies, H., Dancy, B., Mistry, N., Mellor, R., & Howatson, G. (2012). Physiological and psychological health effects of Nordic walking on sedentary adults. Journal of Sport and Health Research.
  • Howatson, G., Goodall, S., Hill, J., Brouner, J., Gaze, D., McHugh, M., & Shave, R. (2011). Antioxidant supplementation does not attenuate exercise-induced cardiac troponin release. International Journal of Cardiology, 152(1), 101-102.
  • Howatson, G., Hough, P., Pattison, J., Hill , J. A., Blagrove, R., Glaister, M., & Thompson, K.G. (2011). Trekking poles reduce exercise-induced muscle injury during mountain walking. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43 (1): 140-145.
  • Howatson, G., McHugh, M.P., Hill, J., Brouner, J., Jewell, A., van Someren, K.A., and Shave, R. Howatson, S.A. (2010). The effects of a tart cherry juice supplement on muscle damage, inflammation, oxidative stress and recovery following Marathon running. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 20(6), 843-852.

Conference communications and published abstracts

  • Leeder, J., Hill. J. & Gupta, L. (2018). Contemporary recovery – translating research into application. The BASES Student Conference, Newcastle, UK. 12th-13th April (oral presentation).
  • Hill, J., & Barber, S. (2016). The efficacy of repeated cold water immersion on recovery following a simulated rugby union protocol. ACSM Annual Conference, Boston. 4th-9th June (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 48(5), 1070.
  • Van Someren., K., Hill, J., Howatson, G. & Littlehales, N. (2016). Athletic recovery strategies and performance. Elevate, London, UK. 4th May (oral presentation).
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., and Pedlar, C. (2015). A comparison of high and low grade compression garments on recovery form damaging exercise. ACSM Annual Conference, San Diego, California. 26th – 30th May (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 47(5), 780.
  • Hill, J., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Davidson, S. and Pedlar, C. (2014). Pressures exerted by commercially available lower limb compression garments. International Olympic Committee Conference on Injury Prevention, Monaco, 10th-12th April 2014 (poster presentation). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(7), 608.
  • Hill, J.A., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Walshe, I and Pedlar, C. (2012). The efficacy of a lower limb compression garment in accelerating recovery from a Marathon run. ACSM Annual Conference, San Francisco, California. 30th May – 2nd June (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(S2).
  • Howatson, G., Hill, J.A., McHugh, M.P., Gaze, D. and Shave, R. (2011). Antioxidant supplementation and exercise-induced cardiac troponin release. ACSM Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 31st May-4th June (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 43(5), 775-780.
  • Pedlar, C., Burden, R.J., Hill, J.A. Whyte, G. (2011). Physiological responses to simulated anti-gravity during treadmill running. ACSM Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 31st May-4th June (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 43(5), 775-780.
  • Hill, J., McHugh, M.P., Brouner, J., Jewell, A.P., Van Someren, K.A., Shave, R., and Howatson, G. (2009). The efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in reducing symptoms of exercise induced muscle damage and aiding recovery from marathon running. BASES Annual Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1st – 3rd September 2009 (poster presentation). Journal of Sports Sciences, 27.
  • Howatson, G., McHugh, M.P., Hill, J.A., Brouner, J., Jewell, A., van Someren, K.A., and Shave, R. (2009). Efficacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress following Marathon running. ACSM Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 26th - 30th May 2009 (poster presentation). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41, S577.
  • Hill, J., and Howatson, G. (2009). The efficacy of a tart cherry juice on indices of muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress following Marathon running. BASES Student Conference, Hull University, 31st March – 1st April, 2009 (oral presentation).
  • Hill, J. and Pattison, J. (2006). The efficacy of massage as a recovery intervention following repeated sprint performance. BASES Student Conference, University of Chichester, May 2007 (poster presentation).

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